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Today on News 7 at 5, Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith says one term is enough. He will not run for re-election.
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Also Governor Warner asks the President to help the parts of the state hit the hardest by floods.
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No travel problems today, showers expected Thursday and sharply colder for the big shopping day. Details ahead.

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Also today, the flu season is expected to be bad this year. Four children have already died.
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On Healthcheck, we'll see how to avoid packing on the pounds this holiday season.
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Plus Lynchburg Police could soon see a pay raise.

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The Governor wants federal help to repair the millions of dollars in damages from flooding in Southwest Virginia.
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It's been a week since flood waters hit the New River Valley, leaving behind an estimated two and a half million dollars in damages.
People are still sifting through debris trying to salvage what they can. Many homeowners tell us they will spend their Thanksgiving holiday cleaning up.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa returned to one of the hardest hit areas today. Rachel, is there any relief in site for people in Giles County?
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Jean, There may be. Governor Mark Warner wrote a letter to President Bush today, urging him to declare a federal disaster for 7-Southwest Virginia localities hit by the flash-flooding. That would make victims eligible for federal money. A very welcome idea on a day full of help.
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((NATS BOXES- 16:00... GOOD THROW- 2:02:00 SET DOWN 1:32:00
It's taking a chain of Narrow's town employees to help bridge the needs of Giles County.
NATS BOXES- 36:00
Last week's flooding caused nearly 1.7 million dollars in damages here. Homeowners like Terri Dickerson are still cleaning from it.
MOP NATS- 17:58:00

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((TERRY DICKERSON: I'M ON MY 4TH GALLON OF BLEACH CLEANING, SO YEAH, IT'S DEFINITELY. CLEANING SUPPLIES, CLOTHING. I DON'T KNOW WHERE HALF MY STUFF IS.)) [RUNS:11]
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She like hundreds of others still need supplies. It's why these boxes of water are coming of the salvation army truck.


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((MAJOR JOHN BLEVINS: THERE'S A GREAT NEED THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE AREA AND THAT'S WHY YOU SEE ALL THE GOODS HERE DONATED FROM WALMART THAT AH WE'RE TRYING TO GET OUT TO THE AFFECTED AREAS.)) [RUNS:09]
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((BUDDY KAST: THERE'S STORAGE BOXES FOR CLOTHING, IF THEY WANT TO PUT THEM IN THERE, BOTTLED WATER, SO JUICES. WE ALSO HAVE SOME MOPS AND BROOMS.)) [RUNS:10]
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Supplies they're hoping to distribute by Thanksgiving to make the lives of people like Terry Dickerson.... just a little bit easier.

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((TERRY DICKERSON: WE'LL GO TO HIS, MY HUSBAND'S MOTHER'S FOR THANKSGIVING, BUT IT'S NOTHING LIKE NORMAL YOU KNOW, NOTHING)) [RUNS:08]
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I met quite a few people today that say they forgot it was even Thanksgiving tomorrow. They've been so busy.
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Jean, there's still a lot of work to do. Many folks still have water logged homes. They say they need help and they are hoping the President will come through.

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So far, so good when it comes to travel this holiday- even though it could be the busiest holiday travel season since 9-Eleven.
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It's estimated more than four and a half million people will take to the skies today.
At Philadelphia's airport extra staff is on hand to help.
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((JIM MCMULLEN/TRAVELER: I'M KIND OF SUPRISED THAT THERE IS VERY LITTLE SECURITY LINE. I EXPECTED THAT TO BE BACKEDUP.))
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Officials credit short lines to passengers coming in early and heeding one major warning.
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((MARK PESCE/AIRPORT SPOKESMAN: DON'T PUT ANYTHING IN YOUR BAG THAT YOU KNOW YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE. IT WON'T ONLY TIE UP THE LINE BUT YOU COULD BE PULLED OVER FOR A SECOND SEARCH))
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On the rails, Amtrak expects more than 300-thousand passengers will travel on its Northeast corridor during Thanksgiving week.
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Triple A expects more than 31-million will take to the roads for a trip of 50 miles or more this holiday seaons despite higher gas prices.
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Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith says four years are enough.
Today, he announced he will not run for re- election next Spring.
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Smith told reporters he has achieved many of the goals he set for himself when he ran for public office.
While acknowledging frustrations during his time on council, Smith said his decision was not prompted by any single issue or controversy.
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((BUT I HAVE TO LOOK OUT THE NEXT FOUR YEARS. WILL I BE MOST EFFECTIVE IN SERVING MANKIND BEING THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROANOKE FOR FOUR MORE YEARS, OR IS THERE A WAY I CAN DO BETTER.))
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By making an early announcement, Smith says he hopes to encourage others to come forward as potential candidates.

