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There counting down to Kickoff-- just three hours till Tech's big game.
We'll have live reports from New Orleans.
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And the stock market takes a big tumble today.
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Some passing showers today and colder weather ahead tonight and tomorrow. Full forecast details in a few minutes.


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The FBI is investigating the anthrax scare at a Roanoke Planned Parenthood.
On health check-- find out what Anthrax is.
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Plus -- a bad flu season is causing back ups in some hospital emergency rooms.
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Coaches, players and fans-- they're all primed in New Orleans for tonight's big matchup.
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Virginia Tech and Florida State meet in the national championship Nokia Sugar Bowl in just three hours.
Both teams have completed their game plans and are ready for tonight's kickoff set for just after 8.
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Steve Mason joins us from just outside the Super Dome with a pre-game report..
Steve?
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What's red and orange on the outside, maroon and orange on the inside?
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It's the last plane full of Hokie faithful headed to New Orleans.
The charter took off at noon today.
And everybody on board is coming back tonight ... or tomorrow morning ... as soon as the game ends.
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Airfare and ticket packages for this one-day trip cost about 700-dollars.
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Some of the loudest Virginia Tech cheerleaders are only in first grade.
They have never taken college classes but Tech is turning them into mathematicians.
As Tina Tenret shows us, the Hokie spirit is helping kids score big.
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((TRAIN. I RODE A TRAIN TO NEW ORLEANS. T-R-A-I-N. YEAH! GO HOKIES.)) [RUNS:11]
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The Virginia Tech team won the Sugar Bowl -- well, at least this Spelling Sugar Bowl at Bonsack Elementary. All the Hokie hype is making classtime hip.
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Local teachers are using the Sugar Bowl to highlight New Orleans culture, like zydeco music and a smattering of French phrases.
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Each child has taken the name of a Tech football star. They're already adding up imaginary touchdowns.
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((SO I WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY ARE GOING TO WATCH THE GAME ON T-V. YOU'RE GOING TO ADD OR SUBTRACT? SUBTRACT!)) [RUNS:10]
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And of course in that pretend Sugar Bowl -- some kids had to be Florida State Seminoles -- but somehow, they didn't seem bitter when Virginia Tech won. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke County))

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The News-7 Sports crew will present an hour-long live special tonight at seven.
Tune in to "Hokie-High-- Battle on Bourbon Street" here on W-D-B-J-7.
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While tech fans are on a hokie high- the Stock market is at a low- the Dow lost 350 points today-
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Nasdaq was down by well over 2-hundred points in a broad based selloff.
The drop is linked to fears that the federal reserve may hike rates now that the Y-2-K calendar worries are over.
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The man who heads up the Federal Rederve will continue on the job for another four years.
President Clinton credits Alan Greenspan's work with keeping the American economy strong.
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Roanoke's new city manager is on the job. More on Darlene Burcham when News-7 at Five returns.
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And one bomb threat closes three Franklin County schools.
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Three schools in Franklin County closed this morning because of a bomb threat.
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Someone called the switchboard at the county high school around 8 o'clock to say that a bomb was in one of the buildings.
That turned out to be a hoax.
But officials had to send everyone home.
Students at Benjamin Franklin Middle School and at the (CAT-see) CATCE center also had to leave for the day, because they're on the same bus routes as the high school students.
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A Franklin County man is accused of stabbing a man because he talked to police.
Gary Tiller is charged with attempted murder and malicious wounding for allegedly stabbing Chanton (SHAN-ton) Claybrooks in the stomach today, near Boones Mill.
Franklin County investigators say Tiller was angry that Claybrooks provided evidence against him in an arson and larceny case.

