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A Roanoke City employee retracts a memo on prayer at work.
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And a dog's-eye view of Christmas at the White House
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tonight on News Seven.

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Today on News 7 at 5, health officials report three flu deaths in Central Virginia. That as vaccine supplies are drying up.
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Plus two people are dead in what authorities are calling a mercy killing in a California hospital.
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Everything remains on time for a wintery mix of precipitation this weekend. That's the focus of the forecast just ahead.

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Some local metal workers want to help light the way to the New Year. We'll show you how.
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Authorities are looking for a wounded bear in Rockbridge County. The animal was shot after a rampage in a family's home.
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Plus we'll get a tour of the White House as given by the President's dog. News 7 at 5 is next.

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Health officials say three people in Central Virginia have died of flu related illnesses.
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Few details about the deaths are being released. We do know the victims were reportedly over the age of 50.
Fifteen hundred people died of the flu in the state last year. Half of those were over the ago of 85.
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In the meantime, so many students in Buchanan County have the flu, classes were cancelled today.
More than 20 percent of the students were sicktoday. That compares to just seven percent at the same time last year.
For weeks doctors have said the best defense against is flu is the vaccine. But, as Sean Kenniff tells us, getting vaccinated is easier said than done.
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If you don't already have an appointment it will be hard to find a flu shot anywhere in the region.
Local health departments, doctors offices, even hospitals say they've run out or have a limited supply.
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But some people lucked out today -- Montgomery Regional Hospital held a vaccination clinic.
Joy Sutton, was there and joins us with details.
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Shannon, The clinic didn't start until 9 this morning -- but hospital officials say people were waiting as early as 5 to get the shot.
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While many of those who came out where from the New River Valley -- other traveled from as far away as West Virginia just to get the shot.
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Hundreds packed inside Montgomery Regional Hospital willing to wait for hours just to get a flu vaccine.
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And he was right --in matter of hours the hospital had given out all 370 doses of the vaccine it had available.
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I tried calling around the region to see if anyone had anymore of the flu shot left. Most everyone was out, or the amount they did have left was for patients in the hospital or was already accounted for.
FluMist is still an option for healthy people ages 5 to 49. You will have to get it from a doctors office --the health departments don't offer it.
But there is some good news --State health officials say they will be getting more of the flu shot soon.
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Shannon, Coming up on News 7 at six, we'll tell you when and how much.

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A man apparently shot and killed his terminally ill wife in a San Diego hospital this morning.
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Police say the man then took his own life.
Both people were in their seventies.
There were no witnesses. Nobody else was hurt.
The shooting happened in the hospital's intensive-care unit where a hospital spokesman says only family members are allowed.
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The military's now aiding in the search for a missing University of North Dakota student.
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Troops from the North Dakota and Minnesota National Guards gathered before dawn today to look for 22-year old Dru Sjod

een. About 300 people helped in the search of abandoned buildings, roads and ditches. Soldiers lowered cameras into the ice-covered Red River. Sjodin has been missing since November 22nd. She was last seen leaving her job at a Grand Forks mall. 55-year-old Alfonso Rodriguez, Junior is charged with her kidnapping and is being held on five-million dollars bond.
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Coming up next on the newscast, two bears escape from a local zoo and go on a rampage at a Rockbridge County home.


