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Next on News 7- a new study says highway drivers are not only tired of traffic, they're just tired period. We'll have the details.
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Plus we'll tell you what a Roanoke attorney is doing in an effort to make Interstate 81 safer.
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Some snow and sleet may mix in with the rain overnight, so by tomorrow bridges and overpasses may be slick, especially to the West of Roanoke. Drive with that in mind, I'll have the wintertime details.

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[ANCHOR=Tonya]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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And on Health Check, the Red Cross gets some help to get it over some thin ice,
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[VO-NAT]

and Virginia Tech takes steps to make mothers happier and their babies healthier.
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[SOT 15:24:25]
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((WHEN YOU ARE IMPAIRED BY SLEEPINESS YOU CAN HAVE TRAFFIC CRASHES JUST AS SERIOUS JUST AS DEADLY AS WHEN YOU ARE DRUNK.))
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[OUT Q=when you are drunk.]
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[VO-NAT]


The push is on to get DROWSY drivers off the road.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Drowsy Driving is just as dangerous as Drunk Driving- With that message- researchers are getting the word out to get off the road when you're sleepy.
They say it's killing hundreds every year.
Jennifer Jones has results of a new study-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;]
[SUPER=01-Chris Potts/Truck Driver;]
[SUPER=01-David Willis/AAA Foundation;]
[SUPER=01-Lenard Frederick/Motorist;]
[Super=01-Jane Stutts/UNC;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Charlotte;]

((DROWSY DRIVERS ARE TAKING TO THE ROADS IN DROVES Chris Potts, Truck Driver: I've seen many accidents, tractor trailers, cars whatever. INCREASING THE CHANCES OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENTS AND FORCING OFFICIALS TO TAKE A TOUGHER POSTURE. David Willis, AAA Foundation When people cause a crash by acting irresponsibly and falling asleep at the wheel, we ought to throw the book at them just like we do when people cause a crash because they are drunk. ACCORDING TO A STUDY JUST RELEASED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINAONE OUT OF 5 DROWSY DRIVERS HAD LESS THAN 4 HOURS OF SLEEP AND THAT SAME NUMBER HAD BEEN AWAKE FOR AT LEAST 20 HOURSPUTTING THEMSELVES AND OTHERS AT RISK. Lenard Fredrick/Motorist Everybody who drives today has to drive defensively. ITS ESTIMATED THAT AS MANY AS 40-THOUSAND INJURIES AND MORE THAN 15-HUNDRED DEATHS EACH YEAR , ARE CAUSED BY DROWSY DRIVERS ALL OF WHICH RESEARCHERS BELIEVE CAN BE AVOIDED. Jane Stutts, UNC Stop driving immediately, pull over and get some rest or let someone else take over the driving for you. ALREADY, OFFICIALS SAY DROWSY DRIVING IS RANKED TODAYWHERE DRUNK DRIVING WAS 20-YEARS AGO. JENNIFER JONES, CBS NEWS, CHARLOTTE.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Staying alert on Interstate-81 certainly helps drivers navigate THAT highway.
But one local lawyer says there's much more the state should do to make 81-safe.
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[VO-NAT]
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Richard Lawrence is suing the Department of Motor Vehicles, the state police and V-DOT.
