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Local law enforcers use technology to bust a drug dealer.
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And a new early abortion procedure is stirring up the debate...when does life actually begin?
And, this peddling barber shop quartet hands out crime prevention advice in a song.
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Stay with us the news is next.

Internet-Drugs


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Good evening. I'm Denise Allen sitting in for Eric Earnhart.
The Bedford County Sheriff's Office surfed the Internet to nab a local drug dealer.
Authorities say the suspect was setting up drug transactions on-line.
Police raided a home in Vinton today and arrested 52-year old Kirby Adams of 1999 Drewry's Hill Road.
Charges against Adams include possession of marijuana with intent to distribute it.
Sheriff Brown said the investigation and arrest is evidence that drug dealers are becoming bolder and investigations are becoming more complex as technology increases."


Clinton-Bosnia


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The first family left for Bosnia this afternoon to show the need for a U.S. presence in the area.
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The Christmas time visit comes just days after President Clinton announced there would NOT be a set timeframe for U.S. troop withdrawal from Bosnia.
Troops were originally scheduled to leave the area next June.
Now the President, along with other NATO members are considering long terms plans.
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Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth, alone with about a dozen members of congress joined the president on the trip.

Farrakhan


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Louis Farrakhan has arrived in Libya--a visit that is highly criticized by the U.S. government.
The controversial U.S. Nation of Islam leader met with Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi.
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According to Libyan television reports Farrakhan called for the end of U-N sanctions against the country.
He reportedly called the sanctions the "equivalent of collective terrorism."
The U.S. State Department denounced Minister Farrakhan's Libyan trip saying that the visit could be used for anti-American propaganda.
This trip is part of Farrakhan's three month tour of 54 countries.
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Abortion


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The medical community is offering it up as another alternative for women.
But pro-life advocates say it's still just another way to kill a human being.
Jeffrey Kofman explains a new abortion procedure.
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((THIS TECHNIQUE GIVES NEW MEANING TO THE TERM EARLY ABORTION. IT OFFERS ANOTHER OPTION FOR WOMEN... ONE THAT IGNITES YET ANOTHER DEBATE ABOUT JUST WHEN LIFE BEGINS. THERE ARE NO VACUUM PUMPS, THERE IS NO DELAY. JUST A SIMPLE SYRINGE THAT CAN SUCTION OUT A TINY FERTILIZED EGG WITHIN JUST TEN DAYS OF CONCEPTION.
DR. JERRY EDWARDS MEDICAL DIRECTOR, PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF HOUSTON THE PROCEDURE WAS DEVELOPED AT PLANNED PARENTHOOD IN HOUSTON AND IS NOW BEING USED AT TWO DOZEN CLINICS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WITH IMPROVED HOME PREGNANCY TESTS WOMEN ARE ABLE TO DETERMINE IF THEY HAVE CONCEIVED WITHIN A WEEK, LONG BEFORE THEY HAVE MISSED THEIR PERIOD... AND WITH THE SYRINGE DOCTORS NO LONGER HAVE TO WAIT SIX WEEKS TO SAFELY PERFORM AN ABORTION. FOR WOMEN IT CAN MEAN A LOT LESS ANXIETY.
KATE MICHELMAN PRESIDENT, (NATIONAL ABORTION AND REPRODUCIVE-RIGHTS ACTION LEAGUE) IT'S A BETTER OPTION, IT'S BETTER FOR WOMEN TO BE ABLE TO ACT ON THEIR DECISION TO TERMINATE A PREGNANCY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (:10) THESE ALMOST INSTANT ABORTIONS MAY SOUND A LOT LIKE CONTRACEPTION TO SOME, BUT NOT TO ABORTION OPPONENTS.
JOE SCHEIDLER PRO-LIFE ACTION LEAGUE (EX: CHICAGO)
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KOFMAN OC WHEN ASKED ABOUT ABORTION, MOST AMERICANS ARE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE PROCEDURE IF IT'S IN THE EARLY STAGES OF PREGNANCY. THIS TECHNIQUE IS PROVING TO BE POPULAR BECAUSE IT CAN BE DONE SO SOON AND SO SIMPLY. BUT IT'S TOO SIMPLE, MEDICALLY AND MORALLY, FOR THOSE WHO OPPOSE ABORTION. JK CBS NEWS NY))


