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Up next on News 7--

Medicare is about to undergo a major change, as President Bush prepares to sign a new law.
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And, folks in the northeast are digging out from under several feet of snow, as the death toll rises from the weekend's wintry blast. [WX-Head]
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Another nice sunny day with cool temperatures but a warm up's heading our way. I'll have your forecast.

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Not everyone thinks it's a good idea for America's seniors--
But President Bush is ready to put his signature on a major Medicare overhaul.
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Good Afternoon, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
The President signs the multi- billion dollar Medicare plan into law today, amid criticism that the prescription part of it is too complicated and other items too costly.
Teri Okita has more from Washington.
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(( PRESIDENT BUSH'S 400 BILLION DOLLAR MEDICARE OVERHAUL IS NOW OFFICIALLY IN MOTION...DESPITE THE OPPOSITION OF MANY DEMOCRATS.

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BEGINNING THIS MAY, MEDICARE WILL OFFER A DISCOUNT CARD THAT CAN BE USED FOR PRESCRIPTIONS.

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AND STARTING IN 2006...THE PLAN WILL COVER 75 PERCENT OF DRUG COSTS FOR MOST RETIREES ........UP TO A MAXIMUM OF 22 HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS EACH YEAR.
DEMOCRATS SAY THE PLAN IS TOO COSTLY AND HAVE ALREADY INTRODUCED LEGISLATION TO REPEAL PARTS OF THE OVERHAUL.
CRITICS ALSO CLAIM MEDICARE PREMIUMS FOR GENERAL HEALTH CARE COVERAGE WILL RISE BECAUSE THE BILL PROVIDES MONEY TO INSURANCE COMPANIES TO OFFER PRIVATE PLANS TO SENIORS WHO NOW RECEIVE THEIR HEALTH CARE BENEFITS UNDER TEARMS FIXED BY THE GOVERNMENT.

SOT: REP. FRANK PALLONE/D-NEW JERSEY

"NO CHOICES AT ALL, BECAUSE YOU ARE FORCED ESSENTIALLY INTO AN HMO."
AND WITH THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION LOOMING...CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN LINING UP TO BLAST THE PLAN.

SOT: HOWARD DEAN/DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE

"THIS IS A BAD BILL, IT'S GOING TO HURT SENIORS."
standup: FOR HIS PART, PRESIDENT BUSH IS HOPING THIS OVERHAUL WILL NARROW THE 3 PERCENT GAP THAT SEPARATED HIM FROM AL GORE AMONG SENIORS IN THE LAST ELECTION.TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON ))

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A pilot is searching for 10 high school students and two adults who went camping in western Maine, at the height of this weekend's heavy snowstorm.
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Meanwhile, the death toll from the winter weather continues to climb.
So far, 13 people have died across seven states.
Not one, but TWO storms hit, bringing some areas as much as three feet of wnow.
Peabody, Massachusetts recorded more than 35 inches of snow.
Officials say it may take days for air and ground travel to get back to normal.
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Two events postponed by last week's snow are now all set for this evening. In Salem, the annual Christmas parade steps off tonight at 6:30.
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And the William Fleming/Magna Vista state semi-final playoff game is on at Victory Stadium. The stadium wasn't ready for any play Saturday or Sunday. The opening kickoff is at 6 p.m.
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Crews are searching for people who may be trapped inside a theater that has collapsed in downtown Toronto. There are reports of several injuries.
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The collapse took place at a city landmark, the Uptown Theater. A radio station says several adjacent buildings have been damaged -- including one that houses a private school. The people trapped inside are believed to be students at the school. It teaches English as a second language, mostly to adults and teen-agers. The Uptown Theater, which opened in 1920, was in the process of being demolished.
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Governor Warner calls his tax reform plan important to Virginia's financial future.
Republicans dismiss it as just another tax increase. Today, we'll get our first good idea of what Virginians think of the governor's proposal.
A News 7 Mason-Dixon Poll asks state residents what they think.
The results will be released later today, and we'll report on the results on News 7 at 5 and 6.



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Some South Korean teachers are hoping to learn a thing or two from teachers here in Roanoke.
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A group of 18-middle and high school teachers from Seoul, Korea visited Fishburn Park Elementary this morning, to learn about the school's gifted education program. Last year, the South Korean government required all provinces to implement a gifted education program in their schools. The teachers are now visiting schools across the Commonwealth as part of their training.
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((SHIRLEY WHORLEY/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: THEY'VE BEEN MOST THRILLED AND WE HAVE ALSO, IN HAVING THEM VISIT US, AND WE OFFER THEM IDEAS AND STRATEGIES AND PROGRAMS ON WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER OUR STUDENTS IN THE ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS.))
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The group will next visit the Roanoke Valley Governor's school before heading to Chesapeke, to visit schools there.
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For the first time in more than eight years, federal employees have their own building again in Oklahoma City.

