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Coming up on News 7-
President Clinton unveils plans to spend nearly one BILLION dollars to help the homeless.
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The Pope delivers his annual Christmas blessing.
Dozens of volunteers help the needy today in the Roanoke Valley.
And-- a Salem woman celebrates her 100-th birthday.
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News 7 is next.
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Tens of thousands of religious followers packed St. Peter's Square to watch the Pope give his annual Christmas blessing.
In his address, the 79-year old called for an end to the "senseless" use of arms.
Lee Cowan has the story.
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NARR: It was a day of more papal pagentry in Rome as a frail John Paul II flung open the holy door of St. John the Lateran, one of Christrendom's holiest sites, ushering in one of the churches holiest years.

NAT SOT OF SERVICE


NARR: The ceremony is a call to some one billion catholics worldwide to cross the threshold of a new millenium a year loing jubilee celebration that could well become the capstone of John Paul's ambitious papacy.
COWAN ONCAM: It is this particular Christmas day the Pope has been waiting for for more that two decades. It is the first time a holy year has ever coincided with the end of a century and the dawn of a new millenium.

SOT/ JILL PANEAGOS, HOUSTON TX, : I THINK THIS PARTICULAR POPE HAS DONE

A LOT. NOT JUST FOR THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY BUT FOR THE WORLD. AND I THINK ITS GOOD THAT HES HERE AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY.

NATSOT POPE'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE


NARR: His annual Christmas message kept to the Jubilee theme of righting past wrongs, of renewal and rebirth. Humanity, he said, had much to regret about past centuries and urged the world to look to God's truth to avoid making more mistakes. The Pope is determined to preside to the end of the Holy Year set for January 6, 2001. It is a calender filled with activities and appearences-- a demanding schedule for a man in failing health, but also a man driven by a mission he feels compelled to complete.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, Vatican City> ))

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In the spirit of giving-- dozens donated their time to help the less fortunate here in the Roanoke Valley.
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More than 50 volunteers turned out at the Roanoke Rescue Mission to serve Christmas dinner to a crowd of around 700.

The volunteers acted as waiters and cooks -- hoping to make Christmas a little brighter for those in need this holiday season.
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((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: OUR FIRST GROUP WE TRY TO MINISTER TO IS THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ABSOLUTELY HOMELESS BUT THEN WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT TO BE ALONE ON CHRISTMAS WHO LIVE IN A RENTED ROOM OR THEY'RE ELDERLY AND DON'T HAVE FAMILY. IT'S SO SORT OF A COMBINATION OF PEOPLE))
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The Mission has been serving the Roanoke Valley for 51 years -- and has made the Christmas dinner an annual event.
In 1998, the shelter served around 156-thousand meals.
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President Clinton took advantage of his weekly radio address falling on Christmas Day to announce his administration's plan to help the homeless.
The plan is to give out nearly a BILLION dollars to cities, states and non-profit groups.
Of that amount, Virginia is expected to receive 14- million dollars to go toward helping the homeless stay off the streets permanently.
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(( THOSE GRANTS WILL FUND PROVEN, SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS THAT HELP HOMELESS FAMILIES, VETERANS AND CHILDREN, AND PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK. THEY ARE A CHRISTMAS GIFT ALL OF US CAN ALL BE PROUD OF. ))
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About $750 million will be spent on long-term programs designed to keep homeless people off the streets by providing drug treatment, job training and other social services.
The remaining $150 million will go to provide shelter and food on a short-term basis.



