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The bad weather claims one life today as a car looses control on wet roads in Campbell County
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And some marines who caught a plane in Virginia make an emergency landing in South Dakota.



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In sports, The Panthers and Eagles win big divisional games this afternoon.
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And Virginia Tech moves up in the A-P rankings and the Hokies are talking Alliance bowl.
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The water- logged holiday weekend comes to a close with showers tapering off tonight.
A drier forecast, plus the December Almanac-- on the way.

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One person was killed, two others injured in a single- car crash in Campbell County this morning.
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The wreck occurred in the westbound lanes of Route 4-60 near Concord around 8:45.
State police say the driver, 18- year- old April Lewis, admitted she'd been speeding when her car hit a patch of water, ran off the road and struck a utility pole.
A passenger in the front seat, 18- year- old Bonita Barton, was pronounced dead on arrival at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Rescue crews spent more than ninety minutes working to free another girl who was trapped in the rear of the car.
All three teens were on their way back to college in Arkansas.
Charges against the driver are pending.
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Emergency-Landing


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Some Virginia based Marines were forced to make an emergency landing in South Dakota today.
The Marines left Norfolk this morning and landed at the Sioux Falls airport in South Dakota.
They then switched planes.
That's when the problems began.
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The 13 marines were on board this C-26 when a warning light indicated an engine fire.
The plane turned back and landed at the airport.
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No one was injured.
Marine official say from all indications there was no actual fire.
The plane was en route to a San Diego air station.

Falwell


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Liberty University chancellor Reverend Jerry Falwell says he's still waiting to hear whether the school's creditors will accept a fifty cents-on- the-dollar buyout offer.
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Liberty owes about 15- million dollars to creditors who bought bonds the school issued in the 1980's.
Lawyers representing the bondholders finished appraising the campus last week.
They had threatened to foreclose on the property unless Liberty made its annual interest payment on the debt.
Falwell says the school still has the financial backing to offer bondholders half the value of their bonds.
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Falwell expects to hear within a week whether that offer is accepted.
He admits Liberty may have ruffled some feathers by paying the interest directly to the bondholders rather than through their attorneys.
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Lottery


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Virginia's gamble with a state lottery has paid off, but it's unclear how reliable the money-maker will be in the future.
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The profitability of the lottery's traditional numbers games and scratch tickets has peaked.
To boost revenues, state legislators are considering making lottery games more like casino-style gambling.
A subcommittee is studying a proposal for a new keno-style lottery game that would be launched next year.
The game would be played in restaurants and taverns, with several drawings an hour.
The game could net the state 30 million dollars or more in profits.
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Still to come on News 7,
The Republicans are hoping to gain the majority in the state Senate.
If they do it'll be one for the history books.
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And an historic Bedford home is the hangout for a ghost from the Civil War days.
That story will appear next.
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Well, we've had plenty of rain HANGING around here-- being a bit of a headache for holiday travelers.
But the showers are starting to dwindle as the storm system heads north.
Meanwhile, winds from the south brought the soggy, but warmer weather today-- Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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AVENEL


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The Avenel (AV-en-el) Plantation was a fixture in Bedford long before the city existed.
A preservation group has been trying for years to raise enough funds to restore the historic home which sits in what is now the city limits.
The home has only had two owners and many believe the first owner of the 158- year- old house still walks the halls.
Denise Allen has more.
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Peggy Maupin is almost 98- years- old and has lived most of her life at Avenel.
Her father bought the property from Burwell family in 1906.
The plantation has only had two owners.
Shortly after Peggy and her family moved in... the "white lady" revealed herself.
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The story of the "white lady" attracted the attention of producers of the television show "Sightings."
Peggy was interview for the show this summer.
She says she's only seen the "white lady" once, as a little girl.
Peggy says she her family and a number of party guests all saw the lady.
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A preservation group has been trying to restore the historic site for some time now.
They say the plantation offered Confederate soldiers refuge, Robert E. Lee has stayed there, Lee even greeted soldiers at the home shortly after the war ended.
But they say the history of the Burwell family alone, is enough reason to save the house.
Peggy says she was never frightened of the spirit that lives at Avenel.
And even though she's only seen the "White Lady" once there have been other signs.
Peggy says the spirit checked on her brother every night as he slept.
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Peggy says she's not sure how long the "White Lady" will remain at Avenel, but she says she happy so many people have gotten a glimpse of the lady in white.
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The show "Sightings" is about real people's experiences with U-F-O's, ghosts and other weird happenings.
The episode on Avenel is supposed to air this month on the Sci-Fi channel.

