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[Heart-Transplant]


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An 18-month old infant is in critical condition after undergoing emergency heart transplant surgery this morning.
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Kayla Griffin was staying at Community Hospital in Roanoke waiting for a new heart.
Last night her doctors got a call that officials at the U-V-A Medical Center found a heart.
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((UVA CALLED OUR DOCTORS AND TOLD THEM THERE WAS A HEART AVAILABLE AND THE DOCTOR CALLED THE UNIT THE ICU AND TOLD THEM TO PREPARE KAYLA FOR TRANSPORT.))
It was good news for everbody involved.
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((THE FAMILIES ARE ALL EXCITED VERY HAPPY AND SO ARE WE ALL))
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Griffin developed a heart problem shortly after birth.
Doctors said she would live only a few more months unless she got a new heart.
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[Elizabeth-Campus]


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Tomorrow night, Salem's City Council will once again consider rezoning the Elizabeth Campus for commercial use.
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Plans are already underway to put an assisted living center on a five-acre section of the property.
City manager Randy Smith says most of the 52-acre site will likely be used for businesses or small manufacturers.
Smith says Yokohama Tire Plant is one of two local businesses interested in the property.
But, opponents insist that rezoning the area for businesses would hurt local neighborhoods.
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((CYNTHIA MUNLEY/OPPOSES REZONING; WE THINK THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY IS ONE OF THE LAST TWO CENTRALLY LOCATED GREENSPACES. IT WOULD MAKE A WONDERFUL PARK FOR THE WHOLE CITY AND THIS IS THE TYPE OF GREENSPACE THAT MOST LOCALITIES AROUND THE COUNTRY WOULD DIE FOR. IT'S BEAUTIFUL ROLLING HILLS. IT'S RIGHT ACROSS FROM OUR CIVIC FACILITY.))
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A group opposing the rezoning had a professional sample poll conducted.
According to Munley, the poll indicates more than half of the residents feel the site should remain as it is.
And, she says a majority of those sampled feel the issue should go to referendum.
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[Clinton]


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As the impeachment vote goes to the full house, President Clinton says he will not resign.
Lee Cowan has details.
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[Udall]


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Former Congressman and Presidential Candidate Morris Udall has died.
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The Arizona Democrat passed away last night at Veterans Hospital in Washington.
He was 76.
Udall was known as a champion of environmental causes.
He ran against Jimmie Carter in the 1976 Democratic primaries.
Udall resigned from office in 1991.
Last month his son Mark, and nephew Tom, were elected to Congress.
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[Shuttle]


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The international Space Station is orbiting on its own tonight.
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Astronauts on the space shuttle Endeavor released the seven story structure this afternoon, and began preparations for their return.
Their three space-walks began the process that will eventually complete the station five years from now.
NASA estimates it will take 159 more space walks to finish the job.
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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Still ahead--Johnson and Johnson announces thousands of layoffs.
We'll tell you how it will affect area workers.
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[VO-NAT]


And, we'll look at one of the early highlights in golfer Billy King's career.
That's coming up when the news continues.
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[Business-Review]


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Some Roanoke workers make up a small part of a big-time layoff.
And the supervisors get into a messy conflict in Halifax County.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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Roanoke-based Innotech is one victim of Johnson and Johnson's massive global layoff.
34 people in Roanoke are losing their jobs; an Innotech plant in Petersburg is closing altogether.
Johnson and Johnson is laying off 41-hundred people worldwide. [98-65, 1:16:46]
There's a big stink in Halifax County.
The supervisors are banning farmers from starting up new hog farms while the county reviews its livestock regulations.
A citizens group wants a guarantee that hog farms won't pollute the environment. [98-66, 1:06:28]
Botetourt County has Coke but it's not smiling.
The county's getting sued for 13-thousand-dollars by the beverage maker.
Coca Cola charges the county wrongfully pocketed sales tax on soda sold from vending machines. [98-66, 1:10:42]
Doing its part to make sure tobacco farmers' livelihood doesn't go up in smoke, Philip Morris said it would buy half of the country's flue-cured tobacco reserves.
Farmers have been worried the national tobacco settlement will drastically reduce demand for their crops. [98-64, 1:35:41]
What used to be Roanoke's ugly orange landmark could soon be the valley's hottest nightspot.
The man who bought the old American Chemical building wants to turn it into an entertainment fortress, featuring a sports bar and an upscale restaurant.
Look for the hundred-year-old building to be renovated in the next year. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street, high-profile impeachment talks and low corporate earnings knocked 194-points of the Dow.
Surging tech stocks kept the NASDAQ near record territory.
That's this week's Review, I'm Scott Goldberg.
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[Block-Party]


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A religious group reached out to the Hurt Park community of Southwest Roanoke yesterday.
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The "Sunday School on Wheels" program started about five years ago.
The church group visits different congregations each weekend to spread the word of God.
About 300 people took in part of yesterday's sermon.
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((STEVE MITCHELL/MINISTRY FOUNDER; THIS IS AN OUTREACH PROGRAM WHERE WE GO INTO THE COMMUNITY AND WE BLESS THE COMMUNITY AND TELL THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE LORD. WE TEACH BIBLE LESSONS. WE HAVE GAMES AND FUN AND WE FEED THEM AND GIVE CLOTHING OUT. YOU NAME IT AND WE DO IT.))
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The program is sponsored by Christian Life Fellowship.

