Coming up on News 7-
The White House not only gets a new family but also a new look.
Two men wearing masks allegedly rob a local business at gunpoint.
An angry volcano threatens thousands of families.
And, dozens gather in Roanoke to celebrate the year of the snake.
Plus, Leo says bundle up.
News 7 is next.
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((WE WANNA REMIND EVERYBODY THIS IS NOT OUR HOUSE - IT IS THE PEOPLE'S HOUSE.))
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With the Oval Office redecorated in a snap, President Bush welcomes well-wishers to the White House on his first full day in office.
Good Evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.
President Bush says he's looking to hit the ground running on his first week in office.
But today, the President began his first day on the job in prayer - and then got down to the business of greeting guests at his new home.
Teri Okia reports from Washington.
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TRACK: NEW PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH SAYS HE SLEPT PRETTY WELL AFTER
SPENDING HIS FIRST NIGHT IN THE WHITE HOUSE. IN WHAT HAS BECOME A
POST-INAUGURATION TRADITION, THE BUSHES OPENED THEIR NEW HOME AND
GREETED THE PUBLIC.
SOT: (George Bush) It is such an honor to live here.
TRACK: THE OPEN HOUSE WAS SLATED AS A SOCIAL EVENT, BUT THE PRESIDENT
DID GIVE A HINT OF WHATS TO COME IN HIS FIRST WEEK ON THE JOB.
SOT: (George Bush) education agenda, swearing-in of staff
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TRACK: GEORGE W. BUSHS FIRST FULL DAY AS PRESIDENT BEGAN WITH THE
TRADITIONAL INAUGURAL PRAYER SERVICE THE CHURCH PEWS FILLED WITH
MEMBERS OF THE BUSH FAMILY, THE CHENEYS, AND HUNDREDS OF FRIENDS.
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SOT: I pray that God will place his great heand of protection on each
and everyone, and especially on you, Mr. President, and your family.)
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TRACK: THE MORNING PRAYER SERVICE CAME ON THE HEELS OF A LONG NIGHT OF
DANCING AT EIGHT INAUGURAL BALLS ACROSS WASHINGTON. THE BUSHES SPENT
ABOUT FIVE MINUTES AT EACH EVENT ARRIVING AT THE WHITE HOUSE BEFORE
MIDNIGHT MUCH EARLIER THAN THEIR PREDECESSORS, THE CLINTONS.
(Super: Teri Okita/Reporting)
STANDUP: NOW THAT THE PARTIES ARE OVER, GEORGE BUSH SAYS HES EAGER TO
GET TO WORK. HE LAUNCHES HIS FIRST WEEK IN OFFICE BY SENDING HIS
EDUCATION AGENDA, INCLUDING HIS PROPOSAL FOR SCHOOL VOUCHERS, TO
CONGRESS.TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.
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Virginia lawmakers are expected to take up the issue of teen drivers again Monday.
The Senate Transportation Committee will focus on two bills that would restrict drivers under age 18.
One bill would raise the minimum age for both a learner's permit and a drivers license by 6 months.
The other bill would prohibit young drivers from carrying more than one underage passenger, with the exception of family members, for the first six months of having a license.
Traffic on Route 460 came to a halt in Bedford County this afternoon following a single vehicle accident.
State Police say 56-year-old John Hill, of Roanoke, apparently overreacted to a milk truck that was changing lanes.
Hill reportedly swerved to the right and struck an embankment, flipping his vehicle.
Hill and his wife were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital .. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
So far, no charges have been filed.
` A Greyhound bus on its way to New York crashed last night injuring dozens.
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The bus crashed in Toms River, New Jersey.
Authorities believe weather is to blame.
They say the bus veered off the road and crashed... landing on its side.
Officials say dozens of passengers were injured.
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Authorities say businesses located along an interstate are common targets for criminals.
Botetourt County authorities say the Econo Lodge off Interstate 81 in Daleville was hit by two armed robbers just last night.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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Hotels and motels off the Troutville exit of Interstate 81 continue to be a target for armed robberies.
((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: IT'S A PRIME SPOT FOR PEOPLE TO GET OFF THE INTERSTATE AND DO IT THERE WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO AND GET ON THE INTERSTATE. IT'S JUST LOCATED IN A GOOD AREA FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS TO OCCUR.))
A clerk told authorities that two black men robbed the Econolodge at gunpoint Saturday night. While no one was hurt, the robbers got away with an undisclosed amount of cash. And since there are no security camera in the Econolodge office, it will now be a challenge for authorities to catch the robbers.
((SHERIFF RONALD SPRINKLE: HOPEFULLY WORD OF MOUTH OR MAYBE ANOTHER JURISDICTION HAS EXPERIENCED THE SAME TYPE THING AND WE CAN PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER WITH SOME SUSPECTS.))
The Comfort Inn down the street isn't taking any chances after being robbed last summer.
((WARREN CRAVEN/FRONT DESK CLERK: WE INSTALLED A CAMERA SYSTEM AND ALSO WE LOCK THE DOORS AT NIGHT AROUND 10 OR 11.))
The Sheriff's Department hopes added patrols to the area and extra security measures taken at local hotels will be enough to keep thieves away.
Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))
One school delay to pass along tonight.
Mt. Rogers school in Grayson county will open one hour late Monday.
All other Grayson County schools will open on time.
Here's Leo with a first look at your workweek forecast.
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History buffs will soon have a new place to visit in Lynchburg.
One of the city's OLDEST homes is about to become one of its NEWEST museums.
