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A Circuit Judge in Tallahassee says he hopes to wrap up Al Gore's request for a hand count today.
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[vo-nat] And... Calling home will soon require a new area code for many in our region.
Details ahead... but first...
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[Presidential-Race]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


Lawyers for George W. Bush and Al Gore are headed back to court today in Tallahassee, Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=703-Tallahassee, FL;]


Gore's camp is requesting a hand count of 14-thousand contested ballots.
Yesterday the state high court rejected Gore's request for an immediate recount of disputed ballots.
It also refused a new election in Palm Beach County, where some voters complained that the ballot was confusing.
[SUPER=703-Washington DC;]


Protesters supporting both sides lined the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorneys for Bush and Gore argued in a history-making session yesterday on whether the Florida Supreme Court was right in allowing hand recounts to continue.
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((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. 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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[Super=701-Laurence Tribe/Gore Attorney; :11]
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No word on when the U.S. Supreme Court will rule.
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[11804-Area-Code]


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Phoning home will soon require a new area code in Central and Southside Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


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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[11M'ville-Water]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Officials think they know what the problem with the water is.... they've lifted the boil water advisory in Martinsville and Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]


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 Thursday to eliminate some of the inconvenience.
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[IN Q=We wanted to make]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Renee Wyatt/Martinsville Spokesperson]
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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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[11Grayson-Motel]


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The state health department is shutting down a motel in Independence that about 100 migrant workers call home.
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[SUPER=03-Independence;]


Officials posted notices at the motel yesterday 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.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Greer/Independence Town Manager;]
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[OUT Q=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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[China-Collapse]


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At least 10 are dead after a shopping mall collapsed in Southern China, 60 miles north of Hong Kong, yesterday.
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Reports say about 100 people were believed to have been in the 10 year old center when it fell.
Construction was underway to add three more stories.
Most of victims were reportedly in a restaurant at the center when the building collapsed.
It's not known what caused the building to fall.
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A Thomas Jefferson manuscript detailing plans for the University of Virginia will soon go on the auction block.
Sotheby's announced it will auction off the 15-page manuscript written by the nation's third president and sent to a member of the state legislature in 1817.
The manuscript is Jefferson's outline for a public school system free of religious influence and independent of Colonial America.
Sotheby's says it expects the manuscript to fetch between 300-and-500 thousand dollars at the December 13-th auction in New York.
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[Valhalla-Vineyards]


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Wineries do most of their business in the summer-time... but at least one area vineyard is opening its doors for the holiday season this year. In today's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to Valhalla (vahl-hahlla) Vineyards for seasonal spirits.
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((When the weather outside is frightful, there's one place, high above the Roanoke Valley, you can count on for a steady climate and holiday hospitality.
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((We actually had this cave blasted.))
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It's the cave 60-feet below ground at Valhalla Vineyards. The temperature inside hovers between 55 and 60-degrees year 'round.... perfect conditions for aging wine.
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((This is what people come to see 'cause it's unique and it's exciting and they haven't seen a wine cave before with all the barrels aging.))
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[OUT Q=all the barrels aging.]

Debra Vascik and her husband Jim founded the winery just a few short years ago. Already the winery is making a name for itself and attracting fans. This year Debra proudly displays the Virginia Governor's Cup for her 1998 Syrah. She's the first female winemaker ever to win the award.
[SOT 2:12:24-2:12:34 STANDUP]
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((The winery's usually closed between November and May. The grapes have already been harvested and there isn't much happening in the cave. But this year Valhalla's making a special holiday exception.))
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((We had so many people that said, 'won't you please open up at Christmastime. I have all my family in and friends and we just are looking for something new and different to do.'))
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[OUT Q=different to do.]

The idea of a seasonal celebration took root. On Saturday, December 23rd the winery will open between one and four in the afternoon for yuletide festivities with a twist.
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[IN Q=For our Holiday Open House...]

((For our Holiday Open House we're gonna decorate the cave with Christmas decorations ... so it'll be extra special to come in and just really enjoy the holiday and tour and celebrate a really unique aspect of Roanoke.))
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[IN Q=In finding this site...]

