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Here are two of the stories you'll see on NEWS 7 tonight:
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A school bus runs off the road on the way to Stewartsville Elementary School, seriously injuring the driver and several students.
And get ready for fireworks on Mill Mountain. The Star City's namesake celebrates its 50th birthday.
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In sports, Latrell Sprewell is in trouble with the N-B-A Frank Beamer talks about another passion of his.
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And N.C. State head football coach Ted Cain is fired this morning.
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Just in time for the holiday travelers, a batch of rain that will stick around into the weekend. [open]
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A school bus goes down an embankment and into a tree. Still unclear: did the driver have a medical condition that led to the accident.
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Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

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A dozen elementary school students and their driver were injured this morning when their school bus ran off the road and hit a tree.
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The accident happened in western Bedford County... as the bus made its way to Stewartsville elementary school with 18 people on board.
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Joe Dashiell is in Roanoke tonight where three of the students and the driver are still in the hospital.
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Keith, this was a serious accident that caused some scary moments for students and their parents... but at this point none of the injuries appears to be life-threatening.
One student broke a leg. The driver underwent surgery this afternoon.
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((All was normal on the morning ride until Bus number eight reached the Barrington Hills subdivision.
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Neighbors who heard the impact came running, and helped the children open the emergency exit and escape.
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Most suffered minor injuries, mostly bumps and bruises, but rescue squads were on the scene quickly... and a total of thirteen people were transported to Roanoke hospitals.
School officials say they are thankful for the emergency response and the community's concern.
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Ferris Booth had a physical before the school year started, and it's unclear at this point if a medical condition contributed to the accident. He faces a charge of reckless driving.
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Tonight Keith, the Stewartsville community is rallying around those who were injured, and giving thanks that t

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Virginians who want to help pick a Republican presidential candidate will do so February 29th.
But a loyalty oath will be required.
Today, the State Board of Elections changed course-- scrapping an earlier oath that would have made GOP primary voters pledge they'd vote Republican in the November elections too.
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The new oath, adopted today, will make primary voters swear they "do not intend to participate in the nominating process of any other party other than the Republican party."
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U-Va political analyst Larry Sabato suggests any voter who wants to vote in the primary and violate the oath can simply sign it, and write any comments on the side about their future intentions.
Governor Gilmore pushed for the February 29th primary to make Virginia more influential in the process-- and he hopes to give Texas Governor George Bush a boost.


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It already happened once in Henry County ... a sewage discharge from a treatment plant that fouled a nearby waterway.
That has led to the creation of a new task force, to see whether it could happen again.
The task force will investigate whether privately-owned sewage and water treatment plants in Henry County are doing their best to make water safe for residents.
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This comes in response to the failed operations of a private sewage treatment plant two months ago.
The owner of the Fairway Acres plant was charged with endangering residents' health and the environment.
The task force will probe the effectiveness of about 20 other sewage systems in the county.
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Tonight Roanoke celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the Mill Mountain Star with the first-ever fireworks show on the mountain.
There's also a formal ceremony downtown.
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Tina Tenret is atop Mill Mountain tonight.
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Very light showers have already moved into the region. Robin says that should not dampen the celebration too much this evening. But it sounds like the holiday will be rather wet.
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Here's a reason to give thanks. Free calls for Thanksgiving. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And what a Thanksgiving for this family! They're still getting used to seven Russian orphans all adopted at once.