Santa-Prepares


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Like many people, you may be counting down the days until Christmas.
But for one person the countdown holds more meaning--if you're a believer that is.
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Santa's not spending the few remaining days shopping.
He's preparing for his busiest day of the year--and of course I'm talking about his Christmas Eve flight around the world.
Also Santa and his helpers have been working all week to get the sleigh and reindeer up to speed.
He may still use his sled for transportation but, the world's favorite jolly old elf is hip to the times.
Claus now uses a computer to keep track of who's been nice or well you know....
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Sources tell News 7 Santa will be making a few practice runs before the big trip.
So keep an eye out.
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Some families in the Roanoke area are playing host to more than a dozen students from Japan this holiday season.
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The students are visiting as part of a cultural exchange program. Their stay includes rounds of shopping and a meeting with Roanoke's mayor.
We'll have the complete story when the news continues.
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Christian-Layoffs


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The Christian Coalition says it plans to layoff about one-fifth of its workers.
The group also plans to end production of its magazine--Christian American by the end of this month.
Other items on the chopping block include the Samaritan Project--which reached out to black Americans.
It will now become an independent group.



Danville-Church


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People attending a Danville church who are considered to be less fortunate are being given an incentive to make a fresh start in life.
David Johnson has more.
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((Families lacking a holiday meal and gifts for their children can get those items at the Abundant Life World Outreach Church.
But before getting their hands on the goods, each family must attend services.
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((BILL MOTLEY/ABUNDANT LIFE PASTOR; WE'RE DOING THIS TO IMPACT FAMILIES. IT'S NOT SO MUCH WHERE THEY END UP GOING TO CHURCH AFTER THEY VISIT HERE. BUT WE WANT TO IMPACT THEIR LIFE BOTH PHYSICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY. ))
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STAND-UP/03:03:33 ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; THE CHURCH STARTED DOING THIS FOUR YEARS AGO. IT BEGAN FEEDING 100-FAMILIES AND ADDED 50-FAMILIES EACH YEAR. THIS YEAR MORE THAN 250-FAMILIES WILL RECEIVE A 15-POUND TURKEY AND THREE BAGS OF GROCERIES FILLED WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS. ADDED TO THAT 400-BICYCLES WILL BE GIVEN TO THE CHILDREN IN THOSE FAMILIES. TOTAL COST FOR THIS COMMUNITY GIFT, AROUND 30-THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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((SOME OF THE LOCAL BUSINESSES HAVE COME IN AND HELPED US PURCHASE ONE OR TWO BICYCLES. BUT PRIMARILY, THE SOURCE IS GOD. GOD'S OUR SOURCE AND OUR CONGREGATION HAVE ALL REALLY CHIPPED IN AND GOTTEN INVOLVED. WE JUST ALL WANT TO BE A BLESSING TO THIS COMMUNITY.))
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Recipients like the initial gift, but say the long term benefits are what make the difference.
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((GRACIE WILSON/ATTENDS OUTREACH CHURCH; I FOUND A NEW PERSON IN ME. I HAD GOT JOBS THAT I THOUGHT WOULDN'T AMOUNT TO NOTHING BUT THEY DID. WORKED AT MAURICE'S FOR A YEAR. I WORKED AT FOOD COURT IN THE MALL FOR TWO YEARS. ))
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((ANGELA SAUNDERS/ATTENDS OUTREACH CHURCH; I'M BUYING A HOME AND I'M DRIVING. I DIDN'T HAVE A DRIVER'S LICENSE WHEN I CAME HERE, I'M DRIVING. I'VE HAD ANOTHER CHILD AND I'M MARRIED NOW.))
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The church feeds several hundred people throughout each year, but Pastor Motley says Christmas is the season for giving and the one big time when people respond best to the church's offerings.
David Johnson, News 7, Danville.))


