[Henry Skls-Folo]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=mornin']
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC1:20:56]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Mornin']
[ENG#=1]

It's back to the drawing board for Henry County Schools today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Thursday]

Last week, the newly elected school board members voted to suspend a school consolidation plan. The group asked for a few days to look over the plan which would close five-schools and combine two-middle and two-high schools. The school board will meet this afternoon at one o'clock at the Henry County Administration Building. The board is scheduled to revist the consolidation issue and make a decision today. We'll have the latest on this issue coming up tonight on News 7.
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[Bush-Summit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]
[ENG#=2]


The leaders of 34 countries-- including President Bush-- are coming together today for the summit of the Americas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Monterrey, Mexico;]


Anti- Bush protestors and heavy security have already taken to the streets of Monterrey, Mexico.
Topping Bush's agenda is a meeting with Mexican President Vicente Fox.
While Bush chose Mexico for his first foreign trip as President, relations with the neighbor to the south have GONE SOUTH since then.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Obviously, we went]

((CONDOLEEZZA RICE/NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR:OBVIOUSLY, WE WENT THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME ABOUT IRAQ, BUT THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MEXICO IS ONE OF OUR MOST IMPORTANT, ONE OF OUR CLOSEST. WE ARE COOPERATING DAILY ON BORDER MATTERS, ON FIGHTING NARCOTICS, ON FIGHTING TO MAKE THE BORDERS MORE SECURE. ))
[SUPER=01-Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=borders more secure.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush won back some support from Mexico last week, when he announced plans to give millions of illegal immigrants temporary worker status in the U-S.
During the summit, Bush also plans to push free trade issues and tough sanctions against corrupt governments.
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[Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=campaign 2004]
[ENG#=3]


The Iowa Caucus is just a week away, and the latest Zogby tracking poll indicates candidates Howard Dean and Dick Gephardt are leading the battle for the state.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA;]


All of the Democratic candidates except for General Wesley Clark faced off last night in a debate.
The candidates first took aim at President Bush-- then the focus shifted to Howard Dean.
Al Sharpton grilled the former Governor of Vermont about whether he'd ever named a black or Latino to his cabinet.
Dean conceded that he had not-- but said he was committed to civil rights.
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[Registration-Deadline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=none]


It's the last day to register to vote in Virginia's February tenth Democratic presidential primary.
Those who are not registered and want to participate must sign up by 5 p-m today.

[11Clark-Rally]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC-1:24:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=4]

The primary could play a key role in deciding who will oppose President Bush in November.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Former 5th district Congressman L-F Payne visited Roanoke yesterday to meet with supporters of Democratic presidential candidate General Wesley Clark. Payne says Southwest Virginia voters can probably relate most to Clark, because of his rural upbringing and military background. Clark served in the Army for 38-years, where he became a four-star general. Payne says it's that kind of leadership that this country needs.
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[IN Q=I think people]

((I THINK PEOPLE WHEN THEY CHOOSE THEIR PRESIDENT, ARE LOOKING FOR SOMEONE WHO COULD BE COMMANDER AND CHIEF BECAUSE THAT'S THE PERSON THAT THEY FEEL CAN KEEP THEM AND THEIR FAMILY SAFE AS WE DEAL WITH TERRORISM AND THE OTHER CHALLENGES THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY DEALING WITH, AND I CAN'T THINK OF ANYONE BETTER QUALIFIED TO BE COMMANDER AND CHIEF THAN WESLEY CLARK.))
[SUPER=01-L.F. Payne/Clark's Virginia Campaign Chair;]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=than wesley clark]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Clark Campaign Ad;]

According to recent national polls, Clark places second in the Democratic running for president, behind Howard Dean. Payne says Virginia will play a key role in changing that.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]

The Clark campaign will open five campaign offices across the Commonwealth this week, including one in Roanoke.



