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Coming up on News 7-
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Valley View Mall is getting some added security over the holidays. A driver leaves the scene, but leaves his license plate behind. Astronauts from the space shuttle Discovery perform brain surgery on the Hubble Telescope. And a hair raising experience puts some people in the holiday spirit.
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News 7 is next.
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Last minute shoppers pack the stores. But police say not everyone is in the giving spirit --- many are TAKING inste

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Good evening, I'm Tonya Flory

[Holiday-Crime]


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It's that time of the year again ....
More shoplifting ... using counterfeit money -- Roanoke City Police say the criminals are trying it all.
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Joy Sutton is outside Towers Mall - just one of many shopping areas that has had its share of crime.
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Tonya,
Roanoke City Police say it happens everywhere and just here at Towers this holiday season .. there have been two burglaries, one vehicle has had items stolen out of it - and at least one person has been caught shoplifting.
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This Holiday season the stores have been packed with customers.
And authorities some criminals take this opportunity to try their schemes -- like using counterfeit money that has been printed off a computer.
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((LT. BILL ALTHOFF/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: IT HAS WORKED BECAUSE THE CLERKS ARE SO BUSY, DURING THIS BUSY SHOPPING SEASON THAT THEY DON'T ALWAYS TAKE TIME TO LOOK THROUGH THE MONEY ESPECIALLY IF THERE ARE SEVERAL BILLS TOGETHER))
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During this time of year police say shop lifting increases by about 25 percent.
And you won't believe what has been the biggest item to steal.
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((LT ALTHOFF: NINTENDO OR SEGA SYSTEMS. NOT JUST THE LITTLE GAME PACKS BUT THE ENTIRE BOX OF THE SYSTEM ))
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Police say some shopping areas have had items stolen out of vehicles and businesses burglarized.
But Valley View Mall is one shopping center that is trying to deter crime and has teamed with the police department.

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((LOUISE DUDLEY/MALL GENERAL MGR.: THIS HOLIDAY SEASON WE ACTUALLY PUT AN EXTRA VEHICLE IN THE PARKING LOT SO THAT WE HAVE 2 VEHICLES GOING DURING THE HOURS OF THE MALL. BUT VALLEY VIEW ALSO HAS BIKE PATROL AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT ALSO HAS A BIKE PATROL.))
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Police say the bike patrols have helped reduce the number of purse snatchings and vehicle break-ins.
Inside the mall uniformed Roanoke City police officers are on patrol as well as mall security ready to respond and to assist with situations.
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Police say to avoid becoming a target of crime -- it's important to be aware of your surroundings, don't keep valuables visible in your car, and if possible shop with another person.
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Tonya, [Men-Shopping]


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If you still have Christmas shopping left, time is REALLY running out on you. Tomorrow is your last chance.
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These late shoppers have more in common than just the need for a quick gift. Most of them are men.
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((IT'S A BAD HABIT. I'VE ALWAYS DONE MY SHOPPING AT THE LAST MINUTE.))
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Stores such as Victoria's Secret -- usually women's domain -- were packed with guys looking for that perfect gift. Another popular gift from these procrastinating men is jewelry, and it's not always just for Christmas. Even before it gets here, the year two thousand has been a good one for the jewelry business. Some stores are selling what they call millennium diamonds, which means twice as many presents for guys to buy.
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(( THEY NEED ONE FOR CHRISTMAS AND THEN ANOTHER FOR THE NEW YEAR.))
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Now not all men are late shoppers, and not all the late shoppers are men, but clerks say when Christmas gets really near, it's a man's world at the malls.
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Roanoke police should have an easy time catching a hit-run driver ... the license plate fell off at the accident scene.
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It happened just after 9-30 tonight at Melrose and Peters Creek.
Police say two vehicles were stopped at the light when a blue truck came up and hit the second car... causing it to slam into the first one. No serious injuries are reported.
The truck fled the scene...but the license plate fell off when it hit the car.
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V-DOT does not want to keep drivers waiting, especially when they've been hurt.
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So the state will spend 600-thousand-dollars every year on a full-time safety patrol. That's eight people trained in rescue tactics with plenty of safety gear on their trucks. VDOT admits the best way to prevent accidents would be to widen this road .. but that's on the distant horizon.
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((RIGHT NOW FOR THE WHOLE 325 MILE CORRIDOR IT'S GOING TO BE 10 TO 20 YEARS. HOWEVER IN THIS REGION THE ROANOKE VALLEY WE EXPECT TO SEE CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY IN THE NEXT SIX YEARS.))
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V-DOT says the full-time safety patrol will be the first responders to an accident so State Police can spend more time catching lawbreakers.
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State police are hoping their own increased patrols will help keep accident numbers down over the holiday weekend.
They're promising major patrols on Virginia's most heavily-traveled interstates, and yes, 81 is on the list.
Troopers will be on a special lookout for drunk and aggressive drivers.

