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The Battle on Bourbon Street is now just one day away. Just ahead on News 7 at 5, live reports from New Orleans.
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And two women plead guilty to bilking elderly sisters out of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
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Strong winds, the threat of a thunderstorm and passing showers all part of our early January forecast package coming up.

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On Healthcheck, how to get the right toothbrush for your child. It could make a big difference in later years.
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And meet two deaf sisters .. who PASSED hearing tests at birth. And learn wny it could happen to others as well.
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You can count the hours now ... Virginia Tech is just 27 hours away from the most important kickoff in school history.
And one day before the Sugar Bowl, the coaches for both teams held court for the final time.
Mike Stevens is in New Orleans where the clock is ticking down.
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As Tech prepares for its championship game, Mike and our News 7 sports team are preparing a special one-hour program, live from New Orleans.
Join us for "Hokie High, Battle on Bourbon Street", tomorrow night at 7.
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Two Bedford County women are facing federal prison time- for a fraud scheme that netted them more than 300- thousand dollars.
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58-year old Thelma Mae Barger and 67-year old Dorothy Saunders pleaded guilty to mail fraud and Social Security fraud today.
Authorities say the pair used their power of attorney to bilk two elderly sisters out of their life savings.
Much of the money helped build this 12-thousand square foot home near Huddleston.
Barger and Saunders must repay the money or the house could be forfeited.
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It's not quite radio, not quite TV.
It's all Roanoke, all the time, on "The Net".
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((NATSOUND: WE'RE LIVE FROM TANGLEWOOD MALL IN ROANOKE, VIRGINIA))
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It's "W-R-E-V dot Net"- a "webcast" that went into cyberspace today.
W-R-E-V is streaming audio and video on the Internet.
It's gong to be a 24-hour a-day production, featuring local programming.
Today's first webcast included an interview with Congressman Bob Goodlatte.
W-R-E-V is also an e-commerce site, where you can shop the stores at Tanglewood Mall.
And the site will soon feature simulcasts of News-7 at six, carried live everyday.
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What Y2K? Just ahead, businesses open for the first time this year ... but did any run into big computer problems?
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And it's not a good day ... when you drive a van into a high school pool. We'll tell you where it happened .. and why.
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All the Y-2-K hype ... and all was quiet New Year's day.
Well now it's the first business day of the Year 2-thousand .. so were there any major glitches today?
Lisa Hughes checks it out.
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President Clinton is hoping the New Year brings a new Mideast peace deal-
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He's in Shepardstown West Virginia todayhosting talks between Syria and Israel-
Leaders of the two nations are expected to discuss Israel's return of the Golan heights to Syria-
The location of the talks was chosen for it's relative isolation- population 13-hundred.
Sheperdstown is off of 81- just north of Winchester.
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Just hours before those talks began, a grenade attack on the Russian embassy in Lebanon left two people dead.

It happened in the middle of the day ... on a busy roadway in the Muslim part of Beirut- Lebanon's capitol city.


No word who the attackers were, but the Associated Press reports they may have been Muslims angry about Russia's war with Chechnya.
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A much different kind of problem for some homeowners in Germany, who might be excused for literally getting "that sinking feeling."
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Two garages, with their cars still inside, sunk into a hole 130-feet wide.
The garages disappeared in the hole when an old mining tunnel under them collapsed yesterday.
Construction workers are now trying to fill the big hole with 5-thousand tons of concrete .. to prevent nearby houses from collapsing too.
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A different kind of sinking in the US, where a stolen van turns up-
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at the bottom of a swimming pool.
Apparently a thief drove the vehicle through the glass doors of a high school pool complex in Portland Oregon.
The van scraped starting blocks 3 and four, dragged in a folding chair and landed right side up in the pool.
How to get the car out? The pool will be drained- so the van can be towed-
Police are classifying the crime as a senseless act of vandalism and have no immediate suspects.
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When you look at the Sugar Bowl field tomorrow, there's a man who says you'll be looking at artwork ... HIS artwork. Patrick Evans is in New Orleans.
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When the Hokies take on Florida State tomorrow night ... they'll trampling all over a work of art.
At least that's the way the field painter looks at it.
Patrick Evans introduces us to the Sugar Bowl "Field Artist".
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The Hokies are about to start counting down the hours. Just ahead, Mike Stevens is live in New Orleans.
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And it sounds simple ... brushing helps children's teeth later in life. But choosing the right toothbrush for them can be very important. [health bump]
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When children pass a routine hearing check at the hospital nursery, parents don't usually encounter further problems.
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But that's not always the case.
Take Sierra and Kelsey Hauf.
Both have a rare hearing problem called "Auditory (Ner-OPP-athy) Neuropathy".
5-year old Sierra passed early hearing tests, but she wasn't talking at age two.
That's when her problem was diagnosed.
The girls' parents took in Kelsey as a baby, and her early diagnosis made a big difference.
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"Auditory Neuropathy" affects the auditory nerve. It blocks hearing even if the inner ear is working properly.

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You know what it can be like ... to get young children to brush their teeth.
But even with all of today's advancements in dental hygiene, proper care at home still makes for healthier mouths when children get older
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That's why selecting the right toothbrush for a child can be important.
The American Dental Association recommends a toothbrush with soft bristles ... it's good for children's gums.
And you should check to make sure you're buying the right size.
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((It's important to look at the packaging that the toothbrush comes in. They usually carry recommendations on the size of the toothbrush for the appropriate age.))
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Dentists recommend that in most cases, a child's toothbrush be replaced every three to four months.
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The countdown to tomorrow night's national championship game is in the final stages. Today the head coaches offered their final thoughts for tomorrow night's big shindig.
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To find out what they had to say we head to New Orleans where we find Mike Stevens.
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Mike and Steve promote the 6, toss to the Break

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So who can kiss longer, men or women?
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A 24 hour kissing marathon in Taiwan might answer that question.
More than 50 couples started, and they had to kiss for eight straight hours before taking a ten-minute break.
Only three pairs survived the full 24 hours, and they'll share the 76-hundred dollar prize.
Most of those voluntarily giving up were the men, who in many cases left their more patient and still fiercely competitive partners to quit in anger.
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