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Today on News 7 at 5, a new study examines the problems of the working poor in the Valley. We'll see what it says.


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Also we'll speak with the undercover officer who posed as a student in a Roanoke County school for almost a year.
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Also today, we'll see what a local hospital is doing to ease parking problems,
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and in Sports, Virginia Tech football fans get an early Christmas present. Micheal Vick says he's remaining a Hokie.
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Three quarters of a million people in Virginia are poor. The Virginia Council Against Poverty says even people who leave welfare and get a job often stay poor -- due to meager wages, work hours and benefits. Today's study suggests ways to help people like Tonya Peters who is, as Tina Tenret shows us, one of Virginia's working poor.
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Tonya Peters works full time helping low income families in the projects. She says she makes more than minimum wage but still, can barely feed her own three children.
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((TONYA PETERS: IF PEOPLE ARE REALLY TRYING AND STRIVING AND DOING EVERYTHING THEY CAN DO TO MAKE IT WORK, THERE OUGHTTA BE SOMETHING OUT THERE TO HELP US.))
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Tonya is typical of Virginia's poor -- lacking Medicaid coverage, for example, for her husband's multiple sclerosis medicine. [ENTER PRE-PRO] The Virginia Council Against Poverty says childcare, health insurance and Medicaid coverage, wages, training opportunities, and low income housing must be improved.
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((TED EDLICH/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: I DON'T SEE HOW PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO KEEP THEIR FAMILIES INTACT WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE. JUST ONE TRIP TO THE HOSPITAL, THEN YOU'VE GOT AN INDEBTEDNESS THAT'S VERY DIFFERENT TO PAY AND RUINS YOUR CREDIT.))
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Tonya, meantime, is pursuing her bachelor's degree in social work -- trying to uplift the next generation. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke

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A three-car accident in Montgomery County this morning killed one person and seriously injured another.
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It happened just after nine on Route 8 near Christiansburg.
State police say 69-year-old Virginia Dowdy Roop of Radford was killed.
Her car was struck head-on by a brown Ford driven by 64-year-old Charles Kempfer of Riner.
Kempfer was pinned in his car for nearly an hour.
He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A third driver was not injured.
The accident blocked traffic on Route 8 for nearly two hours.
No one has been charged.
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Three former Northside High School students were in court today- -facing a youthful- looking undercover officer who had bought drugs from them... or what they may have THOUGHT was some illicit substances.
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Katrina Moulton spent 10 months posing as a student.
She testified today that in some cases, she ended up getting something that looked like the real McCoy but wasn't.
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((IN SOME INSTANCES, I ACTUALLY THINK THE KIDS THOUGHT THE STUFF THEY BOUGHT WAS THE REAL DEAL AND NOT FAKE STUFF. AND SO THEY THEMSELVES COULD HAVE BEEN TRYING TO PULL A FAST ONE ON ME OR THEY MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN THAT WHAT THEY BOUGHT WAS IMITATION.))
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In some instances the students warned her that the stuff was so potent that she'd better be careful with it.
And a lot of it was real. Moulton testified she "scored" L-S-D, marijuana, ecstasy and crystal meth.
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Two of the juvenile suspects in court today were sent back to the detention center, pending final disposition, because they had tested positive for drugs.

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FBI Agents were out in the streets today- but they weren't working on a case- They were protesting-
They're sending President Clinton a message- There should be no clemency for a convicted killer.
Teri Okita has more.
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(( For the first time ever... hundreds of FBI agents marched in Washington ... to protest the release and pardon of Leonard Peltier, an American Indian activist convicted in the 1975 killing of two, young agents. The men were shot-to-death while searching for robbery suspects on the Pine Ridge Indian reservation in South Dakota. Dave Murphy/FBI Supervisory Special Agent: It's a sense that there was an injustice done to agents and that it was time for us to speak out as an organization to give our point of view. The case drew renewed attention when the White House announced
that President Clinton would review all pending requests for executive clemency before he leaves office.
Peltier supporters, shown here at a New York City rally last week, say he deserves clemency because there's little evidence that HE was the shooter. And they say he was framed with falsified evidence because he's an outspoken supporter of reservation sovereingnty. Jennifer Harbury/Peltier Attorney: "Even the court of appeals that denied Mr. Peltier a new trial admitted that it was a technicality, that gross abuses had occurred, and that Mr. Peltier might well be innocent." Peltier's attorney says she is very disappointed with the FBI demonstration. Jennifer Harbury/Peltier Attorney: "We think it's a sad day for democracy when our armed forces march through the streets to influence a decision for mercy and justice by a civilian president.'' TERI OKITA: FBI Agents rarely protest, but all of them asked for the day off so they could march....thousands of ho couldn't march signed a petition ...protesting Peltier's possible clemency. There's no word when President Clinton will make his decision. Teri Okita, CBS News, Washington.))

