[7-School-Info]

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We do have some school announcements to pass along... [TAKE SCHOOLWATCH]

[7-Teen-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Roanoke police are still investigating into the fatal shooting of a 14- year- old girl.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened inside a residence at the Westwood Village apartment complex in Northwest Roanoke around 9:30 Sunday night.
Authorities say the victim was in her home with a 16- year- old male friend when she was shot once in the 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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[7-Tech-Fans]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Some Virginia Tech Alumni who live in Roanoke watched the Gator Bowl together yesterday, but there was one Clemson fan in the crowd.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Amid all the maroon and orange stood the owner of a Domino's Pizza franchise, bravely cheering for the underdog.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Go Tigers]

((GO TIGERS!))
[RUNS=:03]
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[VO-NAT]

About 30 of the nearly six-thousand Virginia Tech Alumni Association members in Roanoke turned out to watch this game together. It was a small but enthusiastic crowd.
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[SOT 16:29:18]
[IN Q=I think today's game]

((I THINK TODAY'S GAME ... GREAT PLAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Hurley/Virginia Tech Alumna;]
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[VO-NAT]

This guy usually watches from the field -- he works on the chain crew at Tech games.
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[SOT 16:19:05]
[IN Q=YOU DON'T GET]

((YOU DON'T GET AS WRAPPED UP ... COACH'S COMMENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Duncan Haley/Virginia Tech Fan;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=COACH'S COMMENTS]
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[VO-NAT]

Fans say next year they're shooting for the national championship -- with or without Michael Vick.
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[7-NY-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Roanoke's first baby of the new year was born shortly after midnight on New Year's Day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Gabrielle Granger (grahn-ZHAY) weighed in at 6 pounds 4 ounces as she entered the world at Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
Fireworks from Roanoke's First Night celebration were exploding outside the hospital window as Gabrielle was delivered one minute after midnight.
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[SOT 10:43:25]
[IN Q=We've been kind]

((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 2001', SO SHE MADE THE DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Paula Granger/Mother]
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[OUT Q=made the decision.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gabrielle is the daughter of Paula and Canney (CAN-nay) Granger of Glade Hill.
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[7WEATHER]


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Turning our attention now to the forecast...
Sunny and windy as you head back to work today.
Highs in the low to mid 30s.
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[45-School-Info]


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We do have some school delays and closings this morning... [TAKE SCHOOLWATCH]

[45-Jubilee-Day]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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African Americans celebrated the anniversary of their freedom yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Emancipation Proclamation took effect 138 years ago yesterday, the first step towards freedom for American slaves.
Roanoke's minority community marked the occasion with its annual Jubilee Day celeberation at Jerusalem Baptist Church.
Black leaders say while great strides have been made in the area of civil rights, there's still work to be done.

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[SOT 5:57:06]
[IN Q=Even a little]

((BRENDA HALE/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: EVEN A LITTLE ACCOMPLISHMENT IS A GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT BECAUSE THAT'S ONE STEP CLOSER TO REALIZING THE DREAM OF EQUALITY. AND WE BELIEVE IN DIVERSITY, DIVERSITY MAKES EVERYTHING BETTER, IT'S A GOOD THING TO BE DIVERSE.))
[SUPER=01-Brenda Hale/Roanoke NAACP President]
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[OUT Q=to be diverse.]
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[VO-NAT]


The N-double-A-C-P also honored Martin Jeffrey and Aletha Bolden as Citizens of the Year.
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[45-Snowshoe-Fire]


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A warehouse owned by the Snowshoe resort went up in flames yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV/Snowshoe Resort Video]


No one was hurt. But the fire did an estimated one million dollars damage.
It broke out just before five yesterday 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.
The cause has yet to be determined.
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[45-Missing-Pet]


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A Salem woman's pet is missing.
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[VO-NAT]

Charisma is a kinkajou (KINK-A-CHEW)-- native to the South American rain forests. Vickie Snavely paid a Texas zookeeper two-thousand-dollars for her eight years ago. This weekend the animal escaped from her custom-built room near the Hanging Rock golf course in Salem.
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[SOT 19:29]
[IN Q=I removed the cranks]

((I REMOVED THE CRANKS FROM THE WINDOWS AND JUST HAD THE LOCKS WIRED SHUT, AND SHE USED HER HANDS TO PULL THE WIRE LOOSE AND TO FLIP OPEN THE LATCH, WHICH CAUSED THE WINDOW TO OPEN TWO TO THREE INCHES AND SHE WAS ABLE TO SQUEEZE OUT THE WINDOW.))
[SUPER=01-Vickie Snavely/Pet Owner;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=out the window]
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[VO-NAT]

Charisma is used to tropical temperatures, so her owner's afraid the animal died in the weekend's wind chill. But she says Charisma answers to her name and hopes someone will find her.
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[SOT 19:31:57]
[IN Q=DON'T BE AFRAID]

((DON'T BE AFRAID OF HER, PARTICULARLY IF SHE RUNS TOWARD YOU BECAUSE SHE'S VERY FRIENDLY. SHE LOVES PEOPLE. SHE USUALLY USES YOUR LEG AS A TREE TRUNK TO RUN UP YOUR BODY AND HUG BECAUSE SHE'S VERY AFFECTIONATE.))
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[OUT Q=AFFECTIONATE]
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[VO-NAT]

Charisma likes honey, bananas, and beer.
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Let's turn now to the forecast...
Mostly sunny with winds around 10 to 20 miles an hour...

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[8-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=rle]
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We do have some school announcements to pass along... [TAKE SCHOOLWATCH]

[8-Teen-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:39:40]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


The shooting death of a 14- year- old girl has Roanoke police probing witnesses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It happened inside a residence at the Westwood Village apartment complex in Northwest Roanoke around 9:30 Sunday night.
Authorities say the victim was in her home with a 16- year- old male friend when she was shot once in the 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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[8-Gas-Driveoffs]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
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It's not just a matter of having a guilty conscience--
You could also lose your license if you pump gas WITHOUT paying for it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A judge can now take away your driver's license, if you fill up in Virginia and don't pay.
Repeat offenders automatically lose their driving privileges for 30 days.
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[8-Million-Mom]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC56:33]
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There may never be a green light for a proposed state license plate marking last year's Million Mom March.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/May 16;]


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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[8-Tech-Fans]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:11:47]
[GRAPHIC=Gator Bowl]


He was in the minority, but a Clemson fan joined some Virginia Tech alumi as they watched the Gator Bowl.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Amid all the maroon and orange stood the owner of a Domino's Pizza franchise, bravely cheering for the underdog.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Go Tigers]

((GO TIGERS!))
[RUNS=:03]
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[VO-NAT]

About 30 of the nearly six-thousand Virginia Tech Alumni Association members in Roanoke turned out to watch this game together. It was a small but enthusiastic crowd.
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[SOT 16:29:18]
[IN Q=I think today's game]

((I THINK TODAY'S GAME ... GREAT PLAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Debbie Hurley/Virginia Tech Alumna;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=great plays]
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[VO-NAT]

This guy usually watches from the field -- he works on the chain crew at Tech games.
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[SOT 16:19:05]
[IN Q=YOU DON'T GET]

((YOU DON'T GET AS WRAPPED UP ... COACH'S COMMENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Duncan Haley/Virginia Tech Fan;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=COACH'S COMMENTS]
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[VO-NAT]

Fans say next year they're shooting for the national championship -- with or without Michael Vick.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


And shifting gears again to weather--
Mostly sunny and windy, with highs of 30 to 35..
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