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Next on News 7-
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This is not the WWF.. but real courtroom drama. We'll tell you what it's all about.
Fewer Americans are out of work- postive numbers come out on the economy.
And carollers carolled... and lights lit up the Roanoke sky- IT's Dickens of A Christmas.
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America is breaking records when it comes to unemployment and the economy.
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Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon.
Fewer Americans are out of work- and the economy keeps on growing.
Anthony Mason has more on numbers released today and what they mean.
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(( AFTER A WEEK THAT SAW SOME OF AMERICA S BIGGEST COMPANIES ANNOUNCE SWEEPING LAYOFFS... WORKER: People are worried. People are down.
THE NEW JOBS STATISTICS STARTLED EVEN WALL STREET
PRESIDENT CLINTON: Last month, unemployment fell to 4.4% THAT TIES A 28 YEAR LOW... A NET OF 267,000 NEW JOBS WERE CREATED IN NOVEMBER. MANUFACTURING DID LOSE 47,000 JOBS IN THE MONTH... BUT CONSTRUCTION GAINED 47,000. AND AS LOW INTEREST RATES CONTINUED TO POWER A HOUSING BOOM...REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE ADDED JOBS TOO.
JOHN CHALLENGER: All in all, the U.S. economy continues to be a job creation engine and these downsizings should be absorbed. JOHN CHALLENGER, WHO STUDIES EMPLOYMENT NUMBERS FOR CHALLENGER GRAY & CHRISTMAS, SAYS SOME KEY INDUSTRIES LIKE OIL AND STEEL ARE IN RECESSION CONDITIONS BECAUSE OF AN OVERSUPPLY...BUT:
JOHN CHALLENGER: The one fundamental piece of our economy that s not in oversupply, in fact in a shortage situation...is people with skills. We continue to be in a very tight labor market. And that s whats been driving this economy throughout much of expansion of the 1990's. IN FACT, 4 OUT OF 5 LAYED OFF WORKERS ARE FINDING EQUAL OR BETTER PAYING JOBS. SO WITH UNEMPLOYMENT, INFLATION AND INTEREST RATES ALL NEAR HISTORIC LOWS, CONFIDENT AMERICAN SHOPPERS JUST KEEP SPENDING...AND THE US ECONOMY KEEPS GROWING...FOR THE 93 RD STRAIGHT MONTH. YES, THAT S A NEW RECORD TOO:

PRESIDENT CLINTON: BUT REMEMBER, THIS ECONOMY STILL IS NOT WORKING FOR EVERYONE, AND IT IS STILL LIVING IN A VERY TURBULENT ENVIRONMENT.
THE LAYOFFS THIS WEEK ARE PROOF THE ASIAN ECONOMIC BUG HAS INFECTED THE U.S MANUFACTURING SECTOR. AND MANY ECONOMISTS EXPECT THE JOBS ITS COSTING WILL SEND UNEMPLOYMENT UP AGAIN NEXT YEAR.))

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Chaos in a Jacksonville Florida courtroom.
Watch what happens during a re-sentencing hearing-
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The melee broke out just minutes after the re-sentencing hearing for two murder convicts.
Both had been sentence dto die for the shooting death of a five year old.
But the Florida Supreme court overturned their death sentence saying the murder was not premeditated.
It happened during a gunfight with amother man- the child was caught in the crossfire.
Now the boys father and two uncles are in jail, charged with contempt of court.
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[Turner]


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A Pittsylvania County man who killed his wife will now spend 38-years in prison.
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Mark Dana Turner was sentenced today for shooting Kimberly Turner in the head in October 1997.
He was found guilty last April of second degree murder and using a firearm in the commission of murder.
The jury believed the prosecution's evidence that Turner was mad at his wife because he thought she was having an affair.
Turner claimed all along that the shooting was an accident.
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[Dickens-Christmas]