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Moving vans are bringing in copiers, fax machines and other office equipment to the new federal building.
It's about a block away from the the site of the Alfred P- Murrah building,
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which Timothy McVeigh destroyed in April, 19-95 with a truck bomb that killed 168 people.
Experts say the new facility is one of the safest buildings in the country.
It features shatterproof windows, and is set back away from the street.
However, some federal employees say they're apprehensive about moving into the new building because it's so close to the old one.
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While police in North Dakota have suspended their searches for missing college student Dru Sjodin (SHUH- deen), her family and friends are still out looking for her.
A convicted rapist who's also a suspect in this case remains in custody, but is still not talking to police.
Jon Frankel has the latest.
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((

ALFONSO RODRIGUEZ'S LAWYER SAYS HIS CLIENT DENIES ANY INVOLVEMENT IN THE KIDNAPPING. BUT ACCORDING TO A CHILDHOOD FRIEND, EVEN RODRIGUEZ'S OWN SISTER WAS WORRIED -- THAT IF RELEASED FROM PRISON HE MIGHT HURT SOMEONE ELSE.
nats/jon and gerry walking

GERRY MORENO, A POLICE OFFICER IN NEIGHBORING CROOKSTON MINNESOTA, GREW

UP WITH THE RODRIGUEZ FAMILY.
MORENO - I think she probably did have some fears
HE SAYS THIS PAST SPRING HE GOT A CALL FROM RODRIGUEZ'S SISTER ASKING FOR HELP TO KEEP HER BROTHER BEHIND BARS.
MORENO - there was no crime committed or anything to be concerned with because he hadn't been released yet.
AND WHEN HE WAS RELEASED
MORENO - We had no suspicions that he was doing anything wrong
BUT POLICE BELIEVE THEY HAVE THEIR MAN. EVEN IF THEY DON'T HAVE DRU.
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FRIENDS AND FAMILY CONTINUE HANDING OUT BUTTONS WITH DRU'S NAME AND PICTURE.
MEG MURPHY - We want to hand out more buttons, keep getting the word out - we don't want her name to die in the media
CAPT. KIRBY JF: Are you giving up hope? MK: No I'm not prepared to say that we're giving up hope, I mean I've been in this business a long time and I understand the realities of a call like this...but by the same token Elizabeth Smart, I mean, anything could happen. ))
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U-S troops hope to follow the money they found. Still ahead, will two million dollars lead them to resistance leaders?

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And children in Baghdad say they just want the violence to end and peace to return to their country.
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The U-S military hopes a money trail leads them on a path to Iraqi insurgents.
Officials say American troops have seized nearly two million dollars in cash, along with fake identification documents.
The raid targeted a suspected financial backer of the anti- U-S effort.
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Meanwhile, two U-S soldiers have died in the last 24 hours in the northern city of Mosul.
A soldier from the 101st Airborne Division was killed today in an apparent drive- by shooting.
Yesterday, a roadside bomb claimed the life of the other soldier.
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And in Baghdad, children marched in a demonstration calling for a peaceful future in Iraq, as the U-S prepares to return power to the Iraqis.
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While U-S forces will remain in Iraq for some time, many soldiers are able to visit their families for the holidays.


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Specialist Dan Sweeney is one of them. He arrived in Roanoke Sunday on a 14- day leave. The 24- year- old is an Army Reservist out of Galax. He's been on active duty for the past eleven-months and says he was thrilled to land here and see snow.
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((DAN SWEENEY/ARMY RESERVES: AT SOME POINTS IN TIME OVER THERE THE TEMPERATURE WAS UP IN THE 140'S WITH LIKE 50 AND 60 PERCENT HUMIDITY. I MEAN IT WAS JUST UNBEARABLE OVER THERE, BUT ACTUALLY I THINK I'M GOING TO GO HOME AND ROLL AROUND IN THE SNOW A LITTLE TO BEGIN WITH. IT'S JUST GREAT TO BE HOME.))
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Sweeney's four- year- old daughter, Destiny, was one of his many greeters at the airport. In the Army, Sweeney works on a fuel hauling truck, and services tanks. He says his heart goes out to the families who've lost loved ones in the war and hopes they can find comfort in the knowledge that all fallen soldiers were doing the "right thing."
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Harley owners and leathernecks are working together to make sure some children are not forgotten this holiday season.
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The Roanoke Valley Harley Owners Group helped the Marines load up hundreds of cases of toys for the Annual Toys for Tots drive. The Tetra company donated 315 cases of toys, and a Hog member brought the toys from Blacksburg to Roanoke in the official Harley Davidson truck.
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((WELL THERE ARE SO MANY KIDS THAT WILL WAKE UP CHRISTMAS DAY AND WILL NOT HAVE A CHRISTMAS. SO WE JUST MAKE SURE THAT THEY WILL WAKE UP AND HAVE SOME PRESENTS UNDER THAT TREE.))
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After helping load up toys and donating more than 8-hundred dollars to Toys for Tots, the Hogs drove through Roanoke City, the county, through Vinton and on to the Salem Civic Center.
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Overcoming a flood of troubles. Still ahead, the high waters may be gone, but the lasting effects are not.
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And will this do for Al Sharpton what Arsenio did for Bill Clinton? A presidential candidate puts on his dancing shoes.
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A Giles County family know what it's like to be flood victims, even if waters never reached their home. It may take the Griggs quite a while to recover, but Steve, Lisa and their four children say they're happy just to have each other.
Jennifer Wishon has their story.
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(( The remnants of last weeks winter storm are melting, but a Giles County family is still feeling the effects of last months rains that caused widespread flooding in the New River Valley.
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((LISA GRIGGS: WE BOTH STARTED CRYING BECAUSE HE TOLD ME THAT IT HAD JUST COMPLETELY WIPED OUT OUR BRIDGE.))
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Flood waters never touched the Griggs's home which sits atop a hill overlooking Wolf Creek. Instead, the bridge that provides the only access to their home fell victim to the swollen creek.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/REPORTING: THIS IS WHERE THE GRIGGS FAMILY BRIDGE USED TO STAND. ON THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD STEVE GRIGGS SAW THE BRIDGE START TO TREMBLE AND RAN INSIDE TO TELL LISA NOT TO TRY TO CROSS. BY THE TIME HE RETURNED THE 270- FOOT STRUCTURE WAS GONE.))
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Steve was trapped in the family's home for four days without water. When he finally got across the creek FEMA put the couple up in a hotel, while their four children stayed with friends, but no additional aid is available.
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((STEVE GRIGGS: WE HAD TALKED TO THEM AND THEY HAD SAID THAT UNLESS THERE'S THREE OR MORE HOMES ACROSS THE CREEK THEN THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR US.))
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The owner of the adjoining property allowed the Griggs's five days to use THEIR road to get as many of their belongings out as possible. The family was forced to find another place to live and now rents this home off Route 460 with the option to buy.
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((LISA GRIGGS: WE NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON MAKING THIS HOME AND WE'LL BE FINE WITH IT AND YOU HAVE TO GIVE IT TIME TO BUILD THE MEMORIES HERE.))
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They're still paying the mortgage on THEIR house, and have been forced to buy furniture to replace what they weren't able to move. Their Christmas fund is shot, but despite everything, the Griggs say they feel blessed.
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((STEVE GRIGGS: PRESENTS ARE NICE, BUT JUST KNOWING THAT YOU HAVE YOUR KIDS AND FAMILY TOGETHER. THAT'S ALL A PERSON NEEDS RIGHT THERE.))
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Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Giles County.))






