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Coming up on News 7-
The Pentagon gets bitten by the Y-2-K bug.
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Local officials and civil rights leaders gather to remember a momentous occasion.
We'll meet the first baby born in the Roanoke Valley-- this year.
Plus--- a look back at the top new stories in 1999.
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News 7 is next.


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The turn of the century causes little if any problems -- but the Y2K bug could still rear its head.
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Good evening I'm Teresa Hamilton.



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The head of the International Y2K Cooperation Center says it's too early to declare victory over the Year 2000 bug.

Because of the holiday, 90 percent of the world's computer business systems won't reboot until Monday or Tuesday.


In the meantime, though, no major problems have been reported.
Lisa Hughes has more.
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(( Despite all the dire Y2K predictions the world woke up to a day much like any other. Computers worked Travelers got home. Automatic Teller Machines performed their digital duty.

(IT WORKS!!!)


The nation spent 100-billion dollars fixing computers to read the year 2000 date change.
(SUPER: Washington, DC) Now government officials, including the

Presidents top Y2K advisor, John Koskinenare defending an expense for the bug that didn't bite.
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Although experts warn we wont know until at least Monday whether computers in financial markets businesses and government offices are working early signs look good. Some banks even staged rare holiday openings to show customers there was no trouble.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is so confident about the rollover its already cut half the people who've been working at regional centers.
There were a few glitches. The most notable reported by the Pentagon. The Defense Dept. temporarily lost track of a reconnaissance satellite but says the nations early warning defense system was never affected.
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Here locally the Y-2-K bug is causing few, if any problems.
In fact, many officials say last night went even better than expected... with lights remaining on and phones in working order.
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Like other local governments in western Virginia, Roanoke County opened its emergency operations center... but there were few phone calls and no reports of trouble related to the Y2K bug.
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And, so far, Y2K has NOT affected flights at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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In fact, the airport was packed this morning.
Some were leaving for the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans while others were traveling home after the holidays.
But regardless of where they were headed, most said they weren't concerned about the potential for problems.
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((JED DUNCAN/TRAVELER: WE'RE IN A TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED SOCIETY WITH SOME OF THE BEST COMPUTER MINDS IN THE WORLD SO I'M JUST NOT WORRIED ABOUT IT.))
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Tomorrow is expected to be even busier at the Roanoke Airport... 22 charter flights are expected to leave for New Orleans.
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An eight pound little girl made history early this morning at Carilion Community Hospital.
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(uh-lid-ee-uh) Alydia Arnold became the first baby born in the year 2-thousand in the Roanoke Valley.
Alydia made her debut just 14 minutes into the New Year.
Her mother Katrina had been in labor since Wednesday -- before having a c-section.
Katrina says she was concerned about Y2K problems at the hospital but still wanted to be the first to deliver.
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((KATRINA ARNOLD: I JUST NEVER REALLY PLANNED ON HAVING ANY KIDS THIS WAS UNEXPECTED. NOW I'M EXCITED AND HAPPY.))
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Local merchants brought gifts to Katrina to congratulate her on having the first baby of the year.
And-- officials with the Roanoke Express also stopped by to give the family free tickets to see a game when mother and daughter get home from the hospital.
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Two million New Year's Eve revelers in Times Square were quickly replaced this morning by an army of street sweepers, utility trucks, and work crews.
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It was their job to clean up the tons of paper and trash that were left behind by those ringing in the New Year.
By most measures, the Times Square celebration was a striking success with no real problems reported.
Security was very tight, though, amid concerns of terrorism as an estimated 8 thousand police were on patrol to keep the peace.
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Still to come on News 7, there's new information about the hijackers of an India Airlines jet.
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And as we head into the new year the struggles of the 1900's are not forgotten. We'll take a look back after the break.
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The men who hijacked an Indian Airlines jet wired the plane to explode, and got more weapons out of the cargo hold when it landed in Afghanistan.
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That according to India's foreign minister who says the hijackers are Pakistani and fled to southwestern Pakistan after trading their 155 hostages for three jailed militants.
But the plane's pilot told the Associated Press he wasn't aware of any explosives.
The hostages were freed yesterday.
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For many African Americans New Years is a time to reflect on history-- in particular the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
This year-- the proclamation that freed slaves in the south holds even more significance now that we've headed into the year 2-thousand.
Joy Sutton has more.
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The song, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" echoed through High Street Baptist Church.
It's a song that has a rich history -- deeply rooted in the civil rights movement.
