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Coming up.......George W. Bush gets good news from the U-S Supreme Court - the recounts have stopped for the moment.
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[vo-nat] And.....The Star City welcomes some of Virginia's high-profile Republican politicians to the G-O-P Advance. More on those stories in just a few minutes.
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The U.S. Supreme Court has halted the hand recounts in Florida, to the delight of George W. Bush's camp and the dismay of Al Gore and his supporters.
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[vo-nat]
The five to four decision came just hours after the hand counting of some 45-thousand questionable ballots began.
The justices are set to hear oral arguments from both sides tomorrow.
An UNofficial tally of the Florida votes has Bush's lead at 177 votes over Gore.
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[Blackwell]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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While in Roanoke yesterday, the national committee man for Virginia Republicans was preparing pre-emptive strikes, warning of possible "ruthless" behavior from Democrats nationwide.
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R-N-C member Morton Blackwell of northern Virginia says he would "put nothing past" Gore supporters -- and wants to protect Bush electors from bribery or intimidation.
Blackwell has pitched a potential lawsuit to the national party... to file a lawsuit, under federal bribery statutes, against anyone who threatens or bribes an elector.
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Blackwell says he's NOT aware of any actual bribery or intimidation... but has heard that one national Democrat has compiled information on Bush electors. We'll hear more from Blackwell in the next half hour.


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Many of Virginia's top Republicans were in the Star City yesterday for the annual G-O-P Advance.
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The Republican State Central Committee handed a small victory to party chairman Randy Forbes and Fauquier Delegate Jay Katzen-- two of the five Republicans interested in the so-called "down-ticket" offices.
The group voted to require that all candidates file for the office they're seeking by February first.
That boxes in Attorney General Mark Earley and Lieutenant Governor John Hager from dropping back from the race for governor to run again for the offices they currently hold.
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((JOHN HAGER: WELL I THINK IT'S WRONG. BUT IT'S PART OF THE OVERALL FILING DEADLINE. WE'RE NOT DOWN THERE FIGHTING IT. I JUST THINK THAT A WEEK IS AN ETERNITY IN POLITICS. AND IT'S A MISTAKE TO CLOSE ANY DOORS UNTIL YOU GET TO THE END OF THE ROAD IN WHATEVER PROCESS YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.))
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Mark Earley did NOT oppose the February deadline... appearing confident of his chances at the top spot on the ticket.
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[IN Q=I think]

((MARK EARLEY/ATTORNEY GENERAL: I THINK IT'S GONNA BE A CONTEST THAT BUILDS THE PARTY. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY TODAY IS STRONGER AND MORE UNITED THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN, AND AS A MAJORITY PARTY WE'RE GONNA HAVE CONTESTS WITHIN OUR PARTY FOR SEATS.))
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[OUT Q=within our party for seats.]
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The party will pick its 2001 slate at a June convention.
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[Barak]


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Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak has resigned.
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The move is being seen as a tactical maneuver to block rival Benjamin Netanyahu from challenging him.
Barak's resignation will trigger an election for prime minister in February but Netanyahu isn't currently eligible to seek the office because he's not a member of the parliament.
The move has touched off debate among some Israeli politicians about amending the election law to allow anyone to run.
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Verizon communications is calling it a "malicious attack."
Millions of junk messages have slowed down e-mail for some Verizon Communications Internet customers.
Verizon is investigating the source of the messages - and says it knows the Internet service provider where the messages originated.
Customers most likely affected by the delay are Verizon's Internet customers in the old Bell Atlantic territory from Virginia to Maine.

[Tease#1]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[SS=None]

[BOTH MICS HOT] If you were out and about in Roanoke last night- you may have noticed plenty of police. They did their first sobriety checkpoint of this holiday season... We'll have an update.
[ANCHOR=Leo]

And...
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[VO-NAT]

in this week's Virginia Profile - Teresa Hamilton goes underground - to check out one Franklin County couple's haven.
We leave you now with the sound of Keith Bryant - we'll hear much more from him later on News 7 Sunday Morning.
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[LIVE MUSIC UP] [lottery bump] [comm]











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[ANCHOR=Leo]
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Everyone's house is unique in one way or another. But few can say the MAJORITY of their home is 15- feet below ground. That's just one thing that sets this Franklin County home apart from others. Teresa Hamilton takes us down under in this week's Virginia Profile.
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(( Steve and Gigi Helms are used to friends and family stopping by to tour their Franklin County home... a house as unique for its wide variety of wood as the fact it's partially underground.
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((DO YOU EVER GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC? STEVE HELMS/CIVIL ENGINEER: NO, NEVER. I LOVE IT.))
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[OUT Q= i love it.]

