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Coming up on News 7-
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A vote at Danville's Goodyear plant that could determine if the plant stays open-
An autopsy is done on comedian Chris Farley today.
Plus a Dickens of A Christams in Downtown Roanoke.
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And Patrick says one more warm day in the forecast.
News 7 is next. open
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Goodyear


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Goodyear union members in Danville HAVE agreed to work mandatory Sunday shifts after years of battling against the idea.
Tina Tenret has the story.
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(( 888 union members voted in favor of working on Sundays. 649 were against it.
That's a slim margin of roughly 100 people -- about the same number that swung the vote AGAINST the deal last month.
But Goodyear shipped out machines and laid off employees until finally -- the union buckled.
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Now that the union has met Goodyear on its terms -- Goodyear promises to rehire all who have been laid off, add 500 new jobs, and spend 100 million dollars to update the plant.
The naysayers still complain they'll lose overtime in the deal.
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((JOHN CRAIG/UNION MEMBER: IT'S GOING TO TAKE MONEY OUT OF OUR POCKETS. IT'S GOING TO COST US 13 OR 14 THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR. YOU'RE GOING TO LOSE A SATURDAY. THE AVERAGE PEOPLE CLEAR AFTER TAXES $150 FOR SATURDAY.))
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In one department workers are already working a seven day schedule -- and they say it's much ado about nothing.
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((ROZLAN ALLEN/UNION MEMBERS: WE DO OKAY AND WE'RE ALREADY ON. THE GUYS THAT WORK BACK THERE WITH ME WHO HAVE BEEN THERE 25 YEARS AND OVER. THEY'RE SURVIVING ON THEIR $35,000 CUT SO I DON'T THINK IT'LL KILL THEM.))
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The Goodyear vote is good news for Danville's economy -- at least for now, the city's second largest employer will continue to grow.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))

NTSB


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It could be a year before we know what caused a fatal plane crash last week in Roanoke.
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The National Transporation Safety Board issued a preliminary report today.
So far investigators say they have not found any signs of engine failure.
Just before crashing, Texas pilot James Notch told air traffic controllers his plane had engine problems.
Notch died when the plane crashed into this Northwest Roanoke house.
Most of the plane burned after it hit the ground.
What's left of the wreckage has been moved to Hagerstown, Maryland for more examination.
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Singapore-Crash


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No survivors in the plane crash on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.
At least 104 people were on board, including five Americans.
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The SilkAir Jetliner went down with no sign of trouble.
The jet apparently climbed to a normal cruising altitude and was halfway into its flight when it disppaeared from radar.
This is another crash of a Boeing 737- the most widely used plane in the world.
A 737 crashed in Pittsburgh in 1994 and an earlier one in Colorado Springs remain unsolved.
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Postal-Shooting


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Pleas from co-workers did not stop a gunmen from fatally shooting himself.
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The man opened fire on his colleagues at Milwaukee's Main post office killing one person and wounding two others- and then he turned the gun on himself.
A fellow postal worker says he pleaded with a Anthony (Da-KOO-lit) not to kill himself but he did anyway.
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The gunman may have been angry he was not taken off the midnight shift-
Others say supervisors picked on him.
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Nichols


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The jury deliberating Terry Nichols' fate is going home for the weekend.
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Jurors are tired after 25 hours of deliberations over four days.
That means the jury will begin again Christmas week- a prospect many family members are now dealing with.
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Jurors gave no indication of how close they are to deciding Terry Nichols fate.
Nichols is accused of helping to plan the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
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toss-2-Robin
*******Toss to Patrick*********

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SOFT MUSIC
Still to come on the newscast, Bedford County will soon need a new school superintendent,
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and from Chicago, authorities try to find out what killed comedian Chris Farley.
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Farley


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An autopsy has been done on comedian Chris Farley-
Carol (Marine) has more from Chicago.
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((An autopsy was performed this morning by the cook county medical examiner but toxicology reports which will determine how farley died may not be complete for weeks.
Farley's body was discovered yesterday in his luxury apartment in Chicago's John Hancock center. Police say there was no sign of foul play and no drugs were discovered in his condominium. But one published report says drug use may have been the reason he died.
CAROL MARIN: AND CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT TWO DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH FARLEY HAD CONTACTED A CHICAGO ESCORT SERVICE. TUESDAY AFTERNOON WAS SPENT, A SOURCE TELLS CBS NEWS DRINKING ALCOHOL AND SMOKING MARIJUANA.
Farley's offstage life of alcohol and drug abuse had been widely known thru out his career. But friends like Joyce Sloane, a long time producer from chicago's 2nd city comedy troop, say there was another side to Farley.
JOYCE SLOANE: HE WAS VERY RELIGIOUS. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THAT, HE OFTEN WENT TO MASS/CHRIS HAD SO MANY DEMONS AND HE COULDN'T FIGHT THEM ALL.
His acting idol was John Belushi. both men shared a history of outrageousness...
Not only on the screen but off the screen as well. Belushi died at the same age from a drug overdose. CAROL MARIN, CBS NEWS, CHICAGO))

