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Coming up on News 7-
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Flags at half staff at the Kenndy compound tonight. We will have a live report.
It hasn't happened since 1951 and tongiht it brought 400 people out in Finscaste.
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Plus lights are shining bright in one community tonight- as folks send a message of protest.
News 7 is next. [Open]
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[JFK-Plane]


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New radar data shows JFK Juniors plane plunged eleven hundred feet in just 14 seconds- ten times faster than the normal descent.
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Drew Levinson is in Hyannis Port where the family is coming to terms with what's happened.

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((For days the Kennedy family had wished for a miracle. Any sign that John F. Kennedy Junior, his wife Carolyn and sister-in-law Lauren might be alive after their plane crash. But grief replaced hope as the American flag was lowered to half staff at the sprawling Hyannisport compound. As divers plunged into the waters of the Atlantic, looking for clues into why John Junior's plane went down, the Kennedy's finally broke their silence. In a statement issued by Senator Ted Kennedy, the family said "John was the shining light in all our lives..and in the lives of a nation and the world that first came to know him when he was a little boy."
The Bessette family spoke about their grief too... at the loss of two daughters... Through a spokesperson, the family thanked the many people who helped in the vain rescue effort.
Grant Stinchfield, Bessette Family Spokesperson "Nothing prepares you for the loss of a child." federal investigators meanwhile now say the Piper Saratoga plane flown by the young Kennedy dropped from the sky faster than first thought. NEARLY TEN TIMES FASTER THAN A NORMAL DESCENT. Robert Pearce/Lead Investigator, NTSB))



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Experts say the most likely cause of the crash was probably disorientation in the hazy evening skies.
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Aviation experts say the inner ear often tricks pilots into thinking they are level to the ground when in fact they are not.
What the pilot thinks is a right hand turn could actually send the plane down.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]

[Flight-Rules]


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Kennedy was "not" an instrument- certified pilot.. one who can fly and land a plane using only cockpit instruments with no visual references.
Flight instructors say the hazy, dark conditions Kennedy took off in would have been difficult for ANY pilot.
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((CARL HALE/FLIGHT INSTRUCTOR: FLYING OVER OPEN WATER IN HAZY CONDITIONS AND AT NIGHT MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT TO SAY THE LEAST, VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL THE AIRPLANE, BECAUSE YOU HAVE NO OUTSIDE REFERENCE, YOU HAVE NO HORIZON TO DETERMINE WHETHER YOU'RE RIGHT SIDE UP OR IN A TURN OR FLYING LEVEL, YOU'VE GOT TO FLY SOLEY BY REFERENCE UNDER THOSE CONDITIONS.))
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Hale says it takes twice as long to become an instrument- certified pilot, and that it is "the hardest rating of all" to accomplish.
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Investigators say the cause could've also been a loss of fuel or mehanical failure- It will take at least six months to a year- before they determine an actual cause.

[Druckenmiller]


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Opening arguments will begin in the morning in the rape trial of a former Virginia Tech quarterback.
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Jim Druckenmiller, who now plays for the San Francisco 49ers, is accused of raping a college student in Blacksburg, earlier this year.
It took prosecutors and defense attorneys approximately eight hours today to select a jury.
Several of the prospective jurors dismissed were let go after revealing that they attend or work at Virginia Tech and were concerned about remaining impartial.
Another man was excused after stating he was a fan of Druckenmiller's on the football field-- and, thus, felt he was NOT guilty.
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[City-Council]


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Roanoke residents need to cut water consumption even more, to buy the city more time.
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Despite recent rains, the Carvin's Cove Reservoir is 25 point-two feet below the spillway.
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City officials told council members today, Roanoke residents cut their water consumption by 8 percent so far this month.
That falls short of the city's 20 percent conservation goal.
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((DIANE AKERS/ASST. CITY MANAGER; THE COMPARISON THAT WE JUST TALKED ABOUT WAS FOR THE FIRST FIFTEEN DAYS IN JULY OF 1998 COMPARED TO THE FIRST FIFTEEN DAYS IN 1999, THERE WAS AN 8 PERCENT REDUCTION, IF YOU RECALL, MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION WENT INTO EFFECT ON JULY 7TH, SO FOR ABOUT HALF THE TIME, MANDATORY WATER CONSERVATION HAS BEEN IN EFFECT.))
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Roanoke is also no longer selling water to Roanoke County, instead, it is swapping water, gallon for gallon.
City crews are building more connections to bring more county water into the city system.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Weather Center. [WX1] [11:00pm] [07/19/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