((In finding this site, we're one of the highest places in Roanoke. We overlook the whole valley, so it is like Heaven on earth up here... so the name suits well with Valhalla.))
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[OUT Q=well with Valhalla.]

So, even if it is cold outside, the Vasciks invite you to the vineyard to bask in the warmth of friends, family and the richness of a wine made with love. Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke County.))





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If you're still looking to fill your schedule this weekend, here's some ideas from the weekend calendar.
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In today's Weekend Diner we're cooking up a little Mexican treat... the spicy style..
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If you would like Don Shutes Mexican recipe or any recipe you see on Weekend Diner - check out our web site at WDBJ-7-dot com - just click on Weekend Diner. If you would like to cook for us on Weekend Diner - you can send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope at... ( Ad lib address)
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Authorities have their eye on a suspect in connection with a series of fires at local roadhouse.
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[vo-nat] And ... Dozens gather in Roanoke to mark World AIDS day - and remember loved ones who fell victim to the disease.
More on those stories just ahead.
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[11Coffeepot-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Arson maybe the cause of three fires at the Coffee Pot roadhouse in Roanoke... That's according to investigators. Yesterday police said they had a possible suspect in mind but would only describe the person as a man from Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Thursday Night]


Thursday 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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[ANCHOR=DENISE]


Yesterday 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 WERE open for business last night.



[11Roanoke-Christmas]


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Fire has left a Glasgow family homeless.
Authorities say a woodstove caused the blaze that consumed the family's house on Pocahontas Street last night.
Flames also spread to the house next door.
No one was injured... but firefighters had to leave Lexington's Christmas parade to battle the blaze.
[SS=Christmas]


Downtown Roanoke's celebration was not as eventful.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


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 last night don't worry you can still take part in the fun every Friday leading up to Christmas.
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[Supreme-Court]


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Tallahassee Florida is ground zero for the Presidential legal showdown today. In the meantime - no one is predicting how the U-S Supreme Court will rule after hearing from both Al Gore's and George W. Bush's attorneys yesterday.
Gretchen Carlson reports.
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[super=704-Artist: William Hennessy Jr.; :12]
[SUPER=701-Theodore Olson/Bush Attorney; 1:04]
[super=701-Laurence Tribe/Gore Attorney; 1:14]
[Super=701-Gretchen Carlson/CBS News; 1:23]
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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.

(Nat of opening remarks in Supreme Court)


COURTESY: ARTIST: WILLIAM HENNESSY JR.
(TRACK 2)

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 OConnor

You probably have to convince us there is some issue of federal law here. Otherwise why are we acting?

(TRACK 3)

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.

(TRACK 4)

But the justices weren't only tough on the Bush team. The Vice President's attorneys felt the heat too.

(Sot) Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"I don't see anything in the text of the statute that requires a manual recount."

(TRACK 5)

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.

(STAND-UP CLOSE) Gretchen Carlson Reporting

While all eyes are still on the Supreme Court, the outcome may have nothing to do with who wins the presidency. Saturday morning, the presidential battle moves back to Florida. Gore lost on two fronts there Friday -- now his contest trial officially gets underway. Gretchen Carlson, CBS News, Washington. ))

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Both camps return to a Tallahassee court today for a trial on Gore's request for a hand count of 14-thousand contested ballots.
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[SUPER=703-Tallahassee, FL;]


Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court rejected Gore's request for an immediate recount of disputed ballots.
The state Supreme Court also refused to order a new election in Palm Beach County, where some voters complained that the ballot was confusing.
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[Ethan-Allen]


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More than 370 employees who worked for Pulaski Furniture don't have to worry about losing their jobs... after Ethan Allen's buyout of the Dublin plant.
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[super=03-Dublin/August 1]


Ethan Allen says it will preserve the jobs of those who worked for Pulaski Furniture. The company also said it will create about 70 NEW jobs in Pulaski County.
[super=03-Roanoke/August 1]

Ethan Allen took over operations at the plant in September... The company has 21 manufacturing facilities in the U-S, and more than 300 stores worldwide.
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[11AIDS-Vigil]


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In Virginia more then 12-thousand cases of AIDS have been reported this year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last night 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 disease - More then 3-hundred people have it.


