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A hot meal and warm heart.
We'll show you what happens when the spirit of giving combines with tons of food.
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Plus, fire codes have changed. We'll tell you who can now legally put up a live Christmas tree.
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In sports, a special thanksgiving ACC Connection that focusses on a Tech and UVa player with a long history at Salem and Pulaski, the Friday Football Extra playoff rundown
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and Peyton Manning tosses six touchdown passes in the Colts/Lions Thanksgiving day NFL game.
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A blustery night on the way with some flurries here or there. But what can we expect for those early morning shoppers? The buy one get one free forecast coming up.
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News 7 at Six is next.
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Many give thanks this holiday by giving to those less fortunate.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young. Keith Humphry and Jean Jadhon are off tonight.

[Rescue-Mission]


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62 turkeys, 30 hams and more than 400 cakes and pies ... that's just part of what volunteers at Roanoke's Rescue Mission helped dish out to needy citizens today.
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The Rescue Mission serves a traditional Thanksgiving meal to hundreds of people every year.
Despite an apparent upturn in the national economy, officials expected to play host to more than a thousand people today.
But they are never lacking for volunteers to help prepare and serve the meal.
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHSON/RESCUE MISSION DIRECTOR: I THINK FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THEIR GREATEST BLESSINGS TO BE ABLE TO SERVE ON THANKSGIVING DAY. IN FACT WE HAVE SO MANY PEOPLE THAT WANT TO SERVE THAT IT HAS TO BE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, AND THEN WE TRY TO ENCOURAGE THE OTHER PEOPLE TO COME AND SERVE ON THE OTHER 364 DAYS WHEN WE COULD REALLY USE THEIR HELP.)) ((LARRY FORREST/VOLUNTEER: I GUESS TO GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO THE LESS FORTUNATE AND THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY NEED IT. I FEEL LIKE I'M BLESSED TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS AND I'M VERY GRATEFUL TO BE IN THE POSITION THAT I AM TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS.))
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On average, the Rescue Mission serves about 500 meals a day.
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[Goodlatte-Meals]


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While a local congressman was helping deliver turkey today, questions were being raised about other politicians who deliver *pork* to their home districts.
Congress recently passed a 388-billion dollar budget bill that critics say contains billions in unnecessary spending.
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We caught up with Sixth District representative Bob Goodlatte in Roanoke today as he delivered Thanksgiving meals to shut-ins for the Meals On Wheels program.
Goodlatte says the bill contained important funding for projects like Roanoke flood control and the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R-6TH DISTRICT: IF THE MONEY ISN'T SPENT HERE, IT GETS TO SOMEPLACE ELSE IN THE COUNTRY ... KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN OR LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, SO MY JOB IS TO MAKE SURE THAT IF THE DECISION IS MADE, AND THE DECISION HAD ALREADY BEEN MADE TO BUDGET A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY TO BE SPENT, THAT WE MAKE SURE THAT WE GET OUR FAIR SHARE.))
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Goodlatte says tighter budget bills have failed to pass the House in recent years.
He's hoping President Bush will rein in spending in his second term.
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[Roanoke-Park]


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Roanoke could use some of those federal dollars to help pay for flood cleanup.
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It's been nearly two months since flood waters caused extensive damage to several Roanoke Parks.
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They're technically back open but some areas like the playground and ballfields at Wasena Park remain off limits.
The city says it could be spring before the cleanup is complete.
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((GARY HEGNER/ROANOKE PARKS & RECREATION DEPT.: IT TAKES TIME AND WITH NO FEMA DECLARATION FOR GOVERNMENT WE ARE HAVING NO OTHER BACKUP FAR AS FUNDING RIGHT NOW. WE'RE HAVING TAKE CARE OF THIS OUT OF OUR OWN ROUTINE BUDGET.))
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The city says, in a normal year it would have no trouble getting F-E-M-A funds but because of all the hurricanes this year it's proving difficult.
Damage estimates for the parks top more than 100-thousand dollars.
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[Dollar-Buildings]