Senate-Race


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A victory by Allen Dudley in the special state senate election scheduled for December 17th would reverberate around the state.
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Republican Dudley has the chance to tip the state Senate to a Republican majority for the first time in history.
But so far, the handicappers say it's Democrat Roscoe Reynolds' race to lose.
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The 20th senatorial district was represented by Congressman- elect Virgil Goode.

Business-Review


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The Roanoke Valley, New River Valley, and Alleghany Highlands join forces on a new regional marketing campaign, and shareholders approve the sale of a big employer in Lynchburg.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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Farmers and buyers are pleased with the opening of the Burley Tobacco Market in Abingdon.
Prices are on the high end and both sides agree it's a better crop this year than last. NEWSER LBRAW 27:44
From now on western Virginia will be marketed as "Virginia's Technology Corridor".
Economic developers from the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and Alleghany Highlands want to stress the region's high- tech orientation at trade shows and other events. FIRST COLONY FILE LB RAW 28:50
First Colony shareholders okayed the sale of the Lynchburg insurance company to GE Capital.
It plans no major changes in First Colony's 950 member workforce. DRAGON VIDEO LBRAW
A Greensboro investment group has purchased roughly half the assets of Roanoke County company that makes a variety of garden products.
The Dragon Corporation says the move shouldn't affect employees. SHOPPING VIDEO LBRAW
And the holiday shopping season got off to a strong start in our area on the day after Thanksgiving.
Research indicates most people plan to spend more than they did a year ago.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose about 50 points, while Nasdaq finished up 18 ticks.
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Also this week, Virginia Transformer is growing.
The Salem company says it will add 50 positions to handle new business it's going to take on in Asia and South America.

Stocks


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Still to come on News 7,
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with Thanksgiving out of the way...it's time to pick out a Christmas tree.
We'll have some tips on how to choose just the right tree.
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Holiday-Trees


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Many Christmas tree lots are opening for the holidays.
Those buying trees early will want to pick the freshest possible.
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Experts say to make sure the branches spring back when bent.
If they snap or the needles fall off they are too dry.
If you are purchasing a cut tree, make a fresh cut at the bottom so there are good conductive tissues for water, keep the water fresh and take it easy on the number of lights you use for decorating.
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If you are selecting a tree to plant after the holidays, choose one with a large root ball and keep it indoors for only a short time.
The Christmas trees that grow best in the Roanoke Valley are the Norway Spruce, The Colorado Spruce and White Pines.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, Virginia Tech moves up in the rankings and the Hokies are talking Alliance bowl in the Big East.
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And the Philadelphia Eagles made it a three way race in the N-F-L East tieing Washington and Dallas at the top of the Standings.
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S-Panthers


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The Carolina Panthers scored the first shutout in franchise history but more important the 24 to nothing win over Tampa Bay keeps the Panthers in the playoff hunt.
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The Panthers defense forced three Trent Dilfer turnovers on this play he is hit and fumbles the ball Shawn King picks it up and scores from 12 yard out to make it 10 to nothing in the second quarter.
The Panthers used the running game for their next score Howard Griffith takes it in from the one yard line to make it 17 to nothing.
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Bay/0/;Johnson takes the handoff and he blows through the line and scores from 25 yards out and the Panthers beat the Bucs 24 to nothing.
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S-Eagles