[11Warner-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC-33:34]
[GRAPHIC=Tax Reform]
[ENG=1]


Governor Mark Warner says the chances are good the General Assembly will tackle tax restructuring this session.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Galax/Last Week; ]


Warner's been touting his plan for reforming the tax code for the last 5-weeks.
During a meeting in Galax last week Warner told News 7 the Senate may even pass a more aggressive plan.
Warner says its going to be a difficult battle in the House, but Delegates have been telling him the state needs to come up with more money from somewhere.
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[SOT:1:38:30:00]
[IN Q=Chances are very]
[SUPER=01-Governor Mark Warner/(D) Virginia]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: CHANCES ARE VERY HIGH THAT SOMETHING'S GONNA HAPPEN. EVEN THE MOST HARD CORE ANTI-TAX DELEGATES ARE TALKING ABOUT AT LEAST A GAS TAX AND CIGARETTE TAX. SO I THINK THERE'S REAL GROWING CONSENSUS. IT'S GONNA BE A WILD COUPLE OF MONTHS.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=couple of months.]
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly convenes Wednesday.
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[11Mesaba-Agreement]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC-1:44:36]
[GRAPHIC=Mesaba]
[ENG#=1]


In business news, Mesaba Airlines has reached a tentative contract agreement with its pilots heading off a strike that could have driven the regional carrier out of business.
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[VO-NAT - 26+]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;]

The agreement came early yesterday. More than 70 scheduled flights Sunday had already been canceled but Mesaba says hundreds of other fights should now take off as planned. Talks continued past a Friday night strike deadline. Terms of the contract are not being released until the pilots can officially vote on the agreement. That could come as early as this week. Mesaba operates as Northwest Airlink, and serves about 30 states including Virginia.
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[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=2]


In other business news, Many companies are set to release their earnings reports.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]

((> Intel will headline earnings reports which will begin flooding the market > this week. Intel is slated to report on Wednesday and it's stock currently > trades at a two year high. > > OTHER BIG NAMES EXPECTED TO REPORT IN THE COMING DAYS ARE APPLE > COMPUTER,DELTA AIRLINES, GENERAL ELECTRIC AND YAHOO. > > ON WALL STREET IN THE LAST SESSION: NEWS THAT THE ECONOMY ADDED A MERE ONE > THOUSAND JOBS IN DECEMBER IGNITED A SELLOFF ESPECIALLY AMONG THE BLUE > CHIPS. > > THE DOW SANK 133 POINTS > > WHILE THE NASDAQ DIPPED 13 > > KEEP YOUR EYE ON HEATING OIL AND NATURAL GAS. WITH ARCTIC WEATHER IN THE > NORTHEAST AND PARTS OF THE WEST DEMAN FOR NATURAL GAS IS SOARING.. NATURAL > GAS FUTURES HIT THEIR HIGHEST LEVEL IN NEARLY A YEAR LAST WEEK. AND > HEATING OIL PRICES FINISHED ABOVE A DOLLAR A GALLON FOR THE FIRST TIME > SINCE MID-MARCH. > > FIND OUT MORE AND TRACK YOUR STOCKS AT CBS.MW.COM IN NY I'M ALEXIS > CHRISTOFOROUS.)) > >

(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Jackson]
[ENG#=1]


Family members and friends of Michael Jackson are planning a news conference today in Encino, California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


They're expected to talk about how they'll show their support for the pop star when he's arraigned Friday on child molestation charges.
A publicist says Jackson's fan clubs plan to have cars and buses travel to the courthouse in Santa Maria for the event.
Also, today dozens of attorneys, accountants, and managers plan to meet about the future of Jackson's business affairs.
The singer remains free on a three million dollars' bail.
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[11Radford-Publishers]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC-1:06:46]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]

A Radford publishing company is learning that a lot can happen in a year. Jennifer Wishon introduces us to Branch and Vine Publishers-- a company on the eve of something big.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Published authors Jamie Armentrout]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Armentrout/Branch and Vine; :11]
[SUPER=01-Steven Macon/Branch and Vine; :47]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; 1:06]
[RUNS=2:08]
[OUT Q=JW, News 7, Radford]

((((NATS OF JAMIE AND STEVEN TALKING)) Published authors Jamie Armentrout and Steven Macon met by chance at a book signing about three years ago, and soon learned they had much in common.
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[SOT 7:02:51]
[IN Q=We both got our]