Steve is a civil engineer and has had a hand in every aspect of the house which he designed and started building 20- years ago. Steve even gathered the rocks for the living room fireplace which took him three months to complete.
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((IT'S REALLY A LOT OF WORK IN THAT, IT'S TWO DUMP TRUCKS OF ROCK IN THERE, PROBABLY FIVE OR SIX LOADS OF FILL ROCK OR SCRAP ROCK))
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Although the majority of the house is below ground... the living room and kitchen are NOT.
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((YOU HAVE YOUR KITCHEN ON THAT SIDE, THAT'S ALL BLACK WALNUT.))
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The house also includes a unique staircase... which is strong enough to support a walkway leading to an oak loft above the living room.
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((I WANTED AN UPSTAIRS IN THE HOUSE AND SOMETHING TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIGGER, SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT, A CONVERSATION PIECE, OF COURSE, EVERYTHING IN HERE IS A CONVERSATION PIECE.))
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Especially the rest of the house... which is 15- feet underground.
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((RIGHT HERE IS MY DEN ALL BUILT OUT OF BRAZILIAN PINE. ))
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What makes the house truly unique, though, are the stories behind each room.
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((AS A KID MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBORS WE USED TO STAY THERE A LOT, THEY DIDN'T HAVE AN INDOOR BATH, THEY HAD A JOHNNY HOUSE AND I ALWAYS SAID IF I GET A HOUSE OF MY OWN, I'M GOING TO PUT ME A JOHNNY HOUSE IN IT, SO THIS IS MY JOHNNY HOUSE.))


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The master bedroom is also a conversation piece... built to resemble a log cabin. In here, you'll also find another kind of wood.
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((THIS HERE IS CYPRUS, CAME FROM THE SWAMPS OF NORTH CAROLINA.))
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Explaining the uniqueness of their home has sometimes been a challenge for the Helms... who take it all in stride.
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(( I TELL THEM I HAVE TO GO HOME AND CUT THE ROOF AND MOW THE ROOF. AND PLANT FLOWERS ON THE ROOF. ))
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And, you can expect even more jokes. The Helms plan to build a gazebo on the roof in the near future. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Franklin County.))


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Federal investigators scoured the scene of a Roanoke house fire last week. But the deadly blaze they are investigating - occurred nearly five years ago. In this week's Virginia Newsreel - Keith Humphry looks back at the "accidental" fire that has been rekindled - as a possible case of arson.
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[SUPER=21-Roanoke/February 11, 1996; 1:21]
[SUPER=21-Mark Leftwich/Father; 1:53]
[SUPER=21-Chief Jim Grigsby/Roanoke Fire-EMS; 2:22]
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[best fire pics] Shortly before 10 on the night of January 20-th, 1996 - flames broke out at 1228 Stewart Avenue. [Goldie pic from Leftwich Reel TC 22:32] Inside were Goldie Christine Duncan - her [Patricia pic from Leftwich Reel TC 20:12] daughter - Patricia Leftwich - and [4 kids on couch pic from Leftwich Reel TC 23:11] Patricia's four children. Leftwich said [best firefighting pics from Leftwich Reel TCs 14:13, 15:47] she smelled smoke - went downstairs to investigate... and the fire spread too rapidly for her to return to her mother and children.
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[IN Q=I BELIEVE]