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If you're expecting a package from Frankfurt, Germany, chances are it won't get here by Christmas. The F-B-I says it's been hearing rumors of mail bombs sent to the U-S from the German city. Other terrorists threats across the country are causing the government to beef up security. Lisa Hughes reports from Washington.
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(( Federal prosecutors laid out a case strong enough to keep a Canadian woman and an Algerian man behind bars. The pair was caught at the Canadian/Vermont border-allegedly using phony papers to enter the U-S. Prosecutors say theyve linked Lucia Garofalos cell phone and car to a member of an Algerian group suspected of terrorism. And they are still investigating
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Concerns about terrorism prompted the FBI to issue its own warning about packages. It says the government has received unsubstantiated information that mail bombs could be sent to U-S addresses.

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AUTHORITIES SAY THE PARCELS COULD BE SENT FROM FRANKFURT, GERMANY. ANY QUESTIONABLE PACKAGES SHOULD NOT BE HANDLED AND POLICE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THEM)
The FAAs beefing up security at airports. Hundreds of inspectors have been added to U-S border crossings. Despite all the precautions, some experts believe the chance for a New Years attack is high.

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DOMESTICALLY, ID SAY PROBABLY 80- OR 90-PERCENT AND I THINK IT MAY COME FROM DOMESTIC TERRORISM. AND IT MAY BE THE LONE INDIVIDUAL, THE PERSON THATS A BIT DERANGED.)
In New Jersey, a man who allegedly threatened to blow up a tunnel to New York City made his first court appearance. Police say theres no evidence he planned to carry out the threat made over the Internet-but hes considered a flight risk and is being held in jail. Lisa Hughes, CBS News, Washington.))

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Here's a good example of what NOT to say at an airport, especially with heightened concerns over security.
Airport officials in Newark New Jersey say a man boarding a flight to Canada said he had a bomb in his bag.
They didn't find anything, but the man was still arrested for making terroristic threats.
He later told them he was only joking, but he's still charged.

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President Clinton is making one man's holiday a little brighter tonight. The president pardoned Freddie Meeks after he was court martialed for mutiny in 1944. He was sentenced to three months in jail after he and other sailors refused to load live ammunition on transport ships. They refused after an explosion killed more than 300 people at a Navy port near San Francisco.
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The N-Double A-C-P kept on Clinton to pardon Meeks. The Navy reviewed the file in 1994..saying Meeks and the other men were discriminated against....but nothing came of it. Meeks is one of two men out of the 50 sailors still alive.
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The stock market roars into the holidays. Still ahead stocks fly high in a record-setting year.
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And speaking of flying high ... it's tough to keep up with Santa .. who didn't need his reindeer for this journey.

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((O-K sports fans check this out, John Rockers racist comments have upset Braves senior vice president Hank Aaron, Mike Hampton is involved in a trade between Houston and the New York Mets Mike Stevens has a report on Bourbon Street in New Orleans where the Hokies and Seminoles will battle in the Sugar Bowl and Illinois talks about its bowl game against Virginia.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
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If you think you've been put out by computer problems at work, you've got to see what NASA has gone through to fix its orbiting Hubble telescope.
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((AND THERE IT IS, MIKE FOALE...ONE HOUR AND NINE MINUTES MARK ON THE SPACEWALK.))
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Astronaut Mike Foale removed the outer casing surrounding the Hubble's main computer today securing it with tethers until it was moved into the shuttle's cargo bay. Foale and Claude Nicollier took on the repair task while spacewalking outside the shuttle. The Hubble's old computer is being replaced with a newer one. The new Intel-486 is 20-times faster than the one it is replacing, but still slower than most home computers. The spacewalkers are also installing an improved guidance system that will be used to point the telescope.
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The stock market seems to be heading into space ... as it goes into the holidays.
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The halls were decked, Santa jingled his bells and a Christmas rally took off. As a 200 point run carried the Dow to a record high.
The NASDAQ roared to another record too. Its 29th in 39 trading days, propelled by tech stocks.
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The NASDAQ, which crossed 3000 only 7 weeks ago, kissed 4000 briefly today ... and has soared a breathtaking 80% for the year.
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And speaking of high-flying, how about that Santa?
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We know he'll be in the air tomorrow night .. and it looks like he got some early practice in Portugal today.
And Santa being the modern man he is, he marked the holiday season by leaping from a hot-air balloon and sky-surfing more than 10-thousand feet to earth.
This is the third-highest sky-surfing on record world-wide.
The stunt required two hot-air ballons and 20 paramedics on standby .. on the ground.
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He didn't like the news story, so he sues. Still ahead, restaurant owner Spanky Macher wants the Times to fork over millions.
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Later, meet a woman who isn't suing ... she's "do-ing" her hair .. for the holidays ... and it's hard to miss!
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The owners of Spanky's restaurant in Salem are taking the Roanoke Times to court.
They're suing the newspaper for five million dollars.
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A suit filed claims the Times libeled the restaurant .. by reporting on some 70 indictments handed up by the Salem grand jury.
Several people were charged with dealing drugs outside Spanky's earlier this year.
A spokesman for the Roanoke Times says he hadn't seen the lawsuit, and couldn't comment.
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First it was a stabbing ... now police say it's a murder.
Martinsville police charged a man with killing his roommate.
50-year-old Leon White is in custody tonight.
His roommate ... Rodney Oneal Martin ... was stabbed in the stomach after an argument.
Martin died last night at Martinsville Memorial Hospital.


