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Coming up on News 7-
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California's recovering from an earthquake that rattled San Francisco to the north and LA to the south. Plus, if you think you get what you pay for when you buy a gift card, think again. Some come with time limits and fees. And police aren't the only ones watching drivers on one local roadway.
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News 7 is next.

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A Central California town takes the brunt of an earthquake. At least two people died.
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[Earthquake]


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Good evening. I'm Shannon Young in for Jean Jadhon.
The magnitude 6-point-four quake was the most powerful to hit California in four years shaking the central part of the Golden State this morning. Elizabeth Sanchez has more.
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((UNLIKE MOST POPULATED AREAS OF CALIFORNIA, PASO ROBLES WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE EARTHQUAKE TO EXPERIENCE ITS DEADLY AND DESTRUCTIVE POWER FIRSTHAND.
(MOS)

"You don't expect an earthquake around here. I was really surprised." THE LATE-MORNING QUAKE COLLAPSED THE ROOF OF THE TOWN'S HISTORIC CLOCK TOWER, WHICH HOUSED A ROW OF STORES. BRICKS AND OTHER DEBRIS CRASHED TO THE GROUND -- KILLING AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE. THIS WOMAN'S SISTER WAS AMONG THOSE TRAPPED IN THE RUBBLE.
(MOS)

"I thank God that my sister made it out of there alive." THE EPICENTER OF THE 6-POINT-5 MAGNITUDE QUAKE SHOOK NEAR THE COASTAL TOWN OF CAMBRIA -- ABOUT 200 MILES NORTHWEST OF LOS ANGELES. BUT IT COULD BE FELT FROM L.A. TO SAN FRANCISCO. THE EARTHQUAKE OCCURRED ALONG A SERIES OF FAULTS THAT SKIMS THE SHORELINE.
(SOT: ROSS STEIN/U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY)

"It's on a fault system we don't know much as we would like and this earthquake will help us to get to know it better."
THIS WAS THE LARGEST EARTHQUAKE TO THE HIT THE STATE SINCE 1999. AND AS A RESULT, SCIENTISTS SAY CALIFORNIANS SHOULD EXPECT MORE TREMORS IN THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE.
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"What we'll see over the next weeks and months is diminishing frequency and size of aftershocks."
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THE EARTHQUAKE ALSO KNOCKED OUT POWER TO THOUSANDS OF HOMES AND BUSINESSES. PHONE SERVICE WAS ALSO DISRUPTED ... BUT MOST PARTS OF THE STATE REPORTED ONLY MINOR STRUCTURAL DAMAGE. ELIZABETH SANCHEZ, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

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Despite a terror alert level of ``high,'' President Bush says you should go about your life this holiday season.
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The President's homeland security chief says the evidence pointing to a possible strike by al-Qaida is the most serious since Nine-Eleven. Officials say there's specific intelligence that al-Qaida may soon attempt to pull off a coordinated attack in multiple places in an effort to cause mass casualties.
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((STEVEN SIMON/SENIOR ANALYST, RAND CORP.: THE GROUP IS COMMITTED TO ATTACKING AMERICA ON ITS OWN SOIL - THAT'S THE BIG PRIZE. THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO ACHIEVE.))
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President Bush praised the government workers who'll be spending their holidays protecting their fellow citizens and says everyone else should rest assured.
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(( AMERICAN CITIZENS NEED TO GO ABOUT THEIR LIVES, BUT AS THEY DO SO THEY NEED TO KNOW THAT GOVERNMENTS ARE AT ALL LEVELS WORKING AS HARD AS WE POSSIBLY CAN TO PROTECT THE AMERICAN CITIZENS.))
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The national alert status was raised this weekend to orange, the second-highest on the government's five-color scale.



[Gift-Certificates]


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For many this week "going about your life" means shopping.
Chances are there is one gift that just about everyone will get this Christmas.
It is the other Christmas card, the one that comes with several limitations that you might not even know about it. [***GIFT CARDS IN MONITOR***]
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Justin McLeod is here now to explain. Justin?
Shannon, gift certificates and gift cards are quite popular this time of year.
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Before you buy or receive one, there's something important you need to know, use it before time runs out.
Otherwise, you may end up paying the price.
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((((NAT SOUND OF WRAPPING GIFT))
It's the one gift that requires no wrapping, in fact it can simply fit in an envelope.
We're talking about gift certificates and gift cards.
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((KERRY MOSLEY/BEDFORD RESIDENT: AT CHRISTMAS I BUY ABOUT TEN FOR THOSE PEOPLE YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO GET THEM.))
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If you're one of those shoppers, then buyer beware.
That's because in Virginia, you may be surprised to hear stores pretty much hold all the cards meaning they can set their own policies including expiration dates.
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((JULIE WHEELER/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: AS LONG AS THEY PROMINENTLY HAVE IT ON THE CARD OR THE ACTUAL GIFT CERTIFICATE DOCUMENT.)) [Runs06]
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We did some checking and found several area stores that have no expiration dates at all.
The Better Business Bureau says any good business will give you at least three months to use the card.
The bottom line? Read the fine print.
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((CHRIS ANDERSON/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I'VE NEVER READ IT. WHETHER I SHOULD OR NOT I AM NOT SURE. I'VE NEVER READ IT.))

