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Legal appeals will NOT delay the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.
A judge rules in Denver...
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And several local families salvage what they can after a Christmas Day fire that killed one of their neighbors.


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The weekend forecast features chilly temperatures and partly sunny skies. We have your Gator Bowl outlook and the ski forecast coming up as well. Details ahead.


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On health check-- time for New Years Resolutions often means...
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time for diets... But some popular diets may not be so good for your health.
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News 7 at Five is next.
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((GENERAL POWELL IS A STRONG FIGURE. DICK CHENEY IS NO SHRINKING VIOLET. BUT NEITHER IS DON RUMSFELD.))
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The President- elect defines his national defense team- -naming Don Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense.
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Good Afternoon. I'm Keith Humphry. Jean's off today.




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It'll actually be a homecoming at the Pentagon for Rumsfeld. He held the same post a quarter century ago.
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Rumsfeld is a veteran of four Republican administrations going back to Richard Nixon's time.
He was defense secretary under Gerald Ford in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
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((THIS IS A MAN WHO'S GOT GREAT JUDGMENT, HAS STRONG VISION AND IS GOING TO BE A GREAT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE... AGAIN.))

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With another former Defense Secretary as Vice President and a former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs as Secretary of State, Rumsfeld will have a lot of like-minded company in the Bush cabinet.
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((I HAVE BEEN DOING A NUMBER OF THINGS WITH RESPECT TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY ISSUES IN INTERVENING YEARS, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO IT. I REALLY DO.))
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The president-elect says he hopes to have his Cabinet completed by the end of next week.

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Oklahoma City Bomber Timothy McVeigh wants to get on with the execution.
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And today in Denver a federal judge ruled McVeigh has knowingly and voluntarily chosen to put a stop to his appeals.
Judge Richard Matsch (maych) gave McVeigh until January eleventh to change his mind.
If he doesn't, a date will be set for execution by lethal injection.
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It would be the first federal execution in more than 35 years.
McVeigh got the death sentence for blowing up the federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.


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Fire destroyed a house in Montgomery County this morning.
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The flames at 3803 Tyler Road were contained to the inside of the building.
But officials say it appears to be a total loss.
The man renting the house was home at the time, but got out safely.
Officials haven't determined how the fire started.
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A fatal fire at a Gretna apartment building Christmas night left more than 20 families homeless. Today-- some of those people started moving back in. Others have little left. Tina Tenret shows us what they face.
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(( Troy and Jacqueline Clark have come to search their apartment for their keys and their wallets. All they find is burned rubble.
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((TROY CLARK: THIS WAS WHERE MY CHILDREN SLEPT, RIGHT HERE. THAT WAS THEIR BEDS, THEY SLEPT IN BUNK BEDS. THIS WAS THEIR FURNITURE HERE. ALL THEIR TOYS WERE DESTROYED. EVERYTHING THEY GOT FOR CHRISTMAS WAS DESTROYED.))
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The two boys were away at their grandmother's on Christmas night, when this apartment complex went up in flames. One man died. A neighbor woke Troy and Jackie up -- but now, with no insurance, they don't know what they'll do.
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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: I TRIED CALLING THE NUMBER ON THIS SIGN FOR THE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION BUT THE PRESIDENT REFUSED TO TELL ME ANY INFORMATION OR EVEN WHO OWNS THIS BUILDING. WHEN I ASKED HER HOW RESIDENTS WERE SUPPOSED TO FIND OUT INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR HOMES, SHE SAID AGAIN, NO COMMENT, AND HUNG UP.))
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But apartment managers have hired people to clean up and make the complex safe. Electricians are checking the wiring, and the building inspector says people who live in the less damaged units can move back in. The others, he says, will probably be remodeled. Meantime, Troy Clark thinks he's found his keys in the pocket of a Christmas present, but --
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((TROY CLARK: IT'S MELTED TOGETHER. I CAN'T EVEN GET INSIDE MY COAT BECAUSE THE LEATHER'S MELTED TOGETHER. SO I CAN'T -- SIGHS.))
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Investigators still don't know what caused this fire. Tina Tenret News7 Gretna.))


















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If you're tired of telemarketers... state Attorney General Mark Earley says he's got just the bill for you. The story ahead.
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And a couple of koalas are back at the San Francisco Zoo - safe and sound, but hungry... after they were stolen earlier this week. The latest on the koala-napping case - still ahead.
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A Pulaski man is charged with sex offenses involving a 12-year-old girl. 62-year-old Parley Howell was arrested this week. He's charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery and one count of sodomy. Authorities say the victim is a Caroline County girl... and that the crimes occurred over the past year in both Caroline AND Pulaski. Howell was reported to police after someone reportedly walked in on him with the girl.