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Smith says he isn't giving up politics, and today he told reporters to "stay tuned."

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Four children are dead in Colorado from the flu- in what doctors are saying could be one of the worst flu seaons in decades.
Drew Levinson reports.
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((This Thanksgiving a Colorado family is finding little to be thankful for as they mourn their child. CARRIE ANN WILLIAMS/MOTHER: "I WAS WITH HIM THE WHOLE TIME" Carrie Ann and Scott Willam's eight- year-old son Joseph died Monday from the flu--three days after he got sick. SCOTT WILLIAMS/FATHER: "IT HAPPENED SO QUICK AND SO SUDDEN. HE WAS FINE HE WASN'T...HE WASN'T EVEN THAT SICK HE WAS TALKING AND HE WANTED TO GET IN THE BATH." Joseph is one of four children in Colorado to die from flu related syptoms in the past two weeks. The state confirms nearly 34-hundred cases of the flu already this year....that's compared to 15 at the same time last year. (LOCTOR: ATLANTA) The centers for Disease Control reports the most widespread outbreaks so far are in Colorado, Texas and Nevada. (STANDUP: ) EVERY YEAR THE FLU INFECTS UP TO 20 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY--MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND END UP IN THE HOSPITAL--36-THOUSAND DIE. AND NOW DOCTORS ARE WARNING THIS FLU SEASON COULD BE WORSE THAN USUAL--ONE DOCTOR SAYS THE WORST IN 30 YEARS. That's because the virus changes slightly over time
and and this year the doctors are having trouble matching the vacines with the particular flu strains. (SOT DR. JOHN

MICHAEL MCKNIGHT/MD) "IT IS AN EDUCATED ROLL OF THE DICE, THAT'S WHAT IT IS. Doctors say children and the elderly are
the vulnerable to gettting the flu. (SOT DR. MATTHEW LURIN/ST. LUKE'S ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL 17:24 ) "WHETHER IT IS LACK

OF COMMUNICATION IN A CHILD BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW THEY ARE SICK OR AN ELEDERLY PERSON WHO DOESN'T HAVE ACCESS TO THE CARE ITSELF." So ....doctors want to re-enforce that the best way to try to prevent the flu is to get a new shot every year. Drew Levinson, CBS News, New York ))

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Coming up next on the newscast, Lynchburg takes a step to deal with low police morale.
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Also a report lays the blame for a fatal accident at Disneyland.
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Starting in January, most Lynchburg police officers will see a little more green in their paychecks.
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City council last night approved a plan that would spend close to a half million dollars bringing Lynchburg's police salaries more in line with the market average.
The city has seen dozens of officers leave in the last two years, lured by more money in the private sector.
Chief Charles Bennett says the new pay plan will actually save the city money in the long run.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: IT COSTS ABOUT 80-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO TRAIN A POLICE OFFICER AND WHEN THAT OFFICER DOESN'T STAY, MOVES ON TO SOME OTHER DEPARTMENT OR AREA, THEN WE LOSE THAT INVESTMENT AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO MULTIPLY 80-THOUSAND MANY TIMES TO GET TO THE INVESTMENT NOW THAT HAS BEEN COMMITTED FOR THE PAY.))
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The average yearly increase for the department will be more than 46-hundred dollars.
The new salary plan will be based more on performance than length of service.
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Poor maintenance on a Disneyland ride is to blame for a fatal accident back in September...
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That's the word today from the park's spokesperson.
Park officials say faulty maintenance resulted in a mechanical failure that caused the accident.
22 year old Marcelo Torres of California was killed riding the Big Thunder Mountain Railroad ride.
Authorities say the locomotive lost the assembly that carries the rear wheels causing it to strike a tunnel roof.
The first car then ran under the locomotive killer Torres and injuring ten others.
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In health check tonight,
The holidays are typically a time of year when blood donations are down.
That's why the Red Cross is increasing its efforts to get more people to donate.
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Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton joins us with details
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Jean,
The Red Cross says it's going into the holiday season with a deficit due to the recent flooding.
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Officials say they lost between 100 to 150 pints of blood because blood drives were either canceled or donor turn out was low because of the flooding.
But they're hoping to change that.
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(( The Red Cross wasn't just taking donations today --in the spirit of Thanksgiving --it was giving something back -- a free apple pie.
John Cook the District Manager of George Weston Bakeries says his company wanted to do something to get involved.