[Golf-reel]


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Billy King has been playing golf for more than 30 years.
But, he recently became a rookie again while playing for the first time on the PGA Senior Tour.
Denise Allen takes a look back at the golfer's early success in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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((Roanoke's Billy King started out July 15, 1965 with a one shot lead over George Fulton in the Roanoke City/ County Championship, but the game would heat up on Hidden Valley's 18-th hole. The tournament came down to one shot and King knew what he had to do to take the trophy home.
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(( I THOUGHT I HAD WON IT ON THE 14-TH HOLE AND THEN I HAD A FLAT TIRE AND I KNEW AND I STARTED CHOPPING IT ALL OVER THE PLACE AND I KNEW I HAD TO MAKE THREE ON 18-TH TO WIN)) [RUNS12]
Only one person could win and King and Fulton came to the 18-th hole tied for the lead. A birdie by either golfer would win the tournament. It was decided when King made a spectacular six inch birdie putt to win.
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((I NOTICED AS SOON AS YOU GOT UP ON THE GREEN YOU DID NOT WASTE ANYTIME YOU PUTTED THAT THING OUT I JUST WANTED TO GET IT INTO THE HOLE)) [INCLUDE NAT SOUND OF LAUGHING] [RUNS09]
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((THIS FIRST ANNUAL ROANOKE CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP THE WINNER GETS TO KEEP THE TROPHY IT IS HIS HE CAN BURN IT SELL IT OR HOCK IT OR ANYTHING ELSE HE WANTS TO DO WITH IT. THE ONLY THING IS HE HAS TO REDEEM HIS MERCHANDISE FROM LUKE BARNES. BILLY KING CONGRTULATIONS.)) [Include Nat Sound of Laughing] [runs18]
The 1965 Roanoke City/County Golf Championship was one of the biggest events King won that year as an Amateur. That is Virginia Newsreel.))

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Still to come--a World War I soldier is given an award for his heroism and years of service.
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And, you can't say these homeowners don't get in the spirit of the holiday season.
We'll take a tour of their Christmas light show and decorations when the news continues.
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[Feedback-12/13]


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The viewer mail brought a rather long list of complaints about some of the things we put in our newscasts.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has this week's Feedback.
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((A man from Roanoke County wrote: "What's all this background music during the news? Are you trying to make a big Cecil B. DeMillesque Hollywood production out of the news? Does everything have to have a beat to it now? Can't we just have the news without all that extra noise? It's very irritating...I don't like the way both you and others have cut the weather up into little segments instead of giving it all at once. A commercial in the middle I can stomach, but presenting a little bit of weather near the beginning of the broadcast and then the rest of it later on in the program does not suit my viewing habits. And those little bugs down in the corner of the screen that started on cable channels and have now spread across the whole spectrum, they really get my dander up! Don't we pay enough for our TV sets and cable service without having to put up with one continuous commercial 24 hours a day in one form or another?...Bah! Humbug!"
If there's anything you're unhappy about, or something that pleases you, let us know.
The address for letters is P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
If you'd like to send a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
And for email, the address is news@wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Most people buy a tree this time of year and put up a few lights in the spirit of the season.
But, one family goes all out-- turning their home into a holiday attraction.
Tara Fabian has more.
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That was Tara Fabian reporting. [Forecasts]
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The Denver Broncos undefeated season ended yesterday at the Meadowlands.
New York Giant quarterback Kent Graham threw a touchdown pass to Amani Toomer with less than a minute left on the clock the Giants upset the Broncos 20 to 16.
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John Elway shaking hands with Giant head coach Jim Fossell.
New York would take the lead in the second quarter when Kent Graham throws the pass to Tiki Barber he takes it in from 21 yards out and the giants led 10 to 6 at the half.
The Giants led 13 to 9 on a fields goal then Elway hands off to Terrell Davis he breaks a tackle at the line and scores on the 26 yard run giving the Broncos the 17 to 13 lead in the fourth quarterr.
Graham led the Giants on the game winning drive and
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he goes to the air hitting Toomer on the 37 yard touchdown pass play New York upsets Denver 20 to 16.
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The Washington Redskins won for the fifth time in 7 games and the 28 to 25 win over the Carolina Panthers is the Redskins first three game win streak since 1996.
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((The Panther fans wrapped up in rain gear at Erickson Stadium.
Washington would score on its opening drive. Trent Green rolls out and hits a wide open Albert Connell on the 16 yard touchdown pass play and the Skins led 7 to nothing in the first.
Before the Panthers could catch their breath the Skins would score again. This time Skip Hicks scores on the two yard touchdown run to make it 14 to nothing Redskins.
Carolina trailed 21 to 3 before scoring its first touchdown. Tim Biakubatuka hauls in this Steve Beuerlein 29 yard touchdown pass and the Panthers trailed 21 to 10 in the second quarter.
The Panthers would cut the lead to four when this Matt Turk punt is blocked and recovered by Dwight Stone in the end zone for a touchdown to make the score 21 to 17 at the break.
Washington opened the third with a score on the opening drive as Green fires this bullett to Stephen Alexander who makes a diving catch on the 16 yard pass play to make it 28 to 17 Redskins.
Carolina would add a score in the fourth quarter Biakubatuke scorong on this two yard run but the Redskins leave Charlotte with the 28 to 25 win.))
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Chris Chandler threw two touchdown passes to Terrance Mathis as Atlanta beat New Orleans 27 to 17.
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Dan Reeves checking his play chart on the sideline.
The Falcons got on the board in the first quarter when Bob Christian scored on this one yard run to make the score 7 to nothing.
Chandler hooked up with Mathis on T-D passes of 63
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and 62 yards as the Falcons win their seventh straight upping their record to 12 and 2.
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The Giants upset the Broncos. More later on Mornin'.


