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Today on News 7 at 5, the country is still anxiously awaiting the Supreme Court's ruling on the Presidential election. We'll have a live report.
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Also the man convicted of a murder at the Ironto rest stop will not get at new trial.
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First the cold blast and now we keep an eye to the south for the threat of more freezing rain. Details ahead.

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In other news, it may not be your father's Oldsmobile, but the car line will soon become a thing of the past.
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Also today, we will see what Roanoke County wants to do to attract more substitute teachers to the school system.
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((WE ARE NOT HERE TO VOTE FOR GORE OR BUSH BUT WE ARE HERE TO MAKE SURE FLORIDA GETS ELECTORAL VOTES WHICHEVER HAPPENS TO BE CERTIFIED.))
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While Florida's lawmakers vote for electors- America waits for a decision from the U-S Supreme Court.
It has been more than 24 hours since the nine justices hear arguments in the case of Bush versus Gore.
Gretchen Carlson is at the United States Supreme Court in Washington with more.
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((WHILE BUSH AND GORE SUPPORTERS DEBATED OUTSIDE... THE JUSTICES OF THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT WERE PRESUMABLY DOING THE SAME THING INSIDE.
JONATHAN TURLEY/CBS NEWS LEGAL CONSULTANT "THESE JUSTICES ARE NOT IN THE HABIT OF RUSHING DECISIONS OR EVEN MOVING IN A AN EXPEDITED MANNER."
EXPERTS SAY THE JUSTICES HAVE A NUMBER OF CHOICES. THEY COULD REVERSE THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT'S ORDER TO RESUME MANUAL RECOUNTS. OR THEY COULD SEND THE MATTER BACK TO FLORIDA FOR FURTHER PROCEEDINGS. TURLEY: "THAT MAY EFFECTIVELY END AL GORE'S CHANCES, IN THE SENSE THAT HE MIGHT NOT HAVE TIME TO DO A RECOUNT" THAT'S NOT THE ONLY THING STANDING IN AL GORE WAY... FLORIDA'S REPUBLICAN CONTROLLED LEGISLATURE IS TAKING STEPS TO MAKE SURE THE STATE'S 25 ELECTORS GO TO GOVERNOR BUSH. THE HOUSE VOTED YES ON THIS TODAY...THE SENATE IS EXPECTED TO VOTE TOMORROW. MEANTIME, THE CANDIDATES WAIT. VICE PRESIDENT GORE VENTURED TO THE WHITE HOUSE THIS AFTERNOON. GOVERNOR BUSH HASN'T BEEN SEEN IN PUBLIC SINCE YESTERDAY.))

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The Virginia Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction in Ironto Rest Stop murder.
It's a split decision: two judges voting to affirm the first-degree murder conviction; one strongly dissenting.
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State Police made up a story to get Bud Pritchett to come in and discuss the case.
Despite that, the majority in today's ruling concluded Pritchett went to State Police Headquarters voluntarily and that his confession was made voluntarily.
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There was never any physical evidence linking Pritchett to the rest-stop crime scene. Pritchett later testified that he just went along with what the police said during questioning.
In a 15-page dissenting opinion, Judge James Benton bluntly stated "the police lied to Pritchett... to lure him to the police station for interrogation."
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Opponents of the proposed Interstate 73 got four thousand dollars of free ad space from the Roanoke Times today because of an error at the paper.
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Tina Tenret has more from a public hearing in Franklin County.
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A cold and windy winter slam has hit the nation's upper midsection from Illinois to West Virginia.
As Lauren Bishop reports, airports were brought to a standstill whille millions of people spent the day climbing over the snow.
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ITS THE BIG DIG-OUT THE DAY AFTER. BLIZZARD CONDITIONS PUMMELED THE MIDWEST AND SWEPT INTO THE NORTHEAST, DUMPING UP TO 20 INCHES OF SNOW IN SOME PLACES. OTHERS BATTLED SLEET AND HIGH WINDS- THE STORM LEFT BEHIND PILES OF SNOW AND BONE CHILLING COLD.