And as dozens gathered to celebrate the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation that freed slaves in the 1800's-- many were reminded of how far we've come this century.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE'S MAYOR: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A CENTURY MAKES IN 1900 ROANOKE WAS A SEGREGATED SOUTHERN CITY. THE YEAR 2-THOUSAND WE ARE A MULTICULTURAL CITY WITH OVER 55 DIFFERENT NATIONALITIES))
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((BRENDA HALE/ROANOKE NAACP: WE'VE COME A LONG WAY THIS PAST CENTURY. WE'VE COME THROUGH TURBULENCE OF THE 50'S AND 60'S AND WE ARE STILL ON THE FREEDOM TRAIL.))
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But the progress that has been made this century did not come without a struggle.
In the early 1900's organizations like the NAACP fought to stop lynchings-- several decades later Martin Luther King would lead the March on Washington.
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But Jeffrey says the fight for equality is an ongoing battle -- and that organizations like the NAACP are still needed.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/NAACP: SINCE LINCOLN SIGNED THE EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION PEOPLE BEGAN WORKING AGAINST IT AND AS LONG AS THAT EFFORT IS ALIVE AND IT IS. WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE A NEED FOR THE NAACP))
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((DAVID BOWERS: ROANOKE MAYOR: IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE ORGANIZATION LIKE THIS THAT CONTINUE THEIR FIGHT FOR ADVOCACY FOR ALL PEOPLE WELL INTO THE NEXT CENTURY))
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The Jubilee Day celebration also included a tribute to Noel C. Taylor and others who fought for civil rights.
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: MAYOR BOWERS SAYS THAT ROANOKE IS COMMITTED TO DIVERSITY IN THE YEAR 2-THOUSAND -- POINTING OUT THAT THE CITY'S LATEST MANAGER IS FEMALE.))
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It may be the new year but we're still counting down the best of last year.
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Coming up, find out which local news stories were the most memorable of 1999.
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The year 2-thousand is finally here-- but it's unlikely we'll forget the events that made news locally in 1999.
Here are the top seven stories... chosen by the staff at NEWS 7.
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It was an event that captivated the nation -- as the House of Representatives and then the Senate decided the fate of President Bill Clinton.
And at the center of the impeachment process were two southwest Virginia Congressmen -- Republican Bob Goodlatte and Democrat Rich Boucher -- both serving on the house judiciary committee.
Democrat Virgil Goode of Rocky Mount became one of five democrats in the nation to cross party lines voting for impeachment.
And this year also marked a historic moment for Republicans in the Virginia Assembly.
Election 99 -- ended with Republicans in control of every branch of state government -- ending a century of democratic dominance in the House of Delegates.
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((GOVERNOR JIM GILMORE: WHAT A FUTURE WE'VE GOT AHEAD OF US. WHAT A MOMENT FOR ALL REPUBLICANS. DEMOCRACY HAS FINALLY COME TO THE COMMONWEALTH.))
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But this year was also a sad time for the city of Roanoke -- as the city said farewell to its longest reigning Mayor -- Reverend Noel. C. Taylor.
Taylor served 22 years on city council 17 of those as Mayor.
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((REV. NOEL C. TAYLOR/FORMER ROANOKE MAYOR: THE WORK I'VE DONE WILL SPEAK FOR ME AND WHEN THE GOSPEL TRAIN COMES I WANT TO CATCH IT .... AT THE ROANOKE STATION))
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Taylor died October 30th from heart failure at the age of 75.
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((JON BERRY/RESCUE WORKER:THE FOLKS THAT SURVIVED WERE EXTREMELY LUCKY AND WE HAD EXCELLENT PEOPLE ON THE SCENE))
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The number of fatalities on Interstate 81 -- has made headlines this year -- and has raised concerns about safety on the interstate.
Governor Gilmore directed 50 new state troopers to patrol 81.
And there are future plans to widen the interstate along with other improvements.
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((SCOTT GOLBERG/REPORTING: A COMPANY THAT'S BEEN LAYING OFF A STEADY STREAM OF WORKERS OPENED THE FLOOD GATES. TULTEX ANNOUNCED IT'S CLOSING SIX MANUFACTURING FACILITIES))
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It's been a difficult year for two textile companies in our area.
Most recently, Tultex filed chapter 11 bankruptcy and laid off 11-hundred people in Martinsville and Henry County.
And Pluma also had its share of problems -- which eventually led the company to go out of business in September.
Company wide 950 people were laid off -- 375 of those from Martinsville.
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((CARLTON COURTER/VIRGINIA AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER: SO WE'RE LOOKING AT THE EFFECTS OF A 15 MONTH DROUGHT))
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And who could forget the drought of 99.
Many people were either asked to conserve water or faced mandatory water restrictions.
In the city of Roanoke -- a drought stricken Carvins Cove -- forced city officials to seek help from Roanoke County --which resulted in water contract -- allowing the city to buy water from the county.
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((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: IT'S A GREAT FEELING FOR THIS UNIVERSITY I THINK, FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA))
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And the stop story of 19-99 -- The Virginia Tech Hokies make it to the sugar bowl - with an 11 and oh season.
Making this the first time the Hokies have battled for a national championship. [nat sound of tape 99-40 1:56:55 bus loads of students]
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Thousands of Hokie fans are headed to New Orleans -- the lucky ones with tickets -- and those without -- just wanting to be a part of Hokie history.
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As the Sugar Bowl draws closer, Lose lips and broken bones are causing some concerns for the boys from Blacksburg.