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Plus some local metal workers want to stage a ball for New Year's. After the break, we'll tell you why they had a hard time finding any takers.
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A wounded bear is on the loose after escaping from the Natural Bridge Zoo in Rockbridge County.
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Two Asiatic Black bears, like this, wandered out of their cage last night after a zoo keeper forgot to secure the gate. One bear broke into Russell and Marilynne Smith's home on the adjoining property. THAT bear was shot and killed after causing thousands of dollars of property damage.
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((KARL MOGENSEN/NATURAL BRIDGE ZOO OWNER: THE ONE BEAR WAS IN HIS HOUSE JUST DESTROYING THE HOUSE LOOKING FOR THINGS AND CANNED GOODS AND ANY TYPE OF PASTRY OR BREAD THEY HAD LEFT THERE SO THE BEAR HAD TO BE EUTHENIZED, THERE WAS JUST NO ALTERNATIVE.))
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The other bear was shot twice but survived and ran into the woods. The escaped bear is pregnant and Mogensen believes she's scared and hiding. He's stocked her cage with food and hopes she'll come back on her own. Anyone who encounters the bear is advised to throw food to it and immediately call the zoo or Rockbridge County Sheriff's Department.
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Some big changes are in the works for the Bedford-area Y-M-C-A.
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Community leaders today broke ground on a 1-point-5 million dollar addition to the "Y" that will add a state of the art gymnasium and walking track.
The plans are part of a three million dollar overhaul that will change the look of the family facility.
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((MARY JO BOONE/BEDFORD YMCA DIRECTOR: THE ONE POINT FIVE MILLION WILL GET US THE 12-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT GYMNASIUM AS WELL AS GRADED SOCCER FIELDS, GRADED PLAYING FIELDS, MULTI-USE FIELDS, A NEW ENTRANCE, A NEW BABYSITTING AREA AND THE SHELL OF THE NEW LOCKER ROOMS WHICH WILL GIVE US THE HALLWAY BACK TO THE 12-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT GYM.))
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The Bedford Y has been without a gymnasium since the early 80's when an adult wellness center was put in.
Boone says adding the multi-use gym should help boost memberships.
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A trio of workers at a sheet metal shop in Roanoke has a New Year's surprise for residents in Salem.
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The three have built a six foot ball, designed to look like the one featured in New York's Times Square. On December 31st, the ball will be raised about 70 feet off the ground, and will slowly descend to welcome in the New Year. The group had some difficulty finding someone who wanted their creation.
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((GARY GREER/SHEET METAL FABRICATOR; WE COULDN'T GET ANYONE INTERESTED. ROANOKE WASN'T INTERESTED, ROANOKE COUNTY, SALEM. WE JUST THOUGHT, WE'LL DO IT SOMEWHERE, WE'LL JUST WAIT UNTIL SOMEONE ASKS US, AND VALLEYDALE SAID THEY'D LIKE TO SEE IT ON THEIR ROOF.))
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The group has been working on the ball for about four months. They say they will be working on it until the last minute, and will put as many lights as possible on the ball.
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Up next on the newscast, Brent Watts has details on a Christmas parade where the floats really do float.

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Tis' the season for Christmas Parades, but we've found one a little out of the ordinary. It's a floating parade that's designed to entertain and make a difference at the same time. Brent Watts has more.
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Coming up today in Sports, we'll hear from the former coach of the Roanoke Express as he brings his new team to town.
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Plus it's "Barney Reloaded." The White House hopes it's Christmas sequel will do better than some summer movies.
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your Friday ticker which starts on the ice. The Express takes on the Florence Pride at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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Pride head coach Perry Florio put his team through a brief practice this morning at the Roanoke Civic Center. The former Express coach is 1-0and 1 against his old team this season and has played with a depleted roster.
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They rolled out the mats today over at Hidden Valley for the Titan Toughman wrestling tournament.
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The event was formerly known as the Salem Ironman, but moved to Hidden Valley last year.
15 teams are on hand for the early season test, including several with state tournament aspirations.
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The tournament continues tomorrow morning, with the championship matches set for late afternoon.

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William Fleming, Gretna and Bath County will all chase state championships tomorrow on the football field and for each school's basketball program, the end of the season could not come any quicker.
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Coming up on news 7 at six we will tell you how a combined 14 varsity basketball starters from all three schools are sorely missed with the basketball season underway.
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Basketball and football coaches along with the communities are 100 percent behind their football teams but there have been some affects.
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There's a new commercial coming out featuring the Slingshot Irons with the world's No. 1 golfer Tiger Woods and NBA analyst and renowned avid golfer Charles Barkley.
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Woods and his now-famous confidante, Frank the head cover, look on while Barkley swings the more forgiving Slingshot Irons airing for the first time this weekend.
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That's it for the ticker, but don't go away, Shannon will be back with more News 7 at five in a few, see ya at six everybody,

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It's been quite a week for Wall Street as the Dow Jones finished the last two sessions and the week above the ten-thousand mark for the first time in 18 months. Alexis Christoforous wraps it up in today's Marketwatch report.
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Look out Hollywood. Barney is back -- with a sequel. Last year's Christmas video starring President Bush's Scottish terrier was such a hit, the White House has produced a sequel. Stacy Case has more.
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NAT: Barney what are you doing? I told you not to play games until the decorations are done.
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NAT: Laura Bush nat with kids
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NAT: (Laura) barney and i wish everyone a very happy holiday.
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