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Coming up on News 7-
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Perfection may not be attainable but a local rescue squad gets as close as possible. Plus, now's the time to make your donation to help tsunami victims if you want to be able to write it off on your taxes. And the White House hears the pittar-patter of little feet - four of them - with the arrival of the newest First pet.


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News 7 is next.


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Volunteer rescue squads across Virginia often struggle to handle their load of calls. But one squad shows just what a volunteer unit is capable of as they answer their call to duty.
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It takes dedication to be a volunteer rescue squad member.
Over the past year, several area squads have struggled recruiting new members and responding to growing numbers of calls.
But in Henry County, the Horsepasture Volunteer Rescue Squad is being honored for its perfect record. Jeremy Butterfield shows us what's involved.
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(( In 2004 the volunteers at the Horsepasture rescue squad responded to 100 percent of the calls in their coverage area. That translates into a lot of sleepless nights for the crew of around forty members.
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((JACK EDWARDS:IT REALLY GOES OUT TO THEM THAT THEY CAN RUN THOSE NIGHTS GO TO BED GET UP IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT GO ANSWER A CALL FOR TWO HOURS COME HOME GO TO SLEEP GET UP AND GO TO WORK. MY HATS OFF TO THEM.)) [RUNS:10]
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The volunteers have ten minutes from the moment a call comes in, to get to the ambulance and get them moving. That means more than seven hundred times last year the volunteers at Horsepasture dropped anything and everything they were doing to respond. That is no small feat.
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((MATT TATUM:WE STARTED OFF, HERE IN HORSEPASTURE, SETTING SMALL MILESTONES. LETS GO A MONTH, THEN AFTER WE STARTED GETTING A FEW MONTHS KNOCKED OUT, BEING SUCCESSFUL AT THAT WE SAID OK LETS GO 6 MONTHS. AND WE FINALLY MADE IT THE FULL CALENDAR YEAR.)) [RUNS:16]
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The squad covers 75 square miles and most of the volunteers live in the community they serve. County officials have estimated that it would take five million dollars to replace all the volunteers in Henry County with full time rescue squads--a number that makes the need for volunteers very clear.
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((DALE WAGONER:YEAH WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW VOLUNTEERS. JUST TO MAKE THE JOB EASIER OF THOSE WHO ARE HERE. SOME OF THEM PROBABLY WOULD LIKE A COUPLE EXTRA HOURS OFF THIS WEEK.)) [RUNS:11]
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((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD: HENRY COUNTY OFFICIALS KICK OFF THEIR HERO CAMPAIGN ON JANUARY 30TH AND HOPE A FRESH CROP OF VOLUNTEERS RESPONDS TO THIS CALL FOR HELP. JEREMY BUTTERFIELD, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS:12]
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With a controversial methadone clinic set to open in Roanoke next week, opponents are finalizing their plan of attack.
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A group calling themselves North West Concerned Citizens plans to file a lawsuit against CRC Health Group early next week.
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Their goal is to shut down the clinic on Hershberger Road.
Residents will also hold a meeting tomorrow night to discuss what more they can do.
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The meeting takes place at La Cove Restaurant on Cove Road tomorrow night at 6 PM.

[Congress-Election]


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It's now official - President Bush and Vice-president Cheney have been re-elected. But not without some objections.
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Two democratic members of Congress challenged the counting of the electoral votes saying there were irregularities in the Ohio election. The objection prompted both the Senate and House to spend the majority of the day debating the issue. After both houses rejected the challenge, they resumed their joint session to continue counting electoral votes. The protest marked just the second time since 1877 that the electoral vote has been challenged.
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The Senate is considering the nomination of Alberto Gonzalez to the position of Attorney General. At his confirmation hearing today, Gonzales received scorching criticism from Democrats for his role in Bush administration policies on the treatment of terror suspects. Critics charge that memos written by Gonzalez led to the torture of terrorism detainees. Despite the controversy, Gonzalez is expected to get the job.
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A Virginia Tech Alumnus died in the South Asian Tsunami. Tech officials confirmed the information today, but are not releasing his name.
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They say the former Graduate student went to Tech about 10 years ago, and died on this train with his wife and son. The University is still awaiting word on more than 700 students who are from the Tsunami ravaged countries.
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They say it could be weeks before they know for sure, if everyone survived. Right now, the school is focused on helping students from the affected areas that are still on campus.
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((KIM BEISECKER: FOR US THIS IS A VERY REAL TRADEGY HERE, INCLUDING ON OUR CAMPUS. YOU HAVE STUDENTS LIKE YOU JUST MET WHO ARE SEVERLY AFFECT BY THIS :17 WE'RE A WORLD UNIVERSITY .))
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The University will meet tomorrow with the Red Cross and dozens of international students to develop a plan of action.