Not for money - but to force someone to make improvements to the interstate.
He says he's tired of waiting for a bill to pass the legislature.
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((RICHARD LAWRENCE/ROANOKE LAWYER: I'M SICK AND TIRED OF RICHMOND NOT TAKING CHARGE OF THIS PROBLEM AND DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE DANGEROUS SITUATION ON I-81.///////IT'S DANGEROUS. EVERYBODY KNOWS IT'S DANGEROUS. I'VE RECEIVED A LOT OF CALLS THIS MORNING CONGRATULATING ME ON THIS. PEOPLE ARE AFRAID TO DRIVE OUT THERE. I DON'T EVEN DRIVE OUT THERE IF I DON'T HAVE TO. I WEAVE MY WAY BACK THROUGH THE CITY TO GO BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN COURTHOUSES.))
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Lawrence wants to lower the speed limit to 55 miles an hour for trucks.
And he says the state should use monitoring devices to gauge how fast trucks are moving.
The state has 21-days to respond to Lawrence's complaint.
Tonight at six, we'll hear from local lawmakers and find out what they think of Lawrence's tactics.
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Those cars and S-U-V's out on the roads are releasing too much smog-
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So says the President and today he annnounced new pollution requirements that'll cut smog causing emissions by 90 percent.
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((WE WILL ENSURE BOTH THE FREEDOM OF AMERICAN FAMILIES TO DRIVE THE VEHILCES OF THEIR CHOICE AND THE RIGHT OF AMERICAN CHILDREN TO BREATHE CLEAN, HEALTHY AIR.))
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The Clean air act will be phased in over five years.
It's estimated it'll add less than 100 dollars to the price of a car- and about 200 dolllars to a sport utility vehicle or light truck.
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The American Lung Association calculates that smog and microscopic soot account for 400-thousand asthma attacks and one million other various respiratory problems.
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Up next on the newscast, Roanoke City Council votes itself a pay raise, but not all of the members are happy about it,
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and the battle over the Capital Merchants Tax has a New River Valley car dealer hitting the road...again.
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[ANCHOR=jean]
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The Shelor Automotive group is loading them up and moving them out.
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The dealership is once again shifting its inventory from Montgomery County to Salem and Pulaski to dodge the merchant's capital tax.
Shelor is doing so despite a recent decision by a Montgomery County Circuit judge who ruled that the car dealership can not avoid the tax by shifting its vehicles to another jurisdiction.
The company plans to appeal the judge's decision saying the tax is UNfair to businesses that deal in high dollar items.
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((LARRY SHELOR/SHELOR AUTOMOTIVE GROUP: THERE'S LESS THAN A THOUSAND MERCHANTS THAT PAY INTO THIS TAX AND CAR DEALERSHIPSHIPS AS A GROUP PAY CLOSE TO 50-PERCENT OF THE TAX. and Shelor's amount? WE PAY 75- PERCENT OF THAT AMOUNT.))
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[Anchor=Jean]
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Moving their inventory elsewhere is expensive. We'll hear more from Shelor officials on that side of the issue... on NEWS 7 at six.