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Bills to curb telemarketers are popular with voters -- but have so far failed in Virginia's General Assembly.


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But now, after months of study, the Attorney General is weighing in with a new, comprehensive bill.
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((MARK EARLEY/VIRGINIA ATTORNEY GENERAL: WHAT THIS BILL WILL DO WILL PROHIBIT ANY CALLS FROM BEING MADE BEFORE EIGHT IN THE MORNING AND AFTER NINE AT NIGHT. IT WILL REQUIRE THE TELEMARKETER TO STATE THEIR FIRST AND LAST NAME AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CALL, AND WHO THEY'RE CALLING FOR. IT WILL ALSO REQUIRE THEM NOT TO USE ANY KIND OF CALLER I-D BLOCKING MECHANISMS. A LOT OF THESE COMPANIES BLOCK THEIR NUMBERS SO THAT YOU DON'T KNOW THE NUMBER THAT'S COMING IN.))
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If you keep a log proving you've been called before and asked to be put on a "do not call" list... and are then called again... the bill would allow prosecution in state courts.
The bill faces lawmakers next month.
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After twenty-seven years, a Roanoke woman has decided she is too dog- gone tired to work anymore, so she's retiring.
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Virginia Mae Brown, known as Mae to many, will serve her last hot dog at the Orange Dog lunch counter this Saturday. She says she has seen several generations pass through.
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Brown says she will miss all the people who have eaten at the Orange Dog at Towers Mall through the years. Her biggest wish is that they will continue to stop by for lunch and the business will keep growing. After Brown retires, she and her husband are looking forward to traveling up and down the east coast.
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Downtown Roanoke's First Night celebration turns ten this New Year's Eve.
Jacey Birch is checking out plans for this year's Big Bash.
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Planning your New Year's Eve night out may be a hassle... hotels and restaurants may be booked while others are a bit pricey and some don't allow children.
There is one celebration that encompasses all ages and promises a full night of fun...
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Jacey Birch is in downtown Roanoke where the annual First Night bash is just three nights away... and decorations are almost ready.
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As the Hokies look to gobble up the Tigers in Jacksonville - Michael Vick may be looking to the N-F-L after this season. Coming up - the latest from Vick on the possibility of going pro.
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And in Health Check - you might lose the pounds but some popular fad diets might make you GAIN some problems...


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[vo-nat] Joy Sutton has the lowdown on losing weight - just ahead.
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If one of your New Years resolutions is to lose weight and keep it off -- you might want to steer clear of the many of the popular fad diets.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us why.
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Keith, one local dietitian says while many of the fad diets might seem like a quick fix -
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they might not be the most healthy.
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((With dozens of diets on the market-- each one claiming to have the perfect recipe for weight loss -- it's hard to know which is the best.
So, News 7 turned to dietitian LeeAnn King to get the low down on some of the most popular.
The Atkins diet. A high protein diet --which strictly prohibits carbohydrate in-take.
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((THE BIG PROBLEM WITH THAT IS WHEN YOU DO EAT LITTLE TO NO CARBS MOST OF YOUR CALORIES ARE COMING FROM HIGH PROTEIN, WHICH OVERTIME CERTAINLY PUTS AND ADDED IMPACT ON YOUR KIDNEYS AND IS NOT A GOOD CHOICE LONG TERM )) [RUNS16]
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What about the cabbage soup diet?
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And King says once you get off a diet like that --chances are you'll gain the weight back.
But what about all the low-fat diets -- that claim by just counting fat grams you can lose weight.
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King says you have to reduce your caloric intake to lose weight.
To calculate how many calories you should consume to lose weight King recommends this formula.
For females multiply your goal weight by ten, this tells you how many calories you need to eat a day to reach that weight.
For males multiply your goal weight by eleven.
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And as far as herbal supplements that claim they can speed up your metabolism.
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((FOR THE MOST PART THEY'RE HOGWASH, AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE A WASTE OF MONEY THE ONLY THING THAT WE'VE HAVE SCIENTIFICALLY FOUND THAT WILL SPEED UP YOUR METABOLISM IS KEEPING YOUR MUSCLES ACTIVE AND KEEPING THEM STRONG)) [RUNS16]
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King recommends weight lifting 2 to 3 time a week.
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Keith?

