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Today on News 7 at 5, As the fight for the presidency enters the U-S Supreme Court, Florida's top court hands Al Gore a setback,
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and we'll have an update about Martinsville's water supply. [Weather-Head]
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Rather big changes in the forecast with a great deal of uncertainty. Snow showers tonight but perhaps measurable snow by Sunday.

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On Health Check, we will hear about a new surgical technique that has saved at least one patient from a heart transplant,
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also Roanoke marks World AIDS day with an important reminder.
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((THE STATE SUPREME COURT DID TO THE FEDERAL STATUTE.))
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An historic day- as Americans listen to arguments before the U-S Supreme Court.

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It's a first- Americans able to HEAR word for word - what's going on in the high court.
Will the justices get directly involved with a disputed presidential election?
All sides are awaiting a ruling- after 90 minutes of arguments today.
Drew Levinson is live with the latest from Washington.
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(( FOR 90 MINUTES, THE NINE SUPREME COURT JUSTICES FIRED QUESTIONS AT THE LAWYERS ....

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"WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEDERAL ISSUE... "
BUSH ATTORNEY, THEODORE OLSON. ARGUED THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT VIOLATED ELECTION LAWS BY ALLOWING THE HAND-COUNTS IN THAT STATE'S FINAL TALLY.
SEVERAL JUSTICES QUESTIONED WHETHER THE HIGH COURT SHOULD GET INVOLVED.

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"IN CASE AFTER CASE WE HAVE SAID, WE OWE THE HIGHEST RESPECT TO WHAT THE STATE SAYS."
GORE'S LAWYER, LAURENCE TRIBE, LATER ARGUED THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT ACTED WITHIN ITS POWER ... WHEN IT PUSHED BACK THE STATE'S DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTING HAND-COUNTED BALLOTS. THE JUSTICES THEN CHALLENGED THAT POSITION.

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"WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THAT THE LEGISLATURE WAS LEAVING OPEN THE DATE.
BOTH SIDES SAY THEY GOT A FAIR HEARING.

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THOUSANDS OF DEMONSTRATORS NOT LUCKY ENOUGH TO SIT ON THE PROCEEDINGS, VOICED THEIR OPINIONS OUTSIDE.
STANDUP: (not verbatim)NOW THEY ,,,LIKE THE REST OF THE WORLD....MUST WAIT TO HEAR THE RESULT...NO WORD ON WHEN A DECISION WILL BE HANDED DOWN. .AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT FLORIDA.

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The arguing isn't just going on in Washington- the legal maneuvering continues in Florida, where just moments ago, the Florida Supreme Court rejected Al Gore's request for an immediate recount of disputed votes.
Gore's lawyers believe a trial court judge is moving too slowly with their effort to get thousands of votes from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties counted-.
They went to the state Supreme Court hoping to get that count started right away. But a court spokesman today announced that the request has been turned down.
Terisa Estacio has more on today's developments.
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(( The last of a million south Florida ballots has arrived in Tallahassee for safe keeping in a courthouse vault. But even after their daylong journey, it is still unclear if the ballots from Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties will have any bearing on who will be the next president.

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Nat Sound: U.S. Supreme Court Demonstrators
While Republicans and Democrats fought their battles in U.S. Supreme court, the Florida Courts kept busy as well. A circuit court has scheduled a hearing Saturday on whether a million ballots from heavily Democratic South Florida were properly reviewed. The Gore legal team is hoping that a court ordered recount will turn up more Democratic votes.
Throughout the state, lawmakers are preparing to head to Tallahassee, possibly to directly name electors in case the court challenges drag on past the December 12th deadline. This week, a legislative commitee recommended a special session to do just that.

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"I'm gonna read the report, gonna examine it, if I think it is the right thing to do I'm going to do it."
Democrats in both Martin and Seminole Counties have also sued over the handling of absentee ballots which they claim were illegally altered by Republican election officials. Those suits would throw out thousands of absentee ballots.))