((2:18 - I BELIEVE WHEN SHE WALKED INTO THAT ROOM AND OPENED THAT FRONT DOOR SHE GAVE THIS FIRE OXYGEN TO TAKE OFF AND THAT FRESH SURGE OF OXYGEN THAT SHE WAS INVESTIGATING IS WHAT ACCELERATED THE BURN ON THIS THING -- 2:29)) [RUNS11]
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[from Leftwich Reel - different shots of firefighters with bodies - TC 16:22, 16:42, 17:08] Firefighters were able to knock down the flames quickly - but it was too late for Duncan [quick shots of EACH of the following pictures on Leftwich Reel (in this order!) at TC 20:27, 20:45, 21:50, 21:32, 21:13] and ALL of the Leftwich children. They ranged in age from three to six years old - Mark was the oldest - then Clyde, Patrick and the youngest, Nancy. Investigators quickly determined what they THOUGHT was the cause of the blaze.
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((18:14 -- APPARENTLY THERE WAS CARPETING ON TOP OF OR IN CLOSE VICINITY OF THE CORD AS IT BEGAN TO OVERHEAT AND CAUSED THAT TO MELT GREAT PROBLEMS FROM THAT THE NOXIOUS FUMES ALSO (?) PROBLEMS WITH RESIDENTS THERE - 18:29 )) [RUNS15]
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[back to fire pics] They said the fire was sparked by an extension cord and the space heater it was powering... There were NO smoke detectors in the rental home. [funeral footage from Leftwich Reel TC 27:45] Family members said Patricia was in shock. [shots of children's caskets from Leftwich Reel TCs 25:52, 26:23, 26:54; then shots of several hearses at TC 30:11] As her children and mother were laid to rest... people rallied to help the Leftwiches, and prevent such a tragedy in the future. The rotary club donated smoke detectors - a newly-formed coalition demanded inspections of rental properties. Hundreds of individuals AND businesses donated money - and people [music benefit footage from tape 95-111 TC 58:50] and bands from across the state turned out for a musical benefit to help Patricia and the children's father, Mark Leftwich...
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((MARK LEFTWICH/FATHER: I JUST WANT EVERYBODY'S HOME TO BE SAFE, SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH -- 59:40 -- WHAT I WENT THROUGH. CAUSE I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO SEE ANYBODY SUFFER THE WAY I SUFFERED.)) [RUNS13]
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[Patricia pic from Leftwich Reel Tape, TC 20:12] Last year, Patricia Leftwich received [best unused fire pics of bodies being carried to ambulances on Leftwich Reel around TC 15:57] a 2-point-4 MILLION dollar settlement from her lawsuit against Arvin Industries, the space heater manufacturer, and Moore and Company, the real estate firm which owned the house. But that lawsuit didn't just yield a settlement - it sparked a new investigation.
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[IN Q=During the process]

((CHIEF JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE EMS DEPT.: DURING THE PROCESS OF A CIVIL TRIAL THERE WAS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT SURFACED, THERE WERE ADDITIONAL THEORIES THAT SURFACED, AND ADDITIONAL TESTIMONY THAT SURFACED. WHEN WE GOT THE INFORMATION BACK WE FELT THAT IT WAS OUR DUTY TO REVIEW THAT INFORMATION)) [RUNS15]
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[ATF agents at house from tape 00-40 TC 1:40:05] Roanoke officials announced they were re-opening the investigation - as a possible case of ARSON. Last week, investigators with the department of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms began reconstructing the burned-out house, with a process called "Forensic Mapping." Local authorities say it may help to determine the cause of the fire - again. And while authorities say they DO have suspects in mind - they AREN'T saying who those suspects are.
That's Virginia Newsreel. I'm Keith Humphry.))

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DENISE AD LIB TOSS TO LEO

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LEO Q & A with Keith

[super=01-Keith Bryant/www.KeithByrant.Com;]



And what will you be playing for us right now?
KEITH PLAYS SONG - GO DIRECTLY INTO ALBUMS BUMP THEN BREAK!!!

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The U-S Supreme Court trumps the Florida Supreme Court - and stops the recounts that were underway in Florida.
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[vo-nat] And... Roanoke City's finest carry out the first sobriety checkpoint of the season. The latest just ahead...
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[Recount]


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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments from both sides vying for the presidency of the United States.
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The high court in a five to four decision yesterday, halted the hand recounts ordered by the Florida Supreme Court.