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[SOT 24:55]
[IN Q=it's still a]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Katherine Houchins/Organizer]
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Earlier yesterday a group met in Elmwood Park for the Walk of Remembrance.
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Still to come on News 7 Saturday Morning....... A State Crime Commission task force hears from national experts on D-N-A testing.
It could change how the Commonwealth deals with D-N-A evidence. Details ahead.
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Plus... here's a house...
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you can really sink your teeth into. It's complete with gingerbread, candy, and icing... and even cereal. And it's big enough to live in.
We'll show you... But first if you are traveling today........
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[11D-Day-Memorial]


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Officials are closing the site of the National D-Day Memorial.
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[SUPER=03-Bedford/August]


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 tomorrow 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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[Hate-Crimes]


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Lawmakers had the September shooting at a Roanoke gay bar in mind as they considered new legislation yesterday...

But the Back Street Cafe violence did NOT stop Virginia's Senate Courts of Justice Committee from killing a hate crimes bill that would have included sexual orientation and gender.
Opponents say the bill would NOT have even applied in the murder of Danny Overstreet, since it just stiffened penalties for assaults.
The committee action means the bill is likely to fail even if it's revived in the 2001 General Assembly session.

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Nationwide, 76 innocent people have been set free from prison or pardoned, after D-N-A evidence exonerated them.
Five of those were in Virginia.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Yesterday, 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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[IN Q=Nobody does it better ]

((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.))
[SOT 13:50:42 ]

((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.

[11Verizon]


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Virginia Tech and Verizon are taking steps to bridge the "Digital Divide" in Danville.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


The Verizon Foundation has donated 20- thousand dollars to Virginia Tech to help "Danville- area" high school students prepare for work in the internet economy.
The money will support the Summer Training Academy for Rising Stars, a program that included 37 students last summer.
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((VERNARD HARRINGTON/PROGRAM DIRECTOR: IN ADDITION OT THE COMPUTER EQUIPMENT THEY WILL HAVE, WE'RE HOPING THEY WILL LEAVE WITH MORE UNDERSTANDING OF WHO THEY ARE THEMSELVES AND ALSO WHAT THE TECHNOLOGY WILL ALLOW THEM TO DO AS FAR AS BEING PRODUCERS OF INFORMATION, AND NOT JUST CONSUMERS.))
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The program was designed to highlight the potential of the internet, and encourage students to consider careers in e-commerce and information technology.
It's open to students entering the 10th grade this fall.

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Bath County, Rustburg and Salem are still in the hunt for state football titles.
Today is state final Saturday across the state.
Here's a schedule of the games.
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Sergio Garcia continues to lead the Williams World Challenge in California. Garcia followed Thursday's 65 with an 8-under-par 64 that leaves him two shots ahead of Davis Love the third.
Tiger Woods is three shots off the pace.
Here are the boards.
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They say everything is bigger in Texas.
The Fairmont Hotel in Dallas, has tried to prove that by taking the art of making Gingerbread houses to a new level.
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They started designing this life size gingerbread house in August.
Workers began construction in November.
It's made of 400 pounds of gingerbread dough.
Several thousand pieces of candy which translates into several hundred pounds of sweet stuff.
Then they used 800 pounds of icing to glue it all together.
And then there's the thatch roof made out of shredded wheat.
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A woman in Franklin County gets paid to skate around the Wal-Mart Supercenter.
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Mary Martin is customer service on wheels. She finds items on the other side of the Wal-Mart and brings them right to shoppers. Her rollerblades turn heads.
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((MARY MARTIN/WAL-MART SKATER: I WAS TRYING TO GET OUT OF HERE AT THE END OF THE DAY AND LO AND BEHOLD I SAW THIS WOMAN POINTING AND GOING LIKE THIS TO HER CHILDREN. AND LO AND BEHOLD, IT WAS SISSY SPACEK!))
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Martin says people who know her only as "Mary the Skater" call her at Wal-Mart just to talk. But weaving among the holiday shoppers can be an occupational hazard. She says she has crashed before --
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[take PROFILE PROMO BOARD FS] and tomorrow, the Wal-Mart Skater spills her stories on this week's Virginia Profile.
You can catch it tomorrow on News 7 Sunday Morning. (++++++++++++)