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Today on News 7, a teenager from Bedford is accused of murder. We'll have the details.
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and federal authorities come to Roanoke to determine if a fatal fire from five years ago was deliberately set.
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Today in Sports, Mike Stevens will join us live from the Friday Football Extra Banquet.
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Plus on health check, two local hospitals are named as two of the best in the country.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH: IT SEEMS ALL DIFFERENT COURT SUITES ARE WORKING THEIR WAY TO FINALITY.))
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While it may seem that way, there was an awful lot going on in Florida courts today-
Lawyers for both George W. Bush and Al Gore struggled over Absentee ballots in two Florida counties-
At issue- enough votes to put Al Gore over the top IF he wins the case.
Drew Levinson is live in Tallahasee with more.
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((TWO JUDGES.TWO COURTROOMS.MANY LAWYERS.. .ONE ISSUE: AND THAT ONE ISSUEDID REPUBLICAN OPERATIVES ILLEGALLY TAMPER WITH THOUSANDS OF ABSENTEE BALLOT APPLICATIONS. THE REPUBLICANS IN SEMINOLE AND MARTIN COUNTIES ADMIT WRITING IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS ON BALLOT APPLICATIONS, BUT THEY SAY IT WAS DONE IN A NON-PARTISAN WAY. DARYL BRISTOW/REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY "LADY SUPERVISOR WAS EVENHANDED IN HELPING EVERYONE..." THE DEMOCRATS OF COURSE SEE IT DIFFERENTLY. GERALD RICHMAN/DEMOCRATIC ATTORNEY "THE BALLOT POOL IS TAINTED SO ALL THE BALLOTS SHOULD BE TOSSED." THERE'S A LOT AT STAKE HERE... IF EITHER JUDGE AGREES WITH THE DEMOCRATS AND INVALIDATES THE ABSENTEE BALLOTS.... THE SWING WOULD LIKELY PUT AL GORE IN THE LEAD.
IN TEXAS, GOVERNOR BUSH DIDN'T APPEAR WORRIED. HE MET TODAY WITH CONDOLEEZZA RICE, THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR WIDELY EXPECTED TO BE NAMED NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR IF BUSH EVER TAKES OFFICE. GEORGE W. BUSH "WHEN IT COMES TO A WHITE HOUSE STAFF, I'VE PRETTY WELL MADE UP MY MIND ON WHO SHOULD SERVE, HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE AN APPROPRIATE MOMENT TO SHARE THAT INMFORMATION." AND FINALLY...THIS SIGN ALONG A TALLHASSEE ROAD SEEMS TO SUM UP THE FEELING OF MANY PEOPLE, BOTH IN AND OUTSIDE THE COURTROOMS."))


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One man is dead, and a 17-year-old is facing murder charges following a shooting early this morning near Huddleston.
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It happened in a home on Johnson Mountain Road shortly before six o'clock. 43- year- old Peter Martinez (MAR-tin-ez) was found dead on his bedroom floor, shot once in the head.
A juvenile who lived in the home is charged with first degree murder, and attempted capital murder.
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Authorities have not identified the juvenile, but neighbors say Martinez shared the house with his wife Dawn and 17-year- old son Eric.
Dawn Martinez was not injured. The suspect is being held at the Lynchburg Detention Home.

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Nearly five years after a fire killed fire people on Stewart Avenue... new technology is being brought in- It could show whether the fire was deliberately set and how it was done.
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Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms spent the day taking measurements of the house in Southeast Roanoke.
They hope to to re-create the fire scene, producing a three-dimensional digital model of the house.
The computer model should illustrate how the fire spread through the house and whether it's consistent with burn patterns discovered "long after" the initial investigation was closed.
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A union may be on the way for one Lynchburg company.
Some employees of B-W-X say the company can't seem to come up with enough money for retiree health insurance. So they're attempting to unionize.
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Retirees today rallied for the creation of a union. They say their health insurance premiums have skyrocketed from 14 dollars per month to 11-HUNDRED dollars a month for a two-person family.
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B-W-X says too many retirees have pre-existing health conditions, so few insurance companies will accept them. The company has passed along the high cost of premiums.
Current B-W-X employees will take a vote on unionizeing within the next few months.
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The verdict is in for an American accused of spying in Russia. We'll have the decision after this break,
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[VO] and we'll be there as Hillary Clinton and the rest of the freshman Senators are welcomed to the Capitol Hill.
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A call goes out to Russia for the release of American Edmund Pope- after a Russian court sentenced him to 20 years for spying.
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The American businessman and former naval officer says he is innocent- He says he was researching technology that had already been de-classified and published.
American officials agree there was not evidence of the charges- They say Pope is sick and should be sent home.
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Pope's conviction has prompted the State Department to issue a warning to Americans that some activities considered normal in the U-S or other countries are illegal or suspect in Russia.
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Hillary Clinton is getting her first taste of life as a U-S Senator.
Gretchen Carlson reports the First Lady is getting a walking tour of the halls of the Senate and a welcome from her new colleagues.
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(( As one of 11 new members of the Senate this year, Hillary Clinton is the most famous face in the freshmen class. But as she embarks on the latest adventure in her political life shes determined to fit in.