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((JAMES BAKER/BUSH CAMPAIGN ADVISOR: WE ARE EXTREMELY GRATIFIED THAT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT HAS ONCE AGAIN RECOGNIZED OR SEEN WHAT WE THINK ARE SOME VERY SERIOUS DEFICIENCIES IN THE WAY THE PROCESS HAS BEEN CONDUCTED. DAVID BOIES/GORE ATTORNEY: WE THINK THE RIGHT WAY TO LOOK AT IT IS THE WAY THE FOUR DISSENTING JUSTICES LOOKED AT IT, WHICH IS THAT THE LEGITIMACY OF ANY PRESIDENT THAT IS ELECTED IS GOING TO BE IMPAIRED UNLESS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S BEEN A FULL AND FAIR COUNT.))
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An unofficial Associated Press tally puts George W. Bush's lead over Al Gore at 177 votes in Florida.
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The High Court's decision was met with high praise by at least one crowd in Roanoke yesterday.
The annual Don Huffman Republican Advance took place at the Hotel Roanoke this weekend.
The meeting could shape the G-O-Ps role in the 2001 state elections.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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((
The Republican Advance is all about grass-roots politicking.
But it's also strategy time... when the party's state central committee makes the decisions that really matter in the next political season.
Here, a deadline that boxes in Lieutenant Governor John Hager and Attorney General Mark Earley.
They must declare they're running for governor by February first-- so neither can back out and run again for the post they currently hold.
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((JOHN HAGER: WE'RE NOT DOWN THERE FIGHTING IT. I JUST THINK THAT A WEEK IS AN ETERNITY IN POLITICS. AND IT'S A MISTAKE TO CLOSE ANY DOORS UNTIL YOU GET TO THE END OF THE ROAD IN WHATEVER PROCESS YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.))
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((BRUCE MEYER: IF THEY DON'T WANT TO RUN FOR GOVERNOR AND FEEL THEY CAN'T WIN, THEN THEY SHOULD DROP OUT RIGHT NOW.))

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((RANDY FORBES: IT'S TOO LATE ONCE YOU GET TO JUNE TO SAY ...YOU JUST CAN'T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO. THAT'S ALL.))
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Forbes was the chief author of the deadline.
He's stepping down as party chair to run for Lieutenant Governor... and doesn't want to be crowded out by Hager.
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((A REAL CONTEST FOR GOVERNOR.. IT'S NOT REALLY WHERE EVERYONE'S FOCUSED THIS WEEKEND.))
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The mood is ever-changing, with the events surrounding the Florida recount.
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((mark earley: I THINK IT'S JUST ANOTHER DRAMATIC...AND IT DOES.))
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One Virginian is actually threatening a lawsuit against any Democrat who tries to mess with the electoral college members.
[sot 03:23:37]

((MORTON BLACKWELL/RNC COMMITTEEMAN: I AM CONCERNED THAT PEOPLE MIGHT BE SUBJECT TO ATTEMPTS AT BRIBING...THREATS OF VARIOUS SORTS.))
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So as this party lines up in various camps for 2001, its activists demonstrated here they are all united in their contempt for Al Gore and his Democratic supporters nationwide.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Roanoke.))



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The teen who led police on a mahunt in Rockbridge County Friday may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Virginia State Police say the teen died from a contact gunshot wound to the right side of the head. An autopsy was performed yesterday, but a state police spokesman says the medical examiner would NOT clarify if the wound was self-inflicted.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Friday]

19-year-old David Owen Sensabaugh escaped police custody early Friday morning by stealing a patrol car. He was later tracked to an area about four miles west of Lexington. That's when Sensabaugh apparently fired at 45 caliber handgun at deputies, and a deputy returned fire with a shotgun.

Sensabaugh was shot in the head and side.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Family members tell News 7 Sensabaugh may have killed himself because he felt trapped and had no where else to run.





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[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-38; 1:34:51]
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Roanoke City Police crack down on those who've had a little too much "holiday cheer"... with the first sobriety checkpoint of the season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

35 officers stopped cars on the 31-hundred block of Franklin Road Southwest between Beechwood and Avenham. The checkpoint was set up at 10 p-m Saturday .. and a police spokesman reports more than 300 cars came through. Authorities handed out 3 D-U-I-s and 6 drug charges in addition to 38 tickets given for various other offenses. Several cars were towed and police report one person was arrested for being a habitual offender. The police department says the site was chosen because of alcohol-related traffic crashes and drunk driving arrests in that area.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[BOTH MICS HOT]
A Roanoke College graduate is indicted for a hazing incident that allegedly went too far. Details ahead.
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And.....
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[VO-NAT]

we're hanging out with Lee Suggs in today's Sports Extra.
But first... your travel forecast...
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[Leo MIC hot] [ No 2-shot toss go straight to Travel Bump] [LIVE music under]

