[Impeachment]

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The House will vote today on whether to impeach President Clinton.
Lawmakers will take up four articles charging the President with obstruction of justice, abuse of power and two counts of perjury.
Let's head to Maureen Maher for the very latest in Washington.
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[11VA-Impeachment]


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Local lawmakers, for the most part, have been vocal from the start on their stance in the impeachment debate -- with the exception of one notable hold-out.
Virgil Goode still has NOT announced how he plans to vote TODAY.
Ellen Qualls has been monitoring area legislators' activity on Capitol Hill.
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(( I HAVE SAID FROM THE BEGINNING THAT I BELIEVE THAT LYING TO A GRAND JURY, MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS UNDER OATH AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED THAT THOSE FALSE STATEMENTS WOULD BE PERJURY ARE IMPEACHABLE OFFENSES.))

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debate. Goodlatte read a letter from Senator Bob Dole.

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((IT IS ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE FOR THE US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO VOTE ON ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AT THIS TIME. I ALSO BELIEVE THAT QUICK POSITIVE ACTION COULD IMPROVE CHANCES FOR A TIMELY RESOLUTION FROM THE US SENATE.))

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((IF WE DID NOT GO FORWARD AND WE JUST TOTALLY STOPPED I THINK THAT WOULD BE THE WRONG MESSAGE TO SEND TO THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND I THINK YOU WOULD SEE INCIDENTS AND THINGS FLAIR UP FROM OTHER COUNTRIES IF THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD BRING THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENTAL PROCESS TO A HALT.))

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((WE COULD HAVE POSTPONED THIS DEBATE IF COULD HAVE OCCURRED NEXT WEEK THERE IS NO EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES IMPEACHMENT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THE VOTE WOULD HAVE BEEN EXACTLY THE SAME NEXT WEEK OR THE WEEK AFTER. ELLEN QUALLS: This debate was not postponed however and rick boucher and his anti-impeahcment supporters seem destined to lose. virgil goode says his letters, e-mails and calls were pro impeachment when the starr report came out. he now says those letters and call are running about 50-50. so whatever his vote is, it will be a tough one. ellen qualls,

news 7.))))[11Virgil-Goode]


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We will find out today on whether Congressman Goode will vote for impeachment.
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That may not sit well with his party, but how about his own district?
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((HUTCHERSON: I THINK VIRGIL'S GOTTEN HIMSELF INTO A BIT OF A CORNER HERE AS FAR AS PARTY POLITICS IS CONCERNED ON THIS VENTURE.)) ((ROBERTSON: I THINK HE'LL DO THE RIGHT THING. THAT'S HOW MUCH FAITH I HAVE IN THE MAN. HE'S A GOOD CONGRESSMAN. ))
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[Chocolate]


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Many people say eating chocolate makes them feel better... now researchers say it will make you healthier... and help you live longer..
Dr Dave Hnida reports on a study that seems too good to be true.

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[2-shot toss to bump] (( Delicious- scrumptious- heavenly-- words you might use to describe chocolate... well how about adding the word.. healthy?

(hnida standup)

"thats right- healthy- in a study thats sounds too good to be true- researchers in the british medical journal report people who eat chocolate regularly- live longer than those who dont."
Reseachers found that people who the equivalent of about 3 large candy bars a month- cut their risk of death by about one third..compared to people who ate no chocolate. people who ate more of the sweet stuff didnt do quite as well-- but almost - they cut their risk by 16%
this is a legitimate study-- researchers did take into account other risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, and cholesterol... and chocolate did stand up to the test.
so whats the magic of the sweet stuff? besides the fact it tastes good- and makes you feel better when you eat it.....
researchers believe it chocolate is good for you because it contains vegetables. these are antioxidants which fight cancer and keep your arteries open.
now no one is declaring chocolate a national health food... theres always a downside - in this case the bittersweet truth that if you really overindulge in chocolate and youll gain weight and increase your risk of death.
bottom line.. as always-- moderation is the key. but its nice to know a little bit of the sweet life can mean a longer life. Dr. Dave Hnida, for CBS News, Denver.))

