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[TALENT=Keith]

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The future of Roanoke's Victory Stadium is vigorously debated in council chambers. We'll check in with Joe Dashiell at City Hall in just a moment.
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And just taking a stroll downtown could put you up LIVE on the Internet. We'll tell you how.

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Tonight on News 7 sports, Frank Beamer gets framed by Faith Hill. Michael Vick gets left off the Heisman invitation list.
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And the Redskins release Norv Turner firing him after 7 years as head coach.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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After all the noise and chaos of the weekend, this forecast is rather quiet in comparison. Details ahead.

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The debate continues, but no decision on what to do with Roanoke's Victory Stadium.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The future of Victory stadium was on the table as Roanoke City Council met this afternoon... While there was no final decision, council did set the decision making process in motion,.
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Joe Dashiell is at Patrick Henry High School where the council meeting concluded a short while ago.
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[M'ville-unemployment]


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The Statewide unemployment rate is the lowest in decades.
The same is true for Roanoke, Lynchburg and Danville.
But most surprising is the economic recovery of Martinsville.
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After Tultex shut down and laid off 25- hundred workers in 1998, the city's unemployment rate jumped from five percent to almost 20 percent.
But recent back-to-school staffing and holiday- retail hiring has slimmed Martinsville's unemployment rate down to about eight percent.
All of the three former Tultex building have been sold - one to Sara Lee Activewear.
Sara Lee plans to hire some 300 hundred workers once its distribution center is up and running.

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Finding affordable health care just got a bit easier for residents who live in northwest Roanoke.
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That's because the Kuumba Community Health and Wellness Center has moved into the neighborhood.
It's not a free clinic -- but does offer a sliding- scale fee for those who qualify.
And for Evelyn Manning, that made a big difference in getting treatment today for a cold.
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((EVELYN MANNING: BASICALLY I WOULD NOT HAVE GONE -- OR THERE IS THE BRADLEY FREE CLINIC, YOU CAN ONLY GO THERE ON TUESDAY OR THURSDAY))
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Kuumba offers health care for the entire family.
There is also assistance available to help patients find free or discounted medications.
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((REV. BILL LEE/ORGANIZER: OUR MAIN GOAL IS THAT PEOPLE WILL FIND IT'S RIGHT HERE, THEY PASS IT EVERYDAY, AND THEY WOULD BECOME PROACTIVE WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR HEALTH))
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The Center is open Monday through Friday.
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[bane]


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A Roanoke man and his wife have been charged for allegedly building homes without contractors' licenses.
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Phillip Bane and his wife Patricia were responsible for building this house on Autumn Lane. State inspectors found a cracked foundation, interior wall damage, and vinyl siding that wasn't properly attached to the house. So they worked with the city prosecutors to bring charges against the Banes. The city has forced the couple to stop construction in the past for building violations. They will be tried in January.
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Phillip Bane has refused to talk to News7.

[DeMoranville]


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His role in a plot to kill a judge got him put on probation.
But he didn't stay out of trouble for long.
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A standoff with police in Radford has 29-year-old Christopher DeMoranville facing a harsher punishment.
A judge sentenced him to seven months in jail on a misdemeanor today.
Eight felony charges of assaulting officers were sent to the grand jury.
Police say DeMoranville held officers at bay for 11 hours in October when they went to arrest him at a Radford mobile home.
He had plead guilty to conspiring to kill a Circuit Court judge just three months before the standoff.
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[Colby]


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A Roanoke County grand jury returned indictments against two people for conspiracy to commit murder. Indictments were handed up Friday against Exie (Ex-E) Dianne Colby and Jonathan Mackenzie Connor. Vinton police received a tip and began working the case in August. State police also assisted with the investigation.

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An 18-year-old in Botetourt County man faces felony charges for allegedly helping make an explosive that killed his friend. Sheriff's deputies have charged Geoffrey Glass with making, possessing and transporting a firebomb. His friend 20-year-old Mike Henry died when the firecracker went off last month. Two juvenile boys who were there did NOT take part in making the explosive, according to the commonwealth's attorney.

Glass will be arraigned December 28th.