[Health-Check]


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A new Community Health and Wellness Center moves into northwest Roanoke.
That's just one of the stories in this week's Health Check.
Joy Sutton has more.
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[SUPER=01-Evelyn Manning/Patient; :21]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :45]
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For residents in Northwest Roanoke -- Kuumba Community Health and Wellness Center -- will mean access to affordable health care right in their own neighborhood - especially for those who are uninsured or underinsured.
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[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]
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While this is not a free clinic -- it does offer a sliding scale fee for those who qualify.
The Center offers family medicine for all ages and is open Monday thru Friday.
[tape # 00-55, 16:26 or the tapes are in the cubby, DO NOT USE THE 5PM VERSION -- THE PRE-PRO IS WRONG]


In other health news,
Some former Lewis Gale Clinic physicians are opening-up a brand new clinic.
Braebrun Family Practice and Urgent Care will officially open for patients on Monday. [use pre-pro]
There will be six doctors and two nurse practitioners at the facility.
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[IN Q=We're trying to fill the void ]

((WE'RE TRYING TO FILL THE VOID THAT WAS LEFT WHEN 15 PHYSICIANS LEFT THE COMMUNITY A YEAR AND HALF AGO AND TAKES TIME BUT WE'RE GETTING THERE)) [RUNS09]
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For months, the doctors had been leasing out the former Lee-Hi Clinic.
Lewis Clinic actually plans to re-open that site January 8th. It will be called Lee-Hi Medical Center -- [Pre-pro] And will have four family physicians. The Center will have urgent care.

[tape # ]


In other medical news, Lewis Gale Medical Center and Carilion Health System are named among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for orthopedic care by H-C-I-A Sachs Institute.
The hospitals were ranked according to their performance on several procedures including knee and hip replacement.
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[SOT17:28]
[IN Q=They looked at over 700-thousand]

((JAMES THWEATT: THEY LOOKED AT OVER 700-THOUSAND MEDICARE CASES, THEY RATED SUCH THINGS AS OUTCOMES, LENGTH OF STAY, MORTALITY, VARIOUS OTHER COMPONENTS )) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=components]


Carilion was also named among the top 100 hundred hospitals for treating strokes.
That's this week health check, I'm Joy Sutton.))
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You've heard the sounds of local musician Keith Bryant throughout the morning.
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Denise joins Keith again with more...
DENISE AD LIB TOSS TO DENISE

LEO Q & A with Keith

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And what will you be playing for us right now?
KEITH PLAYS SONG - GO DIRECTLY INTO BREAK!!!


[Hazing-Indictment]


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A Roanoke College graduate has been indicted for allegedly pulling a gun on a fraternity pledge. According to court documents, 23-year-old Scott Adam Ashkar manhandled the pledge while drunk and pulled a gun. The college suspended the fraternity after the alleged hazing incident. Prosecutors say they won't extradite Ashkar from Massachusetts, but they say they will charge him on a weapons count if he returns to Salem.



[Sports-Extra]


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The NCAA's reigning touchdown king, Lee Suggs, has been a busy man this week - working in trips to Richmond and Salem in between classes and weight training. Mike Stevens says the Three-time former Friday Football Extra Player of the Week from William Fleming proved he can score just as big off the field as he has on it this season.
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[SUPER=01-Juanita Suggs/Lee's Mom; 1:30]
[SUPER=01-George "Kila" Miller/Suggs' High School Coach; 1:43]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; 2:03]
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((Suggs dropped by the Friday Football Extra awards banquet on Wednesday night and signed as many autographs for adults as he did for the teenagers in attendance. Just 24 hours earlier, he was the toast of Richmond having just been crowned the 2000 Dudley Award winner at the Downtown Club. So far it's been a rewarding postseason for the former Colonel. He has been named the best offensive player in his conference, the best overall player in the his home state and been treated like a king in his hometown. Yet he remains what he has always been - humble and appreciative. ((LEE SUGGS:)) ((LEE SUGGS SR.)) ((JUANITA SUGGS:)) ((GEORGE MILLER:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Suggs and the rest of his teammates resume practice for Clemson this coming Friday. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))