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((GEORGE W. BUSH: I THINK AMERICA OUGHT TO BE COMFORTED TO KNOW THAT SUPREME COURT IS GOING TO MAKE SURE THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION IS FAIR.))
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[5-Recount]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Leon County Circuit Judge N. Sanders Sauls has denied Gore's request to hand count thousands of disputed presidential ballots in two Florida counties. Sauls says Gore has failed to prove the results would be different with a recount. Gore's lawyers had argued there could be enough votes in the two counties to give Gore victory in Florida's presidential race. Lead Gore lawyer David Boies immediately announced an appeal.
Drew Levinson is making sense of it all in Tallahassee.
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[SUPER=701-Drew Levinson/CBS News;]
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[SUPER=701-Craig Waters/Fl. Supreme Ct. Spokesman;]
[SUPER=701-James Abker/Bush Campaign Advisor;]
[SUPER=701-Ron Klain/Gore Campaign Advisor;]
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[OUT Q=back to you]


(( THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT SENT A SEVEN PAGE ORDER TO FLORIDA'S HIGHEST COURT: CLARIFY YOUR REASONS FOR EXTENDING THE DEADLINE FOR FILING HANDCOUNTED BALLOTS. CRAIG WATERS/FLORIDA SUPREME COURT SPOKESMAN (14:46:31) "THE U-S SUPREME COURT IS THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE LAND, WE DO NOT IGNORE WHAT THEY TELL US."
NOT SURPRISINGLY, BOTH SIDES FOUND A POSITIVE SPIN FROM THE HIGH COURT'S RULING.
JAMES BAKER/BUSH CAMPAIGN ADVISOR "THIS IS A WIN FOR US..." RON KLAIN/GORE CAMPAIGN ADVISOR "IT MADE IT QUITE CLEAR, IT WAS NEITHER AGREEING OR DISAGREEING WITH THE FLORDIA SUPREME COURT, BUT MERELY SENDING IT BACK FOR MORE CLARIFICATION."))







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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The debate over the future of Victory Stadium continues tonight, but there is still no decision at hand.
[DOUBLE BOXES= /Microwave;]

Joe Dashiell is at Patrick Henry High School where Roanoke City Council met today. Joe, where does the process stand today?
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((ROLLCUE:...they were mistaken.))
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[5-Safety-seats]


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Correctly putting a child in a safety seat can significantly reduce the risk of death.
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New video shows what can happen if a child is not restrained properly.
The Insurance Institute for Higway Safety study shows children being smashed by air bags and thrown side ways into windows.
The Institute says babies under 12 months and less than 20 pounds should be placed in rear facing seats in the back seat of the car. Once a child weighs 20 pounds, he should be moved into a forward-facing seat, but still in the back seat.
The Institute also says that even improperly restrained children fare better than children who aren't in any kind of safety seat.
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A rapper who is rhyming a different kind of word is coming to Lynchburg. We'll have the details after this break.
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[5-Coral-Reef]


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It's being called the Yellostone of the sea-
It's a new coral reef preserve off Hawaii.
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Today President Clinton announced the creation of the new 84-million acre preserve- the largest area ever created in the United States-
It's bigger than Florida and Georgia combined.
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((TOGETHER WE WILL SAFEGUARD THE MOST SENSITIVE AREAS, PERMITTING SUSTAINED FISHING AND ECOTOURISM AND ENABLING NATIVE HAWAIIANS TO HONOR THEIR AGE OLD TRADITIONS.))
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[Talent=Jean]
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The Reserve includes more than 70 percent of America's coral reefs.

[5-Rapper-Preacher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Two years ago, he was raking in millions as a rapper under the "Bad Boys" record label... now the former rap star Mase is using his celebrity for an entirely different goal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


He's now known as "Minister Mase", and he's coming to Lynchburg to preach on Christmas Eve.
Officials at Court Street Baptist Church invited Minister Mase to come preach in an effort to help turn young people away from drugs and violence.
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[SOT 19:46:24]
[IN Q=He also began]

((JASON GIAMBRONE/COURT ST. BAPTIST CHURCH: HE ALSO BEGAN GOING INTO THE SAME COMMUNITIES, TRYING TO REACH THE SAME PEOPLE THAT HE REACHED AS A RAP ARTIST IN A NEGATIVE WAY, AND IS NOW GOING INTO THOSE COMMUNITIES TO REDIRECT THE YOUNG PEOPLE AND YOUNG ADULTS IN THOSE COMMUNITIES.))
[SUPER=01-Jason Giambrone/Court St. Baptist Church]
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[OUT Q=in those communities.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Christmas Eve service featuring Minister Mase will get underway at 2 p.m. at Lynchburg's Court Street Baptist Church.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Coming up next, we'll have some folks standing on their toes as Jacey Birch previews the Nutcracker.
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[5-Nutcracker]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Christmas music and plays are abundant this time of year... but the season would not be complete without a performance of the popular... "Nutcracker."
Jacey Birch stopped by to watch the Southwest Virginia Ballet Company Dancers prepare for this weekend's show.
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Coming up today in Sports, we'll see who is the new head coach of the Washington Redskins,
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[VO-NAT]

and on Health Check, we'll see the new clinic that is bringing low cost medical care to Roanoke residents.
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[5-NW-Clinic]


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Residents who live in Northwest Roanoke no longer have to leave their neighborhood to find affordable health care.