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Nowadays he should.
That's because many stores now charge what is called a non-use fee.
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So some businesses now dedcut a set amount each month from the remaining balance of the card if you fail to use it within a certain time limit.
We checked at several stores and found a wide range of restrictions.
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((ADRIAN WADE/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: I THINK IT IS VERY UNFAIR. YOU DON'T GET YOUR MONEYS WORTH.)) ((KERRY MOSELY/BEDFORD RESIDENT: I THINK IT IS UNFAIR BECAUSE IF IT'S A GIFT IT'S UNTIL THEY USE IT. I THINK THE TIME SHOULD BE LONGER.)) [Runs10]
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Something else to look out for when a buying a gift certificate or gift card is whether it's an established business.
If it goes bankrupt and closes its doors, you are out of luck.
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Shannon, the Better Business Bureau says it is those cases where they usually get complaints from when it comes to gift certificates.


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A Rocky Mount man died when his dump truck wrecked in Franklin County this afternoon.
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Authorities say the truck went out of control on Burnt Chimney Road, overturned and skidded into a tractor-trailer in the opposite lane.
The collision killed the driver of the dump truck, 39 year old John Lee Tyree of Rocky Mount.
The driver of the other rig, Jimmy Lee Smith of Wirtz, was not seriously hurt.
About 50 gallons of diesel fuel spilled; a company from Roanoke was cleaning that up.
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A survivor of yesterday's fatal bus crash in Henry County says the accident has only strengthened her faith in God.
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Karen Compton was one of the eight passengers injured when the Freedom Baptist Church bus collided head-on with an on-coming car yesterday on Route-57. The bus went over a guardrail and rolled about 70-feet down an embankment. Compton says it was God, not luck that saved her life.
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((KAREN COMPTON/SURVIVED CRASH: WE HAD TO HAVE HAD GUARDIAN ANGELS WITH US, THIS BUS WENT ALMOST A HUNDRED FEET DOWN THIS HILL TUMBLING.))
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All eight passengers of the bus were taken to nearby hospitals, and are expected to recover. But the car's driver, 21-year-old Telisa Ann Hunt of Henry, died instantly. State police say it appears Hunt was driving on the wrong side of the road for several feet before she crashed, but they're still trying to find out why.
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A Virginia Tech professor is using new technology to study accidents like yesterday's bus crash.
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Antoine Hobeika (hoe-Bay-kah) is in the middle of a two year study on head-on collisions caused by cars trying to illegally pass.
Eight cameras line a five mile stretch of Pepper's Ferry Road in Montgomery County. When cars cross the center line, lights begin to flash, warning the driver not to pass.
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[IN Q=This is become.]