Japanese-Students


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College delegates from Tokyo made their way to Roanoke today, just in time for the holidays.
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21-Japanese students from Kawaguchi College are staying with Roanoke-area residents for three weeks.
During their stay, the young women will go shopping, spend a day downtown meeting the mayor and perform at Friendship Manor.
It's all part of a Cultural-Homestay, where the students get to learn about American life while teaching their host families about the Japanese culture.
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The students stay will finish-up about mid-January with a trip to Disney World.
After that they'll prepare a Japanese meal for their host families as a way of saying "thank you".
The program was put together by Roanoke citizens. Directors say there are already enough volunteers for next year's homestay to accommodate around 40-visitors.
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A convention for young students featured some pretty unusual but practical inventions--
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including a lighted study guide.
The students came up with the creations after being asked to give their parents a helping hand.
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Business-Review


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Three area hospitals are no longer on the preferred list of the state's largest health care provider.
And, another vote by union workers in Danville means a 7-day work week.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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97-84, 97-88
((The Commonwealth's biggest health-care network is dropping three Columbia/H-C-A hospitals from its list of preferred providers.
This after Trigon/ Blue Cross Blue Shield and hospital management deadlocked on contract negotiations. 97-87
In Danville, Goodyear union workers went back to the polls and reversed last month's vote against working seven days a week.
In return...Goodyear has promised to rehire laid off workers and add 300 new jobs. 97-88
In Martinsville, city leaders are being selective about the businesses they pick to fill an industrial park.
Developers say there's room for two thousand new, high-paying jobs. 97-78
In the Roanoke Valley, every Moore's Lumber and Building Supplies store is closed except one on Franklin Road.
This, one week after Moore's was bought out by an Oklahoma company that pledged to "aggressively reallocate" Moore's resources.
So far that "reallocation" has cost close to 100-jobs. 97-82
I-T-T's dark-defying Night Finder might be on your holiday gift list..
If you're willing to pay 600-dollars to see in the dark.
The Roanoke company envisions big sales now that the public can buy technology similar to what the military has used for years. djia pre pro
Asia's problems keep plaguing Wall Street.
The Dow Jones industrials lost 82-points this week.
The Nasdaq dropped 12.
That's this week's Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

Invention-Convention


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Can you imagine your fifth grader pondering the question 'what can I do to make my parents' life easier?'
Well that's what students at Grandin Court Elementary did.
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The results were displayed at the second annual Invention Convention on Friday.
The assignment was to create something that would help people by saving time, energy or space-- making everyday life a little easier.
If you're a tennis fanatic and the weather is bad don't worry with this you can practice inside.
Big laundry day--no problem the easy roller will help you get your clothes to the washing machine.
And the light-bulb learner makes a good study guide.
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Teachers hope their fifth graders learn how to use their creativity and ingenuity to help others.
And if you own cats--here's one for you.
The little black box records your cat's meow.
When your cat is outside and ready to come in all he has to do is meow and the kitty door opens.
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S-Score


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Something the 49ers didn't get this evening. Jim Druckenmiller got some playing time last night and looked good when he had time to throw as the Niners rested many of their starters to prepare for the playoffs.
This was Seattle's playoff game and Warren Moon lit up the Niners with four TD passes as Seattle beats San Francisco 38-to-9.

S-Skins


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Coaches often tell players to worry only about the things they can control.
For the Redskins that meant beating the Eagles today.
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The Washington defense was certainly up for the challenge early in the game. Darrell Green picks off the Bobby Hoying pass on the diving catch. He gets up and goes 83 yards for the TD. That coupled with Daryl Pounds' fumble return for a TD gave the Skins a 14-to-nothing lead in the first quarter.
But Hoying, for former third round pick from Ohio State, was unfazed as he hits Jason Dunn with a perfect pass to make it a 14-to-7 game after a quarter.
The Skins' offense would then come to life itself, Jeff Hostetler with the shovel pass to Brian Mitchell, who drags tacklers down to the one setting up a Stephen Davis TD.
The Eagles cut the Skins advantage to 21-to-14 on a Charlie Garner TD, but Washington got this three yard blast from Larry Bowie to make it a 28-to-14 game at halftime.
Philadelphia and Garner got a field goal, this TD and a two point conversion to make it 28-to-25 with under seven minutes to go.
But a 74 yard kick return from Brian Mitchell set up this TD pass from
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Hostetler to Michael Westbrook.
Washington wins it 35 to 32 to clinch a winning season at 8-7 and-1.
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S-Vikes