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But there is happy news to report as Christmas nears. Some needy children in the New River Valley will be seeing their wish lists come true.
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Representatives from local children's homes arrived today to claim hundreds of presents left under the tree .. by shoppers at the New River Valley Mall.
The gifts are headed to 63 kids in Floyd and Wythe county children's homes and to foster children in Montgomery County.
Organizers say that area residents came through with even more than children requested.
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In Pittsylvania County, the sheriff's department has been collecting toys and food, and today it was time to deliver.
A half-dozen deputies hit the roads this morning, making Christmas deliveries to 22 families with 48 children.
This is the second year the Pittsylvania County sheriff's department has helped families at Christmas.
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Home run king Hank Aaron says John Rocker's controversial remarks are the worst he's ever heard Illinois talks about its bowl game against Virginia and Mike Stevens takes a trip down Burton Street.
But first our Extra Point.
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Rick Hendrick appears to have won his battle with cancer. Doctors say Hendrick's cancer is in remission and he no longer needs Chemotherapy.
Hendrick owns cars driven by Jeff Gordon and Terry Labonte.
And here are tonight's scores.
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Commissioner Bud Selig says baseball will take appropriate action after reviewing remarks made by Atlanta Brave pitcher John Rocker in this week's Sports Illustrated.
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Rocker has apologized for making the racist remarks directed at New York Mets fans.
And those remarks upset Braves Senior Vice President Hank Aaron.
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The owners meetings are over but the trades continue in major league baseball.
And the Mets are involved in a major trade with the Houston Astros.
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Houston sends ace lefty Mike Hampton and Outfielder Derek Bell to the Mets. Hampton finished 1999 as the Cy Young runner-up with a 22 and 4 record. Hampton has one year remaining on his current contract.
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Bell hit just 236 with 12 homers and 66 R-B-I's last season. The Astros get pitcher Octavio Dotel and outfielder Roger Cedeno.



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The N-B-A's leading scorer Allen Iverson escaped injury in a minor two car accident today on his way to catch the team bus.
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The Sixers made the trip to the Meadowlands to take on the Nets.
Kerry Kittles led the charge in the first half here he takes to the hoop and scores drawing the foul for the three point play.
Iverson started slow but he hits this three pointer in the first half cutting the Nets lead to five.
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Kittles was up to the challenge as he hits a three pointer and New Jersey goes on to win it 99 to 94.

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And coming up, Illinois talks about its match up with Virginia in the Micronpc.com bowl game.
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And Mike Stevens will take us for a ride down Bourbon Street in New Olreans where the Hokies and Seminoles will square off in the Sugar Bowl.
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Within the next week or so, folks from all Southwest and Central Virginia will begin arriving in New Orleans. For many, it will be their first ever trip to the crescent city. And for all it will be an eye-popping experience. Mike Stevens tells us why.
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(( New Orleans offers its visitors unlimited beauty and plenty of the uninhibited unusual. It's a city where one can gain ten pounds a day, and later watch a stranger shed ten pounds of clothing in a minute. Bourbon Street is the beast that most tourists visit, and most coaches fear. When the Hokies and their fans arrive back in New Orleans only two Tech players on this current squad were with the team when it played Texas back in 1995. Both Shane Beamer and Jimmy Kibble know that making good decision outside the Superdome will as important as playing smart against the Seminoles. ((JIMMY KIBBLE/TECH PUNTER:)) ((SHANE BEAMER/TECH SNAPPER:)) Last year only 230 murders were committed in New Orleans and only 18 thousand six hundred and 45 thefts were reported - I say only because both of those numbers were down significantly from the year before. ((JIMMY KIBBLE:)) The Hokies are set to arrive in New Orleans on December 27th. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

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The Virginia Cavaliers are all set for Miami and the Micronpc.com bowl against Illinois.
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The teams met in the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando in 1990 and the fighting Illini defeated the Cavaliers 31 to 21.
And a major concern for Illionis this season is the Cavalier defense.
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The Illini know another key to beating the Cavaliers is to stop running back Thomas Jones and the U-V-A running game.
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The bowl game is scheduled for Thursday December 30-th. Kickoff at Pro Player Stadium in Miami is 7 Oclock.





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Finally, people get themselves and others in the holiday spirit in many different ways. But as one Ohio woman shows us...it's all about how you "do" it.
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Laura Wathen has been tying and treeing her hair for the past twenty five years.
Complete with colorful old earrings and ornaments...the 'tree" is 7 inches high including the star that tops it all.

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She says she'll probably keep her "tree up" through the holidays.
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