((ANTOINE HOBEIKA: THIS IS BECAME A SERIOUS PROBLEM BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE DYING ON THIS ROAD. WE CAME UP WITH TECHNOLOGY TO HELP. WE TESTED IT ON THE SMART ROAD AND AFTER WE TESTED IT, WE REFINED IT BROUGHT IT TO THE STREET.))
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The cameras are not for issuing tickets, but they could be in the future.
Researchers say the cameras are 100-percent reliable and detect, on average, two to three violators a day.
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Still ahead on News 7, fire destroys one family's Christmas plans.
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Plus find out how these soldiers ended up on the cover of Time Magazine, representing thousands of their fellow service men and women.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, high school hardwood action from Glenvar. Mikki likes it because he's headed back to the league. Rivers and the Pack overwhelm Kansas in the Tangerine while the Cavs have it in for Fitz. Plus the Bears are ready for anything against the Hokies. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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Time Magazine's person of the year is the U.S. soldier, represented on this week's cover by three soldiers from the Army's First Armored Division.
Lisa Barron caught up with two of them today in Baghdad.
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((SGT. RONALD BUXTON AND SERGEANT MARQUETTE WHITESIDE NEVER IMAGINED THEY'D END UP ON THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE - OR THAT THEY, ALONG WITH the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN TROOPS ON OVERSEES DEPLOYMENT, WOULD BE NAMED TIME'S PERSON OF THE YEAR. (SGT. RONALD BUXTON, 1ST ARMORED DIVISION) that's the most awesome thing about the whole magazine. It's not just one, it's all of us. It's awesome. THERE HAVE BEEN STAUNCH SUPPORTERS OF THIS WAR, AND SHARP CRITICS. BUT NOBODY CAN JUST IGNORE IT. TIME'S AWARD SHOWS THE MEN FIGHTING IT THAT THEY ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. BUXTON, FROM LAKE OZARK, MISSOURI, AND WHITESIDE, FROM PINE BLUFF ARKANSAS, ARE ATTACHED TO THE FIRST ARMORED DIVISION IN ONE OF BAGHDAD'S MOST VOLATILE AREAS. THEY WERE TRAINED FOR COMBAT, BUT FIND THEMSELVES IN CHARGE OF LAW AND ORDER. (SGT. MARQUETTE WHITESIDE, 1ST ARMORED DIVISION) there's no average day around here. we have three day rotations, patrol, quick reaction force, and escort. EARLIER THIS MONTH, two journalists from time magazine joined BUXTON's patrol. THEY WERE IN A MARKET place, WHEN AN ASSAILANT THREW A GRENADE INTO THEIR HUMVEE, SERIOUSLY WOUNDING TWO of the SOLDIERS AND both JOURNALISTS -- ONE OF them LOST A HAND. (BUXTON) his hand absorbed a good chunk of the blast///if it had been picked up in mid air, it could have been worse. WHITESIDE HAS HAD CLOSE CALLS OF HIS OWN... LAST MONTH HE SURVIVED A GRENADE ATTACK ON HIS VEHICLE, ONE OF HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS DIED. (WHITESIDE) i sat down and thought i could have been killed. it could have been my last night on this earth. then i didnt think about me, i thought about LT and it was a sad day, it still is sad because we all really miss him. HE SAYS THAT'S THE HARDEST PART OF THE JOB....A JOB THAT THE MAGAZINE CALLS CRUCIAL TO THE ULTIMATE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF THIS WAR. LB, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))

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Some breaking news tonight... Roanoke police are on the scene of a shooting at the Laurel Ridge Apartments.
Officers confirm 3 people were shot, they've been taken to the hospital.
We'll have more information as it becomes available.

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A Danville Police sergeant is charged with domestic assault, but will be allowed to stay at work.
Sergeant Jerry L. Pace was charged with two counts of domestic assault this morning in Pittsylvania County.
According to Danville Police, Pace was involved in a domestic dispute yesterday evening with his girlfriend. Pittsylvania County deputies were called after he left the residence.
Pace was released on bond pending a court appearance.
The Danville police department says Sergeant Pace has denied all allegations of abuse.
An internal investigation has been conducted and Pace will be allowed to work pending the final outcome of the court case.

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An Amherst County family is out a home after their house on Lowesville Road caught fire this afternoon.
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The blaze already had a good head start when the first crews arrived around one.
Three boys.. two brothers and their cousin.. were at home when they heard a popping noise upstairs.
After finding fire in an upstairs room, they ran from the house and asked a motorist to call 9-1-1.
It took fire crews from three departments about an hour to bring it under control.
Investigators say a malfunctioning strobe light in an upstairs bedroom started the fire.
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Roy Horn's out of the hospital, but not out of the woods.
The latest on his recovery from a tiger attack next on News 7.
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Plus he has a busy night ahead... but Santa's taking some time off at an area ski resort.
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[Horn]


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Roy Horn will be home for the holidays, less than three months after he was nearly killed by a tiger.
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The illusionist has been released from a Los Angeles hospital and will continue recuperating at home.
He was mauled by a 300-pound white tiger on October third
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during a sold-out performance at the M-G-M Mirage in Las Vegas.
Horn suffered a serious stroke afterwards. But a family spokesman says he's showing some improvement.
The world-famous Siegfried and Roy show was closed after the attack.