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[Tsunami-Donations]


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It's not too late to make a contribution for tsunami relief AND take it off your taxes for LAST year. Congress today approved the bill which will now go to President Bush. It'll let you take a deduction on your 2004 tax return, even if you haven't made your donation yet. But you'll have to act fast. You have until the end of JANUARY to make a donation and claim it for '04.
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As great as the need may be overseas, however, generally only U-S-based charities qualify for tax write-offs. And you have to itemize your deductions to take advantage of the bill. Long-standing tax-exempt organizations like the American Red Cross obviously qualify, but a telemarketer or even a legitimate spur-of-the-moment relief agency may not.
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((MARY MACKENZIE/ROANOKE IRS OFFICE; I THINK THE MAIN THING IS TO CHECK TO BE SURE YOU ARE DEALING WITH A VALID ORGANIZATION.))
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To help you determine which ones qualify for a tax deduction, you can call the I-R-S at 877-829-5500 [TAKE WDBJ Web Page FS] or go to our web site at W-D-B-J-7- -dot.com and click on "Web Sites in the News" to find the I-R-S web site. It'll let you review the full list of tax- exempt charities.
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The nation will mark the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King this month, but some Lynchburg residents are looking to honor the slain civil rights leader more permanently.
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They're asking city council to re-name Fifth Street and the adjoining Fifth Street Bridge "Martin Luther King Boulevard and Bridge".
The idea has come up before but with no success ... although at least one business owner on Fifth Street says she has no problem with the change.
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((FRANCES THORNHILL/FRANCES' FLOWERS: IT'S LONG OVERDUE, NUMBER ONE. AND THEY'VE MADE SO MANY PROPOSALS ABOUT SO MANY NAMES FOR FIFTH STREET, NONE OF WHICH HAVE MATERIALIZED, SO MAYBE THIS WILL COME TO FRUITION.))
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The change is being pushed by the local chapter of the National Action Network.
Council will likely hold a public hearing before taking any action.
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[Trolley]


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More than 50 years have passed since electric trolleys last rolled through Roanoke, but a new study suggests streetcars could make a comeback in western Virginia.
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Little Rock, Arkansas debuted its trolley system in November, and across the country more than a dozen cities have reintroduced streetcars to help spur development. In Roanoke, Jefferson Street is the likely route, linking the Carilion Biomedical Institute with downtown. A report presented to city council this week estimated the cost at 17-million dollars, with the federal government picking up about half. Officials are now seeking a grant to pay for a more detailed study.
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Roanoke is fighting to keep jobs downtown.
We'll explain when News Seven returns.
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((I'M MANUEL GALLEGUS IN LAS VEGAS AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW. COMING UP, A SNEAK PEEK AT THE LATEST PRODUCT AND GADGETS THAT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO BUY SOON.))
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports office. Coming up later, the Tech women go after their ninth straight win against Fordham. The Roanoke College men and women play a rare doubleheader at the Bast Center, and Roscoe Parrish says so long to the Hurricanes. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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The fatal house fire in Roanoke Monday was intentionally set-
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The man who died was killed by a self inflicted gun shot wound.
45 year old Terrance Palmer was positively identified today.
Officials are now awaiting more lab results to figure out exactly what was used to start the fire- and to find out if there was an explosion.
Palmer co-owned the home with Caroline Huff- She was not at home at the time.
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A smile and a sense of shock. That's how a Houston woman is said to have reacted upon learning her murder convictions for drowning three of her five children had been overturned.
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A Texas appeals court today threw the convictions out. The three-judge panel says it overturned the 2002 ruling because a witness for the prosecution gave false testimony.