Allen-Budget


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A two BILLION dollar budget surplus made Governor George Allen's last annual budget presentation a little more fun.
In the plan- the first dollars toward Jim Gilmore's campaign promises: one thousand new elementary teachers, and money for the first two year phase-in of the car tax cut.
Also, record dollars for schools and the environment.
Ellen Qualls has some highlights.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: OVER 874- MILLION DOLLARS FOR KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 12TH GRADE EDUCATION. THIS IS THE LARGEST BIENNIAL INCREASE IN VIRGINIA HISTORY.))
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The lawmakers caught him on one thing today.
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And Allen won't be here, but Jim Gilmore should be prepared as these good feelings wear off in January.
This budget includes a laundry list of goodies all over the state -- but soon those who've been left out will figure it out.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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KENT


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Bedford County School Superintendent John Kent, is retiring after 11 years on the job.
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He says after 31 years in the business of education, June 30th will be his last day.
In May teachers, parents and some school board members critized him for going over-budget for three straight years.
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A new school board will take over January first.
Kent says this is the best time to leave because it will give the new board a chance to hire a new leader to bring the school system into the 21st century.


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They're getting ready to light a fire under the Winter Olympics. We'll have that story a little later.
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but first, while it didn't sound like a traditional Christmas, the spirit of the season was behind a concert in Roanoke tonight.
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Concert


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Many children would be without a gift for Christmas next week, if it weren't for programs such as Toys for Tots.
Tonight in Roanoke, some up and coming bands joined forces to make sure that doesn't happen.
Stacey Martin has more.
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And, performers including Edwin McCain, No Authority and She Moves were doing the best they could to remember children in need this Christmas.
They performed their hit tunes to raise money and toys--in the spirit of giving.
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((EDIN MCCAIN:I THINK PEOPLE REALLY NEED SOMETHING THEY CAN GET INVOLVED WITH. NOT EVERYBODY CAN GO DOWN AND VOLUNTEER AT A SOUP KITCHEN, BUT EVERYONE CAN GIVE A TOY AND SEE A CONCERT.))
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The groups were part of K92's Toys for Tots Christmas Concert for 1997 at Elmwood Park.
With Marines monitoring the gates concert-goers had their choice of paying 10 dollars for admission or bringing a toy of equal value.
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((NO AUTHORITY: TOYS FOR TOTS IS DEFINITELY A GOOD CAUSE. YOU KNOW DURING THE HOLIDAYS THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT AREN'T AS FORTUNATE THAN OTHERS AND SO WE'RE HAPPY TO BE DONATING OUR TIME.))
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About a thousand dollars worth of toys were collected and will be given out next week to needy children in the area just in time for Christmas.
Stacey Martin, News 7.))

Dickens


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The chestnuts were roasting, the bagpipes playing and the last of the holiday wreaths were put together.
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It was a Dickens of a Christmas on the Roanoke City Market, drawing families and friends together one more time before Christmas arrives.
People who ventured downtown in the unseasonably warm weather treated themselves to horse and carriage rides and learned exactly how to cut chestnuts before roasting them.
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The lights, decorations and sounds were an attraction but some said it was the fellowship that brought them out.
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((IT'S A LOT OF FUN. WE BRING THE KIDS FOR THE HORSE RIDES AND TO BE ABLE TO JUST WALK AROUND AND SEE THE DECORATIONS; THERE'S JUST A LOT OF FAMILIES OUT HERE WITH THEIR KIDS. IT'S A WONDERFUL EVENT.))
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Tonight's festival was the final Dickens of a Christmas this season.
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S-Extra


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Highlights from the Roundhouse and the long distance building in DCTERMS. Plus, we'll hear from Roanoke native Steve Robinson on the eve of the Noles' showdown with the Heels.
Plus, the Carolina football team has had an eventful day.
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And speaking of football, Terry
Allen was placed on the inactive list today by the Skins making him unavailable for Sunday's game against the Eagles
Allen hasn't suited up since spraining an ankle three weeks ago against the St. Louis Rams and he did not practice Wednesday or yesterday.
Stephen Davis will start in his place.
The Skins need a win and a loss by either Detroit or Minnesota to sneak in

the playoffs.
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S-Express


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After a tumultuous week off the ice in the front office this week, the Roanoke Express returned to the Roundhouse tonight for a little pre-Christmas skate against the Chesapeake Icebreakers.
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One lucky Express fan tonight would win an all expenses paid trip to Hawaii.
Well, not really but we had to work this hula video in some way.
The Icebreakers would break the ice with a pinball shot that bounces off two Express players in the net. Jurgen Leitner gets the score, 1-to-nothing.
The Express mount a rally of sorts with Michael Smith dropping in the alleyoop pass, that Tim Christian knocks down and then knocks in to tie it at 1-all.
The Icebreakers had a number of opportunities to light up the net
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blowout, but some tough goal tending Dave Gagnon Enabled Roanoke to win it.
He had 22 saves as Christian, Cantu, Brearly, and Tremblay each score to give Roanoke a 4-to-2 win.
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S-NHL


