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Coming up next on News 7...
The U-S Supreme Court rejects a challenge to the Massachusetts law that legalized gay marriage.
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And, a black hawk helicopter carrying several soldiers goes down during a flight in Texas.
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Sunshine today followed by a few showers tomorrow. I'll have your work week forecast.
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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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An NBC sports executive and his son are recovering after a fiery crash- while the search continues for his other son.


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Good afternoon- I'm Susan Bahorich, filling in for Kimberly McBroom.[Ebersol-Crash]


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Dick Ebersol (Ebber-saw), his 22-year-old son and a co-pilot are still hospitalized a day after a fiery jet crash in Colorado. There is still no sign of Ebersol's other son, also on board. The pilot and a flight attendant were killed. Teri Okita has the story.

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RESCUE TEAMS ARE STILL SEARCHING FOR THE TEENAGE SON OF NBC'S DICK EBERSOL, BUT WITH EACH PASSING HOUR, IT SEEMS LESS LIKELY THE BOY SURVIVED SUNDAY'S PLANE CRASH IN SOUTHWEST COLORADO.
A CORPORATE JET CARRYING MEMBERS OF THE EBERSOL FAMILY CRASHED DURING TAKEOFF, DICK EBERSOL AND HIS COLLEGE AGED SON SURVIVED, BUT TWO CREW MEMBERS WERE KILLED. EBERSOL'S WIFE, ACTRESS, JILL ST. JAMES WAS NOT ON THE PLANE.
AFTER THE ACCIDENT, THERE WAS NO SIGN OF 14-YEAR-OLD EDWARD "TEDDY" EBERSOL. HIS PLANE SEAT WAS ALSO MISSING. THE F.A.A SAYS THE CHARTER CRASHED THROUGH A FENCE AT THE END OF THE RUNWAY AND BURST INTO FLAMES..

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"THERE WAS FIRE AT THE SCENE, MOST OF IT IS PRETTY WELL BURNT."
WITNESSES SAY NBC SPORTS CHAIRMAN DICK EBERSOL WAS PULLED FORM THE WRECK BY HIS SON, CHARLES. BOTH MEN WERE FOUND WALKING NEAR THE WRECKAGE...BEFORE BEING TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL. THE PLANE WAS HEADED TO SOUTH BEND, INDIANA WHERE CHARLES IS A SENIOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME.

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An Army Blackhawk helicopter crashed this morning in central Texas.
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Authorities say the chopper hit a wire connected to a broadcast tower near Waco. Seven soldiers were on board the helicopter, but there is no word yet on casualties.
A spokesman at Fort Hood says the chopper went down in foggy conditions.
Army investigators have sealed off the area.
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The U-S Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to the Massachusetts law that legalized gay marriage.
Without comment, the justices refused a request from conservative groups to overturn the ruling which allowed the same sex weddings.
Massachusetts is the only state that sanctions the marriages.
Also today the justices have heard arguments on medical majijuana.
Lawyers for the federal government say no exceptions should be made in the war on drugs.
Ten states currently allow people to use the drug if their doctors agree.


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They're popping up on almost every street corner in the region... pay day lenders-
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Jean Jadhon is looking into this new type of lending. Jean what are these places all about?
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You've probably seen the ads.. telling people they can get instant cash- or fast cash.
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While these businesses do offer fast cash- they also charge fees that can add up.
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They are called pay day lenders.
The consumer writes a check ... the pay day lender then gives them cash and agrees to hold the check... for a fee.

The fee on a 500 dollar loan is 75 dollars.
While that might not seem like much- it equals an annual rate of 391 percent.
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((I THINK WHAT THEY'RE LOOKING FOR ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN A FINANCIAL EMERGENCY THEY NEED MONEY FAST AND SOMETIMES EASILY.))
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So who's using these places?
Beginning tonight on News 7 at six I'll begin a special report Easy Money. We'll hear from someone who got in trouble using pay day loans.
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We'll also tell you about legislation that now allows this type of lending in the commonwealth... and what you need to know before considering whether this type of lending is for you.

