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Ahead on NEWS 7 at six.
Danville police make an arrest in a fatal stabbing.
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And, with the clock ticking fast-- The last day to shop is a busy one for area stores and shopping malls.
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[WRITER=rst]
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In sports, Virginia and Georgia are set for tonight's Oahu bowl scores and highlights from the N-F-L.
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And the Washington Redskins end the regular season with a win.
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After a beautiful sunny day the temperatures will drop and the winds will pick up leading to some very cold wind chills overnight.. I'll have your forecast coming up... [open]
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[VO-NAT]

Danville police make an arrest in a nearly two year old murder case.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Murder-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=tha]
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Police have charged 38- year old Larry Lynn London of Danville with first degree murder.
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He's accused of killing Tammy Marie Blair at her Danville home in March of 1999. Blair died from a puncture wound to the chest. Authorities say either an ice pick or screwdriver was used in the murder. London was arrested yesterday morning in Danville and is being held without bond.
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[XMas-Shopping]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=kwe]
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The malls are officially closed - So, with the exception of a few stores, it looks like you'll have to leave the rest of the gift-grabbing to Santa Claus. But earlier today - the malls were packed - mainly with men, who put off shopping to the last minute. Kate Weidaw has the story of the Shopping Fright before Christmas.
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((It 'twas the night before Christmas and all through the mall it was the men who were shopping up and down the halls.



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((THIS IS DEFINITELY THE MEN'S SHOPPING DAY.))
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With money in their wallets and shopping lists in their heads many said waiting til the last minute was cool for men.

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((ITS JUST TRADITION I ALWAYS WAIT TIL THE LAST DAY TO SHOP.))
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Reggie Overfelt and his three sons say it's their tradition to shop on the last day, but what would they get mom, it was hard to say.

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((JEWELRY YOU CAN HIT IT EVERY TIME.))
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So off to the jewelry store they went, maybe a necklace, or a bracelet, something that makes her shine.
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Now to the gift wrap section - that shouldn't be hard to find. With a little tape here and a little more there it looked to some like the paper may be hard to tear.
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But the last day of shopping wouldn't be complete - without seeing Santa to make sure your morning is sweet. With kids on his lap and candy canes at his side some thought was his sleigh packed for tonights ride?

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((SANTA CLAUSE: I'M VERY PREPARED THE SLEIGH IS PACKED ITS ON THE ROOF RIGHT NOW.))
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So after they found their lists and checked them twice - They thought to themselves, I'm done...ain't that nice? So homeward bound the men head to the folk...Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))




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A local company is reaching out to the less fortunate this holiday - and giving them the gift of gab.
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[VO-NAT]
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U.S. Cellular made it possible this afternoon for people staying at the Roanoke Rescue Mission to call any where in the country for free. The program is called H.O.P.E which stands for Homeless Outreach Phone Effort.
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((MICHELLE NEU: THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO TALK TO THEIR FAMILIES OR LOVED ONES LONG DISTANCE OTHERWISE SO ITS A GOOD PROGRAM.))
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The program has taken place across the country since 1993 and has been in Roanoke for two years.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Next on News 7 - We'll have a special holiday greeting from President Clinton and the First Lady ..
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And mother nature is providing us with a gift this Christmas that's literally "out of this world!" That's still ahead.
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Expect a heavenly sight this Christmas - a partial solar eclipse.
But eye doctors say it's important to watch it safely.
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It's best to look at the eclipse with glasses made with mylar or filter made of welders glass.
It's NOT safe to view it through photographic film, sunglasses or smoke glasses....because looking directly at the sun without enough protection can cause irreversible damage to the eyes.
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((DR. SCOTT MANN/OPTOMETRIC EYE CLINIC: YOU GET A THERMAL BURN IF YOU STARE AT THE SUN FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME BECAUSE IT IS NERVOUS TISSUE, IT DOESN'T REGENERATE SO YOU CAN HAVE PERMANENT LOSS OF CENTRAL VISION))
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The safest way to view the eclipse is to view it indirectly.
For example taking a box -- putting a hole in the top of it, covering the hole with aluminum foil, and punching a tiny hole in the foil to filter in the eclipse to the inside of the box.
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((THE MOST SIMPLE WAY IT TAKE A SHEET OF PAPER PUNCH A PIN HOLE IN IT AND LET THE SUNLIGHT CAST A SHADOW ON THE GROUND AND YOU'LL ACTUALLY SEE THE ECLIPSE TAKING SHAPE IT WILL LOOK A LITTLE LIKE A PAC MAN WITH IT'S MOUTH OPEN))
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In our area, the eclipse will be visible between around 11 a-m and 2 p-m.
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The President and First Lady are spending their last Christmas in the White House.
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In their eighth and final Christmas message, the Clintons say they'll spend the day reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the future.
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((AND WE GIVE THANKS TO AMERICA'S MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM WHO ARE SPENDING THIS HOLIDAY PROTECTING FREEDOM AROUND THE WORLD.)) ((AND WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO ARE TOO OFTEN LEFT BEHIND, BECAUSE CHRISTMAS ISN'T JUST ABOUT GETTING GIFTS, ITS ABOUT THE MIRACLE OF GIVING THEM.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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The Clintons also say they're grateful to have had the privilege of serving the American people for the past eight years.