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The NHL celebrated its 80th birthday tonight without a lot of fanfare but with a pretty good game in Detroit between the Atlanta division leading Jersey Devils and the Central division's second place Detroit Red Wings.
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The homestanding Wings would get the win thanks to the persistence of Nicklas Lidstrom who twice tonight beat Martin Brodeur with a couple of smoking shots.
The Red Wings outscore New Jersey 5-to-4 to move a bit closer to first place Dallas.
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S-Cross


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The big NationsBank Holiday hoop event is coming up nest week at the Salem Civic Center, but tonight is was more early season regular season action on the high school level.
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Tonight our cameras found their way into the Carter Athletic Center for some private school action between Jim Muscaro's North Cross Raiders
and Roanoke Valley Christian. And North Cross had the hot hand early as Adam Pawelec, the exchange student from Poland hits the three point bomb.
RVC would answer that with Justin Hurt's nice drive right at the heart of the defense. He gets the two and the game stays close.
The Raiders Charlie Glenn would then use a little shake and bake move to
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free himself of the defense and drive to the hole for two more.
But a big third quarter gives RVC the 76-to-59 win.
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The Charlotte Hornets found out what it's like to get busted long distance style tonight as they became the Wizards seventh straight victim in the new MCI Center.
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The Hornets came in with a five game winning streak, but they were no match for Washington as Juwan Howard dropped in a game high 26 points.
And watch this assist to Darwin Hamm for a power jam.
Hamm then gives it up to CHris Webber for the one hand throwdown as the Webber had 24 points and 19 boards. The Wizards win it 106-to-86.
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In Indianapolis, Jerry Stackhouse made his debut for the Pistons and almost won the game by coming off the bench to score 33 points. BUt the Pacers win it 98-to-90.
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S-FSU


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Tomorrow you can catch former Radford University star Steve Robinson in action on the sideline as the first year Florida State coach leads his Seminoles against top ranked North Carolina at two right here on WDBJ-7.
The Seminoles, who are ranked 17th in the nation themselves, know this is a huge opportunity to silence the critics who picked them to finish 7th in the ACC's preseason poll.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, we'll check out some football news from the college ranks involving Tech's opponent in the Gator Bowl,
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and we'll tell you about another postseason honor for UVa's Anthony Poindexter.
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S-Dex


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UVa all-american safety Anthony Poindexter was voted the state's player of the year today by a panel of college sports information directors from around the Commonwealth.
And he is one of six UVa players on the all-state team.
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Poindexter was also voted the state's top player earlier this month by winning the Dudley Award.
The former Jefferson Forest standout was a first team Sporting News all-american and all-ACC selection.
He had four interceptions this year despite being hampered with knee and ankle problems all season long.
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Hampton University's Joe Taylor was named the coach of the year.
Virginia Tech placed the most players on the all-state team with 8 selections, including former Fieldale-Collinsville star Kerwin Hairston.

S-UNC


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Virginia Tech's opponent in the New Year's Day Gator Bowl, the University of North Carolina, will be without one of its players for the game.
Reserve defensive tackle Ricco McCain was kicked off the team indefinitely today, but the other six players facing assault charges stemming from a December 5th brawl in Chapel Hill will be allowed to play in the game.
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The UNC administration decided not to take action against the other six players because the individuals adamantly deny taking part in the assault, and the university's own investigation backs up their claims.
McCain is a sophomore from Charlotte.
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S-Torbush


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There was some good news for the UNC football team today.
Carl Torbush, North Carolina's new head football coach, was given a five-year contract.
The deal will pay him a base salary of $135 thousand a season.
That's about $30 thousand dollars a year LESS than his predecessor, Mack Brown made.

VIDEO


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The Olympic torch began its long journey to the (NOG-a-no) Nagano Winter Games today.
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The flame was lit during an elaborate ceremony on the site where the ancient Olympic games began in 776 B-C.
Heavy clouds prevented organizers from using the sun to start the fire.
Once lit the flame was transferred to a runner who'll be the first in a long chain to carry it across Greece and Japan for the Winter Games in February.
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Biltmore


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This time of year, many of us are in search of the season's spirit.
Nestled in a North Carolina mountain town not far from here, is a holiday mecca where more than 200,000 may find it.
Reporter Doug Alred has more.
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