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I can handle anything but snow and ice, thats my problem.
MORE THAN A FOOT OF SNOW-CLOSED SCHOOLS AND COURTS IN LOWER MICHIGAN AND LEFT TRAVELERS WAITING AT THE GATES AND INSIDE PLANES IN CHICAGO AND DETROIT.
AS THE STORM MOVED EASTWARD, DANGEROUS WINDS, WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 80 MILES AN HOUR SWEPT THROUGH OHIO, WEST VIRGINIA, AND NEW YORK, TOPPLING TREES AND DOWNING ICE LADEN POWER LINES, LEAVING THOUSANDS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY. THE TWO BUSIEST AIRPORTS IN THE NORTHEAST, LAGUARDIA AND NEWARK WERE ALSO HIT WITH MAJOR DELAYS.

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I know we havent had it in a good while. I knew it was coming sooner or later.
((TRACK)) PLOWS STRUGGLED TO CLEAR TREACHEROUS ROADS COVERED WITH DRIFTING SNOW. EVERYWHERE HIGHWAYS WERE LITTERED WITH STRANDED VECHICLES, RAMPS CHOKED WITH STALLED CARS AND JACKKNIFED SEMIS.
((BISHOP STANDUP)) THE SNOWS HAVE GIVEN WAY TO CLEARER SKIES, GIVING FOLKS JUST ENOUGH TIME TO PUT DOWN THEIR SHOVELS AND REST UP BEFORE THE NEXT STORM, EXPECTED TO ROLL THROUGH ON WEDNESDAY.
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((TRACK)) IN DETROIT, LAUREN BISHOP FOR CBS NEWS.
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One of the country's best known car lines is going to end production. We'll have that story is after the break,
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[VO] But first four marines are killed in the crash of an already troubled military aircraft.
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A fatal crash of a military Aircraft last night- prompts the Marine corps to ground the fleet of high tech planes.
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This is one of the planes- It is the M-V 22 Osprey. The Marines have grounded the eight remaining high tech planes after last night's crash.
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The Osprey crashed in North Carolina- killing all four crew members. It is the second fatal crash this year-
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((WE HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING HAPPEN TO THE AIRCRAFT THAT HAVE NOT BEEN HUMAN FACTORS. WE DON'T KNOW YET WHAT CAUSED THIS ONE.))
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The plane takes off like a helicopter but flies like a regular plane.
A panel of outside experts will review the Osprey's performance, cost and safety issues.
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Before long it won't be your father's Oldsmobile- but perhaps your collectors Oldsmobile-
General Motors says it will phase out its Oldsmobile division over several years-
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((WE PLAN TO CONTINUE TO BUILD AND SELL CURRENT OLDSMOBILE PRODUCTS UNTIL THE END OF THEIR PLANNED LIFECYCLE UNLESS THE DEMAND SHOUDL FALL BELOW ECONOMICALLY VIABLE LEVELS.)) ((I STRESS- NOT EASY FOR US. THERE IS A GOOD DEAL OF EMOTION COMBINED WITH THE HARD BUSINESS FACTS.)) [BUTT TO 15:15:04]
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G-M also says it will reduce salaried employment by ten percent in North America and Europe next year.


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Hiring substitute teachers is a problem for many area school systems.
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Next week-- the Roanoke County school board will vote on a proposal that may alleviate the problem. The school system currently requires a four year degree in any field to work as a substitute. But the school system is considering lowering the educational requirements. Under the proposal-- substitutes would only be required to have an Associate's Degree or two years of college. At Northside High school-- it's often a juggling act when there's not enough help.
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((ALLEN JOURNELL/NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: WE USE ANYBODY THAT WE CAN FIND, WE USE ATHLETIC DIRECTORS, LIBRARIANS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS AND PRIMARILY TEACHERS WHO HAVE PLANNING PERIODS WHO CAN COVER FOR EACH OTHER. ))
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The Roanoke County school board will vote on the proposal Monday night.
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Missing habitat for humunaity money put six new homes on hold- but now those homes are being built.
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Patty Furrow and her son moved into their new Habitat house today.
First National Bank and its employees helped pay for and build the house.
In October, Habitat and several other New River Valley charities found more than half-a-million dollars missing from their financial management company, N-R-C Management.
But six of seven Habitat houses are moving forward... assisted by 57-thousand dollars in donations over the last two months.
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((TERRY FITZWATER-PALMORE: WITH THE 57-THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT'S BEEN RAISED SINCE OCTOBER, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PUT THAT MONEY INTO THE HOUSES AND AS THAT MONEY COMES IN, WE'LL CONTINUE TO PUT THEM INTO THE HOUSES, SO WE CAN KEEP THEM OFF HOLD. OF COURSE, IF THE MONEY STOPS, THEN THE HOUSES WILL STOP AGAIN. ))
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No one has been charged yet in the disappearance of the charities' money.
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Stay tuned to News 7. Coming up a little later in the newscast, Jacey Birch will show us what's going on behind the scenes at Toys for Tots.