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The Bucs, Cardinals, Packers, Bills, Colts and Rams won today.
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And the Oilers moved to within two games of Jacksonville in the A-F-C Central.
Al Del Greco booted a 41 yard field gaol with 4 seconds on the clock to lead Tennessee to a 16 to 13 win over Jacksonville.
Now, Here's the rest of the scores.
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[Sports Tease]


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And coming up, Ricky Henderson is a New York Met Billy King talks about regaining his card on the Senior tour
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[VO-NAT]


And the International team runs away with the Presidents Cup.
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The International team clinched its first Presidents Cup victory against the United States.
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The International Team had a big lead heading into the third day of competition.
The victory was secured when David Duvall conceded the 17-th hole to Nick Price for the 16 and a half points needed to clinch the cup.
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It's the first Presidents Cup held outside the United States.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody!


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Local golf pro Billy King just finished his first season on the PGA Senior Tour.
Denise Allen says the 54 year old rookie learned some tough lessons, but he's set his sights on making the tour again.
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((Billy King has been the resident golf pro at the Blue Hills country club for 28 years.
In 1998 he lived out his life long dream of playing in the PGA.
It was a bed of roses that contained a few thorns.
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((BILLY KING/35 PGA SENIOR TOUR EVENTS: I PLAYED A LOT OF MONDAY OUTINGS I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T HAVE. IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE A ROOKIE AT ANYTHING WHEN YOU ARE 54.))
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So the rookie sought the advice from a veteran-JC Snead.
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((HE TOLD ME NOT TO CHANGE EQUIPMENT AND I CHANGED EQUIPMENT AS SOON AS I GOT THERE))
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But that wasn't the only rookie mistake King says he made.
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((KING: I THOUGHT THE WAY TO DO IT WAS PLAY EVERY TOURNAMENT. IF I HAD TO DO IT OVER I WOULD PLAY SEVEN OR EIGHT TOURNAMENTS TAKE A WEEK OFF AND REST MY BRAIN.))
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King says it was harder than he thought it would be; the courses were difficult and the competition was tough.
The season is long and King says he found it more mentally draining than physically tiring.
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((SOMETIMES YOU'D GET ON THE GOLF COURSE AND HAVE A GOOD ROUND GOING AND YOU'D LOSE INTEREST OR YOUR BRAIN WOULD GO OFF WANDERING SOMEWHERE. NEXT THING INSTEAD OF BEING TWO UNDER, YOU'RE TWO OVER AND THAT'S KIND OF WHAT HAPPENED TO ME THIS YEAR. I'D PLAY SOME GOOD ROUNDS THEN I'D ALWAYS HAVE THAT 74 OR 75 IN THERE.))
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King missed the cut for the '99 Senior Tour by two shots.
But he's qualified for several events including the Senior Open and the Ford Seniors Players Championships.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))








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Free agent Ricky Henderson is moving from Hollywood to the Big Apple.
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Henderson has reached an agreement to play for the New York Mets. The 39 year old Henderson is baseball's career steals leader and he gets a one year deal plus an option year. His base salary will be one point 8 million dollars.
Henderson played for Oakland this past season and hit a career low 236. He led baseball with 66 stolen bases.
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[War-Hero]


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A World War I hero from Roanoke got top honors from the French government today.
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At 102 years old Hayden Via (VY) is one of less than 16-hundred World War I veterans still living.
Today French officials gave him that country's highest award--the Chevalier (chava-lie-ay) of the National Order of the Legion of Honor.
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The award was created by Napoleon Bonaparte.
Via (VY) received the award at a ceremony at the Salem Civic Center.
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Via (VY) was also given a key to the city by Roanoke councilman Jim Trout.
The war hero now joins the ranks of Dwight Eisenhower, Norman Schwarzkopf and Collin Powell -- all past winners of the French medal.
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