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Coming up on News 7-
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President elect George W. Bush nominates Colin Powell to be the next Secretary of State. A tornado touches down in Alabama, killing seven and destroying dozens. And the cash registers are ringing in big bucks in Salem.
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News 7 is next.

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((GEORGE W. BUSH: TODAY IT'S MY PRIVILEGE TO MAKE THAT ANNOUNCEMENT TO ASK HIM TO BECOME THE 65TH SECRETARY OF STATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.))
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A history making election followed by a history making appointment...
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Good Evening, I'm Kate Weidaw, in for Teresa Hamilton.

[Bush-Powell]


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Colin Powell is on track to become America's first black Secretary of State. President-Elect George W. Bush nominated the retired general today .. and more appointments are on the way. Terisa Estacio reports from Austin, Texas.
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((AFTER MONTHS OF DROPPING HINTS, PRESIDENT-ELECT GEORGE W. BUSH FINALLY ANNOUNCED HIS CHOICE FOR SECRETARY OF STATE.

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"It is a great honor for me to submit the name to the United States Senate of Colin L. Powell as Secretary of State."

RETIRED GENERAL COLIN POWELL FORMALLY ACCEPTED THE NOMINATION ... AT A GATHERING IN CRAWFORD, TEXAS. POWELL ASSURED THE CROWD THAT AMERICA'S LONGSTANDING ROLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST WOULD CONTINUE UNDER HIS WATCH. BUT HE SAYS HE PLANS TO REVIEW U.S. TROOP DEPLOYMENTS IN BOSNIA AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD.

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"Our armed forces are stretched rather thin, and there's a limit to how many of these deployments we can sustain."
POWELL ALSO PROMISED TO FIGHT FOR THE GROWING NEEDS OF THE U-S ARMED FORCES.

(SOT: POWELL) - 12:51:07

"We must make sure that when they go to do the work of the American people, they not only have the support that they need, they have the resources that they need."
BUSH'S FIRST CABINET PICK COMES WITH AN IMPRESSIVE RESUME. THE 63-YEAR OLD, FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF ... SERVED UNDER THREE PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATIONS. AND NOW IF CONFIRMED, POWELL WILL BECOME THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO SERVE AS SECRETARY OF STATE.

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"I hope it will give inspiration to young African-Americans coming along. But beyond that, all young Americans coming along."
POWELL LATER HAD LUNCH WITH HIS FUTURE BOSS AT BUSH'S TEXAS RANCH. BUT THE RETIRED GENERAL JOKED THAT HE WAS PLEASED THE ACTUAL ANNOUNCEMENT WASN'T HELD THERE.

(SOT: POWELL) - 12:52:29

"I'm from the South Bronx and I don't care what you say, those cows look dangerous."

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MORE APPOINTMENTS EXPECTED TO BE ANNOUNCED SUNDAY .... ))


[Bowl-Impact]


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The Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl has returned to Salem. The annual Division three football championship brings more than players and their families - it brings big bucks...
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((BOB MAY: THANK YOU HOPE YOU HAVE A MERRY CHRISTMAS.))
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Business at the Countryside Classics store on Main Street in Salem is busier then ever and it's not because Christmas is a little more than a week away.

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((BOB MAY: OUR CUSTOMER COUNT IS WAY UP ON THIS SATURDAY AND IT IS THE STAGG BOWL, WE HAVE A LOT OF OUT OF TOWN PEOPLE ON BOTH TEAMS THAT COME.))
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Thousand come in each year to see the best division three football teams go head to head for the championship. It means hotel rooms are filled.

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((DAVE SISSON/QUALITY INN MANAGER: OUR SLOW PERIOD STARTS IN DECEMBER SO IT REALLY HELPS OUT.))
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And since the bowl comes back year after year so do the customers.

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((DAVE SISSON: AND WE HAVE REPEAT BUSINESS SO THAT MAKES IT PRETTY GOOD.))
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Restaurants like Macados see the tables fill up during a time when most of the college students are packing up to go home for the holidays.

