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Coming up on News 7, Roanoke police search for clues in the fatal shooting of a 14-year old girl.
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And fire rips through part of the Snowshoe ski resort.
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In sports, Mike Stevens will join us from Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville for the latest on tech's Gaotr Bow, win over Clemson
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and speaking of bowls, South Carolina downs Ohio State in the Outback bowl, highlioghts in sports.
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More of the same weather wise as the cold air continues its invasion. Also, Jacey Birch stops by with a January almanac.

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Virginia Tech spends another January in Jacksonville and comes away with a big win...
And fans love it.
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Good evening, I'm Meredyth Censullo. Keith Humphry has the night off.

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It may not be the first time Tech's gone to the Gator Bowl, but they sure did take a bite out of Clemson today. [2-SHOT]
Steve Mason joins us now with some highlights from today's big win.
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Meredyth, a big day for tech and especially Lee Suggs.
He ran for three touchdowns tying the Gator Bowl record for touchdowns in a game and raised his season T-D total to a school record 31.
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We pick up the action in the first quarter, Michael Vick tosses to Jared Ferguson for a 23 yard T-D.
Vick also ran one in for a 14-zip lead at the end of the first.
At halftime it was 21-10, thanks to this Lee Suggs touchdown run.
The Hokies tacked on 20 more points in the second half for the 41-20 win.
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Mike Stevens will have more in a live report from Jacksonville coming up a little later in Sports.
The big question-- will today's win change Michael Vick's mind about staying at Tech.

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Thousands of Tech fans made the trip to Jacksonville, thousands more watched the game on television here in Virginia.
Tina Tenret caught up with some of them.
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Roanoke police are still trying to determine what led to the fatal shooting of a 14- year- old girl last night.
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It happened inside a residence at the Westwood Village apartment complex in Northwest Roanoke around 9:30.
Authorities say the victim was in her home with a 16- year- old male friend when she was shot once in the right chest.
She died later at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The teenage boy was questioned by police and then released into his mother's custody.
No charges have been filed.
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A warehouse owned by the Snowshoe Resort went up in flames today.
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No one was hurt. But the fire did an estimated one million dollars damage.
It broke out just before five this morning.
A spokesman for the ski resort says firefighters were on the scene a few minutes after the smoke alarm went off.
But it took about four hours to bring the fire under control, because of the strong winds and bitter cold.
All the food and beverages stored in the warehouse were destroyed.
But Snowshoe says it has plenty of supplies on hand, and more on the way.
The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.
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If you don't pay at the pump, you might lose your license.
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Starting today, a judge can take away your driver's license for a month, if you buy gas in Virginia and drive off without paying.
Repeat offenders automatically lose their driving privileges for 30 days.
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Next on News 7 at Six, we'll look back on the top news stories of the Year 2000.
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And later, meet the area's first baby of the year 2001.
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Virginia made headlines across the country, and throughout the world last year.
Joe McKean has a look back at the top ten news stories of 2-thousand, as selected by the News-7 staff.
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((At number ten on our list, the special grand jury report on the Vinton police department. The document unsealed for a few hours in February provided details on the allegations that led to the resignations of Chief Ricky Foutz and Lt. Bill Brown.
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((IN MY OPINION, THERE'S NOT ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO CHARGE ANYBODY WITH A CRIME, DESPITE WHAT I FELT WERE VERY SERIOUS IRREGULARITIES.)) [RUNS10]
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Both men have sued the town.
This was the year the city of Roanoke was chosen as the location for a proposed biomedical institute, developed by Carilion Health Systems, UVA and Virginia Tech. The site is prone to flooding. And owners of some businesses were upset they'll be forced out.
2000 is also the year that saw the end of the strike at Rubatex in Bedford.
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((I DON'T DOUBT THAT THERE ISN'T GOING TO BE ANY BAD FEELINGS STILL THERE, BUT WE'VE GOT TO PUT IT BEHIND US. IT'S BEHIND US NOW, WE'VE GOT TO MOVE FORWARD, WE'VE GOT TO DO THE BEST WE CAN.))
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Union workers were back on the job in June, after nine months on the picket lines, but without a new contract.
The city of Lexington lost a historic landmark this year. The Presbyterian Church where Stonewall Jackson once prayed caught fire, gutting the interior, toppling the steeple as firefighters fought the flames.
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((WITH THIS BEING SUCH A SMALL TIGHT KNOW COMMUNITY IT'S A VERY PERSON THING. AS FOR MYSELF, THIS IS MY CHURCH.))
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It turned out that workers using a hot iron to remove paint started the fire by accident.
Virginia Republicans had much to celebrate this year. Former governor George Allen handily defeated incumbent Chuck Robb in the US Senate race. The GOP now owns every statewide office in the Commonwealth.
Norfolk Southern cast aside hundreds of workers this year, announcing in June that it would close the east end car shops in Roanoke in August.
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More layoffs and buyouts followed throughout the fall and winter, as the railroad tried to trim its work force and maintain profits.
At the end of August, Lexington suffered another tragedy. A small plane crashed in the heart of the city.
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Both men on board died. No one on the ground was hurt.
An accident at the New River Castings plant in Radford is one of our top three stories of the year. An explosion in March killed three workers. State officials accused the foundry's owner, Intermet, of several safety violations and proposed fines of more than 800-thousand dollars.
The killing of Radford high school student Tara Munsey also hit the New River Valley hard. Her body was discovered in a remote area of Pulaski County a few weeks after she disappeared from her job at a fast food restaurant.
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Jeffrey Alan Thomas is set to stand trial in February for her murder.
Another violent crime that brought Roanoke attention throughout the world is our top story of the year, the shootings at the Backstreet Cafe in September.
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Ronald Edward Gay is accused of killing one customer at the gay bar and wounding six others in an incident that led to calls for tougher hate crime laws.
And those were some of the events that marked the last year of the twentieth century in the commonwealth of Virginia.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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The major markets were closed today in observance of the New Year's holiday.
They'll re-open tomorrow.

