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Today on News 7 at 5, hand gun manufacturers could find themselves on the wrong end of a class action lawsuit. We'll have the details.
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And the results are in as America's Big cars are put to the test.
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A fairly typical December day with partly cloudy skies. A storm system moving through the plains will bring some rain on Friday.

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In medical news, the local Red Cross makes an urgent appeal for blood donors.
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and we'll meet a six year old boy who knows what to dial when trouble calls.
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It's aimed at stopping gun violence- but it takes AIM at gun makers.
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President Clinton is threatening a lawsuit against gun makers.
He says it isn't designed to get money or bankrupt companies, but to stop gun violence.
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The White House is helping prepare a class action suit- alledging that guns and how they've been marketed have contributed to violence in public housing projects.
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((ANDREW CUOMO/HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SECRETARY: WE WOULD RATHER DO THIS AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE. WE SOULD REATHER DO THIS BY AGREEMENT THATN BY A LAWSUIT BUT THE BOBBOM LINE IS SOMETHING HAS TO BE DONE. AT ONE POINT ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.))
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The suit would seek more accountability in the way gun makers deal with dealers, safety design changes in guns and an end to what the President says are irresponsible marketing practices-
The National Rifle Association says criminals should be held directly responsbile for gun crimes.
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The Governor who posed with a shotgun for an N-R-A ad, NOT surprisingly, thinks the lawsuit against the gun makers is a bad idea.
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Governor Jim Gilmore says the Clinton administration should focus on punishing criminals instead.
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The Governor also announced today "Project Exile" grants to a handful of Virginia localities.
Those localities include Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Halifax County.
The money will be used to help send felons to jail for a minimum of five years if they're caught with a gun or drugs.

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He won't say what the odds are.
But Tultex's C-E-O says he's confident his company has the right plan for reviving itself.
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Randy Rollins said today he regrets last week's decision to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
But he said there's nothing management could have done to save the apparel company from losing so much money.
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((RANDY ROLLINS/TULTEX CEO: IF WE'VE MADE SOME MISTAKES, AND I'M SURE THERE HAVE BEEN MISTAKES, WE SHOULD STEP UP AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT (6:01) BUT AS I SAY (03) THIS IS AN INDUSTRY ISSUE. AND I CAN'T IDENTIFY A MISTAKE THAT, IF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY, WOULD HAVE RESULTED IN A DIFFERENT OUTCOME, UNFORTUNATELY.))
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The Tultex reorganization plan calls for sending just about all of its manufacturing to Mexico.
Rollins says that will cut costs by a third -- and it's the only way to be competitive.
None of the company's high-level officers is taking pay cuts as Tultex goes through its bankruptcy proceedings.
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Say what you will about politicians, but at least one local Congressman is filled with the holiday spirit.
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Sixth District representative Bob Goodlatte was in Lynchburg today, bringing an early Christmas present to the Jubilee Family Development Center.
Goodlatte dropped off a donation for just over a thousand dollars.. one fourth of the annual pay raise that he gives back every year.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: SO I DECIDED THAT IT WOULD BE MOST APPROPRIATE TO CONTRIBUTE IT TO CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS ALL ACROSS THE SIXTH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT, HELP CALL SOME ATTENTION TO SOME GREAT PROGRAMS LIKE JUBILEE.))

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The Jubilee Center serves as an after- school gathering place for neighborhood children.
The center is currently working to pay off a 160- thousand dollar bank loan that is due by the end of the year.
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Coming up after this break, we'll see how America's Big Cars are doing in crash tests,
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and then a little later, we'll tell you why a bet between the mayors of Blacksburg and Tallahassee, Florida could leave a permanant mark.
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It wasn't long ago that big American cars rated low when it came to crash testing.
But that's changing- Lee Cowan shows us the Cadillac Seville, Buick LeSabre, Dodge Intrepid- and other cars as they're put to the test.
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((The latest round of crash tests show big cars made some big improvements. Most notably, the Cadillac Seville.
In 1997, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Cadillac Seville one of the poorest performers in its class. But the 2000 model is now rated the Institutes Best Pick. BRIAN ONEILL, INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY: GM went away, they worked on the design, they improved it, and now its a good performer
What changed is the design of the safety cage. The 1997 Seville, shown on top, didnt hold up causing injuries to the occupants feet, ankles and head. The 2000 model, on the bottom, absorbed the crash much better. COWAN: In fact, all four General Motors cars tested this time around earned good overall ratings.
In addition to the Cadillac Seville, the institute gave a thumbs up to the Buick LeSabre, the Pontiac Bonneville, and the Chevy Impala.
But the news was not so good for Daimler-Chrysler. The Dodge Intrepid was rated only marginal, and the Chrysler LHS was the only new car tested to receive the lowest rating of all. BRIAN ONEILL, INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR HIGHWAY SAFETY: Weve never seen an air bag fire as late as in the LHS. COVER WITH SLO MOTION SHOT In this particular crash, the dummy was about into the steering wheel before the airbag deployed. Car manufacturers claim the tests dont simulate real world situations. And while GM isnt likely to argue the Good results, Chrysler is already saying its poor results dont square with its own safety evaluations.
Either way, the latest crash tests do show one thing: improvement is always possible. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Washington.))