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Coming up next on our newscast, President-elect George W. Bush puts together his White House staff.
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[VO] and after years of international pressure, the last reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear power plant is shut down.
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The site of the world's worst nuclear accident is shut down ... for good.
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With the flick of a switch- Officials turned off the only working reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power plant.
The shut down comes 14 years after another Cherynobyl reactor blew up- sending a radioactive cloud over Europe.
Thousands of clean up workers have since died- and millions of others suffer from radiation related ailments.
The closing came after intense international pressure- but some Ukranians are upset- saying the shut down will cost them jobs and much needed power.
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President-elect George W. Bush started making good on his promise to reach across party lines today. And he's expected to make his first cabinet announcement with 24 hours. Lee Cowan has more from Austin, Texas.
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(( In his first press conference since becoming President-Elect -- George W. Bush came as close as he ever has to formally naming Colin Powell as Secretary of State.

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"I look forward to making the announcement tomorrow."

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If it comes, it would happen at the Governor's ranch. The same place he met with Powell two weeks ago.

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The news came while Bush was meeting with Sen. John Breaux -- a centrist Democrat known for being a congressional "deal maker."

He had been widely rumored to be on the Governor's short list for Energy Secretary -- an attractive offer, but not attractive enough.

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"One of the things the Senator made clear is he wants to stay in the Senate and work with -- to work to get something done."

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It may be a familiar refrain. The 50-50 split in the Senate, is making it difficult for ranking Democrats LIKE BREAUX to give up their seats -- and with them the balance of power.

But it's not the only problem. Despite the Governor's call for bi-partisansihp -- many right-wing Republicans are urging him to save some of the most powerful cabinet positions to staunch conservaties.

But GOP Governor John Engler, who met with the Dick Cheney this morning says it's not LABELS the Bush team is looking for, it's EXPERIENCE.

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"I think wether you are conservative moderate or liberal, if you are a good manager, they will be looking for you. If you are conservativ, moderate or liberal and a lousy manager, probably don't need to apply."

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Six days before unveiling his whole budget, Governor Jim Gilmore today announced 302 million dollars in new spending for higher education.
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But 249 million of that would be borrowed money, if the General Assembly approves the bonds.
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((OUR FOUNDATION AS THE BEST MANAGED STATE IN THE NATION IS OUR COVETED AAA BOND RATINGS. THIS ALLOWS THE COMMONWEALTH TO BORROW MONEY AT A LOWER RATE THAN MOST STATES. SOUND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND A STRONG ECONOMY HAVE ENABLED THE COMMONWEALTH TO BUILD A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF DEBT CAPACITY.))
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That means Gilmore can fund new college buildings and maintenance with loans -- freeing up money to help with the phase-out of the car tax.
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Among the new building projects: a 16 million dollar bio infor-matics complex at Virginia Tech, to harness the genetic codes of plants.
Also part of the larger college package: 3- and half percent pay raises for professors, with some extra money for merit pay.