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With colleagues on both sides of the aisle.
For the next few days, Clinton will be taking part in Senate School learning the ropes on Capitol Hill. Shell be the only Senator with a Secret Service detail and a massive media entourage - differences her colleagues are already downplaying.

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Im absolutely hoping to build relationships and create consensus with every Senator.
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When she raises her hand and says, I do, shes a Senator. And shell be treated accordingly.

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One other adjustment for Clinton though, will be her new quarters on Capitol Hill. Like all newSenators, her transitional office will be in a basement with no windows, something quite different from the White House.
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Four months after Linda Byrd-Harden stepped down, the state's Minority Business Enterprise office has finally made its first loan.
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The new Richmond School of Health and Technology got a 50-thousand dollar loan, secured by the state.
That amount is just shy of the severance package Byrd-Harden received from the Governor, after her leadership oversaw NO loans in two years.
The agency's new director has nothing to say about Byrd-Harden.
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((ALLEGRA MCCULLOUGH/DEPT. OF MINORITY BUS. ENTERPRISE: ACTUALLY, THE COMMUNITY REFUSED TO LOOK BACK AS WELL. AND THE ONLY THING THAT THEY WANTED TO KNOW WAS, WE'RE GLAD THAT YOU'RE HERE. ARE YOU HERE TO STAY? AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP US? THEY HAVE NOT LOOKED BACK AT ALL.))
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The historically large severance package Byrd-Harden was promised by Gilmore was paid out finally on November 17th.


The administration says she provided valuable consulting support over the three months after her negotiated resignation.
The incident will be the subject of legislation in the next General Assembly, regarding the size of severance packages for state workers.



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How could you forget the Wythe County man who fell through the floor of his outhouse four months ago-
Now he'll have new home as a result of his ordeal.
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75-year-old World War Two veteran Coolidge Winesett was trapped under his outhouse for three days in August, after the floorboards broke.
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Next month, he'll move into his new, home with indoor plumbing... it's courtesy of state grants made available through a community assistance program.
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Winesett received checks and cash from people around the country who heard his story.
In all, he got about 3-thousand dollars.
He plans to use it to buy some furniture and build a porch on his new house where he can play the fiddle.
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Coming up next, we'll tell you where children can spend some quality time with a jolly old elf.
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Taking a trip to Fantasyland may not be as difficult as you think.
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Jacey Birch takes us there.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, the National Zoo welcomes two new pandas,
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Two local hospitals are receiving national recognition for their orthopedic care.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton has more.
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The hospitals were ranked according to their performance on several procedures include knee and hip replacements.
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The study found that if all hospital performed at the benchmark of the top 100 complications would decline by about 31 percent.
Carilion was also named among the top 100 hospitals for stroke out of more than 17-hundred other hospitals.
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Keeley says making sure patients get tested early for stroke is the key -- and having a team approach to care he says makes all the difference.
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The study showed that if other hospitals performed at the same level as the as the nations leading hospitals -- they could not only save 117 million dollars annually, but avoid an estimated 5-thousand deaths.
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It's time now for the two minute sports ticker, and our annual opportunity to show that the guys back in the sports department really do clean up pretty well on occasion. [DOUBLE BOX TOSS TO MIKE] Mike Stevens now joins us from the Salem Civic Center, the site of tonight's 17th annual Friday Football Extra awards banquet.
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If you think you have a great idea but don't want to make the extra effort to sell it, you'll want to check out our website of the day. Scott Adams...
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the creator of Dilbert has set up the Lazy Entrepreneur. It allows people to submit their ideas for someone else to profit from. But why turn over a potential money maker?
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Two visitors from China arrived in the U-S this afternoon.
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Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) and Tian Tian (t-YEN t-YEN) are two pandas on loan to the National Zoo in Washington.
The pair made the 17 hour trip from China on a specially equipped cargo plane.
The Chinese government agreed to loan the pandas to the zoo in exchange for a $10 million donation to promote panda conservation in China. The Chinese get to keep any cubs born in captivity. The panda house has undergone a $2 million renovation in anticipation of Mei Xiang and Tian Tian's arrival. The two bears will spend about a month under quarantine while they get used to their new surroundings. Zoo visitors should be able to see the pandas beginning some time in January.
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