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((REEDER TIMMONS/MACADOS MANAGER: IT'S KIND OF INTERESTING BECAUSE WE'VE HAD SOME OF THE SAME TEAMS YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT SO WE KIND OF GOTTEN FAMILIAR WITH US WE TALK WITH THEM EVERY YEAR AND IT'S A LOT OF FUN.))
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And Timmons says it's great for businesses to see the cash register ringing in the bucks.

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((REEDER TIMMONS: WE REALLY LIKE HAVING IT IN SALEM WE HOPE IT CONTINUES ITS A GOOD SUCCESS FOR THE COMMUNITY.))
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[Tech-Tickets]


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Thousands of Hokie fans have scooped up tickets to see the team in action at the Gator bowl.
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Meanwhile, thousands who packed Lane Stadium for the first game of the season are still waiting for ticket refunds. Officials in charge of issuing refunds on the 35-dollar tickets say there are only 8 people handling the thousands of requests. But they say they hope to get the refunds out by the end of the year. More than 56-thousand people attended the game - but there's no estimate on how many asked for their money back. Fans who sent a refund application without a ticket stub to prove they were there won't get a refund at all.
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Severe weather ripped across the U-S today, dumping snow and spawning tornados. Here in Southwest Virginia - it was just a cold and rainy day. Lets check in with Leo in the Weather Center...


[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/16/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

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Mother nature unleased her fury on the Nation's Heartland today .. Feet of snow fell in Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa and the Dakotas.. Meanwhile, a tornado ripped through Alabama, killing 7 people. Dave Browde reports.
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[Fur-Protest]


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A fur protest went on last night, despite cold and wet conditions...
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Members of N-R-V Care stood outside Henri Kessler Furs in Roanoke for 24 hours protesting the killing of animals for their fur.
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((AASHISH BHIMANI/PROTESTOR: THE OWNER OF THE HENRI KESSLER HAS THE LUXURY OF LEAVING EVERYDAY UNLIKE THE ANIMALS THAT ARE USED FOR FUR THAT MUST SPEND THEIR ENTIRE LIVES IN INTENSE CONFINEMENT.))
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NRV Care has been campaigning against Henri Kessler's sale of fur for the past two years.
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A woman is killed when she falls from an airborne plane... The details are coming up after the break.
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And they're putting the finishing touches on a Bedford holiday tradition. News 7 at 11 will be right back.
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A woman is killed when she falls from an airborne plane...Now authorities in California are trying to figure out if she jumped, or if it was an accident.
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The plane was enroute from Sacramento to San Jose when officials say the hatch on the 15-seat plane apparently opened.
That's when the crew made an emergency landing and secured the door. The plane then took off again and three minutes later officials say the hatch came open and Elisabeth Otto either fell or jumped from the plane.
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((WHEN THAT PLANE HATCH WAS OPENED, THE PASSENGER IMMEDIATELY IN FRONT OF HER TURNED AROUND AND OBSERVED A FEMALE PASSENGER HALFWAY OUT OF THE PLANE,'' BLACK SAID. ``HE LUNGED OVER THE SEAT, REACHED FOR HER AND WAS ABLE TO GRAB HOLD OF HER SHOULDER AND ATTEMPTED TO PULL HER BACK INTO THE PLANE.))
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Otto's body was found about 200 feet behind a house. The FBI wants to know why the four passengers aboard the plane waited for it to land before reporting what happened to the crew.
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A child injured in a Danville house fire continues to recover.
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This home on Gerard Street caught fire early yesterday morning. Demetria Conway and two of her children were able to escape...They were treated for minor injuries. Firefighters rescued another two-year-old child from the burning home. That child was taken to the U-V-A medical center, and is listed in fair condition.
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An inmate at Wallens Ridge supermax prison in Wise County says a riot there earlier this month resulted from the mistreatment of blacks and Hispanics.
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Eighteen inmates suffered minor injuries when guards fired rubber pellets from shotguns. A state spokesman says the riot occurred when about 70 prisoners refused to return to their cells after lunch. In a letter to an inmate support group in his home state of Connecticut, prisoner Michael Reddick wrote the gunfire was in response to inmates' efforts to discuss concerns of mistreatment of minorities.
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Next on News 7 .. We'll show you a holiday project decades in the making.
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And .. we've seen wacky weather in the U-S today .. But who would've expected snow in China? We'll tell you what's going on - later in the newscast.
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[**ANCHOR TAG**] Just when is it an appropriate time to deck the halls? Some folks in Bedford started preparing for the holidays before some people had Halloween costumes picked out. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to the National Home of the Elks in Bedford, to show us what goes into creating holiday magic.
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((In the last two weeks of December more than 100-thousand people will make the drive to Bedford to bask in a heavenly light. But a star over a manger isn't responsible for this glow. Instead, it's a light show created by the Elks.
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((We don't really know how many lights we have. We say 50-thousand plus, and it has to be much more than 50-thousand plus, but they're there and they're beautiful and they all light. I check 'em myself.))
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Such a spectacle takes long hours of hard work to create. And workers plan ahead. [45:52-46:05]
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((We start right about Halloween and it takes us right up to the lighting ceremony, which this year is gonna be December 15th at 5:30. Basically 8 hours a day as long as the weather prevails.))
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He doesn't necessarily mean DRY weather. Sometimes too little rain can make the process as hard as the soil.
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((It's been dry for so long that when we were driving big stakes in the ground to hold the scenes up all we would do was break the 2-by-4's when we'd drive them in with the big sledgehammer. So we had to wait to get a little rain before we did that.))
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But waiting is nothing new to the Elks. The display took almost 50-years to grow to its current size.
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((I understand they started with just an item or two and they added onto it every year until you see what we have here now.))
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((Adding new displays means more preparation the next time around. But workers say it's worth it because, when they flip the switch, the lights at the Elks Home aren't the only ones to glow.))
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((So many people come by here at Christmastime and they wanna know why we do this and I can say, "Look at your child's eyes. Look at them as they drive by.))
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Shannon Young, News 7, Bedford.))
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The lighting ceremony kicked off last night and runs through January first.