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An accident on Interstate 81 killed two people this afternoon Four others were hurt.
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It happened around 3-30, just north of Buchanan in Botetourt County, near the Arcadia exit.
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State police say a car traveling north went out of control, crossed the median and hit the van head-on.
The car caught fire; both people inside were killed.
The four people in the van were taken to Carilion-Roanoke Community Hospital.
There's no word on how badly they were hurt.
This collision is near the site of the wreck over the July 4th weekend last year that left seven people dead.
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[Shuttle-Prep]


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NASA hopes make a huge step into space and the history books in just over an hour.
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This is a live picture of the Space Shuttle Columbia, which is due to launch at 12-36 AM.
Eileen Collins is the mission commander .. the first time a woman will be in charge.
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The mission's goal is to deliver a one and a half billion dollar X-Ray telescope and booster rockets.
The telescope will allow scientists to look deep into galaxies in hope of finding black holes.
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Protestors bring along their light bulbs tonight. Still ahead, they hope to "generate" more opposition to a proposed power line.
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And the deadline nears for hundreds of local workers. Their contract is up this weekend.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens is the News 7 sports office. Terry Holland finally withdraws his name from considerat
ion for the Minnesota job.


The stadium expansion at UVa is coming along just fine. Hendrick Motorsports gets a new driver for 2000.
And Hootie and Blowfish drop in on the Avalanche tonight. Right here on the Big 7.))




[Power-Line]


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Power line opponents were shining their own lights tonight, without even plugging in.
It's all about A-E-P's plans for a new power line from West Virginia through Tazewell, Bland and Wythe Counties.
The utility says the line is needed to meet our region's future power needs.
But as Kate Weidaw reports from Wythe County, opponents says it will only cause more harm.
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((It didn't take an outlet to light these fluroscent bulbs its the emissions off the powerline running through Whythe County.

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((ANDY KEGLEY/OPPONENT: WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND DEMONSTRATE EVEN THOUGH AEP HAS THE POWERLINES HAS THE TOWERS, PEOPLE HAVE THE POWER.))
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The proposed power line would run between Wyoming West Virginia to Jackson's Ferry. Opponents came out to say one powerline is enough.

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((DAVE MUHLEY/OPPONENT: A SECOND ONE WOULD BE AN UNBEARABLE ASSAULT ON THE CITIZENS OF WYTHE COUNTY FOR NO REASON BUT TO SHIP ELECTRICTY AND PROFITS.))
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Protestors say the powerline would bring pollution as well as health hazards that are already linked to the exsisting one.

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((ANDY KEGLEY/OPPONENT:WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET THE ATTENTION OF VARIOUS HEALTH PEOPLE THAT IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A POWERLINE YOU FIRST HAVE TO STUDY THE IMPACT OF THE EXSISTING ONE.))
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And these folks say they'll keep fighting to keep a second powerline from running through their county. Kate Weidaw News 7 Wythe County.))


[M'ville-Sheriff]


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A Martinsville Sheriff's deputy may have some explaining to do. He shot another deputy today in the thigh .. inside the city municipal building.
Martinsville police say the shooting was accidental, not life-threatening, and that both men involved are close friends.
There is no word on why the deputy who fired had his gun drawn.