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As children grow - so do the demands on their time. But a recent study shows they're not spending enough time - getting sleep.
Dr. Steve Brody reports.
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((SUPER: MONTEREY, CA TRACK 1: Its morning in Americas classroom. And after a good nights sleep, your kids are ready for reading, writing, and rithmetic, right? Well, maybe. SUPER: FROSSO CONSTANT/6TH GRADER
SOT: I don't think kids are getting enough sleep, because a lot of kids

when they come to school in the morning there sort of, just lying back in their chairs, looking out of nowhere. TRACK 2: And looking pretty tired. Why? Well, grammar school kids fall asleep later as they grow older, according to a recent study in this journal of the American Psychological Association. In fact, kids lose a full hour of sleep each night between second and sixth grade, boys in particular. (OVER GRAPHIC) According to the study, There are increased school demands, the need of children to feel more like adults by having a more active night life and incentives like late-evening or late-night TV shows and Internet surfing. Also, as children grow older, their parents become more tolerant of letting them stay up late. SUPER: DR. STEVE BRODY/PSYCHOLOGIST STAND-UP: The researchers put monitors on the kids wrists to see how well they slept over five consecutive school nights. They also interviewed both parents and children. The conclusion? Pretty obvious, really. Get your kids to bed earlier. They need it. TRACK 3: Sleep medicine specialist, Dr. Richard Kanak, agrees. SUPER: DR. RICHARD KANAK/SLEEP MEDICINE SPECIALIST
SOT: Getting the kids to bed at an early time, especially when they're

first getting sleep, is important. If you allow them to stay up much beyond that, they'll often develop a second wind, and then you'll really struggle for the next hour or two to get them to sleep. TRACK 4: So give your kids a head start in the morning. Get em to bed early at night. It might even improve their test scores. I'm Dr. Steve Brody for CBS News. (TRT 1:26 + NATS)))

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If sleep eludes you... you may want to check out our Web Site of the Day.
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[vo -- from beginning of "Sleep Quest" field tape] Sleeping problems big and small are the topic at sleep-quest-dot-com. You'll find sleep related questions and answers from Dr. William Dement... [questionairre 1:49:56] and you can fill out a questionnaire to find out if you may suffer from a sleep disorder. There's even an example of [1:46:32 - clicking on "Sleep Apnea" box] what sleep apnea - a dangerous sleep disorder [1:47:55] that affects 30 million Americans - sounds like:
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Thursday ticker.
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The Virginia Tech Hokies continue their preparations for their Gator Bowl date against Clemson January first.
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Tech quarterback Michael Vick apparently has not ruled out leaving Virginia Tech for the NFL after this season.
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Vick said today from Jacksonville that hearing he might be the number one choice for the NFL draft IF he applies..."makes my decision tougher". Vick went on to say..." it's great to know I have the opportunity, I have the option. I just have to make the most of it. I'm sure if a lot of other people were in my situation, they would make the most of it to." Vick missed one game and parts of two others with a sprained ankle.
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Holiday high school basketball tournaments have hit the area in full force.
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Over at the Salem Civic Center, The Member One Holiday Hoopla tipped off as William Fleming and Osbourn would battle it out.
The Colonels strike first and they go to their floor general Derrick Hankins to do it. He is gonna drive, then spin and then rip rope on the nice fade away jumper.
Fleming can also hurt you from three point land, watch Richard Barrett notice nobody's on [SUPER=33-William Fleming/46/

Osbourn/43;]him, so he just buries the trey from the corner.
The Eagles try and fight back as Justin Campbell takes the cross court pass and hits the J. Fleming wins the game 46-43.
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In just one game, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the entire NHL for that matter have received a huge jolt all because of the return of one player.
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Mario Lemieux made a successful return to the Pittsburgh line up last night after a 3 and a half year retirement. Mario and the Penguins blanked the Toronto Maple Leafs 5 to nothing. Lemieux was brilliant in his first game back, notching a goal and two assists.
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That's it for the ticker, coming up at six, a fight breaks out last night in New Orleans between the Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Gators as both prepare for the Sugar Bowl, more on that and much more at six, but don't go away, more news 7 at five to come.

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The case of the kidnapped koalas - has a happy ending...
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Leanne and her mother Pat are back at the San Francisco Zoo today... after disappearing Tuesday.
Authorities found the pair in a San Francisco home. The homeowners aren't the suspects - but people who frequent the home might be.
Officials think they climbed through the zoo exhibit's roof - broke through a skylight - and came in through a furnace. Leanne and Pat are safe - but veterinarians say they were stressed and hungry when they were found. Eucalyptus buds are koala bears' main source of food and water - so zoo keepers feared they would not survive after they were stolen.
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