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Coming up next...

A state and local update concerning Y-2-K.
Joy Sutton will have a progress report on local race relations over the past two centuries.
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And--we'll meet the first baby born in the Roanoke Valley.
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In sports, The Bowl season was in full swing this afternoon the News 7 sports crew continue's its reports from New Orleans.
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And they'll have a report on Ricky Hall who suffered a broken bone in his foot at yesterday's practice.
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As Virginians ring in the new year -- potential Y2K problems seem non existent.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.



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So far so good, that's the word today from local and state officials concerning the Y-2-K bug.
In fact, many 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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A-E-P also experienced a smooth transition into the new year.
But the Y-2-K bug hasn't remained completely silent.
The Pentagon says a reconnaissance satellite was left useless for a few hours because of a computer glitch.




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History was made bright and 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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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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In Fairfax-- twins were born in different millenniums.
A woman gave birth to a girl at 11- fifty two last night, making her one of the last Virginians born in the 1900's.

Her brother came along at 12:01 and 24- seconds.


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The 20-th century was a time of struggle for many Americans -- who fought for equal rights under the law.
Today, African Americans in Roanoke and across the nation celebrated the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation.
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Joy Sutton attended the celebration and joins us with the details.
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Teresa,
Today marked the annual Jubilee Day --- a time to celebrate the proclamation that freed slaves in the south and ultim

ately changed the course of history.
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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'S 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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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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Coming up on News 7, New Year's celebration's continue today at the Governor's mansion.
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And has Y-2-K kept travelers from flying out of the Roanoke Regional Airport? Find out how Sugar Bowl goers and Holiday travelers are fairing next on News 7.
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Flights at the Roanoke Airport were NOT affected by the turn of the new century.
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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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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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New Year's day was a busy one at the newly renovated Governor's mansion in Richmond.
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Governor Gilmore and his family opened the mansion this afternoon for a New Year's Day reception.
The Gilmores moved back into the 186 year old mansion last month after completion of a seven million dollar renovation.
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Still to come on News 7, You've seen the best videos, books and movies of the year -- But do you know the top local news stories of the year?
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Coming up we'll take you back and show you what made 1999 a year to remember.
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Looking back on 19-99 -- many local stories may come to your mind.
Here are the top 7 stories of 99.
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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.
And this story leads us into the year 2-thousand -- as Virginia waits to see if the Hokies will bring home the title.))


















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And coming up, The News 7 sports crew files another report from New Orleans, The site of the national championship game between Virginia Tech and Florida State.
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And Miami gives the Big East a win over Georgia Tech in the Gator Bowl.
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Lose lips and broken bones are causing some concerns for the boys from Blacksburg as the Sugar Bowl draws closer.


Mike Stevens and Steve Mason get us up to speed in New Orleans.
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Georgia Tech and 23-rd ranked Miami would hook up 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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The Citrus Bowl featured a match up between 10-th ranked florida and 9-th ranked Michigan State.
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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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The college bowl season was in full force today, Lets take a look at all of this afternoon's bowl scores.
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We ended the 1900s and started the 2000s on a warm note.
Here's Patrick Evans with the January Almanac-- He'll tell you what kind of weather to expect this month-- and to keep your eyes on the sky.
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