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Still ahead on News 7 at 6 Robin Reed has the back- to- work forecast.
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And Roanoke's N-double-A-C-P chapter spends the first day of 2001 celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation.
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A proposal to issue a state license plate marking last year's Million Mom March may be shot down in the General Assembly.
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A delegate from northern Virginia has filed a bill requesting the honorary license plate for supporters of the gun control group.
Ten other bills dealing with special plates ended up in House Transportation Committee.
But this one has been sent to the Militia and Police Committee. Several of the delegates on that panel are strong advocates of gun owners' rights.
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138 years after the Emancipation Proclamation became law, America's black leaders say they are still fighting the battle for their civil rights.
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About 30 people turned out for a Jubilee Day celebration at Roanoke's Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Local N-double-A-C-P president Brenda Hale says while great strides have been made, minorities are still under- represented in positions of power.
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((BRENDA HALE/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: I'M REALLY HAPPY AND ECSTATIC ABOUT THE LATEST NEWS OF THE APPOINTMENT OF ROGER GREGORY, ATTORNEY FROM RICHMOND, TO THE FOURTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS. SO WE'RE REALLY HAPPY ABOUT THAT, THAT'S SOMETHING TO BE JOYOUS ABOUT BECAUSE THAT'S TAKEN A LONG TIME FOR A MINORITY TO BE PLACED IN THAT POSITION.))
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Gregory is a recess appointment by President Clinton.
Senate Republicans could challenge his confirmation.
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The fireworks weren't for her, but the Roanoke area's first baby of the millennium enjoyed a sparkling welcome into the world nonetheless.
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Gabrielle Granger (grahn-ZHAY) was born just a minute after midnight at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
Fireworks from Roanoke's First Night celebration were lighting up the sky as the 6- pound, 4- ounce girl made her entrance... more than five days AFTER her due date.
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((PAULA GRANGER/MOTHER: WE'VE BEEN KIND OF WAITING AROUND FOR HER FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS. SHE WAS ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO BE HERE ON MY BIRTHDAY, WHICH IS THE DAY AFTER CHRISTMAS. THINGS KIND OF PICKED UP YESTERDAY AND I THOUGHT 'WELL, WE'LL EITHER HAVE THE LAST BABY OF 2000 OR THE FIRST BABY OF 20001', SO SHE MADE THE DECISION.))
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Gabrielle is the daughter of Paula and Canney (CAN-nay) Granger of Glade Hill.
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When it's all said and done, New Years day will crown six bowl winners, highlights from the Outback and Cotton Bowls to come,
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and Mike Stevens will have the latest from Jacksnoville where the Hokies have beaten Clemson 41-20 in the Gator Bowl


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Virginia Tech beat Clemson 41-20 in the Toyota Gator Bowl today, completing an 11 and 1 season for the Hokies.
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Mike Stevens joins us from Alltell Stadium field in Jacksonville with a post game report Mike.
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In other bowling action today, South Carolina took on Ohio State in the Outback Bowl.
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The GameCocks were winless in 1999 and a win over the Buckeyes would mark the biggest turn around in SEC history.
Ironically, the biggest factor in the game was a player snubbed in recruiting by Ohio State. Ohio native Ryan Brewer had a career day. His seven yard touchdown run here put South Carolina up 9-nothing in the third quarter.
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te/7;]makes it 17-7 on the screen pass from Phillip Petty to Brewer, a 28 yard TD completion.
Brewer ices the win in the fourth quarter, taking the pitch and going right. He scores from two yards out and South Carolina downs Ohio State 24-7 in the Outback Bowl.
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The Citrus Bowl also kicked off today and Michigan escapes Auburn 31 to 28. The Wolverines outgained the Tigers 159 to 92 in rushing yardage to win the Citrus Bowl.
The Rose Bowl in underway and, in the second quarter, Washington leads Purdue 14 to nothing.
The The Fiesta Bowl that matches Notre Dame against Oregon State is tonight at 8.
And in the cotton bowl, Kansas State beat Tennessee 35 to 21.

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The past few winter seasons have been relatively mild. But this year, we started cold and stayed cold. And Jacey Birch says January means continued cold weather in our forecast.
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