((JAMIE: WE BOTH GOT OUR FIRST BOOKS PUBLISHED ABOUT THE SAME TIME BY DIFFERENT PUBLISHERS AND WE MET AT THE SAME BOOK SIGNINGS. AND WE STARTING TALKING AND HAD RUN INTO SOME OF THE SIMILAR PROBLEMS OTHER FIRST TIME AUTHORS HAD.))
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[OUT Q=time authors had]

The biggest challenge was marketing. So they decided to do something about it.
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[SOT 07:03:06]
[IN Q=We started a small]

((JAMIE: WE STARTED A SMALL BULLETIN. WE ADVERTISED OUR WORKS AND SOME OTHER PEOPLE'S WORKS HOPING TO GENERATE SOME... BEGAN TO EVOLVE INTO A QUARTERLY MAGAZINE.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=a quarterly magazine]

The magazine taught the pair how to publish books and in the midst of their project Branch and Vine Publishers was born.
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[SOT 7:17:33]
[IN Q=Branch and Vine is a]

((STEVEN: BRANCH AND VINE IS A COMPANY DEBRA, MY WIFE, AND I STARTED BACK IN 1995 IN FLORIDA. WE WANTED TO HELP A COUPLE LOCAL AUTHORS GET PUBLISHED.))
[RUNS= 06]
[OUT Q=authors get published]

A goal they accomplished, but decided to shut the company down when they moved to Virginia until Macon and Armentrout revived it one year ago.
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[SOT 7:47:41]
[IN Q=Redemption is Branch and]

((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: REDEMPTION IS BRANCH AND VINE'S NEWEST BOOK SET TO BE RELEASED LATER THIS MONTH. IT DETAILS THE DETAILS THE CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES AGAINST MICHAEL JACKSON ABOUT TEN YEARS AGO. ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THE EDITING PROCESS OF THIS BOOK NEW CHARGES AGAINST JACKSON SURFACED AND IT WASN'T LONG AFTER THAT THAT THE WHOLE WORLD BECAME INTERESTED IN REDEMPTION.))
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[OUT Q=interested in Redemption]


[BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]

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[SOT 07:23:37]
[IN Q=We said we need to]

((STEVEN: WE SAID WE NEED TO LET THE WORLD KNOW WE HAVE A BOOK, BECAUSE WE FIGURED WE NEED TO GET A JUMP ON EVERYBODY ELSE AND FROM THERE IT'S JUST BEEN A SNOW BALL THAT KEEPS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER.))
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[OUT Q=bigger and bigger]

Redemption is written by first time author Geraldine Hughes-- legal secretary of Barry Rothman, who represented the case against Michael Jackson in 1993. So far the book has received both national and international attention- there's even talk of possible movie deals.
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[SOT 07:04:48]
[IN Q=Got the manuscript, read the]

((JAMIE: GOT THE MANUSCRIPT, READ THE MANUSCRIPT AND WERE JUST FLOORED BY WHAT WAS IN IT AND SAID THIS HAS A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF MARKETING POTENTIAL.))
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[OUT Q=of marketing potential]

Redemption goes on sale January 31st. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Radford.))


[11Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=FdBack]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=4]


New laws for truckers, and a new owner for a methadone clinic brought comments from our viewers last week.
Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Animation Open]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 3; :05]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 5; :44 ]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=Animation Close]

((Aross the country, long-distance truckers have new regulations to follow regarding how long they can drive without taking a break. A viewer from Galax (Lisa Tolbert) wrote to say that truckers have a hard time finding places to pull over in Virginia. "No one has taken into consideration about the limited and I do mean limited parking for 18 wheelers The worst state is Virginia cause of the 2 hour limit in rest areas for 18 wheelers but for 4 wheelers there is no limit. The cars you see in the rest area are out vacationing, staying in motel rooms. You have a minimum of 50 parking spaces for cars as to where you only got 10 for trucks. Where can you park (without getting a ticket) to sleep?"
A story we did on the ownership change related to the proposed methadone clinic in Roanoke referred to "the black community", as did part of our interview with a leading clinic opponent, Jeff Artis.
A viewer from Lexington (Ken Falk) objects to that characterization.
"In my opinion, it is racist to refer to a group or area as "black", and perhaps it's illegal (although I notice that most TV newscasts make a point of referring to "black" vs "white"). The TV media would do well to set the right example. It is your responsibility to your public."
Your views on our news coverage are always welcome. Here's how to get them to us, by mail...fax...or email.
Joe McKean, News-7.))




[Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

It's too close to call which movie earned the top spot at the box office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-''Big Fish"- Columbia;]

As of now, Tim Burton's ``Big Fish'' holds a narrow lead over ``The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.'' Studio estimates show ``Big Fish'' took in 14-and-half million dollars,
[SUPER=04-"The Lord of the Rings'' - New Line;]

while ``Return of the King,'' grossed an estimated 14-point-one million. With just 400-thousand dollars separating the top films, the rankings could change when final numbers are released today.
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[Anchor=Kim]

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-''Big Fish''/14.5/''The Return of the King''/14.1/''Cheaper by the Dozen''/12/''Something's Gotta Give''/8.2/

''Cold Mountain''/7.9;] "Cheaper by the Dozen" finished in third place. "Something's Gotta Give" was fourth. And "Cold Mountain" was fifth.

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(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP]

[COMM][Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]
[ENG#=3]


In business news, The Dow lost more than 100 points on Friday. The Nasdaq also lost ground. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Stan Case/Reporting; :]
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]



[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [WOOD ROGERS SPONSOR BOARD 5185 ESSC] [COMM]


[11Seizure-Rescue]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC-2:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


A Roanoke County mother says her daughter saved her life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Brooke Bradshaw's mother Angela Corkery drives her to school every morning. Tuesday of last week was no exception until Brooke's mother suffered a seizure while driving through an intersection.


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[SOT 15:32:19]
[IN Q=Her hand kind of fell]

((BROOKE BRADSHAW: HER HAND KIND OF FELL ON THE STEERING WHEEL AND WE KIND OF STARTED TURNING LEFT. I DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING BUT I JUST JERKED THE STEERING WHEEL LEFT AND WE JUST WENT UP A ROAD AND I TRIED TO STOP THE CAR.))
[SUPER=01-Brooke Bradshaw/Saved Mother;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=to stop the car]
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[VO-NAT]

Brooke had to turn across two lanes of oncoming traffic at this intersection on Route 460. She then used her hand to apply the brake while her mother's foot was still on the gas pedal. Bystanders called 911. That was Corkery's second seizure. The first happened while volunteering at a school picnic for her son Peyton.
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[SOT 15:39:16]
[IN Q=What happened was she]

((PEYTON BRADSHAW: WHAT HAPPENED WAS SHE JUST STARTED SHAKING AND TURNING BLUE AND HER EYES ROLLED BACK IN HER HEAD. I CAUGHT HER SO SHE DIDN'T HIT THE GROUND AND I SCREAMED FOR HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Peyton Bradshaw/Saved Mother;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=screamed for help]
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[VO-NAT]

While he screamed, Peyton held his mother's head to keep her from repeatedly hitting it on the concrete. Corkery says she doesn't like to think of what may have happened if her children hadn't been there to help.
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[2-Box-Office]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=1]

It's too close to call which movie earned the top spot at the box office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-''Big Fish"- Columbia;]

As of now, Tim Burton's ``Big Fish'' holds a narrow lead over ``The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.'' Studio estimates show ``Big Fish'' took in 14-and-half million dollars,
[SUPER=04-"The Lord of the Rings'' - New Line;]

while ``Return of the King,'' grossed an estimated 14-point-one million. With just 400-thousand dollars separating the top films, the rankings could change when final numbers are released today.
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[Anchor=Kim]

[TAKE FS CHYRON]
[SUPER=77-''Big Fish''/14.5/''The Return of the King''/14.1/''Cheaper by the Dozen''/12/''Something's Gotta Give''/8.2/

''Cold Mountain''/7.9;] "Cheaper by the Dozen" finished in third place. "Something's Gotta Give" was fourth. And "Cold Mountain" was fifth.

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