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The Skins then needed the Vikings to lose to the Colts to put them in the NFC playoffs as a wildcard team.
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But Minnesota veteran quarterback Randall Cunningham would have none of that

mess as he tossed four touchdown passes.
Three of the scoring strikes were caught by Cris Carter, as the Vikings beat
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game losing string and get themselves in the playoffs.
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S-Lions


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The Skins last hope to make the postseason rested with the Jets who needed to tie or beat the LIons to help them out.
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And things looked good for the Skins and Jets as New York and former West Virginia star Adrian Murrell jumped out to a 10-to-nothing lead.
But former great Eric Dickerson didn't come to watch Murrell. he came to see Barry Sanders go after the 2000 yard plateau.
He would not be disappointed. Barry was bottled up early, but he broke off two big runs in the second half to finish with 184 yards on the game and 2 thousand 53 for the season.
The Lions won 13-to-10 and Sanders joins Eric the Great and OJ as the only three men to top 2000 in one season.
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S-Injury


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WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Sanders' record and the playoff implications seemed insignificant for much of the second half after Lions' linebacker Reggie Brown was knocked unconscious and feared paralyzed on this play.
It took 20 minutes to get him safely off the field, a time in which players and coaches alike prayed, cried and hoped.
The good news is that Brown now has movement in his arms and legs and his CAT scan was negative.
Doctors say he has a bruised spine.
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S-Giants


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The Giants will open the playoffs against the Vikings next Saturday at home, but yesterday they were in Dallas putting the Cowboys out of their misery.
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Cowboys' owner Jerry Jones was down on the field again yesterday up in Barry Switzer's face.
And why not. The Giants jumped out to a 20-to-nothing lead as Danny Kanell tossed this TD to a wide open Cris Calloway, and Rodney Hampton came back and scored one on a short run to complete New York's worst to first transformation.
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Dallas finishes the season at 6-and-10, and rest assured some wholesale changes are on the way.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come this evening Steve Mason takes us on a trip back in time as we revisit Tech's last trip to the Gator Bowl in 1994.
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Plus, I tell you why Patrick Ewing is shooting left handed, and why he won't be shooting much at all for along time to come.
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S-Gator


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Virginia Tech Gator Bowl date with North Carolina on New Year's Day will be Tech second Gator appearance in four years.
And Steve Mason says they hope to change a few things that went wrong the first time around.
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S-Ewing


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The NBA has lost one of its perennial all-stars to injury for the rest of the season.
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13 year veteran center Patrick Ewing dislocated his right wrist on this fall during last night game against the Bucks.
He had surgery this morning to set a dislocated bone and repair several torn ligaments.
He'll be in a cast for two months, and doctors say there is no guarantee he will be ready to play next season.
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S-Express


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The Roanoke Express moved into third place in the Northeast Division last night with a character building road win at Wheeling.
The Express was down 2-to-nothing in the third, but scored three unanswered goals to win the game 3-to-2. Chris Cantu, Jeff Loder and Mike Peron scored in the third, while Daniel Berthiaume had 23 saves.

Road-Report


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There are a few more working days before the Christmas holiday--at least for most of us.
And, you can make them a little easier by avoiding traffic on the roadways.

Here's Stacey Martin with this week's Road Report.
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((VDOT crews plan to shut down the railroad crossing along Hollins Road in Roanoke beginning Tuesday.
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Repairs are scheduled for Memorial Bridge along Route 11 between Radford and Pulaski County.
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And, in Wythe County work is finished on the bridge over Tate Run along Route 654.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report.
I'm Stacey Martin -- happy holidays.))


Video


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They're Indiana cops on wheels and they can sing.
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They harmonize together in an effort to remind the public about safety tips.
Their songs, set to Christmas carols, encourage citizens to park in well-lit areas and lock their cars.
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How did the five officers get together for this gig?
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That's it for News 7 at 11. Good night. SS=