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The man convicted of one of the worst mass murders in Richmond history is scheduled to die by lethal injection this week.
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Christopher Goins shot and killed the parents and three siblings of his pregnant 14-year-old girlfriend six years ago.
Tamika Jones and her 18-month old sister survived. Jones says she plans to attend the execution Wednesday. Goins has an appeal pending before the U-S Supreme Court and has asked Governor Gilmore for clemency.
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[7-Hokies-Bowl]


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The Hokies will spend New Year's Day in Florida, playing Clemson in the Gator Bowl. But Mike Stevens says the Hokies actually were hoping they would get invited to a much different postseason party, and the difference is a lot of money.
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[7-Home-Tour]


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Some Salem homeowners opened the doors of their historic homes over the weekend.
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Their homes were on display as part of a tour set up by the Salem Museum. The Evans Weber home on Broad Street drew the largest crowd. Some of the distinct features in each home were their fire places, high ceilings, and wood work. The Museum's curator says they ask homeowners to try and keep their homes as authentic as possible.
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((JOHN LONG/SALEM MUSEUM: A HOUSE THAT'S BUILD IN THE 1840'S BUT THE ADDS ALUMINUM SIDING IS KIND OF MISSING SOMETHING SO WE TRY TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP THEM AS HISTORICALLY ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE.))
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This was the sixth year the Holiday Homes tour was held.
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Taking a break now from the news to check weather--
Sunny and unseasonably cool today with highs in the lower 40s.


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[45-Goins-Execution]


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One of the deadliest mass murderers in Richmond history is scheduled to die by lethal injection this week.
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Christopher Goins shot and killed the parents and three siblings of his pregnant 14-year-old girlfriend six years ago.
Tamika Jones and her 18-month old sister survived. Jones says she plans to attend the execution Wednesday. Goins has an appeal pending before the U-S Supreme Court and has asked Governor Gilmore for clemency.
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[45-VA-Voters]


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50-thousand Virginians either didn't vote for president or their votes were NOT counted. Nonvoters made up about 2 percent of the nearly 3-million ballots. Election officials say there may have been machine errors, but most likely people had no enthusiasm for any of the candidates.



[45-Haiti-Election]


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Florida remains in the spotlight as the battle for the White House heats up in court. But a Smith Mountain lake couple has kept their eye on the voting process in Haiti - where hand counting ballots is the norm. As Kate Weidaw reports, they say the Haitian system really adds up.
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((Bob and Adele DellaValle-Rauth took part last month in a ten day trip with the International Coalition of Independent Observers to watch Haiti's November 26-th election.

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Bob and Adele along with dozens of other observers from around the world watched as Haitian voters cast their ballot to elect a President. Bob describes the ballot as a simple piece of paper that didn't appear to cause confusion among voters.

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Once their ballot is cast each Haitian voter is marked so they can't vote again.

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((ADELE DELLAVALLE-RAUTH: THEY TAKE THE VOTERS THUMB AND MAKE SURE THE INDELIBLE INK IS ON AND WIPE OFF THE INK WITH TOILET PAPER.))
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Once all the ballots are in, the hand counting process begins. And while hand counting is normal in Haiti, it's lead many to question Bob about America's way of counting ballots.

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((BOB DELLAVALLE-RAUTH: HOW COME YOU'RE HERE OBSERVING OUR ELECTION WHEN YOU HAVE SUCH A MESS IN FLORIDA.))
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The DellaValle-Rauth's say while Haiti is learning from America's way of democracy, America could learn from Haiti's election process that causes little confusion for the country. Kate Weidaw News 7 Huddleston.))



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Turning our attention now to weather--
Plenty of sunshine with light winds and highs in the low to mid 40s.


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[8-VA-Voters]


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While the political spotlight has been shining on Florida-- Virginia has it's own vote count issues...
50-thousand Virginians either didn't vote for a presidential candidate, or their votes were NOT counted. The number of "nonvoters" makes up about 2 percent of the nearly 3-million ballots cast in Virginia. Election officials say there may have been machine errors, but most likely people were just expressing their lack of enthusiasm for any of the candidates. Elections Secretary Cameron Quinn is asking registrars across the state to send her totals of these nonvotes in response to questions about the ballot.


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The Virginia Tech Hokies will ring in the new year in Florida.
The team has received its official invitation to the Gator Bowl. But Mike Stevens says the Hokies actually were hoping they would get invited to a higher- priced post-season party.
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[8-Home-Tour]


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History buffs got to tour some Salem's older homes this weekend...
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The homes were on display as part of a tour set up by the Salem Museum. The Evans Weber home on Broad Street drew the largest crowd. Some of the distinct features in each home were their fire places, high ceilings, and wood work. The Museum's curator says they ask homeowners to try and keep their homes as authentic as possible.
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((JOHN LONG/SALEM MUSEUM: A HOUSE THAT'S BUILD IN THE 1840'S BUT THE ADDS ALUMINUM SIDING IS KIND OF MISSING SOMETHING SO WE TRY TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP THEM AS HISTORICALLY ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE.))
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This was the sixth year the Holiday Homes tour was held.
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Let's take another look at your chilly back to work forecast...
Sunny with highs in the 40s..


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