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Two big legal victories for George W. Bush today.
Late this afternoon, a circuit judge in Leon County, Florida refused to order new hand recounts, saying there was no evidence of fraud, coercion or machine error.
He found insufficient evidence to believe that a hand recount would change Florida's election results.
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Earlier in the day, the U-S Supreme Court overturned and sent back a Florida Supreme Court ruling.
The justices said the Florida court's reasoning for allowing selective manual recounts to go forward is ''unclear.''
Florida's Supreme Court justices are meeting to decide how to respond.
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Republican congressman Bob Goodlatte is adding his voice to the chorus of people who want Vice President Al Gore to concede the presidential election.
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Goodlatte says Gore's legal fight is hurting the economy and ultimately will damage the transition efforts of whomever wins the presidency.
He adds Bush should continue to assume he's won.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: I BELIEVE THAT NOW THAT WE'VE HAD FOUR DIFFERENT VOTE COUNTS THAT IT'S APPROPRIATE FOR GEORGE BUSH TO PROCEED WITH THOSE PLANS AND IT WOULD BE HELPFUL IF VICE PRESIDENT GORE WOULD CONCEDE THE ELECTION. HOWEVER, HE'S ENTITLED TO PROCEED WITH THE COURT CASES, IT IS JUST I THINK HARMFUL FOR THE COUNTRY THAT HE DO SO.))
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Goodlatte was in Lynchburg today, delivering a check for 1-thousand-25 dollars to the Legacy Museum.
It's part of an annual pay raise that he returns to constituent groups every year.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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You may find a ticket to the Gator Bowl-- but don't count on finding a nearby place to stay.
That's just one story still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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And if you feel like someone's watching you in downtown Roanoke-- it's not your imagination.
It's a new website.
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[***ANCHOR TAG***] Better watch how you spend your lunch break if you're in downtown Roanoke. A new website called camaroundtown-dot-com broadcasts live pictures on the Internet from four different Roanoke Valley locations, and more cameras are being set up next week. Tina Tenret shows us where they are and who's behind them.
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[RUNS:03] Sure, Joel Hoffman's wide open when his mike's hot and you can hear him. But watch how he spends his time when no one's around.
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((silence -- images of Joel talking on phone, drinking water, reading magazine)) [RUNS:03] Tiny cameras now let you spy on the Z101.5 studios and three other spots around Roanoke, broadcasting live pictures on the website Camaroundtown-dot-com.
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((JOEL HOFFMAN/Z101.5 DJ: YOU FORGET ABOUT THE CAMERAS BEING ON. LIKE THE OTHER DAY, I WAS SITTING HERE EATING MY LUNCH AND THERE WAS A LOT OF PEPPER ON IT SO I STARTED SNEEZING ONE AFTER THE OTHER. WE WERE NOT ON THE AIR SO THE RADIO AUDIENCE DIDN'T HEAR ME BUT THE PHONES LIT UP WITH PEOPLE SAYING GOD BLESS YOU. IT FREAKS YOU OUT SOMETIMES.)) [RUNS:18]
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Little did you know -- you, too, are being watched ... as you cross in front of the city market building, for example.
Electronic eyes capture images from the top of the Patrick Henry Hotel, Community Hospital, and a hotel on Hershberger. Tom Starke -- a former private investigator -- runs this site.
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((TOM STARKE/WEBSITE PRESIDENT: JUDGING FROM THE INTERNATIONAL... ROANOKE IN A REAL GOOD LIGHT.)) [RUNS:10]
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So far, no one's tried anything lewd for the camera. And this site can actually connect Roanokers to the world.
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((DENNIS DEDULONUS/WEBSITE VICE PRESIDENT: ESPECIALLY DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IF THEY HAVE A LOVED ONE OVERSEAS IN THE MILITARY -- BY STANDING IN FRONT OF THE CHRISTMAS TREE, THEY CAN COME DOWN WITH A BIG SIGN SAYING MERRY CHRISTMAS SON.)) [RUNS:15]
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Ultimately the team hopes to profit by selling ad space and links to personal web pages on this site. But now -- it's a money pit -- each cluster of cameras costs five thousand dollars. Another set's going up next week -- a couple cameras will peer over the Roanoke Valley and some will snoop on the snow leopards and llamas at Mill Mountain Zoo. Hope they're behavin.' Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke ))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


