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Water main breaks throughout Roanoke leave several neighborhoods without water ..
Crews are working to repair the problem ..
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In sports, Mike Stevens will have the final news conference with Virginia Tech and Clemson before tomorrow's Gator Bowl, the Express battles Greensboro today
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and speaking of home, our very own Tiki Barber was on the NFL today show, his thoughts in sports.
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Cold conditions continue to hold on to our area... I'll have your New Years forecast coming up....

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News 7 is next. [open]
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The year ends in murder at this Roanoke motel ..
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[ANCHOR=Jen]

Good evening, I'm Jennifer Miele .. Teresa Hamilton has the night off.




[Roanoke-Murder]


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Roanoke police arrested and charged a woman with murder this morning for allegedly stabbing the man she lived with to death.
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40-year-old Brenda Warren is being held at the Roanoke City Jail.
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Police say Warren stabbed 47-year-old Edward Raymond Anderson the Third last night at the Ramada Inn on Franklin Road .. Police were called to the Inn today, where they found Anderson's body. A steak knife was also found at the scene. Police say Anderson and Warren were living at the Ramada Inn together .. They allegedly had a history of domestic problems.
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[Water-Mains]


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Water main breaks throughout Roanoke City have left a some residents without an adequate water supply .. Roanoke Police say crews have been working for several days to repair the ruptured mains .. But Police say several neighborhoods are still without water - and they aren't sure when service will be restored. Dispatchers say they have been flooded with calls - and they ask city residents *NOT* to call 9-1-1 dispatchers to report water problems. The breaks are being blamed on extremely cold temperatures.
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Organizers of First Night Roanoke hope the cold weather won't keep folks from ringing in the New Year downtown ..
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Kate Weidaw is at the courthouse tonight. Kate what's going on down there??
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Thousands of Tech fans are poised to ring in the New Year in Jacksonville tonight - where the temperature at midnight is expected to be near 20-degrees. Mike Stevens has more on how some local fans are warming up on the eve of the big game.
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The New Year will bring with it additions to Virginia election ballots and subtractions from the car tax .. Details on those stories are still ahead ...
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Plus .. some local churches end Y-2-K with an act of solidarity .. Here's Leo with your first look at weather.
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After more than a year in planning, 17 Presbyterian churches in the Roanoke Valley gathered for a joint service this morning.
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The Roanoke Civic Center was packed with more then 3-thousand Presbyterians. An organizer for the event says it's a way to help smaller congregations feel part of the larger mission of the church.
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((GEORGE ANDERSON: IT WAS GREAT HAVING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TOGETHER FOR ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TO GIVE ALL OUR CONGREGATIONS A GREATER SENSE OF IDENTITY THEN THEY HAVE INDIVIDUALLY AS A CONGREGATION.))
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All the money taken from the collection went to the Presbyterian Community Center. The center helps out the homeless and provides after school tutoring.
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[Internet-Counseling]


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The holidays can be a difficult time of year for those dealing with depression or the loss of a friend or relative.
That's why the Mount Regis Center wants people to know they have a place to turn for support that's confidential.
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Mount Regis- -in conjunction with Well-Place-Dot-Com- -is offering on-line services to help people cope with holiday- related stresses.
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((THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT THEY'RE NOT ALONE THAT THERE ARE PLACES THEY CAN GO, THEY DON'T HAVE TO FEEL AS ISOLATED AS THEY MIGHT FEEL, THEY DON'T HAVE TO FEEL AS LONELY AS THEY'RE FEELING))
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The site offers everything from chat rooms to information on other places to go for help.
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((CHAT ROOMS CONNECT THEM WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE SIMILAR PROBLEMS. THERE'S A MODERATOR SO THAT THEY CAN GET A LITTLE GUIDANCE. IT'S NOT MEANT AS A COUNSELING SESSION, IT'S MEANT FOR SUPPORT, FOR RESOURCES FOR PEOPLE, AND PLACE TO GO THE FIND WHAT THEY CAN DO DIFFERENT, OR JUST GET SOME ADDITIONAL HELP))
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You do have to sign up to log on, but membership is free.
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You can find links to the "Well Place" and Mount Regis web sites by going to OUR website and clicking on "Webwatch."

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Some consider it a New Years gift from the Governor - others don't. The next phase of the Virginia car tax elimination kicks in tomorrow .. nine days before the General Assembly convenes.
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Some legislators are unhappy about Governor Gilmore's plan to use national tobacco settlement money to continue to eliminate the car tax .. But the Gilmore administration says the car tax cut will happen - no matter what.
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Election ballots in Virginia will have a new look as of midnight tonight.
Voters will see each candidate's party affiliation beside their name .. Until now, only the candidates for President were labeled with a party affiliation ..
State Republicans reportedly pushed for the change .. Officials say they have more to gain by tying themselves to their national party. The first test of the new law will come January 9th in a special House of Delegates election in Virginia Beach.