Mike Stevens and Steve Mason get us up to speed in New Orleans.
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The Miami Hurricanes held Georgia Tech to its lowest point total this season beating the Yellow Jackets 28 to 13 in the Gator Bowl.
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The Hurricanes representing the Big East in the bowl game in Jacksonville.
Miami would take the lead in the first quarter when James Jackson scores on the one yard run to make the score 7 to Nothing Hurricanes.
The Hurricanes upped that lead in the first quarter Kenny Kelly Hooking up with Andre King on the 15 yard T-D pass to make it 14 to nothing.
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Georgia Tech's Joe Hamilton keeps it on the option and scores but the Hurricanes win the game 28 to 13.
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Paul Edinger booted a 39 yard field goal as time ran out to lead Michigan State to a 37 to 34 win over Florida in the Citrus Bowl.
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The Gators in their home state for the Bowl game.
Florida jumped out to the early lead when Doug Johnson goes to the air and hits Travis Taylor on the first of his two T-D catches on the day and the Gators led 7 to 3.
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But the Spartans would rally in the first half. On this play Johnson loses the ball its recovered by T.J. Turner who turns it into a 37 yard touchdown and Michigan State wins it on a field goal 37 to 34.
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Georgia would take on Drew Brees and Purdue in the Outback Bowl.
Hap Hines booted this 21 yard field goal in overtime as the Bulldogs beat the Boilermakers 28 to 25.
And here are the rest of tonight's bowl scores.
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And coming up, The Express and Admirals hooked up tonight at the Roundhouse.
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And the warm weather brought out some skiers this afternoon at Smith Mountain Lake.
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The Roanoke Express won its sixth straight game tonight beating conference rival Hampton Roads 3 to 1.
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The Express mascot Yukon trying to get the crowd into the game.
Roanoke gets on the board first when Aaron Gates finds the lose puck along the boards and slaps it past the Admirals goalie for the score and a 1 to nothing Express lead in the second period.
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Still in the second the Admirals try the wrap around the rebound is picked up by Ettiene Dra-poo and he flips it past Bert for the goal to tie it at 1 to 1 but Roanoke wins the game 3 to 1.
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With the victory the Express takes over sole possession of second place in the E-C-H-L's Northeast Division.



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Skiing on New Year's Day isn't unusual, unless you're skiing the waters of Smith Mountain Lake.
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And that's exactly what the members of the Smith Mountain Lake Water Ski Club do every year.
This is the sixth annual Polar Ski Day. This year was balmy compared to other years.
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