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Decorating for the holidays has become a serious hobby for some homeowners.
And, one area group thinks it's now a cultural trend that's a part of history.
Stacey Martin has more.
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((The Peters begin in mid-October, putting up thousands of lights and setting up displays from wise men to Santa Claus and an antique train set.
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The Peters are a couple of several homeowners in the area who take decorating their home for the holiday season seriously--
And, so does the Blue Ridge Institute--a group that considers these kind of elaborate displays a type of environmental art.
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((RODDY MOORE/BLUE RIDGE INSTITUTE: I THINK PEOPLE A LOT OF TIMES JUST LOOK AT DECORATIONS AND THINK IT'S JUST CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. BUT, THE THOUGHT, THE PLANNING, THE CREATIVITY THAT'S GONE INTO THIS IS ART. AND, IT'S AN ENVIRONMENTAL ART FORM AND WE SEEM TO BE VERY BLESSED HERE IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA WITH THIS TYPE OF THING.)) [RUNS15]
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Most homeowners say they put up their angels, flying Santas, and dolls on sleighs in the spirit of the season for the public to enjoy..
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But, the Institute feels the holiday attractions deserve a place in history.
And, they're trying to document some of the displays by videotaping various homes.
Now, all they need are more suggestions.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Franklin County. ))
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You can nominate your home to be included in the project by contacting the Blue Ridge Institute at Ferrum College.

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The Buffalo Sabres have traded holdout Donald Audette.
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The Sabres dealt the right winger to the Los Angles Kings for a second round draft pick.
Audette led Buffalo with 24 goals last season and was third with 44 points.
He has been holding out to get a guaranteed two year deal.
Audette says the Kings have already offered three-point-six million dollars over two seasons.
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On the ice last night the Mighty Ducks get on the board first with the power play goal.
But the Islanders come back to tie it up and that's how this one ends...in a two two tie.
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[DinerOpen]


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Sebrina Ruth Cooper from Franklin County is this week's weekend diner. Here's a great twist on the old pound cake standard.

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((Thanks again for joining us sabrina ruth cooper and beatrice who was not on with us the last time you were here, but she is going to help us out today. you have a great pound cake recipe for us today. to start out i guess we are going to soften up some butter. SOFTEN UP SOME BUTTER AND BEAT IT FOR TWO MINUTES. THE NEXT STEP IS WE ARE GOING TO TAKE THE SUGAR AND GRADUALLY ADD IT IN WHILE MIXING FOR 5 TO 7 MINUTES. so this takes a little while, which is the way cakes mostly go. you just add a little bit at a time. we have six total eggs that we are going to then add in here. SIX EGGS AND YOU ADD THEM ONE AT A TIME AND YOU BEAT THEM UNTIL THE YELLOW DISAPPEARS AND THEN YOU ADD THE NEXT ONE.

ok, this is a pretty cool thing that you are doing here. you have boiling water here right? YES, AND WHAT YOU DO IS ADD A TABLESPOON AND 1/2 OF INSTANT COFFEE. it looks like we are almost making expresso or something. STIR THE COFFEE UP UNTIL IT DISSOLVES. THEN ADD A 1/2 OF A CUP OF IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR TO IT. so do we get to drink this while we are making a cake? YEAH, THAT IS THE BEST PART. THE NEXT STEP IS TO ADD THE FLOUR AND THE IRISH CREAM MIXTURE, ALTERNATING THE TWO, BUT STARTING WITH THE FLOUR. YOU BLEND IT TOGETHER. you have to make sure it is well blended. YOU HAVE TO ADD THE LIQUEUR MIXTURE AND KEEP IT BLENDED WELL. THE LAST STEP IS TO ADD IN THE FLAVORING. THIS IS A MIXTURE OF ALMOND EXTRACT AND VANILLA EXTRACT. THEN JUST STIR IT UP. now we go from this step straight into the...what is it called? A BUNT PAN. and we are going to bake it at 300 degrees for an hour and 40 minutes. well the cake came out of the pan very nicely which is always a good sign. we let it cool off. and now beatrice as you so eloquently stated earlier, it is time to dip the brush to glaze the cake. tell us what is in the glaze. THE GLAZE IS CONFECTIONERY SUGAR AND DISSOLVED COFFEE GRANULES AND IRISH CREAM LIQUEUR. PAINT THE CAKE WITH THE BRUSH.
well lets glaze the whole thing and then we can taste some. THIS IS A CHRISTMAS FAVORITE AT OUR HOUSE. this came out great, but you said the first couple times it was hard to make, so this will make up for all the hard work. YES, I HAVE FINALLY PERFECTED THE RECIPE. now i will perfect the tasting. very good...yes well we are finished. thank you very much and hopefully we will have you back on here for another addition of the weekend diner.))