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[ANCHOR=Jen]
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Still ahead on News 7 at 6 .. We'll recap this years' biggest business headlines ..
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And in sports, we'll head back to Jacksonville for the latest on the Hokies' preparations for tomorrow's Gator Bowl ..
We'll be right back.
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It's been a rocky ride for Norfolk Southern this year. The company has let go nearly 10 percent of its workforce since January.
The Martinsville area, on the other hand, has seen unemployment fall to levels it hasn't seen since Tultex left town.
Here's look back at this years' News 7 business coverage in this 2000 business review.
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(( In it's glory days, Norfolk Southern was an integral part of rail car part production. But waves of layoffs have left a broken track in Roanoke.
This year, N-S has closed its foundry and the East End Carshops.
2,844 workers have been let go system wide.
That means the company has reduced its workforce by just under 10% since January. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
Striking Union workers at Rubatex returned to work in June after nine months on strike.
It's labeled as one of the most bitter labor disputes in company history.
Crossing the picket lines became so difficult, Rubatex filed an unfair labor practice suit against its union.
Union members say the company has not been cooperative in contract negotiations.
The two sides have still not come to an agreement. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
80 thousand union workers at Verizon went on strike in August. They say mandatory overtime and stress in the work place lead them to the picket lines.
Those in Virginia returned to work in less than three weeks, but their most trying days were yet to come.
Verizon employee Danny Lee Overstreet was shot at killed at a Roanoke night club allegidly by Ronald Gay.
Employees at Verizon Virginia set up a memorial fun for Overstreet's family. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
The contract between fiber giant Celanese and its union members expired June 19th. Workers threatened to strike on three different occasions, but the strike was avoided.
In August, 59 percent of the company's unionized workers voted in favor of a new three-year deal -- which includes a yearly three percent raise.
Mandatory overtime is still a topic of debate. [INSERT GREEN FLASH HERE]
Martinsville and Henry County are finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.
Cinergy Corporation has plans to build a new power plant.
The rebound comes after the loss of the area's biggest employer, Tultex.
Back to school staffing and holiday retail hiring has slimmed Martinsville's unemployment rate down to about eight percent.
All of the three former Tultex buildings have been sold - one to Sara Lee Activewear.
Sara Lee plans to hire some 300 hundred workers once its distribution center is up and running.
That's the 2000 business review.
Wishing you many happy investments in the new year.))

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Tech and Clemson offer famous last words , Tiki Barber was the featured guest on the NFL today,
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while his former Uva teammate Jamie Sharper and Tech's Cornell Brown celebrated the Ravens win over the broncos on wild card Sunday.
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The gator Bowl hype is now history. Mike Stevens has the famous last words from both the Hokies and the Tigers from Jacksonville.
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The AFC wild card matched Denver and Baltimore today in what turned out to be a defensive showcase.
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Scoreless until the second quarters watch Raven running back Jamal Lewis go right and find the zone on a one yard touchdown run. Baltimore led 7-nothing.
After a Denver field goal, the strangest play so far in the playoffs. Trent Dilfer's pass is bobbled by lewis, then goes off the arms of Bronco corner Terrell Buckley and into the arms of tight end Shannon Sharpe who gets some revenge o
n his former team with a 58 yard [SUPER=30-Baltimore/21/Denver/3;]touchdown reception. It was 14-3 Baltimore with 4:06

left in the half.
Lewis got 27 of his 110 yards on this third quarter TD run and the 21-3 lead holds as the Ravens advance.
Former tech star Cornell Brown, UVa's Jamie Sharper and the Ravens take on Tennessee next Saturday.
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In the NFC wild card, Tampa Bay and Philadelphia are battling in Philly. Right now the Eagles lead the Buccaneers 14 to 3 in the third quarter.
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One other league note, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher has been selected as this season's NFL defensive rookie of the year. The ninth overall pick in last April's draft easily won the award. He registered a team leading 125 tackles, eight sacks and two interceptions for the 5 and 11 Bears.

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The Giants play the winner of the Bucs and Eagles game next Sunday. New York has a bye this week and have homefield advantage in the playoffs.
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One huge reason for the Giants success is Tiki Barber.
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His one thousand, six rushing yards earned Tiki an appearance on the NFL today show. He talked about the confidence the Giants have coming into the post season and that he will play, even though his left hand is in a cast.
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[S-Express]


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The Express hit the Round Hous ice today looking for revenge against Greensboro after the Generals stung Roanoke 6-2 yesterday.
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Both teams went through pre game warm ups and then it's face off.
In the first period, Greensboro rips rope first as Sal Manganaro slips it past a few Express defenders and Jason Lalongo puts it home. 1-nothing Generals.
Greensboro makes it 2-nothing when Lucas Smittle feeds Olig Timchenko, who buries the puck on the break. A 2 goal lead in the second and the game is still going on.
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The Virginia Tech men's basketball team begins it's Big East era at Saint Johns this Wednesday without starting guard Brian Chase.
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Chase sat on the bench during Saturday's game against the High Point with a fractured right hand.
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((RICKY STOKES/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH: HE GOT PUT IN A CAST. HE'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE IN IT FOR TWO WEEKS THEN THE DOCTOR WILL RE-EVALUATE HIM AFTER TWO WEEKS AND WE'LL GO FROM THERE. SO PROBABLY TWO TO FOUR WEEKS IS WHAT WE'RE HEARING.))
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Chase had been averaging more than 12 points a game.
In addition to missing Chase, forward Dennis Mims has been suspended indefinitely for violating team rules.
Coach Ricky Stokes is also bringing along three new players to the program.
Swingmen Danny Gathings and Joe Hamilton, as well as Carlton Carter were eligible to play December 18th.
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((IT'S A LITTLE OUT IF KILTER WITH THREE NEW GUYS IN THAT IT TAKES TIME AWAY FROM MOVING FORWARD. I'M STILL HAPPY WITH THIS TEAM LOOKING FORWARD AS WE GO TO ST. JOHNS TO PLAY OUR BIG EAST OPENER))
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