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In Los Angeles, a secret Santa was giving away money to the homeless -- 15 thousand dollars in all.
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The anonymous donor shows up on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles every year on Christmas Eve to hand out money.
Ten dollar bills were given to each person and family that came to the Midnight Mission.
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A Salem woman has a lot to celebrate this holiday season. She's not only lived a century -- but she's also in good health.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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((you're looking good honey. THAT'S WHAT THEY TELL ME. you're looking good, a hundred years old today. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT I NEVER THOUGHT I'D MAKE IT))
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Christmas isn't just a holiday for Pearl Sheppard it's her birthday -- and this year she turned one hundred.
And, while Pearl says she's flattered by all the attention she's gotten from family and friends -- she says she doesn't want to take the lime light away from Jesus.
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((PEARL SHEPPARD: THAT'S THE REASON WHY I WOULDN'T LET THEM GIVE ME A PARTY I FELT LIKE I MIGHT BE TAKING SOMETHING AWAY FROM THE WORSHIPPING OF HIM ON HIS BIRTHDAY))
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But friends and family say they couldn't pass up this special occasion to celebrate the life of this great woman -- who has touched so many.
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((JILL JONES/FRIEND: I CALL HER THE BRIGHT AND SHINING STAR BECAUSE HER LIGHT HAS RADIATED THE LOVE OF JESUS TO EVERYONE SHE'S MET AND KNOWN))
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Pearl has been in the hospital for the past few weeks because of a broken leg.
Although she says her eye sight and hearing are not what they used to be -- her memory is sharp.
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((PEARL SHEPPARD: I REMEMBER AS A LITTLE GIRL, MOMMA HAD DRESSED ME REAL NICE. AND I WAS SITTING OUT IN MY ROCKING CHAIR AND OVERTURNED IT AND I GOT UP A LITTLE DIRT ON MY DRESS AND I REMEMBER BRUSHING THE DIRT OFF OF MY DRESS))
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Pearl's Grandson -- Richard Witt says his grandmother taught him a lot growing-up.
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((RICHARD WITT/GRANDSON: SHE SHOWED ME HOW TO QUILT WHEN I WAS 8 YEARS OLD AND THAT TAKES A LOT OF PATIENCE AND SHE TAUGHT ME HOW TO DRIVE AS WELL))
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((NAT SOT/JONES: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WE LOVE YOU AND FEEL TRULY BLESSED TO HAVE HAD A SMALL PART IN YOUR HUNDRED YEARS))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: AND LEWIS GALE HOSPITAL WANTED TO MAKE THIS DAY EXTRA SPECIAL FOR PEARL THEY GAVE HER THIS BASKET FULL OF GOODIES AS SHE CELEBRATES A HUNDRED YEARS OF GOOD HEALTH. JOY SUTTON,NEWS 7, SALEM))
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The creator behind the swoosh symbol for running shoes has died.
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Nike co-founder Bill Bowerman died in his sleep at his home in Fossil Oregon.
The University of Oregon track coach invented the modern running shoe by using his wife's iron to create the first waffle soled running shoe.
Bowerman was 88 years old.
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Still to come on the broadcast,
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New information tonight about the hijacked Indian Airlines jet, find out who might be responsible after the break.
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New information tonight on that hijacking of an Indian Airlines Flight seized yesterday.
While some passengers have been released-- others are still suffering it out on the plane as authorities learn more about the gunmen.
Cathy Moss has the latest.
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((
We are now seeing the faces of some of the the first of the hijacked passengers who have finally been released from their terrifying trip aboard Flight 814.
They are now re-united with their loved ones -- women and children brought to safety. But for many, still enduring the drama, they're dissolving into tears.

(nats)

The seized Indian Airliner now sits at an airport in the southern Afghan City of Kandahar. This is the fourth stop for the A-300 Airbus -- which was originally going from the Nepali capital of Katmandu to New Delhi.
Gunmen --armed with grenades, pistols and knives -- hijacked the flight Friday -- just 40 minutes after take-off.
It was forced to stop in India, Pakistan and then -- at an airbase in the United Arab Emirates.
The plane -- carrying 178 passengers and 11 crew members had to refuel. It was at that point -- the gunmen released 27 hostages and the body of a murdered 25 year old man who was on his honeymoon in Katmandu.

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India's Foreign Minister says he will not give into the hostage-takers. A group calling itself the Islamic Salvation Front is taking responsibility for the hijacking and the gunmen are naming their price. It is to release a pakastani religious leader from jail and several kashmiri fighters.
But for the remaining hostages still on the Indian Airliner -- they're hoping for their own release. ))
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Still to come-- incomes are on the rise in Virginia find out which county has the highest.
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Plus mission complete for the astronauts aboard Discovery. We'll have more on that story when we return.
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Virginians saw their incomes increase at a faster rate than inflation for the third consecutive year -- that's according to a new study by the University of Virginia.
The study shows the average income for married couples in 1997 was 48 thousand dollars.
Fairfax County had the highest median income in the state at nearly 76- thousand dollars.
Lee County had the lowest average-- at barely 25- thousand dollars.


