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Today on News 7 at 5, Roanoke authorities investigate the shooting death of a local teenager,
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and the Virginia Tech Hokies win the Gator Bowl. Mike Stevens will join us live from Jacksonville, Florida.
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Also today, a host from M-TV has to make an emergency plane landing,
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and we'll meet the Roanoke Valley's first baby of the New Year.
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News 7 at 5 is next!
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No charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of a Roanoke teenager last night.
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Police were called to a residence in the Westwood Village apartment complex around 9:30.
That's where a 14- year- old girl had been shot once in the chest.. she died a short time later at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
A 16- year- old suspect was questioned and then released into his mother's custody.
Authorities say they're still talking to witnesses and no charges will be considered until they've gathered more information.
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The sixth ranked Virginia Tech Hokies are celebrating in Jacksonville after they beat Clemson 41 to 20 in the Gator Bowl.
Lee Suggs ran for three touchdowns, tying the Gator Bowl record for T-D's in a game.
Michael Vick ran for a touchdown and passed for another.
He was 10 of 18 for 205 yards passing and he ran for another 19.
Virginia Tech wraps up the year at 11 and 1. Mike Stevens will join us live coming up today in sports.

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The Roanoke chapter of the Virginia Tech alumni association gathered to watch the Gator Bowl at a Roanoke restaurant.
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Tina Tenret is at Corned Beef and Company where the Tech fans celebrated the big win.
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138 years after President Lincoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation, America's minority community continues to celebrate that historic document.
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January 1st has traditionally been observed as "Jubilee Day" in the African- American community.
Services were held this afternoon at Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Black leaders say while great strides have been made in the area of civil rights, more work needs to be done.
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Martin Jeffrey and Aletha Bolden also were honored today with "Citizens of the Year" awards.
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She actually showed up almost a week late.. but little Gabrielle Granger (grahn-zhay) wasted no time becoming the Roanoke area's first baby of the millenium.
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Gabrielle entered the world at one minute after midnight this morning.. she's the daughter of Paula and Canney (CAN-nay) Granger.
Paula Granger says she and several other mothers were going into labor around the same time at Roanoke's Community Hospital.
And as Gabrielle was being born, Paula says she realized this was going to be a New Year's baby.
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Gabrielle weighed in at just over 6 pounds, 4 ounces.
Her parents and sister Meagan live in Glade Hill.
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The future of a British landmark is in doubt. We'll have that story after the break,
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[VO] but first dozens of people are injured when a car bomb explodes in Israel.
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Twenty people are reported injured after a car bomb explodes in the center of an Israeli coastal city.
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Three explosions from the bombing came in quick succession in the heart of Netanya (neh-TAHN'-yuh). Police believe one gravely wounded man was involved in planting the bomb. The militant group Hamas denies involvement - but says attacks like this are a "holy right" for Palestinians. Israel is threatening to respond to the attack .. A deputy prime minister says the reaction should be "vigorous and immediate" - and that Yasser Arafat needs to be sent a message ..
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Rescue workers went fishing in the Atlantic today for crew members of a sinking boat ..
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The fishing vessel, "The Pembroke," lost her rudder and began taking on water 180 miles west of the Isles of Scilly, southwest of England. The boat's 13-man crew was airlifted to safety by two rescue helicopters - despite rough sea conditions and 30-knot winds. A Coastguard spokesman says the Spanish and African crew of the U-K registered "Pembroke" are all O-K.
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The host of MTV's "Senseless Acts of Video" re-enacts stunts seen in music videos for a living .. But yesterday the stuntman got stuck in a real life-or-death dilemma ..
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The engine of Troy Hartman's experimental plane failed seven-thousand feet above Palmdale, California. Hartman had to put the plane down on a residential road ..
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Hartman says the truck driver gave him directions to the nearest airport - four miles away. Both Hartman and his passenger are fine.
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People all over Britain turned to the clock tower known as Big Ben last night to usher in the new year. And on this first day of the new millennium, there are still some unresolved questions about Ben's clock, and who'll make sure it keeps on ticking into the next century. Tom Fenton reports.
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Coming up next, Robin Reed will have a detailed look at our forecast,
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[VO] and then a little later we'll see why boxing is getting popular to help people pound away their pounds.
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Coming up in just a moment, Mike Stevens will joins us live with more of Virginia Tech's Gator Bowl victory over Clemson,
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[VO] also we'll see how a new world record may help bring peaceful relations to three countries.
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A researcher at the University of Virginia wants to make leeches obsolete.
Leeches have been used medicinally for nearly three thousand years and Patrick Cottler thinks that is long enough.


He has invented a mechanical device that serves the same purpose as the living blood suckers.
The two inch square device is a series of hypodermic needles attached to a tiny vacuum pumping system.
Cottler plans to market his mechanical leech, possibly under the name ``Smart Bandage.'' He's staying away from the word ``leech,'' figuring it wouldn't help business.


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If you have made a resolution to take off your gloves and get serious about the fight to lose weight, you may want to reconsider...at least the part about the gloves.
Stacey Simms from Charlotte affliate WBTV has more on boxing for exercise.
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Virginia Tech beat Clemson 41-20 in the Toyota Gator Bowl today, a win that completes the Hokies second straight 11 win season.
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Mike Stevens joins us from field level in Jacksonville with a post game report Mike.
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Now five other college bowl games have kicked off or will kick off today and tonight. The Outback and the Cotton Bowls are history.
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In the Outback Bowl, South Carolina battled Ohio State.
South Carolina wide receiver, Ryan Brewer was used to run the ball today and he made the most of it, rushing for three touchdowns. His seven yard run led to a 9-nothing Gamecocks lead with 10:58 left in the third.
Brewer iced the win here and South Carolina, winless in 1999, completes the SEC's biggest turn around winning 24-7.
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The Cotton Bowl would pit Tennessee against Kansas State. Phillip Fulmer had his hands full. KU's Jonathan Beasley keeps the rock and scoots in from 14 yards out. 7-nothing Kansas State.
UT answers the bell in the second when Casey Clausen finds David Martin on a 17 yard scoring strike. 7-7.
But Kansas State led 21-14 after two quarters and outscores the Volunteers 14 to 7 in the second half to win the Cotton Bowl 35-21.
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More from Tech's big win in the Gator Bowl and all of your bowling knowledge coming your way at six, have a great new

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A new law takes effect today that's supposed to make sure you pay up at the pump.
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Driving off without paying for gas could cost you your driver's license.
A new law gives judges the power to suspend your license for a month, if you're caught.
Repeat offenders would lose their driving privileges automatically for 30 days.
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Things fell into place yesterday for a group of students who wanted to get into the Guinness Book of World Records.
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It took the 62 college and high school students a month to set up the nearly three and a half MILLION dominos needed to break the world record set by a Dutch team last month.
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The students from China, Japan, and Korea began their task November 30th.
But the most difficult feature was not the largest structure, it was a representation of the "Starry Night" painting by Vincent van Gogh, composed of 50-thousand dominos.
For the organizers, the event helped to improve the relations among the three countries, and also lent support to Beijing's bid for the 2008 Olympics.
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