The psychiatrist said that he had consulted on an episode of the T-V show ``Law and Order'' that had to do with a woman found innocent of drowning her children by reason of insanity. It turns out, no such episode exists. The prosecution is disappointed.
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Defense attorneys said they planned to discuss the change with Yates this afternoon but that she is expected to remain in custody. Yates had been sentenced to life in prison.
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A plan to relocate the Social Security Administration is meeting with disappointment in downtown Roanoke.
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City officials were recently advised that the Social Security office will move from the old Stone Printing Building near the Hotel Roanoke, to an unspecified location near the Roanoke airport. City Manager Darlene Burcham says the city has done everything it could to encourage a downtown location.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I JUST FEEL LIKE, AND I KNOW THE COUNCIL DOES, THAT A DOWNTOWN LOCATION IS BEST SUITED NOT ONLY FOR THE BUILDING AND ITS EMPLOYEES BUT FOR THE CITIZENS WHO NEED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SERVICES. AND I'M PARTICULARLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE ACCESSIBILITY VIA PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION FOR ANY KIND OF PUBLIC AGENCY, SOCIAL SECURITY INCLUDED.))
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Burcham will meet with federal officials who are planning the relocation. And she encourages anyone who wants the offices to remain downtown to contact their representatives in Congress.

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The Carilion Center for Healthy Aging is getting into the nursing home business.
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One of its employees, Doctor Soheir Boshra (Sue-hair Bosh-ruh), serves as the medical director for Brandon Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Carilion also offers special training to nursing and other staff.
It's part of a joint venture between the two facilities to improve the level of geriatric care offered to residents.

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((WE HAVE SICKER PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW IN NURSING HOMES AND NOW WE CAN DO PRETTY MUCH ANYTHING FROM REHAB SERVICES, TO WOUND CARE, THE SPECIALIZED NURSE TRAINING))
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Officials say nursing home care has changed a lot over the years.
The facilities are no longer a place where most patients go to stay but rather a transitional location until they are well enough to go home.
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Robin says we're in for a cool-down.
The forecast when News Seven returns.
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Plus we'll introduce you to the newest resident of the White House.
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The newest electronic gizmos, computer devices and gaming gear are all in one place: Las Vegas. Manuel Gallegus takes us to the computer electronics show.
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((FROM THE WORLDS LARGEST PLASMA TV - TO WATCHING MOVIES ON YOUR CELL PHONE ((NAT NAT)) THE GADGETS ON DISPLAY HERE AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW ARE STATE OF THE ART...AND COMING TO A STORE NEAR YOU. LIPSTICK CAMERAS, MINIATURE MOVIE CAMERAS, SECURITY CAMERAS A WRIST WATCH THAT HOLDS ALL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATIONA PANIC BUTTON THAT CALLS 911 ALL DESIGNED WITH THE BUSY CONSUMER IN MIND.
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2;54 consumers want ease of use -and they want products that do things for them CONSUMERS WILL SPEND SOME 125-BILLION DOLLARS THIS YEAR ON ELECRONICS AND THIS TRADE SHOW IS THE SORT OF CENTER OF THE DIGITAL UNIVERSEIT WAS HERE IN 1978 THAT THE FIRST CD PLAYER DEBUTED. -STAND-UP-MANUEL GALLEGUS, LAS VEGAS 40;43 the word getting thrown around here a lot is convergence -technology coming together to make our lives easiercheck out these oakley sunglasses with an mp3 stereo built right in. DIGITAL STEREOS HAVE TELEVISIONS TOO THE OTHER TREND HERE IS WIRELESS THE HOME OF THE FUTURE WILL HAVE A CENTRAL PROCESSOR THAT BEAMS HIGH DEFINITION VIDEO AND AUDIO TO YOUR LAPTOP, TV AND CARAND THE LAPTOP WILL CONTROL EVERYTHING FROM THE ROOM TEMPERATURE TO THE OVEN. MICROSOFTS BILL GATES SAYS THEYRE FOCUSING ON PORTABILITY.
SOT, BILL GATES, MICROSOFT CHAIRMAN, as you have your photos and music and your tv shows you want to take those with yo

uso we created standards to have lots of hardware so you can go wherevcr you want to go. 9:25 THE GOAL HERE IS FOR EASE OF USETHE IDEA--THAT ANYONE OF ANY AGE CAN ENJOY YHE DIGITAL LIFESTYLE. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LAS VEGAS))