A Community Health and Wellness Center has moved-in.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. Bill Lee/Chairman of Board;1:10]
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((
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((NAT SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION)) [RUNS03]
While all the work is not complete on the Kuumba Health and Wellness Center -- the doors are open for business.
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[NAT SOT 25:05]
[IN Q=We'll be glad to help you]

((WE'LL BE GLAD TO SEE YOU HERE AT KUUMBA. I'M SURE WE CAN HELP YOU)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=help you]


It's only the first day and already the phone lines are busy with people calling for appointments.
Evelyn Manning is one the first patients.
She came here today for a cold.
Without Kuumba, she probably wouldn't have seen a doctor.
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[SOT33:50]
[IN Q=I thinks it's great]

((EVELYN MANNING: I THINK IT'S GREAT. WHEN I HEARD IT WAS A CLINIC HERE AND IT'S ACCORDING TO INCOME. SO MANY PEOPLE DON'T HAVE INSURANCE AND CAN NOT AFFORD TO GO THE DOCTOR AND THEREFORE THINGS JUST GO RIGHT ON BY AND IT'S ESCALATING TILL IT'S OUT OF CONTROL)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=of control]


While this is not free clinic -- the Center does offer a sliding fee scale for those who qualify.
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[SOT26:44]
[IN Q=We have additional]

((DR. SCOTT HANSEN/MEDICAL DIRECTOR:WE HAVE ADDITIONAL FUNDING IN THE FORM OF A FEDERAL GRANT THAT AFFORDS US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AND HELP PATIENTS WHO ARE UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED. THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S VERY EXCITING ABOUT WORKING HERE)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=working here]


And many say there is a definite need for Kuumba in northwest, Roanoke.
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[SOT 26:26]
[IN Q=I read a Roanoke Times]

((REV. BILL LEE/ORGANIZER: THE CENSUS SAID 38-THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THE NORTHWEST PART OF THE CITY WHERE WITHOUT A PHYSICIAN AND OVER HALF OF THE PERSON WITH NO INSURANCE OR UNDERINSURED. SO THE NEED WAS ABSOLUTELY OUT OF THIS WORLD AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO SOLVE THE WHOLE PROBLEM BUT I THINK WE'LL PUT A DENT IN IT)) [RUNS19]
[OUT Q=in it]
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[SOT38:00]
[IN Q=Kuumba will offer]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: KUUMBA WILL OFFER FAMILY MEDICINE FOR ALL AGES INCLUDING PREVENTATIVE CARE AND HELP WITH GETTING MEDICATIONS. IT'S OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY. JOY SUTTON NEWS 7, ROANOKE)) [RUNS14]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Folks it's only appropriate that the two minute ticker begins with a man who knows what it's like for time to slip away.
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]

The Redskins fired head coach Norv Turner this morning after seven sub-par seasons. Yesterday's missed field goal against the Giants sealed his fate, but Turner has been in trouble for a long time. It's unfortunate that it had to come to this, because Turner is a good person who care about his players. His goodbye newsconference today was understandably - emotional.
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[OUT Q=...right now."]
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One of Turner's top offensive assistants Terry Robiske will take over the team on an interim basis. Turner was 49-59 and 1 since taking over the team in 1994.
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[5-Webcam]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]

People across the world may be watching what you do in downtown Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

That's because a new website called cam-around-town-dot-com broadcasts live pictures from four spots in the Roanoke Valley. Tiny cameras are mounted on the Roanoke City Market building, for example.
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[SOT 11:27:49]
[IN Q=We haven't had]

((WE HAVEN'T HAD ANYBODY TRY TO DO ANYTHING REAL VULGAR ... MOON SHOTS AND ROOF SHOTS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Starke/Website President;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=roof shots]
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[VO-NAT]

More cameras sit on the Patrick Henry Hotel, Community Hospital, and a hotel on Hershberger. You can also snoop inside the studios of Z-101-point-five.
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[SOT 10:52:40]
[IN Q=Sitting here]

((SITTING HERE WITH SOMETHING IN YOUR NOSE OR YOU DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR HAIR, AND PEOPLE CALL AND SAY I NOTICED YOU DID THIS OR HOW'S THAT WHATEVER YOU'RE EATING FOR LUNCH. IT FREAKS YOU OUT SOMETIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Hoffman/Z101.5 DJ;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=freaks you out sometimes]
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[VO-NAT]

Five more cameras are going up next week at the Mill Mountain Zoo. You can find a link to the website on our page at WDBJ7-dot-com.
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[5-Web-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#Webday]
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Our website of the day today is dedicated to some of the worst television shows ever made.
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[VO-NAT]


T-V Guide has selected what it believes are the 10 worst shows.
How many people remember the Brady Bunch Variety Show..or Quark? They were both thankfully short lived.
There was also the show about a dentist and his faithful chimp.
In case you think all these shows are relics of the 60's and 70's...Cop Rock was out just 10 years ago. The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfieffer is just two years old.
Still T-V Guide considers Jerry Van Dyke's "My Mother the Car" television's all time worst show.
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To see the complete list, you can find a link on our website at WBDJ7-dot-com. [Close-ID] [5pm] SUPER=x4035; fax/copyright [SUPER=x4034;email/copyright]