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Coming up today in Sports, Will Virginia Tech lose one of its coaches to another team? Mike Stevens will have the answer.
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Also if you're missing some of your favorite comic strips, stay tuned. We'll tell you where you can find them on the net.
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Safety advocates say a primary enforcement seatbelt law could save as many as 80 lives a year in Virginia.
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But the bill died on a 10-10 tie in the House Transportation Committee today.
That means its chance of passage in the 2001 General Assembly is less likely.
The bill would allow Virginia police officers to pull drivers and ticket them for NOT wearing a belt-- instead of only writing a ticket if they were pulled for another offense.
Opponents say it's an unwarranted invasion of privacy.
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One of the bill's patrons says he will reintroduce it.
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Some lawmakers say the bill could invite police abuse, especially if racial profiling is a factor.
But key black legislators say they've changed their minds, once they realized highway fatalities where seatbelts were NOT used were more frequent among African-Americans.

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Good evening everybody and welcome to the Tuesday ticker that gets started with good news for Virginia Tech football fans.
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Tech offensive coordinator Rickey Bustle will NOT be leaving the Hokies to take over as the new head coach at the University of Toledo.
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Bustle was in Toledo interviewing for the job yesterday, but late this afternoon the folks at Toledo decided to stay in-house as they picked Tom Amstutz. The 45 year old has been an assistant for the Rockets for 21 years. Bustle is one of the more popular Tech assistants. He has been the Hokies offensive coordinator for 7 seasons, and he has been a part of Frank Beamer's staff for 13 years.
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Last night's Monday night football game turned out to be a postseason bonanza for the Denver Broncos - even though they didn't even play.
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With Indianapolis knocking off Buffalo 44-to-20 on the Colts home turf at the RCA dome - the Bills were officially eliminated from the playoffs. Their exit put Denver in the postseason. The Colts are still in the hunt, but have not yet locked down a spot.
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Denver should have its main men ready for its season finale this coming weekend. Both Brian Griese and Terrell Davis have been cleared to play against the 49ers. Also, the Redskins say Jeff George will remain the team's starting quarterback for the final two games this season. George is 1 and 3 as a starter this season.

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The Roanoke Express is back in action this Thursday night on the road against Greensboro.
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In addition to practicing, the team has also been doing some public relations work for the Express. Two players and head coach Perry Florio delivered coffee and donuts to a local business as part of a deal Florio engineered on his pre game radio show.
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Coming up at six, more the coffee and donut delivery, and we will give you the date for next seasons Tech/UVa football game, plus hear more from George Welsh on his retirement.

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Michael Jackson is heading back to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Jackson is being recognized for his contributions to music as a solo act.
He is already in the Hall as a member of the Jackson Five.
Paul Simon is also going in for the second time. He was previously inducted with Art Garfunkel.
Also going into the Hall of Fame this year will be Aerosmith, Queen, Steely Dan and the late Ritchie Valens.
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If you have noticed your days are not starting off with a chuckle like they used to, it might not be your disposition....you may be missing your favorite comic strip.
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If your newspaper has dropped your favorite, or if you would like to find something new to laugh at, our website of the day should put a smile back on your face.
U-Comics-dot-com has many of the most popular strips. You can even have them e-mailed straight to your computer every day.
In addition, there are classic strips and archives available.
So to find a lost cartoon friend or maybe make a new one, try our website of the day.
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You can find it through a link to our website at WDBJ7-dot-com.[5-Feature]


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When you're checking it twice... there are some children you may want to add to your christmas list.
The Salvation Army is just one of the numerous charities looking for your help this holiday.
Jacey Birch has more from Toys for Tots headquarters where the volunteer elves have been hard at work.
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