You can find a link to the camera- around- town website in the Webwatch section of our homepage at WDBJ-7- dot- com.
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He made millions with songs like "If You Want to Party" and "Will They Die For You?"... but now former rap star Mase (mace) is singing a different tune.
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He's now known as "Minister Mase" and is spending his days preaching to young people to stay away from drugs, alcohol and illicit sex.
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It's a message he'll bring to Lynchburg on Christmas Eve.
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((REV. JAMES COLEMAN/COURT ST. BAPTIST CHURCH: IN A SYMBOLIC WAY TO SAY THAT JESUS CHRIST IS ALIVE AND THAT WE IN THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY WILL NOT SIT BACK AND WATCH OUR CHILDREN AND YOUTH GO IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, BUT THAT WE WANT TO INSPIRE THEM TO GO IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.))
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The Christmas Eve service featuring Minister Mase will begin at 2 p.m. at Lynchburg's Court Street Baptist Church.
Court Street also has hosted the Reverend Al Sharpton this year.
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Investors went on a blue chip shopping spree, sending the Dow industrials sharply higher. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW climbed 187 points, but NASDAQ fell 29.
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[Gator-Tickets]


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There are tickets aplenty for Tech fans hoping to see the Hokies take on Clemson at the Gator Bowl.
But finding a place to stay in Jacksonville is proving to be a challenge.
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((AND THEY'RE 40 DOLLARS EACH, SO FIVE TICKETS COMES TO 200 DOLLARS.))
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Virginia Tech's ticket office has sold more than 12-thousand tickets to date for the Gator Bowl... About 15-hundred today.
The school expects to send as many as 20-thousand fans to Jacksonville for the game.
Travel agents say hotel rooms are in short supply.
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((BILL ORTEGA/UNIVERSITY TRAVEL OWNER: CLEMSON HAVING THE JUMP ON US FOR TWO WEEKS ALREADY TOOK MOST OF THE ROOMS, SO THERE'S NOT REALLY THAT MANY ROOMS AVAILABLE. THE PRICES HAVE GONE UP CONSIDERABLY BECAUSE THE DEMAND IS THERE. THE HOTEL'S ARE REQUIRING A THREE-NIGHT MINIMUM AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING UP TO GEORGIA OR DOWN TO ST. AUGUSTINE OR EVEN FURTHER DOWN SOUTH TO GET ROOMS. ))
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University travel says a three-night package, including airfare, runs from one-thousand to 11-hundred-50 per person for a double room.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, the Redskins can Norv Turner. Vick is not invited to the Heisman ceremonies.
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And although Frank Beamer didn't get his BCS invitation - he did recently pick up a valuable item for keeping the Faith.
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The Washington Redskins, the $100 million dollar collection of all-pros, lost their head coach this morning as Norv Turner was fired after 7 tumultuous seasons on the job. Turner came to Washington from Dallas - highly respected as an offensive genius. Those who know him best say he is just that, a man with a tremendous football mind. He also truly cares about his players. But in the end - his lack of ability when it came to motivating him may have cost him his job.
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One of Turner's offensive assistants Terry Robiske will take over as head coach on an interim basis.
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Turner won 49 games in his 7 years in DC, but lost 59 and tied one.

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Michael Vick did not receive an invitation to this Saturday night's Heisman trophy ceremonies in New York City.
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Vick was the favorite to win the award in the preseason. But an ankle injury suffered against Pittsburgh killed his Heisman hopes. I asked Michael if had a heisman ballot - would he put himself in the top five?
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The four finalists for the 2000 Heisman that will announced this Saturday night are Chris Weinke, Drew Brees, LaDainian Tomlinson and Josh Heupel

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For the second straight year Michael Vick isn't in the running for the Dudley award either. This honor goes to the top college player in the state. Each univeristy and college in the Commonwelath nominates one player a season.
Last year Tech tabbed Corey Moore, and this year Lee Suggs was nominated by the Tech coaching staff. Suggs and UVa linebacker Byron Thweatt are finalists for the honor that will be announced tomorrow night in Richmond.


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Beamer didn't get his BCS invitation but he did pick up a rather nice consolation prize. As many of you know, Frank Beamer is a big country music fan. Shania Twain used to be his girl,
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but now it's Faith Hill. Faith and husband Tim McGraw were in Richmond last night at the Coliseum. Beamer had a chance to meet the two, but had to cancel out due to the bowl announcement.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]

However, he did get an early Christmas presnet to ease the pain of not seeing Faith. Roanoke disc jockey Lisa Jo Elliott of Jammin' WJJS pulled a few strings and managed to get Beamer a poster from the couple's current tour personally autographed to Frank - best wishes Faith and Tim.
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The Virginia Cavaliers now know they will be playing the Georgia Bulldogs in the O'ahu Bowl on Christmas Eve night in Hawaii at 8:30 eastern time.
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The players also know that George Welsh will coach them in that game. But as of tonight, Welsh's future for next season is still up in the air.
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