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A tiny piece of music history sold for a huge chunk of money today it London.
It was a previously unheard composition by Bethoven.
Kimberly Dozier has more.
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Beethoven really WOULD have rolled over. His one-minute string quartet sold...

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...for more than a quarter-million dollars. It was the most ever paid for a single sheet of the Viennese master's work. That's because, it's reportedly...never been heard.

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This bit of buried treasure was tucked away in a British manor attic -- plucked from obscurity...for the auction block...to pay for a leaky roof. Beethoven wrote the piece in 1817 for an English gentleman traveller...who decided to keep it for himself and his family. Until now.

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"It felt an historic moment. We were very privileged to be asked to be the people playing it."
And experts say this work really IS a one-minute wonder.

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"String quartets are perhaps the greatest works he ever wrote, and his last quartets are the most transcendental quartets every written. This is a very small new (pendant?)... It's very like a Shakespeare sonnet really, compared to Shakespeare's plays."
A Swiss museum intends to keep the treasured manuscript under lock and key -- but the wealth of the music itself...will be shared with all.
KD, CBS News, London))

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Coming up next on the newscast, Patrick Evans visits with the Wizard of Oz. Patrick, what are you going to ask the wizard for?
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We're off to see the Wizard today on News 7 at Five, but this Wizard has a different twist.
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Patrick Evans is on the ice at the Roanoke Civic Center, where all your favorite characters from the Wizard of Oz will skate to the Emerald City through this weekend.
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Coming up later in Sports, Mike Stevens will preview tonight's Friday Football Extra Banquet.
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and then on Health Check, we'll see some new lenses that can open up the world of color to millions of Americans.
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There is hope for the millions of people who suffer from color blindness. Yesterday the F-D-A approved a set of lenses that is allowing the color blind to see all the colors of the rainbow.
Dave Lopez has the details.
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A critical shortage of blood has lead the Red Cross to make an urgent appeal for donors.
The local Red Cross says it has less than a two day supply of blood and needs all types. [Take Pinnacle Page]
The holidays typically see a drop off in donations. Previous and first time donors are urged to call 1-800-GIVE LIFE for more information on how they can help meet the need for blood.

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A six year old boy is being called a hero after he saved his grandmother's life.
He calmly called 9-1-1 after she lapsed into a diabetic coma.
Sukanya Krishnan has the story.
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((He maybe pint sized and just six years old...but what Xavior George did was courageous. This little boy saved his 70-year old Grandmother Bernice's life...after she went into a diabetic shock.
bite-xavier george "i was trying to wake up my grandmother...she wasn't feeling well."
"I was scared and sad for my grandmother"
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Bernice "the sugar went very slow...and sometimes it happens and i go to the hospital."
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Robbie Lederman/EMT "The six year old which was very information..phone numbers...wanted to eat Breakfast and went to his grandmothers"
Track 5 As Bernice recovered in the emergency room...she called her Grandson a hero...and also her lucky charm.))

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The 16th annual Friday Football Extra awards banquet is on tap for tonight at the Airport Wyndham Hotel's grand ballroom.
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And that is where we find Mike Stevens - in a tux- getting ready for this evening's festivities.
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There's a lot more riding on the Sugar Bowl-- than you might think.
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Blacksburg Mayor Roger Hedgepeth is so confident the Hokies are going to beat Florida State-- today he issued a challenge to Tallahassee's Mayor.
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((ROGER HEDGEPETH/BLACKSBURG MAYOR: WE'RE PROPOSING THAT COUNCIL OF THE LOSING CITY MIGHT CARRY OUT SOMETHING IN THE WAY OF PERHAPS WEARING THE JERSEYS OF THE WINNING TEAM, HOW DOES THAT SOUND? SCOTT MADDOX/TALLAHASSEE MAYOR: HOW ABOUT A REAL BET...I'M SO CONFIDENT IN THE SEMINOLES IF MY TEAM LOSES I'LL GET YOUR TEAM'S LOGO TATTOOED ON MY LEFT HINDQUARTERS. ))
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Tallahassee's Mayor was just joking-- especially when he realized Virginia Tech's official title is Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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