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[SUPER=#555][S-Skins]



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The Pittsburgh Steelers famous home, Three Rivers Stadium, will be destroyed in two months. Today, Pittsburgh dismantled the Redskins 24 to 3 and ended any hope of playoffs for the Skins.
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The Steel Curtain was remembered as were the four Super Bowl championships. Hall of Famer Franco Harris was in attendance for the final game at Three Rivers.
In the second quarter the Steelers expose Washington's weak special teams when rookie Hank Poteat, who went to Pittsburgh, returns the punt 53 yards for the touchdown to highlight a 17 point Pittsburgh second quarter.
[SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/24/Washington/3;]Jerome Bettis rushed for over a 100 yards for the 46th time in his career an

d let Richard Hunley have some glory, he scores from three yards out with 28 seconds left in the half. Steelers up 17-3.
What kind of day was it...this kind, Jeff George threw two picks and Washington had 5 turnovers.
Hunley iced it with a 30 yard run that goes for a TD and the final is 24 to 3.
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The 8 and 7 Steelers slim playoff hopes are alive but the key was winning the final game ever played in the 31 year old Three Rivers, the home of the Emasculate Reception by Franco Harris.
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The Raiders could lose first place in the AFC West thanks to the Seattle Seahawks.
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Trailing by a TD, Rich Gannon fires a 14 yard strike to Andre Rison with 7:13 left in the first quarter.
But with 2:24 left in the game, Charles Woodson forces Ricky Waters to fumble. Marquiz Pope recovers at the two, but momentum puts him in the endzone. It is ruled a safety, 24-21 Oakland.
[SUPER=30-Seattle/27/Oakland/24;]Seattle's John Kitna then hits Darrell Jackson with 28 seconds left in the game to p

ut the Seahawks up by 3. Willie Williams intercepts Gannon's last effort, 27-24 Seattle.
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[S-Stagg]