[Danville-Manager]


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The recent firing of City Manager Ray Griffin is under fire from a former Danville administrator.
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Retired former DEPUTY City Manager Richard Turner has fired off an angry letter to the Mayor and City Council, condemning their handling of Griffin's dismissal earlier this month.
In the letter, Turner says: "It is my opinion that the manner in which it was handled was, at best, very poor and will leave a blemish on the City Council and the City of Danville for some time."
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Council MAY choose to respond to the letter in a meeting tomorrow night.[Valleydale]


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Valleydale workers could go on strike if a new contract is not approved by this weekend.
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The Salem meat packers' current contract expires Sunday.
The union that represents 200 workers says most contract talks go down to the wire.
They're looking for what the union calls a substantial pay hike.
The average worker earns about eight- dollars- an hour now.
They'll vote on the company's latest offer this weekend... just hours before their current four-year deal runs out.


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Could diet sodas be bad news for your teeth? Still ahead, new findings that could dim your smile.
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And call it old-fashioned, but a tent revival brings out hundreds of the faithful tonight ... and it's just the beginning.
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[Tent-Revival]


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An old-fashioned tent revival is bringing throngs of people to Botetourt County.
Many say they leave a changed person.
Tina Tenret takes us under the tent.
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More than 400 people gathered for an old-fashioned tent revival in Fincastle.
Organizers call it a crusade to bring non-churchgoers to Christ.
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((RICK VIA/PASTOR: HE LOVINGLY WAITS AND CALLS AND SEARCHES FOR YOU TONIGHT.)) [RUNS06]
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A Baptist church and two independent churches brought in Pastor Rick Via, formerly of Rainbow Forest Baptist Church in Roanoke.
Four people say they were saved.
Roberta Santos led her friend forward.
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Fourteen-year-old Cisco Medina says he'd been saved before but wanted to go back to Jesus.
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((CISCO MEDINA: IT FEELS GOOD... FEEL BETTER. RICK VIA/PASTOR: THE MAIN EMPHASIS HERE IS NOT FOR PEOPLE TO BE A BAPTIST... ON THEIR OWN LATER ON.)) [RUNS18]
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More than a hundred volunteers helped organize the tent crusade -- including a couple Roanoke singing groups and a former Miss Virginia Senior Citizen.
The event continues through Wednesday night.
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[Diet-Teeth]


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If you think diet soda is saving your smile- this next story may make you frown.
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Dentists say the high levels of acid in diet soda can actually erode teeth.
Two main ingredients in diet cola are phosphoric and citric acids.
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((DR PEGGY GRAGG-DENTIST: IT DOESN'T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO SEE YOU REALLY RUN THE RISK OF BREAKING DOWN THE TEETH DRAMATICALLY.))
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If the acids have already softened the teeth, brushing can scrape away even more of the surface.
Dentists suggest rinsing the mouth with water after drinking soft drinks.
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Hootie and the Blowfish drop in on the Avalanche. Terry Holland finally says no to the Gophers.
We'll hear from Hendrick Motorsports newest driver and a look at Scott Stadium's new expansion.
But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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The Hokie Football Camp is underway in Blacksburg as 488 kids from all over the country have decended on the Tech campus. Ages range from 12 to rising seniors in high school. Campers have a chance to work with college coaches on the fundementals of the game. Now your numbers
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[S-Hootie]


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The ceremonial first pitch of tonight's Salem Avalanche game had a musical ring to it.
Hootie and The Blowfish is in the valley for a performance at the Roanoke Civic Center tomorrow night.
Members of the band are big sports fans and threw out the first ball.
Soni, si an advid golfer but has gone into smei-retirement.
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Soni and Dean took in tonight's game, but Dean Felber says he's more of a hockey and football fan.
And since he grew up in the D-C area he's been a suffering Washington Redskins supporter.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche;]


A major-leaguer took the mound for Salem when the game started.
John Thompson is on the D-L with a sever blister and had a 40 pitch limit.
And the Blue Rocks seemed to have his number as Jeremy Hill smacks this shot down the first baseline for the RBI. It's Wilmington one-nothing. [super-37-Wilmington/7/Salem/3;]
Brandon Berger knocks this one way out to center field, Mike Curry scores and the Blue Rocks beat Salem seven to three.
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[S-Holland]


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The Terry Holland-Minnesota basketball coaching saga is finally over.