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People in Martinsville have been boiling their drinking water for 24 hours now-
Today city officials say they may have found why there was too much soil in the water.
A pump normally allows a chemical into the water that clears the soil out- but that pump was faulty.
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Jennifer Miele went to Martinsville today to find out more.
Jean, the ban has been lifted, boiling your water in Martinsville is no longer necessary.
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But for the last 24-hours people in the Martinsville and parts of Henry County had to make due with boiled drinking water. Here's how one school swallowed the problem.
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At Axton Middle School in Henry County, bottled water has always been available at lunch time. But today, it was an especially hot commodity.
The school, along with many other communities in the Southern region of Henry County purchase their water from Martinsville.
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((TIM HALL: THE COLD WATER ON TOP OF THE CITY RESEVOIR WAS HEAVIER THAN THE WARM WATER UNDERNEATH. THE WATER BEGINS TO CHURN. AS THE WATER CHURNS OVER, YOU GET THE BACTERIA AND THE SEDIMENT GOING UP TO THE TOP.)) BUTT BUTT BUTT ((THAT'S WHAT CAUSED THE PROBLEM.))
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The school's principal and vice-princial helped set up water coolers throughout the school, and shut down the school's water fountains. The cafeteria prepared corn dogs and pizza for lunch -- food that didn't require water to prepare.
The city of Martinsville also gave away thousands of bottles of water today, in an effort to aid the community.


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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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Officials say a faulty valve was found that is supposed to pump chemical called Alum into the water. That Alum helps clear-out soil and leaves and fight bacteria in the water.
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Jean I didn't taste the water, but it looked clear.... smelled a little like Chlorine, probably from the chemicals being pumped in to clean it up.
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Parents searching for a Play Station two are being warned tonight. We'll tell you why after this break,
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and if you want to visit the D-Day Memorial in Bedford, you better hurry. We'll tell you why it's closing.
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Nationwide, 76 innocent people have been set free from prison or pardoned for a crime, after D-N-A evidence exonerated them.
Five of those were in Virginia.
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Today, a task force of the state Crime Commission heard from the national experts on how D-N-A evidence should be handled by states.
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((CHRISTOPHER ASPLEN/NAT. COMM. ON DNA EVIDENCE: NOBODY DOES IT BETTER THAN VIRGINIA DOES IN TERMS OF USING DNA FROM THE INVESTIGATIVE STANDPOINT. SO I THINK THAT THE HISTORY THAT VIRGINIA IS GOING TO BE LOOKING AT... IS GOING TO BE A LOT SHORTER THAN A LOT OF OTHER STATES. A LOT OF OTHER STATES ARE LOOKING AT A LOT LONGER TIME FRAME.))20
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((PETER NEUFEILD/INNOCENCE PROJECT: I THINK IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT THAT WHEN YOU CONSIDER LEGISLATION THAT IT NOT SIMPLY APPLY TO PEOPLE WHO ARE SENTENCED FOR CAPITAL CRIMES. OR SENTENCED FOR FELONIES THAT EXCEED A CERTAIN DURATION. THE POINT IS IT'S WRONG TO KEEP INNOCENT PEOPLE IN PRISON WHETHER IT'S FOR TWO MONTHS, 20 YEARS, LIFE, OR DEATH.))
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The crime commission will consider three bills.
Two would set procedures for testing D-N-A that would NOT leave the sole decision to the Governor.
One would regulate where and how long forensic evidence is stored after a trial, in case new D-N-A tests are ordered.