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Her welcome has been so warm, Roanoke's new city manager says she wonders when the serious business will begin.
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Since the announcement of her appointment several weeks ago, Darlene Burcham has been meeting with officials and taking a closer look at the city's affairs.
But today's council meeting was the first since she officially took office on January first at one minute after midnight.
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((DARLENE BURCHAM/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I KEEP WONDERING WHEN THE WELCOMES ARE GOING TO END AND THE SERIOUS BUSINESS AT HAND. YOU HAVE BEEN SUCH A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY TO BE WELCOMED TO.))
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Also at today's city council meeting, Mayor David Bowers announced the 1999 citizen of the year in Roanoke. The honor went to Jere (Jerry) Hodgin, the Producing Artistic Director of Mill Mountain Theatre.
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President Clinton says he's hopeful as day two of Mideast Peace talks got underway.
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The leaders of Israel and Syria are meeting in an isolated area of Sheperdstown West Virginia.
The only media access was an update given by President-
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((ALL THE ISSUES ARE ON THE TABLE AND IT'S A PRETTY FULL TABLE AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE))
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President Clinton says the issues are difficult but he thinks both sides are serious about coming to common ground.

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Next on News 7 at Five, Patrick Evans will check in from New Orleans with more on tonight's 2-million-dollar halftime competition.
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And-- Carlos Santana is the early favorite in this year's Grammy race.
We'll have the nominations later.
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A natioanl championship trophy will be given away at the end of tonight's big game in New Orleans.
But at halftime, Nokia is hoping to give away some big bucks.
Patrick Evans talks the contestants.
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Still ahead on News 7 at Five, Mike Stevens has more from New Orleans.
In Health check, flu season is kicking into high gear in many parts of the country.
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Plus -- Planned Parenthood in Roanoke awaits the results of an FBI investigation into an anthrax scare.
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Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge is expecting the lab results of a letter sent to them yesterday claiming its laced with anthrax. The F-B-I branch in Roanoke is testing the substance on the letter.
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Several other states across the country also received threats. Planned Parenthood President David Nova says of the 18 letters tested that arrived in other states, so far, six have come back as a hoax.
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Anthrax is a bacterial disease spread by inhaling contaminated particles or handling the wool or hair or eating meat from a diseased animal. The symptoms vary depending on the type of exposure. Health Department Director Molly Rutledge says it is life threatening to humans if left untreated.
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Anthrax can be treated with antibiotics, usually penicillin or tetracycline is prescribed. We'll have the latest on the F-B-I's findings tonight on News 7 at 6.

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Most folks survived the Y-2-K bug, but now many are being bitten by the Flu bug.
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Some emergency rooms are swamped-- treating hundreds of cases in the last few days.
Some parts of the country are worse than others-- hospitals in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles are reporting a surge in cases, a little earlier than usual.
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((WE TEND TO SEE MORE FLU IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY...BUT WE 'RE DEFINITELY SEEING A LOT OF PEOPLE...PROBABLY LIKE I SAID A TWENTY TO THIRTY PERCENT INCREASE OVER LAST YEAR.))
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The good news is that this flu is a known enemy ...and the flu shot is still up to 90 percent effective against it.
But even the newest drugs on the market won't work if you wait too long to see a doctor.
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Here in Southwest Virginia, health officials are reporting an average year so far.

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Tonight's two minute ticker is once again setting up shop in New Orleans, where in just a couple of hours the long awaited national championship game will get under way.
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Mike Stevens has some final thoughts from both coaches outside the Superdome.
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It is the top honor in music- a Grammy.
Tonight the nominations are out-
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Carlos Santana is up for ten Grammy's including record, song and album of the year
TLC has six nominations-
Record of the year nominations include Livin La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin.
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((LIKE A BULLET TO YOUR BRAIN... UPSIDE, INSIDE OUT LIVIN LA VIDA LOCA.))
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The Backstreet Boys- I want it That Way, Believe by Cher, Santana's Smooth and No scrubs by TLC are also up for single of the year.
Winners will be announced February 23rd.
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[Close-ID] [5pm] We hav ean update now. Health officials say the letter sent to Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge did not contain Anthrax.

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