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It is a historic day for Roanoke.
The city swore in its first African-American clerk of court.
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In front of a packed courtroom, Brenda Hamilton was installed as the Clerk of the Circuit Court.
Hamilton was elected to the position in November.
She has worked at the clerk's office for 27 years.
Hamilton says she never expected to be a trailblazer but that she is happy it worked out that way.
And while she is glad to make history, she says her election was about qualifications, not color.
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((BRENDA HAMILTON/ROANOKE'S FIRST BLACK CLERK OF COURT: IT WASN'T ABOUT THE BLACK COMMUNITY GETTING ME IN OR THE WHITE COMMUNITY. IT WAS THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE. IT WASN'T ABOUT MY SKIN COLOR, IT WAS ABOUT THE SERVICE THAT I HAD GIVEN THE PEOPLE FOR 27 YEARS.))
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Roanoke also swore in the city's first female treasurer.
Evelyn Powers will take over from retiring treasurer David Anderson beginning on January first.
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Coming up, high school hoops from Highlander Heaven, the Dazzle's Mikki Moore is movin' on up, and we'll check on the Insight and Tire Bowls, but first tonight's extra point,
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Braves catcher Javy Lopez agreed today to a 3 year deal with the Orioles worth 22.5 million dollars. The 33 year old hit .328 last season in Atlanta with 43 dingers and 109 runs batted in. It was his best year since 1998. But the cost cutting Braves decided not to re-sign Lopez.
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Let's start tonight on the hardwood with some pre-holiday hoops from Glenvar where Rick Crotts and company welcomed Nelson Fox and Parry McCluer to Highlander Heaven.
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Crotts was firing up the troops early in this one.
But it was the visitors who got off to the hot start. Barrett Downs finds Adam Gilbert who runs out of real estate but somehow gets up the jumper that goes down for 2.
Glenvar hung tough. Check out Kyle Carpenter pushing it up to Devin Chapell who bombs away from long range at the first quarter horn.
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Parry McCluer too tough though. James Longnecker finishes off the glass and the Blues went on to win 57 to 47.
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The Virginia Cavaliers beat Coastal Carolina tonight at U-Hall 89-74. Elton Brown scored 22 points for the Cavs.


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Sticking with hoops, the Dazzle's Mikki Moore is headed back to the NBA with the New Jersey Nets.
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Moore has played in 150 NBA games in his career. This season with the Dazzle he was averaging nearly 21 points and 10 rebounds a game. He is the 23rd NBDL call up since the developmental league began play in 2001.
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The college bowl season rolled on tonight as Phillip Rivers closed out a career and his Wolfpack squeezed Kansas in the Tangerine Bowl.
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The ACC Player of the Year threw for a Tangerine Bowl record 475 yards and 5 touchdowns against the Jayhawks. The Pack marched 64, 68, and 97 yards on their first three possessions to take a
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commanding 21-7 lead and never looked back, winning big 56 to 26.
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Friday's Insight Bowl will be the first post season appearance for Cal since 1996 and Coach Jeff Tedford hopes his team can make the most of its opportunity against the Hokies in what could be a high scoring affair. Both teams average over 30 points per contest.
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The Continental Tire Bowl could very well be a shootout if Matt Schaub and Larry Fitzgerald have their way. Fitz and the Panthers vertical passing game has certainly gotten the Cavaliers attention as Steve Mason explains.
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((STEVE MASON:WHAT AWARD HAS LARRY FITZGERALND NOT WON. HE WAS SECOND IN THE HESIMAN VOTING, HE IS THE WALTER CAMP RECIPIENT, WHICH GOES TO THE NATION'S TOP PLAYER, AND THE SOPHOMORE WON THE BELITNIKOFF TROPHY WHCIH GOES TO COLLEEG FOOTBALL'S BEST RECEIVER. hE IS ALOS THE bIG EAST OFFENSEIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR.)) ((Fitgerald has 34 TD catches in two seasons, an NCAA record. To the Cavaliers, he is a great player that they must contain, a task that has been difficult for so many opponents. The 6 foot 3, 225 Fitgerald presents specific problems for UVa and its short secondary. ((AL GROH/UVA HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
In order to stop the super sophs 18 game streak with a touchdown reception the Cavaliers know they must be physical and cut down on the time the future NFL star has to get open. ((:)) ((:)) Fitzgerald needs just one more 100 yard receiving game to tie the NCAA record for century marks in a season at 11. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

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We finish up on the track where Ryan Newman has added another trophy to his case capturing Driver of the Year honors.
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He's just the second driver in 37 years to win the award after failing to win a series championship. Newman did win 8 races and 11 poles in his second season in Nascar's top circuit. He also had 7 DNF's this past season. The award was voted on by a panel of 18 motorsports writers and broadcasters.
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The President and Mrs. Bush joined Jewish leaders in celebrating the festival of lights.
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President Bush and the First Lady participated in the lighting of the Menorah at the White House this afternoon. The ceremonial candelabra is used by in the Jewish celebration of Hanukah. The eight day religious holiday falls near Christmas although the date varies because it is set by the Jewish lunar calendar.
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Saint Nick took to the slopes of a nearby ski resort today.
Santa was joined at Snowshoe Mountain West Virginia by Mrs. Claus, an elf, the Cat in the Hat and the Snowshoe Hare.
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