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The Philadelphia Eagles have forced a three way tie at the top of the Standings in the N-F-C East.
Ty Detmer threw three first half touchdowns as the Eagles beat the Giants 24 to Nothing.
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Leading three to nothing Detmer goes to the air and hits a wide open Jason Dunn on the 14 yard touchdown pass and the Eagles took the 10 to nothing lead in the first quarter.
After a Giant fumble, Detmer goes up top again this time hitting Irvan Fryer on the 19 yard touchdown pass play and the Eagles led 17 to Nothing in the second quarter.
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S-Steelers


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In Baltimore, the Ravens prevented Pittsburgh from clinching at least a tie for the A-F-C Central crown. Former Steeler Bam Morris rushed for 100 Yards and Eric Green, also a former Steeler caught a touchdown pass in the Ravens win.
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S-Tech


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The Virginia Tech Hokies are waiting on the Big East Alliance bowl to come knocking on their door and the Hokies say they deserve to represent the Conference in the Orange Bowl.
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Friday in Blacksburg, the Hokies beat Virginia 26 to 9 giving Tech 10 victories for the first time in school history.
Tech finished 10 and 1 and moved to 11-th in the A-P poll and the Hokies say they are deserving of the recognition.
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The Hokies want more recognition. And when Miami beat Syracuse yesterday in the Carrier Dome, The Canes, Hokies and Orangemen finished in a three way tie for the conference title.
And the Hokies are talking about representing the league in the Orange Bowl.
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The Hokies will get the official word when the bowl pairings are announced next weekend right here on your Hometown Station.

S-College


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Florida State's win over Florida yesterday moved the Seminoles to the number one spot in the A-P Rankings.
Arizona is number two, Nebraska three Florida fourth and Ohio State fifth.
Florida State is 11 and 0 and headed to the Sugar Bowl where the Seminoles can capture the national championship with a win on January second.
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Virginia didn't disappear in the poll after losing to Virginia Tech on Friday Evening.
The Cavaliers, Headed to the Carquest Bowl, dropped to the 25-th spot in the A-P Poll.
Virginia is 7 and 4 in the season.
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S-Express


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The Roanoke Express ended a tough month of November losing to the Hampton Road Admirals in a shootout 4 to 3.
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And head coach Frank Anzalone watched his team fall behind in the first period.
Hampton's Rod Taylor makes a nice wrap-around pass to Alain Savage for the goal and a one to nothing Admirals lead.
Then Taylor scores one of his own he shoots the puck it hits Dave Gagnon's stick and goes over his shoulder into the net for the score.
But Roanoke rallied Jeff Cowan takes a shot on the break-away he misses but Chris Lipsett knocks it in on the rebound.
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the puck out of the corner and makes a nice move to score the goal but Hampton goes on to win the game in a shootout 4 to 3.
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The Express will be off the rest of the week before playing in Richmond next Sunday.

Almanac


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Well, Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing.
Those are sure signs that December is here-- and so is Patrick Evans with this month's almanac.
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(( The 12th month brings many surprises, whether from beneath a Christmas tree or the skies above.
For instance, the Geminid Meteors, as plentiful as a meteor-a-minute, will dash across the heavens on the 12th and 13th this month.
The Winter Solstice, silently ushering in the coldest months of the year, arrive on the 21st, at 9:06 in the morning.
The Full Long Nights Moon, descriptive of winter, will light St. Nick's way as the traverses the globe on Christmas Eve this year.
With the advent of winter, highs are so high, averaging middle and upper forties as you travel from West of East.
Lows drop lower as autumn departs.
Overnight the New River Valley cools to the low 20s, while Roanoke and Lynchburg are only a hair below 30 for the month.
Liquid precipitation equals in the neighborhood of three inches in the twelfth month, but they may be deceiving.
Snowfall can average from three to four inches, and maybe more this winter.
Now where did I put that shovel? I'm Patrick Evans wishing you happy holidays from your Hometown Station.)) That's our Christmas Weather list from the News 7 Weather Center.