[5-Council-Pay]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A narrow vote has produced a pay raise for Roanoke City council members, and more debate on the issue.
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After two public hearings produced little comment, city council voted four-three to increase members' pay.
David Bowers, Alvin Hudson, Carroll Swain and Bill White voted in favor of the raise. Nelson Harris, Jim Trout and Linda Wyatt voted against.
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((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: YOU DON'T GO INTO IT FOR THE MONEY, AND THE REIMBURSEMENT WILL NEVER COVER THE AMOUNT OF TIME AND EFFORT THAT ALL OF US PUT IT. IT'S SOMETHING REASONABLE TO MAKE THE EFFORT THAT YOU DO WILLINGLY, MORE DESIRABLE.)) ((NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: IT DOES NOT PUT ONE IN THE BEST LIGHT WHEN YOU'RE HAVING TO DECIDE YOUR OWN COMPENSATION, AND WHETHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL VOTED FOR OR AGAINST THE RAISE YESTERDAY I THINK IT PUTS ALL OF US IN AN UNEASY KIND OF TENUOUS SITUATION.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Council salaries will increase from 14- to 16- thousand dollars a year. The mayor's salary will go from 18- to 21- thousand.
The raises will take effect July first.

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Needy families across the country could start seeing more food on the shelves of area food banks next year.
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Sixth District congressman Bob Goodlatte has introduced legislation that would boost food bank funding by 25 million dollars year.
Goodlatte says the success of welfare reform has put more people to work, but has also put an extra burden on local relief agencies.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- VIRGINIA: THE DEMANDS ON FOOD BANKS HAVE INCREASED AND FOOD BANKS HAVE STOOD UP AND MET THAT NEED IN A TREMENDOUSLY GOOD WAY, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY HAVE ALSO FOUND IT NECESSARY TO GET ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE.))
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Funding for the increase would come from unspent money from the federal Food Stamp program.
Goodlatte estimates the extra money would help provide 15 to 20 million more meals next year.
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Stay with us, there's more News 7 to come. Later in the newscast, Andrew Freiden checks out Roanoke's finest collection of Christmas trees.
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Today in Sports, another magazine tries to cash in on the success of the Hokies.
But first in Health check, researchers say they've have found the link that proves people who eat infected beef can catch Mad cow Disease,
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and Virginia Tech takes a big step in making life easier for nursing mothers.
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((MARJORIE YOUNG/LACTATION CONSULTANT: WITH A GOOD DOUBLE ELECTRIC BREAST PUMP A MOM CAN PUMP WITHIN TEN MINUTES, SO VIRTUALLY DURING A BREAK, SHE CAN PUMP AND HAVE ENOUGH MILK FOR THE NEXT DAY.))
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Jean and Tonya do the Health Question
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Virginia Tech will be the first University in Southwest Virginia to establish private rooms designed for mothers to breast feed. Tech is hoping the new environment will encourage a better working relationship for mothers and a healthier one with their babies.
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[SUPER=01-Marjorie Young/Lactation Consultant; ]
[SUPER=01-Nicole Auer/VA Tech Employee; ]
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((THAT'S A BOY.))
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Nicholas Potter is 8 weeks old today. And thanks to the creation of a lactation room set up in the library at Virginia Tech he can have his lunch in privacy.

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((MARY POTTER/NEW MOTHER: BREAST FEEDING CAN BE DONE DISCREETLY, PUMPING, NOT SO DISCREETLY.))
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((MARJORIE YOUNG/LACTATION CONSULTANT: WOMEN WERE GETTING WALKED IN ON EVEN THROUGH LOCKED DOORS IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE AN OFFICE SPACE, STUDENTS WHO MIGHT BE THERE DURING THE DAY, THERE WAS NOT ANY PLACE THEY COULD PUMP.))
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((NICOLE AUER/VA TECH EMPLOYEE: IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE COMING IN OR YOU HEAR NOISES OUTSIDE AND YOUR STRESSING...AND THEN IT'S A VICIOUS CYCLE.))
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Nicole Auer decided to end that cycle when she kept getting interrputed in her office.
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((NICOLE AUER/VA TECH EMPLOYEE: A LOT OF STORIES HERE ON CAMPUS THAT CIRCULATES ARE WOMEN HAVING TO USE RESTROOMS THAT ARE NOT SANITARY AND THEY DON'T HAVE OUTLETS OTHER WOMEN AND YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE A TABLE OR SOMETIMES A CHAIR.))
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For now the small room in the library is the only official lactation room on campus, with a chair and table and a few decorations. But soon, with the help of Montgomery Regional Hospital lactation consultants, several sites will be set up all over campus.
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[IN Q=Our goal]

((JESSIE MELTSNER/VA TECH WOMEN'S CENTER: OUR GOAL IS TO TRY AND HAVE NO WOMEN NEED TO WALK MORE THAN FOUR OR FIVE MINUTES TO GET TO A BUILDING WHERE SHE COULD PUMP.))
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Locations details are still in the preliminary stages -- for now the biggest obstacle is deciding what to call the rooms.
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((CATHY JACOBS/VA TECH FAMILY SUPPORT: PEOPLE IN OUR GENERATION MAY BE AT MORE EASE WITH THE CONCEPT OF BREAST FEEDING THAN PEOPLE FROM OTHER GENERATIONS OR OTHER CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS. SO WE HAVE YET TO DETERMINE HOW WE WANT TO PHRASE THIS, THE TITLE THAT WE WANT TO GIVE TO THE ROOMS BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO OFFEND ANYBODY.))
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Some ideas so far are nursing nest, mother's room or lactation room. New mothers say they're just happy to have a place, with a lock.
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((MARY POTTER/NEW MOTHER: WHERE YOU CAN TAKE TEN MINUTES...IS WONDERFUL, YOU THINK SO.))
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[5-Mad-Cow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
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[GRAPHIC=Health check]


