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They're still counting the wheels at the conclusion of Bikes or Bust but it looks like another record year of giving.
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And President Clinton can't escape the topic of his polical future, even in while the Middle East.
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Sunshine is breaking through the clouds on this Monday, after a very wet weekend.
Our forecast remains dry and seasonably cool for the next few days--
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News 7 at noon is next.

[Clinton-Gaza]


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The Palestine National Council has voted to revoke parts of its charter calling for the destruction of Israel.
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President Clinton was on hand for today's historic vote, becoming the first sitting U-S President to visit Palestinian controlled territory.
But the impeachment issue has followed the president to the middle East.
Full House debate on impeachment begins on Thursday.
Jonathan Freed has the latest.
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(( As the House of Representatives gets set to vote on impeachment later this week, Mr. Clinton was in the Middle East...making history of another kind...as the first American President to set foot on Palestinian-controlled soil.
He was there to prod his flagging peace initiative...but the questions kept drawing him back to his problems at home.
Mr. Clinton was again asked if he would admit that he lied.

SOT 10:03:57 (CLINTON): I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S IN THE INTEREST OF THE

UNITED STATES AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO GO THROUGH THIS IMPEACHMENT PROCESS AND HAVE A TRIAL IN THE SENATE...THAT'S WHY I HAVE OFFERED TO MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE ANY REASONABLE COMPROMISE WITH CONGRESS.
The White House has been trying to persuade moderate Republicans to vote against impeachment and in favor of a lesser punishment of censure.
But the House Republican leadership has said it will not allow a censure vote...arguing that any kind of so-called plea bargain would have to happen in the Senate...if impeachment passes the House.
Many senior lawmakers are saying the impeachment vote is now too close to call...and are openly urging the President to resign.
SUPER: SUNDAY.

SOT 10:39:21 (REP. HENRY HYDE/JUDICIARY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN/R-IL.): YES,

I THINK THE PRESIDENT OUGHT TO, AND SHOULD STEP DOWN. I THINK HE COULD REALLY BE HEROIC IF HE DID THAT.
STAND-UP (JONATHAN FREED/CBS NEWS): FACTORING IN THE G-O-P MAJORITY, AND THE NUMBER OF DEMOCRATS WHO PLAN TO VOTE AGAINST THE PRESIDENT...IT'S ESTIMATED THAT MR.CLINTON NEEDS TO SWAY AT LEAST 15 REPUBLICANS IN ORDER TO AVOID IMPEACHMENT. J-F...WASHINGTON.))

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Puerto Ricans have narrowly rejected a move to turn their island into the 51st state.
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The final results gave 50 point two percent to keep Puerto Rico's current commonwealth status.
And 46 percent to the statehood motion.
Under commonwealth status, Puerto Rico is a U-S territory and its people US citizens, but they don't pay federal taxes and can't vote in national elecitons unless they live on the mainland.
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[Asian-Markets]


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After four straight declines in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, stocks have begun the new week by turning even lower.
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Overseas averages have also been lower today -- with Tokyo shares down about two percent.
The Nikkei lost close to 300 points.
Today's drop is blamed on the government takeover of a major lender.
Japan, the world's second-largest economy, is in the longest slump in more than four decades.
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[Tuition-Cut]


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It's official-- Governor Gilmore wants Virginia's college students to pay less.
He'll made the announcement during a visit to George Mason University this morning.
Gilmore is calling for a 20-percent tuition cut at state colleges and universities.
The cut would affect tuition and fees, not room and board, and would only cover the 163-thousand undergraduates who are Virginia residents.
The average tuition at Virginia colleges is 30-percent higher than the national average.
Gilmore's tuition rollback could take the state to just 13-percent above the national average.
The governor is expected to hold a newsconference at the hotel Roanoke just before four this afternoon.
We'll have more on that on News-7 at Five and News-7 at Six.