Tonight the "Virginia Gentleman" finally did the gentleman-like thing and withdrew his name from consideration for a job that would have made him the $7 million dollar man.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1995; :00]
Tonight, Holland issued a statement through UVa in which he said the visit to Minnesota made a great impression on
him. He says Minnesota is a great opportunity for a basketball coach.


However, he says he remains committed to the projects that are already underway to ensure the future of UVa's athletic programs.
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[S-Stadium]


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If Holland's decision to stay is a big relief, then so too is knowing that the Scott Stadium expansion taking place under his adminstration is ahead of schedule.
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This two year construction project will ultimately add 15 thousand more seats to bring stadium capacity to 60 thousand-107 seats. The 79 million dollar project price tag also includes the reconstruction of Bryant Hall in the south end zone, which will now be located under the new south side seating. The stadium is also inclosed on three sides now. For this upcoming season, the lower south side seating, the locker rooms and a new plaza will be completed.
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((DICK LAURANCE/PROJECT DIRECTOR:))
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The North end will remain open with grass seating, but the new plaza area for walking, we spoke of earlier, is under construction near the new jumbo tron. Bigger locker rooms and a media center are also being built. Seating for this upcoming season should be increased by 35 hundred and an upper deck in the south end zone is in the plans for the 2000-2001 season.
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The world cup champion, US women's soccer team
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]


ventured into the Rose Garden today and met the man who watched them win the Cup in Rose Bowl.
The team presented President Clinton with a special World Cup jersey.
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[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight on the Big 7, Jerry Nadeau steps into Winston Cup's
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[VO-NAT]


big time racing ranks as he becomes a member of team Hendrick.
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[S-Nascar]


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Jerry Nadeau is just 33rd in the Winston Cup points race this season, yet Hendrick Motorsports thinks enough of the young driver to give him the ride of his life nest season in the team's number 25 car.
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The Public relations folks still did their best to keep the driver's identity a secret as Nadeau didn't take off his helmet until right before he stepped up to the podium.
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While his hiring was a bit antimactic, the sponsor for the new ride was a complete surprise as national homebuilder Michael Holigan announced his debut in NASCAR as a multi-million dollar player.
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[OUT Q=...Michael can deliver."]
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The Brickyard 400 will be coming up for the NASCAR kids in a couple of weeks on Saturday August 7th.
Testing is taking place at the track this week for the General Motors drivers. Today no one was faster on the flat track than Ward Burton in a Pontiac.
Ward turned a lap at 178 point 094 miles an hour. In fact Pontiac had the top three speeds with John Andretti and Rich Bickle second and third.
Gordon was 4th quick, and Earnhardt 20th.

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Finally tonight, we head to Rockford, Illiois to the Metro Centre for tonight's WCW action.
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[SUPER=03-Rockford, IL/TNT; :00]


In one of the big matches of the night Ric Flair faced Sting with the winner getting sole control of World Championship Wrestling.
The Stinger Splash would have put Flair out, but instead he made referee Mickey J the meat in the sandwich.
Finally, Sting would get the Scorpian death lock on Flair and put him down for the count.
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[Santas]


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Finally, you've heard the old saying ... Christmas in July. Well, it's just that at an amusement park in Denmark.

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[INQ=Merry Christmas ...]
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[OQ=Ho, Ho Ho!]
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[SUPER=03-Copenhagen, Denmark]

[15:10:28]
125 Santa Clauses are getting together for a Santa convention.
And there's nothing like Saint Nick to bring in people from all over the world ... places as different as Greenland, Japan, and El Salvador
Ah but there is controversy. Finland's Santa is boycotting the event, upset he is not recognized superior to rival Finland.
And Denmark's Santas say they're not giving up their wooden clogs, even if they are noisier on rooftops.
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The rain in Spain was flowing anything but gently over the plains today-
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In Fact, heavy rain has caused serious damage to houses and fields- in Northern Spain.
Water gushed through streets- flooding villages and causing landslides.
The rain only lasted 30-minutes but it caused damage that will take much longer to repair.
People used heavy equipment to clear the mud- Others used buckets to get rid of the water- (------------) Cars and street signs peaked out showing just how deep the water is.