A group of scientists says a large section of the British population could be at risk of developing Mad Cow Disease.
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The scientists say they have the most compelling evidence that the disease can be transmitted to humans who ate the beef from infected cattle.
The findings have far reaching implications.
50 people have died from the disease. Their families say the research backs up what they've always said.
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[IN Q=There have been people]

(("FROM THE BEGINNING THERE'VE BEEN PEOPLE WHO'VE DENIED THIS LINK AND THAT'S BEEN VERY DISTRESSING FOR THE FAMILIES. NOW THIS IS FIRM PROOF AND IT'S A GREAT COMFORT JUST TO KNOW WHERE THIS ILLNESS HAS COME FROM AND TO CONFIRM OUR FEARS."))
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[OUT Q=confirm our fears.]
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[VO-NAT]

Most scientists believed people could get the human equivalent of mad cow disease from eating infected beef, but the link was hard to prove.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=nET]
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The Roanoke Express has teamed up with the American Red Cross to help replenish the area's dwindling blood supply.

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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


They're urging donors to make it out to the Roanoke Civic Center Exhibit Hall to give blood. They've been there most of the day, but you still have until six tonight to get there.
Even if you can't make it today, you can contact your local Red Cross to set up another time to donate.
Traditionally the holidays see an increased need for blood while donations drop sharply.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Welcome everybody to your Tuesday Ticker. One lump wasn't enough, so now folks will have a chance to get
[GRAPHIC=SUGAR BOWL]

two lumps of sugar. The Sports Illustrated issue featuring the Hokies that came out earlier this month was a hit and now a local author and well respected publisher are banking
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that their latest creation "Sugar Time" will also help satisfy the appetite for Hokies merchandise. Lindy Davis, who has been publishing college and pro football magazines for the past 18 years tag teamed with local writer Roland Lazenby to crank out this 64 page magazine that will available in local stores starting tomorrow.
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((ROLAND LAZENBY:))
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[OUT Q=...WHAT A HOKIE IS."]
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[vo nat con't] The magazines will sell for $5.99. We'll have more from Lazenby and Lindy Davis tonight at 6.
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The man known as the "Freak from Marshall" helped the Minnesota Vikings stay alive in the postseason playoff hunt as M
innesota beat the Packers 24-to-20.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/ABC - NFL;]


Randy Moss was the catalyst for the Vikings offense. With the Packers up 13 to 10, Jeff George hits Moss on the one yard T-D to go up 17-13 in the third.
After a Minnesota fumble, Green Bay scores on a little trickery. They fake the field goal then throw it into the

end zone to take the 20-17 lead in the fourth.
Minnesota strikes right back. George hits Randy Moss for 36 yards setting up the game winning T-D, as Leroy Hoard

burrows in for the one yard touchdown.
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It's 24 to 20 Vikings.
Green Bay's last minute comeback attempt falls short and Minnesota hold on to win 24-20.
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The Vikings are now just a game out of first in the NFC Central. The Packers are in danger of NOT making the playoffs.
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

Coming up at six - some Fleming Colonels make the state's all-state football team as picked by the Associated Press - the Hardy details are on the way. [GRAPHIC-TICKER] Plus, an unusual coaching union took place today on Tobacco Road. Have a safe night everybody. Take care. [go to break]

[5-Festival]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=599-16 58:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A rainy afternoon is a perfect time to check out Roanoke's Festival of Trees.
That's what Andrew Freiden is doing at the old Heironimus building downtown.
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[SUPER=01-Diane Kelley/Mental Health Association; 1:45]
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[OUT Q=for news 7 at five]

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[5-Cellphone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=tbr]
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If you need a late gift suggestion and you have an few hundred thousand dollars, we have just the present for you.
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[VO-NAT]


You can't make a call with this phone for just 35 cents.
This is the world's most expensive cell phone.
It is coated with gold and diamond studded.
It was created by the Warner Company Jewelers of Fresno, California.
It sells for a quarter of a million dollars, but with a price tag like that, it's a cellular phone that you may not want to take out of the house.
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