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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mce]

The Cavaliers hope to hand over a win to retiring Coach George Welsh - We'll have the latest on preparations for the (Uh-wah-who) Oahu Bowl a little later in sports.
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But first - News 7 caught up with Old Saint Nick .. Whether you've been naughty or nice this year, will give you a sneak peak... We'll be right back!
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[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=va profiles #4 24:49]
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Santa has started his Christmas trip around the world.
To reach all the families he travels 650 miles per second.
That's just one fact photographer Howard Swank and Denise Allen found out when they caught up with the jolly old elf at the Giles County Courthouse for the Downtown Pearisburg Christmas Celebration.
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((SANTA: HEY, GOOD HUG. GOOD HUG. THAT'S A NICE SHIRT. BOY: THANKS))
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((IS YOUR NAME ANDREW. I ALMOST DIDN'T RECOGNIZE YOU YOU'VE GOTTEN SO BIG.))
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And in sports, The Redskins beat the Cardinals on the final day of the N-F-L's regular season scores and highlights from the league.
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And the final word from Virginia and Georgia as they get ready to kick it off later tonight in the Oahu Bowl.
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Terry Robiske finally gets a win as head coach of the Washington Redskins. Champ Bailey scored a T-D and interceped a pass to lead the Redskins over the Arizona Cardinals 20 to 3.
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Brad Johnson got the start today.
On Washington's first possession he pitches it to Bailey and he dives over the line for the score and the Redskins led 7 to nothing in the first quarter.
After a Cardinal turnover, The Redskins struck again Johnson goes to the air and hits Irving Fryar on the 7 yard touchdown scoring pass and Washington led 20 to nothing at the half.
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The Cardinals moved into the red zone in the fourth quarter and Bailey intercepts this Jake Plummer pass in the end zone and the Redskins hold on for the 20 to 3 win.
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With the win the Redskins end the season 8 and 8.



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The New York Jets need a lot of help to get a spot in the Playoffs. This afternoon the Baltimore Ravens beat the Jets 34 to 20.
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The Jets got off to a quick start. Quarterback Vinny Testaverde hooks up with Dedric Ward on this 37 yard touchdown pass and New York led 7 to nothing.
After falling behind 14 to nothing, The Ravens rallied. The Jets in the red zone but Baltimore's Chris McAlister intercepts this Testaverede pass and he returns it 98 yards for the score to make it 24 to 14 Ravens at the half.
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The Ravens special teams would put the game away Jermaine Lewis taking this punt 49 yards for the score he returned another one in the fourth quarter and the Ravens knock off the Jets 34 to 20.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Green Bay Packers benched wide receiver Antonio Freeman in the crucial season finale today against Tampa Bay for disciplinary reasons.
Freeman missted two team meetings yesterday but the Packers declined to confirm the reason for Freeman's deactivation.
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The N-F-L playoff picture is in focus now that the regular season ended today. And here's a look at today's scores.
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The Jeep Oahu Bowl between Virginia and 24th ranked Georgia kicks off just after eight PM tonight. Georgia leads the series against the Wahoos 8-7 and 3. Steve Mason has our final bowl report.
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((The final game of George Welsh's 19 year career at the University of Virginia is just about 2 hours away. Here are some final words from both the Cavaliers and the Bulldogs.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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We hope you don't mind receiving one more Christmas Card.
It's a big one, from a lot of people.
Everyone at Your Hometown Station is grateful you have chosen to spend some of your time with us, and here is our Christmas Card to you.
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