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There's an old saying that 'it takes money to make money'.
Now, two entrepreneurs hope their bargain-basement investment in downtown Lynchburg will bring them and the city some big returns.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Rodney Taylor knows a good bargain when he sees one.
The long-time Lynchburg businessman whose sportswear shop has become a fixture on Main Street now his sights set closer to the riverfront.
His latest investment cost him the grand total of one dollar.
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((YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR...))
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Taylor is the new owner of an old railroad building on Jefferson Street ... a Charlottesville developer bought the building right next door for the same price.
The crumbling roofs and dilapidated condition of both structures apparently weren't a turn-off.
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((RODNEY TAYLOR/BUSINESSMAN: IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S UNIQUE ABOUT LYNCHBURG, IS THAT A LOT OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS ARE STILL HERE AND ALOT OF THEM HAVE BEEN LOST, AND THOSE THAT CAN WE SAVE, AND I THINK THESE BUILDINGS HAVE A LOT OF VALUE AND I THINK THEY ADD A LOT TO THE CHARACTER OF THE CITY AND MAKE LYNCHBURG A NEATER PLACE.))
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Taylor figures he'll spend about a million dollars stabilizing and renovating his building over the next six months ... and then start looking for retailers and restauranteurs to move in.
For him and his future tenants, it's a chance to be part of a revival along the riverfront.
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((TAYLOR: IT'S JUST REALLY EXCITING AND IT'S GOING TO BE .. THESE BUILDINGS ARE RIGHT IN THE CENTER OF WHAT'S GOING TOBE A CITY PARK AND A RIVERFRONT PARK, SO TO ME I THINK IT'S A NATURAL FIT AND SOMETHING THAT I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT SEEING THESE SAVED AS MUCH AS ANYTHING.))
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((TERRI PROFFITT/LYNCH'S LANDING: EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT FOR SEVERAL YEARS HAS BEEN THAT THE RIVERFRONT WOLULD BE THIS INCREDIBLY DYNAMIC HUB WHERE PEOPLE COME AND GATHER. AND THESE DEVELOPERS ARE GOING TO HELP US ACHIEVE THAT VISION. SO FROM THAT STANDPOINT THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF RIVERFRONT DEVELOPMENT.))
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Both buyers must complete renovations within 3 years and have a tenant 18 months after that ... or pay the city the full price of the buildings ... ten thousand dollars apiece.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

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High winds today knocked out power to dozens of customers in central and southwest Virginia.
American Electric Power reports scattered outages ... at mid-afternoon, close to 90 people in Fieldale, 50 in Roanoke and 30 in Stuart were without electricity.
A-E-P expected to have most of those homes back on line by this evening.

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They flood inboxes-- unsolicited emails that appear to be from financial institutions but are actually scams.


Still ahead on News 7, how Virginia law enforcement is cracking down.
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And, lots of folks will soon be looking for that perfect Christmas Tree.
Local fire marshals want you to keep some safety rules in mind.
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[Kilgore-Fraud]


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Keeping Virginians out of the clutches of on- line phishers.
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That's the goal of legislation Attorney General Jerry Kilgore plans to introduce during the upcoming General Assembly session. "Phishing" or "Spoofing" is one of the fastest growing forms of fraud. It involves unsolicited emails that claim to be from financial institutions and request personal or financial information. If the recipient responds theives can gain access to credit cards or bank accounts. Bedford County Sheriff Mike Brown says law enforcement is constantly training to fight the crime.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WHEN THE BAD GUYS STARTED RIDING HORSES WE GOT ON HORSES WHEN THEY STARTED DRIVING CARS WE GOT IN CARS AND NOW THEY'RE BEHIND THE COMPUTER AND WE'RE BEHIND THE COMPUTER AND WE DO FEEL LIKE WE WILL CATCH UP AND WE ARE CATCHING UP.))
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Anytime you receive an email requesting personal information, officials suggest calling the sender to make sure it's legitimate.
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[Falwell-Lawsuit]


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The A-C-L-U is now chiming in on a legal battle between a gay activist in New York and the Reverend Jerry Falwell.

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Falwell sued Christopher Lamparello last year, claiming Lamparello's website "fallwell-dot-com" violated federal trademark law by using a common misspelling of Falwell's name as its domain name.
A Richmond judge agreed and ordered Lamparello to stop using the name ... Lamparello then appealed to the Fourth Circuit.
Yesterday, the A-C-L-U filed a friend-of-the-court brief in support of Lamparello, arguing his web site is protected by the First Amendment.
A disclaimer on the web site states it is "not" affiliated with Jerry Falwell or his ministries.
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[Danville-Fire]


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Fire damaged a vacant home in Danville last night.
Crews were called to 195 Lamberth Drive a little before nine.
Smoke and flames were coming from second story bedroom.
Firefighters had the blaze under control in about fifteen minutes.
The cause is under investigation.