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If you are interested in this recipe send us a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address on your screen or you can check out our web site under the weekend morning's section. And, don't forget if you'd like to cook your family recipe on the weekend diner, send in a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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[Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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Another fire at the Willow River Apartment complex in Salem. Firefighters were called to put out the fire last night. It marks the 8th fire at the complex this year. Salem police say that preliminary evidence does NOT indicate anything suspicious.
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The search is on for another man in connection with the Henry County murder of James Stanley Taylor. An arrest warrant has been issued for Earnest D Williams. Williams is the son of Clyde Howard Junior, the man accused of killing Taylor earlier this week.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]

If you're Christmas shopping this weekend, there's a new shop in Roanoke where you can find some unusual gifts. The Binaba Shop is full of handmade treasures and art based on African culture. The store is staffed entirely by volunteers and all proceeds will benefit the construction of a medical center in Binaba.
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And that's what's making news on this Saturday December 19-th.
We'll be back in just a minute.


[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
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For the first time in 130 years the House will vote today on whether to impeach the President.
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The four articles charge Clinton with obstruction of justice, abuse of power and two counts of perjury.
The latest nose count indicates at least one article will likely be approved.
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((REP TOM BLILEY/R-VA: TO SAY THIS IS JUST ABOUT SEX IS TO SAY THAT WATERGATE IS JUST ABOUT A THIRD RATE BUGLARY. NOTHING IS FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH. REP. THOMAS BARRETT/D-WI: OUR CONSTITUTION DOESN'T ALLOW US, DOESN'T ALLOW YOU TO REMOVE A PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE BECAUSE YOU CAN'T STAND HIM.))
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If the House approves impeachment President Clinton won't waste any time in an effort to avoid conviction in the Senate. A senior White House official says he's expected to speak publicly about the impeachment battle, when Democratic leaders visit him later today at the White House
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=dal]
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Meanwhile President Clinton is handling the Iraqi situation.
This morning he addressed Arab world via videotape to explain why the U-S has taken military action against Saddam Hussein.
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The President says Saddam Hussein has ruled through a reign of terror against his own people.
He broke the Gulf War Cease-Fire agreement to disclose and destroy weapons of mass destruction and continues to defy the United Nations.
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((LET ME ALSO STATE MY DEEP RESPECT FOR THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN. IN THE DAYS AHEAD, I HOPE ALL MUSLIMS WILL CONSIDER AMERICA'S SINCERE DESIRE TO WORK WITH ALL PEOPLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST TO BUILD PEACE. WE HAVE THE MOST PROFOUND ADMIRATION FOR ISLAM. OUR DISPUTE IS WITH A LEADER WHO THREATENS MUSLIMS AND NON-MUSLIMS ALIKE. ))
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President Clinton is meeting with top advisers today to discuss how to proceed with the attacks.
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U-S and British cruise missile strikes continue against Iraq, some folks in the area are raising their voices in protest of the military action.
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Protestors held a vigil at Lee Plaza in downtown Roanoke last night, to demonstrate their opposition. They are members of the Plowshare Peace and Justice Center, and the Virginia Tech Chapter of Amnesty International.
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[11Willow-River]


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[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=chr]
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Firefighters in Salem paid a visit to the Willow River Apartments.
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Fire was reported AGAIN at the Willow River apartment complex.
That marks the 8-th fire at the complex this year.
No one was injured in last night's blaze, and authorities say most of the damage sustained in the apartment was caused by heavy smoke.
Salem police say that preliminary evidence does NOT indicate anything suspicious about the fire.
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[11Henry-Murder]


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Another man is charged in connection with a North Carolina car theft that led to murder in Henry County.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Earnest D. Williams-- but he is not in custody.
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Williams is the son of Clyde Howard Junior, the man accused of killing James Stanley Taylor earlier this week.
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Meanwhile, the search continues for Howard.
He has eluded authorities since the murder Tuesday afternoon in Spencer.
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[11Letter-Bomb]


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It didn't just look suspicious -- IT WAS.
A man brought a letter to the Radford Police Department Wednesday, who in turn passed it along to State Police.
They opened it and determined it did contain an explosive device.
Now police are trying to learn who sent it, and why.
No one was hurt.