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It was a balmy start to the holiday season tonight in downtown Roanoke.
Dickens of Christmas brought many people downtown,
But as Joe Dashiell reports, the event also carried Christmas spirit into Roanoke neighborhoods.
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((Ready or not, here it comes! [NAT SOUND OF CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING]
With Christmas now just three weeks away... The bell choir from the Windsor Hills United Methodist Church helped to ring in the holiday season. [NAT SOUND OF BELL CHOIR]
The celebration brought hundreds to the city market.
And if it seemed a bit warm... no one was complaining.
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((IT FEELS COZY. HAS IT BEEN HARD TO GET INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT? NO NOT VERY HARD.))
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Even old Saint Nick is improvising this year.
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((THE WEATHER IS A PROBLEM. IN FACT I WENT YESTERDAY ON THE MARKET AND BOUGHT MYSELF A SOMBRERO.))
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1998 brought a new twist to Dickens of a Christmas. Carolers organized by Total Action Against Poverty helped carry the spirit of the season into Roanoke neighborhoods. [NAT SOUND OF SINGING]
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These carolers say they hope their visit will be a tuneful reminder that Christmas should be more than gifts under a tree.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))




[WX1] [11:00pm] [Date 12/4/98] [CK/WXPRO]Weather Maps
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Ad lib about water skiing in Minnesota in December.
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[CK/WXPRO]Climate Data Precipitation Data

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Next on news 7, a possible presidential hopeful considers the year 2000, one senator is planning ahead....
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and pieces of the Hill City's history are fading away. We'll see what some local residents are doing to change that.


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The election may be nearly two years away, but one candidate is already throwing his hat in the ring.
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Three term Senator Bill Bradley says he wants the democratic nomination in the year 2000.
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((BILL BRADLEY/PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL: I'M RUNNING BECAUSE I WANT TO HELP UNLEASH THE ENORMOUS POTENTIAL OF THE AMERICA PEOPLE. I KNOW THERE ARE SOME CYNICS ABOUT HOW LARGE VISION OF THE COUNTRY IS UNREALISTIC. I DON'T AGREE WITH THEM.))
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The former U-S Senator and NBA basketball star announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee.
The move allows him to begin raising money for a campaign.
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A veteran Roanoke county firefighter is accused of embezzlement.
Jack Lewis Beville, Junior was named today in a three-count indictment.
Long employed by the County both in firefighting and fire prevention, Beville served- -until recently- -as treasurer of the Cave Spring Fire Department.
The Commonwealth's Attorney's office says a little more than 3-thousand dollars is missing.

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It has become a victim of its own success.. the Bedford County- based Hunters for the Hungry program says it's taking in more donated deer than it can afford to process.
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As a result, the program plans to STOP accepting deer on December 13th.. the first time it's ever had to do that.
Director David Horne says donations of venison have outpaced financial contributions.. and the program can't afford to take in any more meat for the rest of 1998.
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((DAVID HORNE/HUNTERS FOR THE HUNGRY: THE POTENTIAL IS SO MUCH MORE, GIVEN THE DEER HERD AND THE HUNTERS' GENEROSITY. THE NEED IS CERTAINLY THERE, IT'S A QUESTION OF FINANCES ON HOW MANY WE CAN PROCESS AND IT'S A SHAME THAT WE CAN'T GENERATE THE MONEY THAT WE NEED TO PROCESS ALL THE DEER THAT HUNTERS MAKE AVAILABLE TO US.))
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Hunters for the Hungry already has topped last year's record total of 141- thousand pounds of donated meat.
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[L'burg-Sculptures]