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Mount Union won it's fifth national championship today, beating St. John's 10-7 in the Division III national championship Stagg Bowl at Salem Stadium today.
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The shiny trophy would only go home with one team, and the Purple Raiders would get it.
Although they had their hands full early against St. John's and it's relentless defense.
[SUPER=34-Mount Union/10/St. John's/7;]Down seven-nothing after one quarter, St. John's ties it up at 7 on a one y

ard run from Chris Moore and that 7-7 tie would go to nearly the end of the game.
Mount Union kicker Rodney Chenos boots a 20 yard field goal and the Purple Raiders win their fourth title in the last 5 years 10-7.
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[S-Bud]


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The Virginia football team is preparing for its Christmas Eve bowl game and looking for a new head coach at the same time. It's a strange combination - but certainly no stranger than the fact that a Hokie could soon be leading the Wahoos.
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The Hokies resumed practice yesterday with defensive coordinator Bud Foster knowing that he is in the running to replace George Welsh at UVa. Foster met with Terry Holland on Thursday night to talk about the job.
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While Foster's situation may create some uncertainty with high school recruits, the announcement yesterday by Michael Vick and Andre Davis saying that they are coming back next year should be a major push in the final days of recruiting in January.
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((BRYAN STINESPRING:))
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Some bad news for Clemson. Today in practice, Clemson defensive end Nick Eason tore his achilles tendon while intercepting a pass on turf. The Tigers had gone inside due to inclement weather. He will miss the Gator Bowl against the Hokies. The sophomore had seven sacks this season which led all Tigers. A freshman will replace him against Tech

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Bad luck has also hit the Virginia football program as the Cavaliers prepare for Georgia in their Christmas Eve date in the Oahu Bowl in Hawaii. In this case, a player was not damaged, just the plane the wahoos were supposed to fly the 10 plus hours on to Hawaii.
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[S-Express]


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The Express came into tonight's game against Greensboro coming off an impressive 4-1 win over Charlotte Friday.
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Both teams have played each other tough this season with the Generals having the edge.
In the first period, Greensboro's Jason Lalongo with the hard slap shot that beats Daniel Berthiaume and the Generals tie it at 1-all.
To the second period, watch Roanoke's Calvin Elfring fire the shot that does not go, but [SUPER=34-Roanoke/3/Greens

boro/4;]Pete Gardiner is there for the put back and it's 2-1 Express.
Roanoke makes it a two goal lead when Troy Lake rips rope from the right side but Greensboro wins it 4-3 in a shootout. Now your numbers.
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[S-Hoops]


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In high school basketball, the Liberty Minutemen topped Appomattox 114 to 61.
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In girls action, William Fleming played host to Woodbridge over on the Lady Colonels home court.
In the fourth quarter, Antwanell Daniels drives to the hoop, gets the bucket and is foul but Fleming was still out in front 31-23.
[SUPER=34-William Fleming/35/Woodbridge/26;]Daniels gets by the Lady Colonels defenders again, but she misses. Jenn

ifer Woody is there to clean up the mess.
Fleming just to much. Tammy Bird takes the ball up court, drives the lane and scores and the Lady Colonels win 35-26.
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On to the NBA where the lowly Bulls welcomed Philadelphia to the United Center. No Michael Jordan but Alan Iverson is pretty good. Chicago made a game of it until late. Philly goes on huge run led by Iverson The Answer scored 33 points
and center Theo Ratliffe chipped in 14 as the Sixers improve to 18 and 6 while the Bulls fall to 3 and 21 with the 99-91 win.
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Christmas caroling hit a high note in Hong Kong.
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Martial Arts master Jackie Chan and "Pink Lady" Olivia Newton John performed a duet at the opening ceremony for "Hong Kong Euro Christmas" - a show designed to bring the spirit of a traditional European Christmas to the heart of Asia. The main attraction - snow...The home-made kind! It's never snowed in Hong Kong, and many have never experienced a white Christmas. So it should come as no surprise when snowballs are handed out, it doesn't occur to the children to throw them at each other...
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