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The Hubble Space Telescope is once again in working order.
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There was a sign of relief at NASA just after six- pm, when the astronauts lifted the telescope from the cargo bay and let it go into space.
In three spacewalks, astronauts replaced broken and outdated instruments-- putting in 13- boxes of gear worth close to 70- million dollars.
The Hubble's eye to the universe closed last month after a series of gyroscope breakdowns.
It's expected to start making observations again in two weeks.
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James Madison standout running back Curtis Keaton sparked a comeback in the Blue/Gray Classic in Montgomery, Alabama today.
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Some of the nations top college football seniors would ham it up for NFL scouts.
The Blue took a 16-7 lead into the fourth quarter. Durrell Price explodes on the 10 yard touchdown jaunt to open the scoring, 7-nothing blue.
But the Gray area always gets you when you least expect it. On the kick off, Kareem Larrimore takes the rock at his own one and he's gonna go left and find a seam..and yes. He is on his way to a 99 yard touchdown kick off return and the game would be knotted at 7 a piece.
[SUPER=34-Blue/22/Gray/22;]Then James Madison's Keaton scores from six yards out to give the Gray the lead. The

game ends in a 22-22 tie. Keaton finished with a team high 101 yards rushing on 14 carries.
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Hawaii! Wake Forest/Arizona State...Aloha Bowl. Michael Buffer said the five words that made him millions.
Wake quarterback Ben Sankey getting an A for effort, thank goodness there's a net positioned just at the right spot to catch him.
The Demon Deacons would score 20 points in the second half, including this short pass [SUPER=34-Wake Forest/23

/Arizona State/3;]from Sankey to Jimmy Caldwell in the third that goes for a 56 yard touchdown connection.
Wake's Marvin Chalmers got the scrooge award when he went after a teammate, but the Deacs win 23-3, their first bowl since 92.
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The Denver Broncos would try and ruin the Detroit Lions Christmas today.
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Detroit fans are saying your a mean one to their visitors.
Brian Greise finds Ed McCaffery on the pass play and then about two years after the Denver receiver goes down, Detroit's Ron Rice comes in for the hit and is flagged.
The Broncos Olandis Gary would have none of that, watch him take the hand off at [SUPER=30-Denver/17/Detroit/7;]the

Lions 46 and break a few tackles, then cut back away from the sideline for an explosive touchdown run. 7-nothing Denver. Gary had just 11 yards in the first half, 185 total!
In the fourth, Greise hits Dwayne Carswell, Denver wins.
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Green Bay Packer receivers Antonio Freeman and Charles Jordan have NOT yet been charged with obstructing officers after a car accident Wednesday night that left a woman injured. The former Virginia Tech star was driving a car that ran into a light pole outside a restaurant in All-a-way Wisconsin. Freeman switched cars with Jordan and has since confessed after witnesses came forward.
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Ever since the Sugar Bowl mathcup was finalized, football fans have been debating whether or not the Hokies can hang with the Seminoles. While the debate goes on, Mike Stevens says one group has no doubts that Tech belongs in the national championship game.
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(( They are the favorites, the freaks, and the fast talkers. The Florida State Seminoles have always been national title contenders with a built in swagger. But make no mistake about it - the Hokies have managed to get their attention. ((CHRIS WEINKE/FSU QUARTERBACK:)) ((PETER WARRICK/FLORIDA STATE RECEIVER:)) ((COREY SIMON/FSU ALL-AMERICAN:)) And remember - FSU's biggest problems on defense this year have come against talented running quarterbacks. Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))


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Still to come in sports, four NBA teams hit the hard wood on Christmas day, we will have the holiday highlights,
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and the Comish of referees in Western Virginia talks about the incident heard around the football world. Stay with us.
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Two Christmas NBA games. In the late contest, the Los Angeles Lakers are beating San Antonio 50 to 45 in the third.
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Earlier today, Larry Bird and his Indiana Pacers beat the New York Knicks. Reggie Miller to Chris Mullins on the nice pass.
[SUPER=33-Indiana/101/New York/90;]Larry Johnson answers with the inside move. 86-77 Pacers with about 7 minutes to

go, and Indiana wins it.
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Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Orlando Brown reportedly spent Christmas day at home.
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Brown has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL for this attack on referee Jeff Triplette after he accidentally hit Brown in the eye while throwing his penalty flag. Ernie Bradd, the Western Virginia commissioner for basketball for nearly 20 years and a football official, offered an opinon.
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In a news conference just the other day, Brown's right eye was covered with a patch and he might lose some vision, prompting the question, what's in those flags.
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Finally this evening from all of us at Channel 7, to you at home our very best wishes to you and your families, as we head into the next century.
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