[Bikes-Bust]


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The trailer has come down and they're counting up the bikes at Tanglewood Mall.
That's where this year's Bikes or Bust campaign just ended.
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And it's also where Scott Goldberg is this afternoon.
Scott another record breaking year?
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Jews around the world are celebrating Hanukkah.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And we'll also see how one Jewish community in Honduras is looking to a young American for help in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch.
But first lets talk to Kimberly about the forecast.
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[Talent=Kimberly]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro]
I'm happy to tell you that Roanoke is now at nearly a half- inch SURPLUS for monthly rainfall after this weekend's showers.
The cold front responsible for the needed rainfall is now offshore...leaving behind cooler, drier air.
Let's check out the current temperatures.... [music up full]

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Hanukkah is being celebrated throughout the world.
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The National Hanukkah Menorah was lit in Washington last night to mark the occassion.
For eight days Jews celebrate the uprising in which they recaptured the temple in Jerusalem.
According to Jewish belief, when the temple was taken back only enough oil was found to light the eternal flame for one day, but instead the oil burned for eight.
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[Torah-Restoration]


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As Jews around the world celebrate the festival of lights, the small Jewish community in hurricane ravaged Honduras is pinning the hopes for renewal on a young rabbi in New York.
Liz Gonzalez reports.
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[Holiday-Mail]


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Today the Roanoke Post Office is bracing for the heaviest volume of mail all year.
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Tina Tenret is at the Grandin Road office with tips to help you and your holiday gifts survive the rush.
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A crewman of the famed Memphis Belle will be laid to rest in Roanoke today.
That story is still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


Meanwhile, another war hero is given France's highest honor, some eighty years after he served.
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He served on one of World War Two's most famous planes.
Later this afternoon he'll be laid to rest in Roanoke.
Levi Dillon was a gunner on four of the Memphis Belle's first five missions.
He died Friday at the Veteran's Medical Center in Richmond.
A graveside service will be held at one o'clock at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.
The Memphis Belle completed 25 bombing missions over Germany and became the subject of two movies.


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80-years after he fought in France, a Roanoker recieved that country's top honor.
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At 102 years old Hayden Via (VY) is one of less than 16-hundred World War I veterans still living.
Yesterday 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 Colin Powell -- all past winners of the French medal.
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[Stocks]


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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 58 points.
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Still ahead in sports, locals lead the way in girl's Double-A basketball.
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Plus, one of the valley's "Giants" played a big part in upsetting the unbeaten Broncos yesterday in New York.
We'll have details coming up, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[All-State]


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Area standouts have cleaned up the awards for girl's Double- A basketball.
Bassett's Heather Miller has been named the A-P player of the year.
The senior averaged nearly 26 points a game for Bassett, which finished up at 27-and-2.
Miller is joined on the all-state first team by Byrd senior Stephanie Parnell.
Parnell's coach at Byrd- Richard Thrasher- was named coach of the year, after leading the Terriers to a 26 and 2 record.

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Roanoke's Tiki Barber played a starring role yesterday, as the New York Giants handed the Denver Broncos their first loss of the season at the Meadowlands.
New York pulled out the win with less than a minute left on the clock to end the Broncos bid for an undefeated season.
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John Elway shakes hands with Giant head coach Jim Fossell before the game.
New York would take the lead in the second quarter, when Kent Graham gets the pass out to Tiki Barber. Tiki takes it in from 21 yards out and the Giants go up 10- 6 at the half.
Each team would score a field goal, before Elway hands off to Terrell Davis. He breaks a tackle at the line and goes 26 yards for the score and the 17- 13 Bronco lead in the fourth quarterr.
Then, with less than a minute left, Graham goes downfield and
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goes to the air- hitting Amani Toomer on the 37 yard touchdown pass. And New York upsets Denver 20 to 16.
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After starting off the season oh- and 7, the Redskins are on a hot streak- getting the team's third win in a row yesterday at Carolina.
But the underlying story is the Panther's Kevin Greene- who attacked Carolina assistant coach Kevin Steele on the sideline.
The 14- year veteran grabbed Steele and began shaking and shoving him shortly after the Redskins scored their third touchdown early in the second quarter.
Greene was reportedly very upset over the incident, although head coach Dom Capers said both men are "fine" with what happened.
Capers will make a decision today whether to fine or suspend Greene.
Here's Roy Stanley with more on the Redskins victory.
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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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After experiencing a burning sensation during yesterday's game at New Orleans, Falcons head coach Dan Reeves is currently undergoing triple-bypass surgery at an Atlanta hospital.
His wife said Reeves began feeling sick during a game that saw the Falcon's Chris Chandler hook up with Terrance Mathis twice to lead Atlanta over the Saints 27 to 17.
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Reeves looks to be okay at the beginning of the game.
The Falcons got on the board in the first quarter. Bob Christian goes in from a yard out to put Atlanta up 7- nothing.
Chandler hooked up with Mathis on touchdown plays of 63
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and 62 yards as the Falcons win their seventh straight to improve to 12 and 2 on the year.
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