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A week from Sunday will be the last day the public can visit the D-Day Memorial in Bedford- at least for awhile.
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The D-Day Foundation says the site will be closed for the Winter for safety reasons.
Officials say they'll consider re-opening it in the Spring, but may just keep it closed to visitors until the memorial is dedicated in June.
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Coming up next on the newscast, Jacey Birch will join us with some sounds of the season.
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The Roanoke College Choir is getting ready for its holiday celebration. It puts on a big concert this weekend- called "Lessons and Carols of Christmas"...
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Jacey Birch is at Saint Andrews Catholic Church in Roanoke where the choir is practicing.
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Coming up today in Sports, we will meet the new head coach of the Roanoke Steam,
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and on Health Check, we'll meet a teenager who is thriving following revolutionary heart surgery.
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AIDS in now the fifth leading cause of death in the U-S for people 25 to 44 years old.
Over 850-thousand people are estimated to be living with AIDS or H-I-V.
Today people across the globe are commemorating Worlds AIDS Day.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tell us how people in this area are getting involved.
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Jean,
Virginia ranks 20th in the nation for its rate of AIDS cases.
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And today dozens gathered in Roanoke -- to keep the message alive - that AIDS and HIV still exist -- and people are becoming infected every day.
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Men, women, black and white, gay and straight -- ALL marched together through downtown Roanoke -- to bring attention to a disease that does not discriminate.
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The theme of this year's World AIDS day is -- ALL Men Make a Difference.
And that theme will be part of a two year campaign focusing on the role men play in the AIDS epidemic.
Men account for 82 percent of all AIDS cases in the U-S.
One reason:it's much easier for a man to give the disease to a partner -- than for a man to get it from a woman.
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((ROBERT MORROW/AIDS COUNCIL OF WESTERN VA.:PART OF THIS IS BRINGING THE FOCUS AROUND THAT THE MAJORITY OF HIV SPREAD FROM PERSON TO PERSON IS FROM MALES TO THEIR PARTNERS AND WE ALSO WANT TO BE LOOKING AT EMPOWERING MEN TO BECOME PART OF THE PREVENTION EFFORT)) [RUNS14]
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And for many of the marchers today was also about remembering those who have passed on -- as they looked at pieces of the AIDS quilt -- and the pillow case project.
Reminding many that they must remain vigilant in education and prevention of the disease.
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((MAXINE JOINER/HIV COUNSELOR:THERE IS STILL NO CURE. PEOPLE HAVE PUSHED IT ASIDE YOU GET TIRED OF HEARING IT, DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT BUT IT'S STILL VERY MUCH IMPORTANT. IT CONTINUE TO GROW AND EVERY DAY NEW PEOPLE ARE BEING INFECTED)) [RUNS15]
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Tonight, a candle light vigil will be held at The American Red Cross in Roanoke at 7 p-m.
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A Pennsylvania teenager is a living testimony to what medical science can do these days.
Erika (Berling-hoff) Berlinghof had a malignant tumor removed from her heart just a few days ago.
HOW doctors performed the feat is what makes her case special.
They removed her heart from her body, removed the tumor and put her heart back where it belong. Robin Taylor has the details.
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Good evening folks the end of the work week means time to let off a little steam - and begin by doing just that.
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The Roanoke Steam's new head coach Steven Jerry was introduced to the media today and he says he's ready to get rolling.
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Jerry, a North Carolina graduate, has experience as a player and a coach in the Arena Football league.
And those two things combined with his knowledge of the game were instrumental in Jerry coming to Roanoke to coach the Steam.
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In order to take this job, Jerry had to give up his position as an assistant coach at William & Mary. Many of the Steam players are familiar with Jerry's style of coaching and we'll have more on that tonight on News 7 at 6.



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What started with practice back in July, comes to a close tomorrow on State final Saturday. State champs will be crowned in six different divisions tomorrow. Here's the statewide schedule.
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Of course, we will have more on those games, plus a visit with former Martinsville great Shawn Moore tonight at 11:35 on Friday Football Extra.
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And don't forget tomorrow night at 7 we'll have another of our Tech 2000 specials - an hour long look back at the just completed regular season. Take care folks and have a great weekend. [go to break]

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If you're in search of the tough to find playstation two- you may go to the internet.
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But now a warning from the Better Business Bureau-
Some of the internet sites are falsely advertising that they have playstation Two.
Several customers have complained they ordered the product 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.
Sony says neither site is an authorized Sony retailer.
One site askes 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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