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((THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT TIME OF YEAR WITH THE SHORTAGE GOING AND IT SAVES LIVES. AND WE DECIDED IT WAS GOOD EVENT FOR US AND WE'RE HAPPY TO BE A MEMBER AND HONORED )) [RUNS09]
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The Red Cross says it typically loses many of its regular donors this time of year.
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((RIGHT NOW IS A TIME WHEN DONATION TYPICALLY DO DROP OFF ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT WITH ALL THAT TRAVEL THERE IS THAT POTENTIALLY THERE MIGHT BE MORE TRAUMA OR ACCIDENTS ON THE ROAD 05 SO IT'S CRITICAL WE HAVE ENOUGH BLOOD SUPPLY ON HAND ALL THROUGH THE HOLIDAY SEASON))
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The Red Cross says what better gift to give this holiday season than the gift of life.
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((EVERYDAY WE NEED TO COLLECT OVER 300 PINTS OF BLOOD IN THE VALLEY JUST TO MEET OUR COMMUNITY BLOOD NEED FOR PATIENTS )) [RUNS05]
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There is still time to donate today and get a free pie. The Roanoke Valley Center in downtown Roanoke is open until 6pm. [take Pinnacle FULL]
There will also be two blood drives on Friday.
One at the Holiday Inn on Starkey Road from 9am to 3pm.
The other at the Red Cross' Roanoke Valley Center from 7:30 am to 1pm.
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Jean,


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For many of us, Thanksgiving and Christmas mean gathering to eat big meals with family and friends.
However that can pack on the pounds. A recent survey of 15-hundred dieters found they gained an average of five pounds during last year's holidays.
But as Christy Feig tells us, there are ways to avoid the additional weight.
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Coming up next, Robin will have our holiday forecast.
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[VO] Then a little later, we'll tell you why some people are paying their taxes today in Richmond.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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Travis Wells will tell us how the U-V-A Cavaliers are preparing for Kevin Jones.
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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the midweek ticker which starts on the ice. The Roanoke Express has won 9 of its last 11 contests, but won't get tomorrow off for Thanksgiving.
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The Greenville Growl will be in town for a 7 o'clock faceoff at the Roundhouse. The game marks the eleventh straight year that the Express has taken the ice on Turkey Day.
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Virginia Tech and Virginia meet in Charlottesville Saturday at one o'clock. The last time Kevin Jones was in Charlottesville, he wore out his welcome with 181 yards on the ground. Steve Mason has UVa's game plan for KJ.
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((There are 25 reasons the UVa defense can name that make Kevin Jones the biggest threat to the Cavaliers defense Saturday. Even Al Groh, who spent over a decade in the NFL defending Hall of Fame running backs, admits His scout team is challenged this week impersonating the junior. ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD COACH:))
The Cavs defense obviously dreams about duplicating their performance against Georgia Tech when it held the ACC's leading rusher to 76 yards. West Virginia was one of the only defenses to slow Jones when the Mountaineers held him to under 60 yards.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:))
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That's it for the ticker, coming up tonight at six, words from the middle man between Frank Beamer and Al Groh.

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After drifting for much of the day, Wall Street closed higher for a fourth straight session. Trading was light and choppy with many participants heading out early to begin the Thanksgiving holiday. Alexis Christoforous has more.
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To several Indian tribes in Virginia, the day before Thanksgiving means one thing...their taxes are due.
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Representatives of the Mattaponi (MATT'-ah-po-NYE') and Pamunkey tribes paid their tax bill today.
They paid not in cash but with fresh game and handcrafted vases.
A treaty signed in 1646 calls for the tribes to make an annual offering to the governor in lieu of paying taxes.
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((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THE ANNUAL TAX OFFERING IS MORE THAN A CEREMONIAL EXERCISE. THIS OFFERING SERVES AS A CONTINUATION OF GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND A SIGN OF MUTUAL RESPECT BETWEEN THE VIRGINIAN INDIAN NATIONS AND THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. PAMUNKEY CHIEF WILLIAM "SWIFT WATER" MILES: WE'RE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. WE'RE PROUD TO COOPERATE WITH THE GOVERNOR AND HIS STAFF AND WE'RE PROUD TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS GREAT STATE OF VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=CONTRIBUTE TO THIS GREAT STATE OF VIRGINIA.]
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The deer were donated to Hunters for the Hungry.
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