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A Lynchburg taxi driver is recovering after a botched robbery attempt early Sunday morning. 51 year old James Marshall Crawford told police he picked up a man wearing a puffy black jacket shortly after 1 o'clock. The passenger tried to rob Crawford at the intersection of 5th and Polk streets. Crawford got out and started to run when the suspect shot him in the neck and shoulder.
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A bad start to the week for one Maryland restaurant owner...
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A seafood restaurant outside of Washington, D.C. went up this morning. Flames and heavy smoke shot through the building's roof. The two-story restaurant, "Lasick's," is considered a neighborhood landmark. No word yet what sparked the blaze.
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Meanwhile, nearly a half-hour away... rescue crews were called to a Maryland college campus this morning after a parking garage which was under construction collapsed. Officials say the six-story garage was being built on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Rescue workers say several people were trapped but were rescued fairly quickly. There are reports there may still be one person trapped.
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Still to come on the newscast, Iraq faces more challenges as it prepares for January's elections.
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Also the man who was named the winner of the Ukraine election says he may support revoting.
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If the charges of vote fraud can be proven -- the man who was declared the winner in Ukraine's presidential election says he'd support another vote.
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Ukraine's supreme court is holding a hearing on the country's disputed presidential election. Opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko (u-shen-ko) says massive voter fraud gave Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych (ya-nu-ko-vich) the declared victory. A court spokesman says a decision could be days away. There are fears the crisis could split the country.
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There were more US casualties over the Thanksgiving weekend -- two marines were killed in an operation south of Baghdad. It's one of several operations meant to clear the way for safe elections in two months time -- elections that as Lee Cowan tells us- are fraught with challenges.
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By Baghdad standards -- the violence was toned down this weekend -- despite the string of car bombs that left more civilians dead -- and injured US soldiers.

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But it was more proof - say some -- that the January 30th deadline needs to be pushed back.

17 political parties signed a manifesto arguing the security situation is so bad -- no elections should go forward for at least 6 more months.

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But the call largely fell on deaf ears -- as Iraq's Shi'ite majority insisted the elections must stay on track, and on time.

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"The Shi'ite political council will support the elections, will fight for the elections and will work to ensure that they are held peacefully on the specified date."

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From posters on the streets to advertisements in newspapers -- the PR campaign to push people to the polls is everywhere.

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At a rally on the campus of the University of Baghdad - students claimed on time elections may actually improve security -- not worsen it.

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And in the wake of US led operations in places like Ramadi, and the latest operation south of Baghdad -- US commanders claim security is on the upswing.

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"There are indications this morning that some of those most opposed to the January 30th deadline -- are softening their position -- but few doubt the calls for delay with continue -- as will the violence the closer Iraq gets to Election Day.
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22 year old Lance Corporal Demarkus Brown was killed in in action November 19th in Iraq. Yesterday, hundreds of friends and family gathered to remember the Marine, and celebrate his life.
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Brown grew up in Martinsville and graduated from Laurel Park High School in 2000, where he excelled in wrestling and track. Family members say he had a dream of serving in the military.
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Brown was also deeply involved with the Junior R-O-T-C program during high school.
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All those at the funeral will remember Brown as a honorable Marine first, but also a respected member of the Martinsville community.
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Two mothers want to get a potentially life saving message out to the public.
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Tina Urquhart and Jennifer Cockram (COCK-RUM) share something in common. They both donated their newborn child's umbilical cord. The cord contains stem cells that could be used to help save a life.
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Both mothers say the process was the easiest part of child-birth and they just want to get the word out.
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The women say the background checks for the donation do take some time, so mothers interested should start the process early into their pregnancy.
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They're more than a month early, but doctors say Julia Roberts twins are healthy.
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Coming up after the break we'll tell you what the actress named her new boy and girl.
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Actress Julia Roberts has given birth to twins.
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Hazel Patricia Moder and Phinnaeus Walter were born yesterday at a Southern California hospital.
Roberts' husband is cinematographer Danny Moder.
Her spokeswoman says Roberts and the babies are doing great.
The 37 year old actress was confined to bed after experiencing a series of early contractions.
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The nation's capital is about to "spruce up" for Christmas.
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This morning, First Lady Laura Bush welcomed the official White House Christmas tree to 16-hundred Pennsylvania Avenue. Mrs. Bush asked Americans to remember the sacrifice of the U.S. military and their families. Later today, the Capitol Holiday tree will arrive in D.C. This year's tree was cut from the George Washington National Forest in Highland County earlier this month and visited 33-different sites before today's trip to the Nation's Capital.
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A disappointing holiday sales forecast from Wal-Mart is dragging on blue chips.
After a promising start to the session, stock prices fell sharply ahead of the noon hour on the East Coast. There was no immediate explanation for the decline.
Wal-Mart has slashed its prediction for November sales growth, citing disappointing holiday sales at its stores.
The frustrating report stems from the fact that the discount retail giant didn't make as many holiday price cuts as many of its competitors, and investors are not pleased with the results. On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was DOWN 103 points. The NASDAQ has dropped 10.