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A mixed day so far on Wall Street. At Noon,
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the Dow was UP 36 points. Nasdaq was DOWN 3 points.


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Up next in the newscast, the BCS stirs the pot of controversy by shunning the University of Southern Cal.
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And the Panthers will have to wait another week to see if they clinch their division as Mike Vick leads the Falcons past Carolina.
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Atlanta's Michael Vick was back in last night's game against Carolina.
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He missed the early part of the season with a broken bone in his foot.
But last night he guided the Falcons to their first home victory of the season. Vick ran 14 times for 145 yards, including a one-yard touchdown run. That's the third-highest total by a quarterback in N-F-L history. Atlanta went on to beat Carolina 20 to 14 in overtime.
The loss stopped the Panthers from clinching a play-off berth.
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The Radford Bobcats saw their dream of a state title end in Gate City yesterday, but not before Norm Lineburg's troops put up quite a fight against the Blue Devils.
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This was the 8th post- season meeting between the two schools since 1971.
Tyler Kilgore got Gate City started with a 5- yard touchdown run to make it 7-nothing.
But Radford answered back--
Nathan Charlton found Camillo Weinz for 6 to tie things up by halftime.
In the second half, both teams would score right behind each other, making it a tough game all the way until the end.
With just two minutes left, Isaiah Spivey of Gate City scores the winning run.
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Radford tried to tie things with a minute to go in the game, but couldn't come back. Gate City held on to win it 28 to 21.
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Let the BCS controversy begin.
USC is the number one team in both the AP and coaches' polls, but the Trojans won't have the chance to play for all the marbles in the Sugar Bowl.
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That honor goes to the SEC champion LSU Tigers and Oklahoma, despite the loss to Kansas State in the Big 12 title game Saturday night. The Sooners stayed at number 1 in the BCS, and LSU checked in at number two, while Southern Cal's strength of schedule and the computers left THEM out in the cold. But with a win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl, the Trojans could claim a share of the national title.
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That leaves Kansas State and Ohio State to battle in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, while Florida State and Miami will tangle in the Orange Bowl, a rematch of the regular season contest. The Seminoles and the Hurricanes will also open up the 2004 campaign against each other.
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The Roanoke Express returned to the Roundhouse ice yesterday to battle Florence after losing two straight to Reading on the road.
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Perry Florio was back in Roanoke for the first time since leaving as the Express head coach last season.
The Express took a 3-2 lead in the second when Doug Scatchard centered the puck to Rob Snowball, who puts in the tally from point blank range.
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Still in the second, Shawn Limpright puts another puck between the pipes.
But the Express fell in a shootout 5 to 4.
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Often Presidential hopefuls wait until AFTER the election to host Saturday Night Live...
But over the weekend, the Reverend Al Sharpton grabbed the microphone and put on his dancing shoes to pay tribute to singer James Brown.
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Sharpton says his appearance on S-N-L was the same kind of "reaching out" that Bill Clinton did on the Arsenio Hall Show during his Presidential campaign.
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