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Some businesses in Roanoke may wonder if the Grinch stole Christmas this holiday season.
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The city is spending more than 800-thousand dollars to make improvements on Grandin Road.
Workers have already narrowed the street to help slow traffic.
They've also expanded the sidewalks to allow for more outdoor dining.
But the project is taking longer than expected and many merchants say business is suffering as a result.
The project, which will include new landscaping, should now be completed by spring.
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[Stocks]


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The major stock markets were closed for the Thanksgiving holiday.
They'll reopen tomorrow with a shortened trading session.
News 7 will be right back.
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[Fincastle-Boundaries]


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Plans to expand the town of Fincastle are moving forward. Earlier this week, the Fincastle Planning Commission and Council met to review revised boundary adjustments. The plan would increase the town's current 140-acres to more than 16-hundred.
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The group has been working for years to expand town boundaries- but the plan has met with opposition. Homeowners in Botetourt County, who would be included in the adjustment, worry the change would affect taxes, farmland and the environment. Officials say a public hearing is expected for early December- but no official date has been set.
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[Christmas-Trees]


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Fire officials were trying to keep people safe- not allowing live Christmas trees in apartment buildings without sprinkler systems, or even in churches last season-
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But people said bah-humbug- complaining that they wanted live trees.
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((CAPTAIN MARLAN MORRIS/ROANOKE FIRE MARSHAL: WELL THEY THOUGHT THE CODE WAS UNREASONABLE.))
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The code was also tough to enforce-
So, when it was time to review fire codes- that code was changed.
This season, live trees will be allowed in multi-unit buildings and houses of worship.
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((CAPTAIN MARLAN MORRIS/ROANOKE FIRE MARSHAL: THE CODE HAS BEEN RELAXED TO SAY FOLKS LIVING IN ONE AND TWO FAMILY HOUSES OR DWELLINGS CAN HAVE LIVE TREES AND IT'S SIMILAR TO APARTMENT BUILDINGS TOO. THERE WON'T BE ANY PROBLEM THERE.))
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The new fire code covers several states including Virginia.
Captain Morris says people need to be aware that Christmas trees are extremely flammable.
Water them daily and keep them away from heat sources.
If needles fall off in your hand, get rid of the tree.
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The Colts are thankful they played the defenseless Lions on Thanksgiving, we will have your Friday Football Extra Regional title line ups
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and The Virginia Cavaliers consider Eddie quite Royal in his talent and playmaking abilities.
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[S-Connect]


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Virginia tech and Virginia meet for the 86th time Saturday at Lane Stadium.
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[TAKE acc connection FS]
Today's Thanksgiving WDBJ-7 ACC connection takes a look at a Cavalier and a Hokie with a Pulaski/Salem History and what could be a Peachy post season for both teams and the wrest of the ever growing ACC.
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((Perhaps no one could predict just how fruitful adding Virginia tech and Miami to the ACC would be. The Hokies, not the Canes are the apple of the league, a top the standings. Both teams are a combined 16 and 4 and ranked in the top 25 and Bowl representatives with ACC ties are loving it. ((:))
The Hokies and Cavs welcome Boston College to the fold next year and that means the Peach Bowl is also thinking about expanding. ((:))
Saturday's Tech/UVa game means several players who know each other well will go head to head. One of the most intriguing match ups will pit former Pulaski County star tight end Jeff King against former Salem running back and now linebacker Dennis Haley. ((:)) ((:))))
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Haley will have his three best friends in the stands against Tech. Major league baseball hopeful and former Cave Spring star Tyler Lumsden, Northside and UCLA linebacker Justin London, and Glenvar and Miami of Ohio receiver Anthony Hackett. The three will also be groomsmen in Haley's wedding in April.

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Virginia Tech's defense is in the nation's top 10, UVa's D is ranked 12th in the country. The Hokies feel much of that strength comes from the Wahoos linebackers in a 3-4 scheme.
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UVa's defense will have it's hands full with a Tech player small in size but big in production in Eddie Royal.
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The freshman 5 foot 10, 170 pound receiver leads the Hokies with 21 catches for 368 yards.
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The regional championships are on tap Friday and Saturday for high school football teams across the state. Here's the complete schedule of Friday Football Extra games with the home teams listed on the bottom of each matchup.
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Despite 99 yards on 12 carriers from former Virginia Tech star running back Kevin Jones, the Lions were devoured by the Colts in the NFL's annual Thanksgiving day game.
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Peyton Manning threw six touchdown passes as Indianapolis beat the Lions 41-to-9 this afternoon in Detroit. It's the w
orst Thanksgiving Day defeat for [SUPER=30-Indianapolis/41/Detroit/9;]the Lions in 65 games they've played on the holid

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