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It's a sad fact that not everyone will have a Merry Christmas this year, but coming up next Jacey Birch will tell us what one organization is doing to help.
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With ten days left until Christmas Day... children are sure to be getting their hopes up for Santa's delivery.
Thankfully many of those children will NOT be dissapointed due to the many charitable organizations working to put smiles on their faces.
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Jacey Birch is in downtown Roanoke at the Rescue Mission where the toys are piling up.
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Still to come on the newscast, we will have reports from Blacksburg and Charlottesville as the Hokies and the Cavaliers prepare for their football bowl games.
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Plus on health check, we'll see what a local organization is doing to make a trip to the hospital at least a little easier.
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Finding a place to park used to be tough at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital- but in recent months it's gotten a lot easier.
Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us why.
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Front door service at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital not only includes assistance getting into a wheelchair but valet service as well.
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((NAT SOT: WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO TAKE THE CAR AND PARK IT IN THE FRONT LOT FOR YOU))

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Recently the hospital started the valet service so that patients wouldn't have to spend time searching for parking spots --instead they could come straight to the front parking lot and leave their cars even if the lot is full.
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((LARRY WRAY/LEAD VALET: THEY DON'T HAVE THE HASSLE OF DRIVING THROUGH THE GARAGE AND HAVING TO PARK FAR AWAY AND WALK BACK TO THE HOSPITAL. IT'S DEFINITELY A BIG HELP AND WE HOPE IT WILL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE)) [RUNS10]
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On average, the valets assist about 140 people a day.
Patients say it's made a big difference.
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((ROBERT AKERSON:I'VE COME HERE AND HAD TO DRIVE AROUND FOR A GOOD LITTLE WHILE TO FIND A PARKING SPACE, SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT HELP, GREAT HELP FOR US)) [RUNS09]
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: SINCE THE VALET PARKING STARTED HERE AT ROANOKE MEMORIAL IN MID OCTOBER THE MEDICAL STAFF SAYS MORE PATIENTS ARE ON TIME FOR THEIR APPOINTMENTS, KEEPING EVERYTHING RUNNING SMOOTHLY)) [RUNS10]
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((NAT SOT:IF YOU WANT TO PULL IN HERE ON YOUR LEFT. AND LEAVE YOUR KEYS WE'LL TAKE CARE OF IT FOR YOU))

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The service is offered Monday thru Friday from 5-30 in the morning to six in the evening.
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((LARRY WRAY: WE DO THIS FREE OF CHARGE THIS IS FOR ANYONE COMING IN AS A PATIENT OR HAS A HANDICAP PARKING PERMIT. WE DO NOT ACCEPT TIPS. IF WE HAVE PEOPLE INSISTENT OF GIVING US SOMETHING THAT MONEY IS PUT INTO THE CANCER CENTER SUNSHINE FUND)) [RUNS22]
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Carilion says this is just another step towards improving patient care.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

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The two minute sports ticker is on the road tonight with big news from Blacksburg
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concerning quarterback Michael Vick. With that and more we turn to our own Michael - Mike Stevens.
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The last day to shop most Internet sites is Sunday -- if you want your order to arrive by Christmas.
That's not the case for one on-line toy store with a local distribution center.
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You can shop "E-toys dot com" until midnight on December 20th.
E-toys employs 12-hundred people at its center in Pittsylvania County. It has another in California.
At least one analyst says having warehouses on both coasts puts E-toys ahead of the competition.
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((BRIAN GOTTSTEIN/LEGG MASON: THEY NO LONGER OUTSOURCE THEIR BUSINESS, SO ACTUALLY THEIR SUCCESS RATES ARE GOING UP. LAST TIME THEY WERE AUDITED ABOUT 99.3 PERCENT OF ALL ORDER WERE SUPPLIED ON TIME WITHIN 48 HOURS.))
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E-toys says everyone gets to play Santa by filling orders overnight.
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Christmas came early for students at Wasena Elementary in Roanoke.
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First through fifth graders got free bicycle helmets from the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Each student was fitted for a helmet and given a safety lesson.
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((BRETT BROWN: WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SAFETY AND SAFETY OF FAMILIES ESPECIALLY CHILDREN SO WE'VE DONATED 300 HELMETS... FOR ROANOKE BRINGING BICYCLE SAFETY AT THE FOREFRONT.))
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Roanoke passed an ordinance earlier this year that requires children under the age of 14 to wear a helmet.
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