[2-shot toss to bump][Binaba-Shop]


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A new store in Roanoke is staffed entirely by volunteers and keeps none of the profits.
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The Binaba Shop is full of handmade treasures, from tribal masks actually worn in the Congo, to ebony family trees that still bear the bark.
The store's mission is to help people in Binaba, a farming village in Ghana.
Conditions in the Sahara Desert are killing crops there, so Roanoke volunteers want to expand the market for these handmade goods instead.
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((TO EMPOWER THEM TO REALLY CHANGE THEIR LIFESTYLES. FOR THE HEALTH OF THEIR FAMILIES. THEY CARE JUST AS MUCH ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN AS WE CARE ABOUT OURS. AND THEY WANT OBVIOUSLY TO RAISE HEALTHY CHILDREN. THIS WOULD BE A WAY TO DO IT.))
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Proceeds from each sale go to build a medical center in Binaba.
This traditional birthing chair and table, made of mahogony, sold for 19-hundred-dollars.
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((MARILYN HENDERSON/VOLUNTEER: A YOUNG STUDENT FROM VIRGINIA WESTERN WHO'S FROM KENYA CAME IN. HE WALKED IN THE DOOR AND DECIDED HE WAS HOME. HE WAS ABLE TO GIVE US A LOT OF INFORMATION ON ALL THE THINGS HERE IN THE SHOP. HE'S EVEN WILLING TO COME BACK AND VOLUNTEER.))
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Store volunteers say they'd also like to show this art to local schoolchildren to teach them African culture.
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[Oak-Ridge]


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With Christmas less than a week away, you may have finished "decking the halls" of your homes with tinsel and ornaments--
But that's a bigger job than normal for the owners of the historic Oak Ridge Estate in Nelson County.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom takes a tour and paints the colorful history of this elaborate home.
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((At first glance, the Oak Ridge Estate resembles the fictional "Tara" in the film, "Gone With the Wind".
But this southern mansion has a REAL life history, one that dates back to 18-02.
Originally, Oak Ridge was a two- story home built by Robert Rives.
But in 19-08, business tycoon Thomas Fortune Ryan transformed the house into a 50- room mansion.
Through the years, Oak Ridge has experienced times of both grandeur and decay.
The latter was the state of Oak Ridge when its current owner, the Holland family took over the property nearly 10 years ago.
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((RHONDA HOLLAND/ESTATE MANAGER: IT WAS A BIG SHOCK, BECAUSE IT DIDN'T LOOK MUCH LIKE "TARA". IT LOOKED MORE LIKE URBAN RENEWAL.)) [RUNS:07] [BUTT BUTT BUTT BUTT]
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((RHONDA HOLLAND/ESTATE MANAGER: WHEN YOU SAY, "TARA", I THINK OF THE BOOK, "SCARLETT". THEY'RE STANDING IN A FIELD AND THE MEN ARE SAYING, "WHAT DO WE DO?" "WE CAN'T DO THIS." AND SHE REACHES DOWN AND SHE PULLS UP ONE WEED AND SHE GOES, "WE JUST STARTED." AND THAT'S KIND OF HOW WE APPROACHED IT AROUND HERE.)) [RUNS:17]
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((LEE MARMON/OAK RIDGE HISTORIAN: I THINK IT'S TYPICAL TO HAVE A CYCLE LIKE THAT. OFTEN WHEN PROPERTIES GO DOWN, THEY NEVER COME BACK. SO, WE'VE VERY FORTUNATE THAT THIS IS A SITUATION AGAINST THAT.)) [RUNS:08]
Marmon has been researching the five- thousand- acre Oak Ridge estate for over 20 years.
According to him, it's Virginia's largest private estate under restoration that's open to the public.
Speaking of visitors, the annual Christmas tours and children's tea party has brought a lot of them to Oak Ridge over the last seven years.
That means a lot of time decorating for the Hollands...
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((RHONDA HOLLAND/ESTATE MANAGER: BUT OVERALL, IT'S A VALIDATION OF WHAT WE'VE DONE, ESPECIALLY WHEN PEOPLE COME AND THEY WERE HERE A YEAR AGO, AND THEY COME BACK AND SAY, "WOW!" YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THIS A YEAR AGO.)) [RUNS:14]
The holiday tours run through December 30th, at a cost of five dollars for adults, three dollars for children.
Not only do visitors get to walk through the impressive halls of Oak Ridge's first floor, but they can also stroll through the gardens and on to the estate's own private railroad station.
But while walking through Oak Ridge, one can't help but feel the watchful eyes, if not the presence of its former owners--long gone but certainly not forgotten.
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((RHONDA HOLLAND/ESTATE MANAGER: I'VE ALWAYS FELT VERY COMFORTABLE. IF THERE ARE ANY SPIRITS IN THE HOUSE, THEY SEEM TO LIKE WHAT WE'RE DOING.)) [RUNS:08]
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Nelson County.))







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