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Some of Lynchburg's most important artwork doesn't hang on a museum wall.. it can be found lining the streets of the Hill City.
But the area's outdoor sculptures and statues are also deteriorating.
As Steve Smallshaw reports there's an effort underway to save them.
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(( They are statesmen and educators who helped write the area's history.
They are soldiers who have stood post over the city for a hundred years.
Sprinkled throughout Lynchburg are pieces of bronze, iron and stone.. each represent a small part of what the Hill City is all about.
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((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THERE ARE NOT MANY CITIES IN VIRGINIA THAT ARE AS FORTUNATE AS WE TO HAVE THESE KINDS OF SCULPTURES.))
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A recent survey identified 16 pieces of outdoor statuary.. some which have been in place for more than 125 years.
But time and the elements have taken their toll.. scarring the proud faces and tarnishing their artistic value.
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((TOM LEDFORD/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY HAVE BECOME USED TO SEEING THESE SCULPTURES AND I THINK THEIR LOSS WOULD BE LIKE JUST TAKING A PIECE OF THE CITY AWAY.))
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((So efforts are underway to save these sculptures. Officials estimate they need to raise about 130- thousand dollars to restore the statues and another hundred thousand for ongoing maintenance. A lot of money, to be sure, but Tom Ledford says the city can't afford NOT to do it.))
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((LEDFORD: WE'RE APPEALING TO THE PRIDE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHICH IS ENORMOUS, TO HELP US BRING THE RESOURCES TOGETHER TO GET THESE PARTICULAR SCULPTURES RESTORED AND BACK IN A CONDITION THAT WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF.))
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Next on news 7 people who want to visit the Snow Shoe Resort will have to leave their ski's at home....
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and the temperatures are up and oil prices are down. What does that mean to consumers? We will tell you straight ahead.

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Smith Mountain Lake says it cannot afford to keep releasing so much water, even though dowstream industries depend on it.
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The lake is already down almost six feet due to drought.
So American Electric Power is asking state and federal permission to release less water through the dam.
That could hurt industry downstream that also needs more water.
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Other reasons A-E-P wants to release less water from Smith Mountain Lake -- so there's enough for winter heat and summer water sports.
A-E-P expects to get government approval next week.

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Heating oil prices, like gas prices, are plummeting.
But not as many people have noticed.
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Seventy-degree temperatures in December have stopped most people from thinking about heating their homes.
And it has hurt heating oil companies.
Profits already were down this year because of the low oil prices.
Spring-like weather makes it worse.
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((LUNDY: YOUR DELIVERIES IN DECEMBER ARE PRETTY MUCH PREDICATED ON WEATHER IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER. AND AS MILD AS IT'S BEEN, THE DELIVERIES IN DECEMBER ARE GOING TO BE MUCH LESS THAN WHAT WE'D NORMALLY BE DOING.))
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The Roanoke Valley's largest supplier of heating oil reports demand has dropped 22-percent since last year.
But oil companies may not lose too much money.
Especially if cold weather kicks in, they expect the demand for oil to heat up.
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[Snowshoe]


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Snowshoe is capable of a quick recovery, but for now the warm weather appears to be winning.
Today, the West Virginia ski resort was forced to suspend its winter activities.
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Snowshoe had managed to keep a couple of runs open even as temperatures soared.
But today, the warm weather finally caught up with the skiers there.
In the meantime, the Hawthorne Valley Golf Course and the resort's mountain bike trails have re-opened.
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Snowshoe officials are hopeful that colder temperatures next week will allow them to make snow.
They need two nights of snowmaking to re-open the slopes at Snowshoe and Silver Creek.
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First our extra pointt. Former Notre Dame football coach and CBS television analyst, Lou Holtz has retunred to the sideline.
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Holtz has accepted the head coaching position at South Carolina. he arrived in Columbia today.
He replaces Brad Scott who was fired after the Gamecocks completed the worst season ever going 1 and 10.
Holts posted 100 wins and a National Championship with the Irish. Now your numbers.
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The Bassett Bengals are heading to the State Double A State Championship.
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The Lady Bengals did it by holding back a pesky Prince Edward team. And for three quarters this one was close.
Bassett's Heather Miller connected for a game high 44 points. She gets three of them here when she launches this missile.
Prince Edward comes back, Deshara Shealy with the steal and LaDonia Hughes takes it the rest of the way for the easy lay-up.
The Eagles get fancy it's Hughes again, this time with the behind the back pass to Shealy for two.
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But in the fourth quarter the Lady Bengals pull away and earn a trip to the state tournament championship with a 76-64 win.
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Now, Who will Bassett face for the State Title today? Defending state champion William Byrd or Turner Ashby, a rematch of last year's title game.
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Byrd gets out quickly as Erin Caldwell finds Stephanie Parnell down low for the hoop and the foul. Back comes Turner Ashby and Jami Cornwell would connect on this jumper from the right side to keep the game tight.
But, Byrd was shooting well from the outside, Dawn [SUPER=34-Turner Ashby/58/William Byrd/34;]Chewning knocks down the