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Both the Hokies and Wahoos are headed to a bowl this year. Coming up in Sports we'll hear what the talk is about U-V-A's prospects.
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Plus Joe Gibbs' team has the worst offense in the N-F-L -- and it showed when the team was pitted against the Steeler's top defense.
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It was the best defense versus the worst offense -- and the outcome was exactly as it was predicted. The Steelers were too much for the outmatched Redskins yesterday, as Joe Gibbs' loses its 8th game of the season.
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Jerome Bettis put together his 4th straight 100 yard rushing game for the black and gold and that short touchdown.


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A snowstorm provided the backdrop for the Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders last night.
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The Raiders surprised the Broncos 25-to-24 to drop Denver one game back of San Diego in the A-F-C West race. Langston Walker blocked a late field goal try to preserve the win for Oakland, which got four T-D passes from Kerry Collins.
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Michael Vick's Atlanta Falcons moved closer to thier third division championship by taking out the Saints.
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Vick made it look easy in the first half. His 16 yard TD scamper got the Dirty Birds on the board, capping off a 57 yard drive that took over three and a half minutes.
But the Saints rallied and led 21-17 late, before Vick found Alge Crumpler on a 20 yard TD pass with just 1:22 left giving the Falcons back the lead.
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Aaron Brooks tried to win it for the Saints, but his long bomb was picked off by DeAngelo Hall as the Falcons improved to 9 and 2 with the 24-21 win.
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At the Meadowlands, the Eagles wrapped up their 4th straight NFC title by making Eli Manning look like a rookie. Quinton Mikell intercepted Manning in the end zone in the second quarter with Philly up 7-6.
Brian Westbrook scored two touchdowns for the Eagles including this 34 yard TD reception thanks to solid blocking. The Eagles routed the Giants 27 to 6.
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The Bengals and the Browns combined for 106 points in Cincinnati. Carson Palmer tossed 4 TD passes as the Bengals took out the Browns 58 to 48, fueling speculation that Butch Davis is on his way out of Cleveland.
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And finally, the Patriots survived the rain and the muck in Foxboro to knock off Baltimore. Cory Dillon rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown in the 24 to 3 victory.
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Saturday's come from behind victory gave the Hokies their seventh straight win. Now the team is number 10 on the A-P poll and remain 11th on the coaches poll, but this season's progress is still sat
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Virginia is 18th in both polls following the loss to Tech. The Cavs bowl destination is likely narrowed down to Boise for the Micron PC Bowl on December 27th, Shreveport for the December 28th Independence Bowl as an at large team, or the Houston Bowl. But the Peach Bowl in Atlanta cannot be ruled out, although the Tech-Miami loser is likely headed there. The Peach is expected to select its SEC rep as early as Monday.
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The Florida Gators are likely to be the pick of the Peach, because Alabama is expected to accept an invite to play
Minnesota in the Music City Bowl early this week.

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