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There won't be much room around the Thanksgiving table at the home of one Pittsylvania County couple.
The family will be sharing it with seven Russian orphans they adopted.
And they tell Marya Jones their full house has never been happier.
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It's been a wild ride ... ever since seven Russian orphans joined the Robbins family.
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Brian Robbins and his wife, Anita, brought the children from a Russian orphanage to their Chatham farm almost three months ago.
But it didn't take that long to become a family.
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The children were orphaned two years ago after their mother died of cancer.
And they might have been split up ... if not for the Robbins family.
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They've found constant playmates in the Robbins' two biological sons, Cody and Caleb.
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That's not to say that the family isn't experiencing SOME growing pains...
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And another adjustment: The Robbins are expanding their two-bedroom house into a 5-bedroom ranch.
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But it's the kids that are changing the fastest of all.
They're already speaking some English ... and finding plenty of things that they like to talk about.
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They've even taken a shine to their American middle names.
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((JACOB ROBBINS: JACOB BAKOB. (LAUGHS.))) [RUNS:02]
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For some Virginians, Thanksgiving means tax time.
But don't panic.
We mean Indian tax time.
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The Mattaponi (MATTA-pa-NYE) and Pamunkey Indians paid their 353rd annual tribute to Virginia's governor and first lady.
The tax was paid in beaver pelts, deer, and gifts -- including two Mattaponi walking sticks.
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Despite Governor Gilmore's tied tongue, he successfully declared today "the Day of the American Indian in the Commonwealth."
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Blue chips rose a little ... tech stocks rocketed to new highs. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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Thanksgiving is a time to get reconnected with family and friends.
But that's not so easy when you are homeless, or can't afford to make long distance calls.
Roanoke Rescue Mission is helping some people have a happier Thanksgiving. Kate Weidaw shows us how.
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This holiday will be a little brighter for many at the Roanoke Rescue Mission. Mark Parker hasn't talked to his mom in quite some time.

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U.S. Cellular teamed up with the mission and a program called HOPE otherwise known as the Homeless Outreach Phone Effort to give free long distance phone calls to anyone walking through the door.
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Some talked to family about how their life is changing while others discussed changes back home.

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This is the first year for the program and by the expression of happiness on so many faces you can tell many hope it will return every year.

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((OSCAR JAMES: BYE BYE SWEET HEART, LOVE YOU TOO BYE BYE.))
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Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.


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And coming up in sports, N.C. State is looking for a new head coach to lead the Wolfpack.
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And this football game against Boston College is cutting in Tech coach Frank Beamer's recreational time.
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The Virginia Tech football team is busy preparing for Friday afternoon's season finale against Boston College. By playing during the Thanksgiving Holiday break, the players are having to feast without their families. But Mike Stevens says no one is making a greater sacrifice this week than head coach Frank Beamer.
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((NAT SOUND OF SHANIA TWAIN)) (( Shania Twain - Frank Beamer's favorite entertainer, ultimate dream date and borderline obsession- will be preforming in a CBS Special here on Your Hometown Station Thanksgiving night. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) That's Thanksgiving night Frank at eight! - you know the night before the biggest game in Tech history? ((FRANK BEAMER:)) ((STANDUP BRIDGE:)) ((SHANE BEAMER:)) Eventually Shane will get his Mom's good cooking and as for Frank and Shania - well News 7 photographer Greg Moore, who orchestates much of the station's music industry interviews recently pulled some strings and got Beamer a calendar personally autographed by the one and only Shania. ((FRANK BEAMER:)) Now, his sights are set on meeting her when she performs in Richmond next Monday night. ((FRANK BEAMER:))

In Blacksburg, Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))[S-WDBJ]


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[WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD VT-BC] And keep in mind folks that theTech-BC game is a complete sellout, and the only place to catch it is right here on Your Hometown Station starting at 2:30 Friday.
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[wiipe to pinnacle hokie high 6642] Plus, the News 7 sports team will have a LIVE half hour post game show for you at seven o'clock from Lane Stadium. Friday just keep it right here on WDBJ-7.

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North Carolina State head football coach Mike O'Cain was fired this morning.
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O'Cain says Chancellor Marye Anne Fox arrived at his front door at 7-thirty this morning and told him he had been fired.
In seven years O'Cain led N.C. State to a 41 and 40 record. He did manage to upset Florida State last season.
State never beat arch rival North Carolina in O'Cain's tenture. But the final straw may have been last weeks lost to East Carolina.
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The high school football fun shifts from Friday nights to Saturday afternoons this week for the state semi-finals. Here are the game left that still involve local teams.
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We will preview all of these games for you this Friday at 11:35 on Friday Football Extra.

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Latrell Sprewell's first visit to California since his altercation with Golden State coach P.J. Carlesimo was a costly one for the New York Knicks guard.
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The N-B-A today fined Sprewell 10 thousand dollars. the fine comes as a result of profane remarks he directed at Warrior fans last weekend.
Sprewell had some choice words for the fans during a game in Oakland.
It's the first time that Sprewell faced Carlesimo since he choked the Warrior head coach in December of 1997.
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