triple. Then, its Andrea Gay swinging it over to J.J. McKinney for the two. But, Turner Ashby ends the defending state champions's season with a 58-34 win. The state championship game is later today at 2:30.
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Now the Group A final four got the day started.
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The Salem Civic Center had a good turn out for the Girls state basketball semi-finals. At 2pm, Sussex Central battled J.J. Kelly in the first Group A final four.
J.J. Kelly pulled away for the 67-61 victory and will meet George Mason, a 53-43 winner over Northwood, for the title tomorrow at 1pm.
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[S-Express]


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Five thousand, 918 fans watched the Express beat Richmond 3-2 in a shoot out thanks to a rookie. Dru Burgess, scored his 5th and 6th goals of the season last night, his last, a game winner in sudden death.
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Roanoke would have to depend heavily on Dave Gagnon and Gags came through stopping 26 shots. But Richmond outshot the Express 28-23, including 12-3 in the first.
The Express had this scoring chance, but Timmy C, could not convert. Chris Lipsett scored the other Roanoke goal as the Express edge the Gades 3-2 in a shootout.
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The Waldorf Historia in New York City was once again the site for the annual Winston Cup awards banquet.
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The top drivers were presented with checks and showered with accolades over their accomplishments, and nobody won more this season that Jeff Gordon, who takes home a check for well over four million dollars after winning his third Winston Cup Championship
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Still to come in sports, the Friday Football Extra schedule,
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and Mike Stevens will previews the state championships tomorrow. stay with us.
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While there can be only one, three will atleast give it everything they got. Of course the subject is the state football championships tomorrow.
Mike Stevens has a preview.
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(( In order for Amherst County to bring home the division five state title and complete a perfect season, the Lancers will have to whip Hampton in their backyard at Norfolk State University.
The victory bus pulled out of town with that in mind. ((MICKEY CROUCH/AMHERST CO. HEAD COACH:))
A Friday afternoon pep rally helped ump up the Spartans for their division four title game.
They play Lafayette in a battle of unbeatens on a neutral field in Dayton. ((WILLIS WHITE/SALEM HEAD COACH:))
Rustburg's Mike Scharnus hopes to get anotehr vidtory shower as his Red Devils go for the division three title in Charlottesville against unbeaten Nottoway. ((MIKE SCHARNUS/RUSTBURG HEAD COACH:))

Here's a look at the matchups with times and locations.)) [S-ROLL]


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Finally West point band members and cheerleaders helped South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond celebrate his 96th birthday, which is actually tomorrow, the day of the annual Army-Navy football clash.
The senator spent 36 years in the U-S Army and fought in World War Two and is actually a retired Major General. He will be Army's 12th man.
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And oyu can catch that game right here on your Hometown station tomorrow at high noon.
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Then on Sunday, you can find the Pittsburgh/New England game at 1 on WDBJ, and then, at 4:15, Kansas City takes on Denver.

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McGruff the Crime Dog and Vince and Larry the crash test dummies were all in Salem tonight...
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No major crimes.. they were simply passengers from the USS Dare which was sailing through the annual Salem Christmas parade. Local marching bands and various civic organizations were part of the the over 80 entries in tonight holiday celebration. [runs:10]
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