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Coming up, college roundball from Blacksburg with the Tech women, the Roanoke College Maroons get wins on both the men's and women's side, plus the Hurricanes lose Roscoe Parrish to the NFL, but first our extra point,
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We don't know the teams yet for next month's SuperBowl at Alltell Stadium, but today Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue cut the first piece of sod that is headed to Jacksonville for the big game. The turf is a mix of perennial ryegrass, kentucky Bluegrass and bermuda that has been grown on a central Georgia farm for the past 18 months.
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The Virginia Tech women extended their winning streak to nine games tonight against Fordham, but not without receiving a scare from the visiting Rams.
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The students were still away so plenty of good seats available at the Cassell for this one.
Late in the first half. Brittany Anderson gets free down low for the easy deuce. Tech led by 17 at halftime only to see most of the lead disappear.
In the second half, Carrie Mason hits Kerri Gardin over the top for another easy bucket. She had 13.
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Fordham got to within 3 points late, but Erin Gibson finished the Rams off with a turnaround jumper for two of her 14 points as Tech won it 80 to 67.
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The ladies from Roanoke College were looking for their second straight ODAC win after starting league play at oh and four. Susan Dunagan's troops welcomed Emory & Henry to the Bast Center.
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Dunagan watched her team take a three point lead to the locker room at halftime.
Then in the second half, the Noke took control. Veronica Kelly pushes to Erin Hanson who sticks the short baseline J.
But Emory hung tough. Former Alleghany standout Shannon Brown goes down the lane for the hoop and the harm to keep the Wasps in it.
Roanoke opened up a 10 point led midway thru the second half. The Maroons work the rock to Cindy McGraw for an 18 footer.
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She led the way with 14 points, as Roanoke shot nearly 70 percent in the final 20 minutes compared to 27 percent for Emory. The home team pulled away for a 67-51 win.
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The Roanoke men hooked up with the Ferrum Panthers in tonight's opener.
Kenny Johnson did his part for Scott Shepherd's club, as he buries a long 3 ball as part of a 26 point night.
But the Maroons were too tough. Keith Carter misses the jumper, but the big fella, Kevin Hunter is there to clean up the mess off the glass.
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Later, Carter doesn't miss, scoring two on the breakaway lay-in as Roanoke went on to win it 70 to 59.
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Virginia travels to Atlanta this weekend to face ninth rated Georgia Tech which will be without star guard BJ Elder for 2 to three weeks. Elder has a strained hamstring, and also sat out tonight's ACC opener against Miami.
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The Hurricanes cut into a 14 point halftime deficit thanks to shots like this one.
Check out Guillermo Diaz with the circus act over his head for the bucket in transition.
But the Jackets welcomed the Canes to the ACC with a steady dose of Will Bynum.
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Bynum scored 21 in Elder's absence helping Tech to the 80 to 69 win.
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The NBA is stepping up to help the victim's of the tsunami. Tracy McGrady, Kobe Bryant, and Jermaine O'Neal are donating a thousand bucks for each point they score in a game this week to the relief effort.
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And tonight the Wizards sold wristbands at tonight's game with the Sonics to aid the effort as well.
Gilbert Arenas scored 16 first half points to jump start the Wiz. He finished the night with 27 as Washington
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won its third straight game beating Seattle 107-96.
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The Miami Hurricanes are losing their top receivers to the NFL Draft. That means that the Hokies, Cavs, and the rest of the ACC won't have to worry about covering Roscoe Parrish next season.
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Parrish caught 43 passes for 693 yards, and was also a prolific kick returner, averaging 16 yards a return and taking two for touchdowns. Parrish was the very first player that Larry Coker offered a scholarship upon taking the job four years ago. The Peach Bowl MVP is the 4th Miami player to leave early the past two seasons.
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[S-Carroll]


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[ENG#=3]


USC Head Coach Pete Carroll is still basking in the glow of his team's second straight national title, and has said that he is not interested in returning to the NFL to coach the 49'ers in his native San Francisco. But that isn't stopping the team from making Carroll their top candidate.
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[OUT Q=evaluate our team."]
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[Jamestown]


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Events to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jamestown start next year.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

Today Colonial Williamsburg signed on as a sponsor. As the largest tourist attraction in the state, Williamsburg will offer its expertise and three million dollars. Last year, Norfolk- Southern became the first corporate sponsor. The three- year- span of events is expected to bring hundreds of millions of dollars into the state economy. Governor Mark Warner says Jamestown 2007 continues to remind the world that American traditions like free enterprise and democracy are rooted in Virginia.
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[Miss-Beazley]


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[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
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The Bush family is enjoying its long-awaited new pet.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

Scottish Terrier Miss Beazley was a birthday gift from President Bush to the First Lady. The puppy joins Barney, another Scottish terrier and a black cat named India. The 10-week-old puppy made her debut at the White House today. (------------)