Steve Smallshaw has more on the sale of the historic Sandusky mansion.
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(( Built in 1808, it was one of the first brick homes in the area that's still standing.
Over the years, Lynchburg has grown up around it, but Sandusky looks much the way it did 150 years ago.
((LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THAT TIMBER..))
Few people appreciate the history of Sandusky more than its current resident, Louise Adkinson.
Adkinson and her husband bought the home fifty years ago, and have maintained it over the years with an eye towards its historical value.
With her husband gone, the house is too much for Adkinson to handle alone.
((LOUISE ADKINSON/HOME OWNER: I HATE IT.. IT'S GOING TO KILL ME TO LEAVE, BUT I SEE IT'S TIME AND IF OTHER PEOPLE CAN DO IT, I CAN DO IT.))
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Making the transition less painful is knowing the property is going to good hands.
Historic Sandusky Incorporated is a newly- formed, non- profit group that's buying the house from Adkinson with an eye towards turning it into a museum.
((DR. PETER HOUCK/HISTORIC SANDUSKY INC.: IN MY OPINION IT WILL BE LIKE POPLAR FOREST AND POINT OF HONOR, IT WILL BE ONE OF THE CROWN JEWELS OF HISTORY IN LYNCHBURG. PEOPLE WHO COME TO THIS AREA WILL TOUR IT ALONG WITH OTHER PLACES LIKE THE CONFEDERATE CEMETERY AND PLACES LIKE THAT AS ONE OF THE IMPORTANT PLACES TO SEE WHEN THEY COME TO CENTRAL VIRGINIA.))
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Sandusky represents an important chapter in Lynchburg's history.
During the Battle of Lynchburg, Union General David Hunter used the home as his headquarters.. two future presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley were on his staff and most likely stayed here.
Soldiers also cut a hole in the roof to post a lookout.. the trap door can still be seen, and the ladder reaching it inside remains unchanged.
Telling the story of that battle and of Lynchburg's place in the Confederacy will be much easier with Sandusky open to the public.
((TOM LEDFORD/LYNCHBURG MUSEUM DIRECTOR: SO IT WILL MAKE IT MUCH EASIER FOR US TO TALK ABOUT IT SO VISITORS CAN BE THERE AND IN A SENSE, BE AT THE BATTLE, BE WHERE THESE EVENTS OCCURRED.))
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Sale of the home will be finalized in March.
Officials hope to re- open it as a museum within a year.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
Three Americans were singled out by Pope John Paul the second today.
We'll tell you what role they'll play in chosing his successor, next on News 7.
And ancient traditions help ring in the "Year of the Snake" in Roanoke tonight.
More on this Chinese New Year celebration, after the break.
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Pope John Paul the second named 37 new cardinals, including three Americans, today.
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Cardinals are the Pope's closest advisors.
With the new nominations, the 80-year-old pontiff has personally appointed all but 10 of the cardinals eligible to vote in a secret conclave to chose a Pope.
The total number of voting cardinals traditionally has been 120 .. But the pope announced that he was breaking that custom, bringing the number to 128.
The new cardinals include the archbishop of Washington, archbishop of New York and a Fordham University professor.
An adoption involving the Internet is prompting the British government to make changes to its laws.
The move is in response to Alan and Judith Kilshaw's adoption of twin girls from an American woman -- an adoption that began over the Internet.
Since then, the couple has conducted numerous interviews which has left British officials questioning their behavior.
The British government now says all couples wishing to adopt from abroad will have to undergo the same tests as couples adopting there.
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The twins are now in state care in Britain while the legality of the adoption and the suitability of the Kilshaws is examined.
Some News 7 viewers say we dropped the ball when it comes to our coverage of Michael Vick's decision to leave Virginia Tech for the N-F-L.
But this week we heard from viewers who say our stories on Mr. Electric scored some points with them.
Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((A viewer from Roanoke [Tonlya Bowden] said:
"I was very pleased with the coverage you gave to the announcement of Michael Vick signing to go to the pros...This was good news about a young man making an important life decision that is not only positive for him, but also for Virginia Tech and the state. Keep up the good work. Important news is not just bad news."
Similar sentiments came from a viewer in Appomattox [Kyle Martin].
"I do agree that the special report was going a little far but I also think we should celebrate such talent in our area. Any player as good as Vick would get this kind of attention. I guess some people are just jealous. I know UVA fans are."
The mailing address for News-7 is PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
The fax number is 343-7269.
Our email address: email@example.com.
And our home page, wdbj7.com, has an online forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))
The Chinese New Year was celebrated in Roanoke tonight.
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Dancers dressed in traditional and modern Chinese clothing performed dances for a crowd at Virginia Western Community College..
The New Years celebration was based on the ancient tradition of remembering ancestors and repaying debts.
Proceeds from tonight's feast and program will benefit children in Roanoke's Chinese sister city.
2001 is known as the year of the Snake.
Up next on News 7 ..
Blustry winds blow through Roanoke, leaving behind a mess .. The details are just ahead.
And an angry Volcano in Indonesia is forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.
News 7 at 11 will be right back.
Time is running out for villagers in central Indonesia to evacuate after a volcano there began spewing lava and steam late today.
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Hundreds of thousands of people who live in the shadow of the volcano on the main island of Java have been told to flee.
Since the volcano's return to active status five days ago, heat clouds have been drifting to villages as far as two miles away.
In recent days... it's been spewing hot rock and ash.
(Mara-pay) Merapi is regarded as the most volatile of Indonesia's 500 volcanoes, 129 of which are still active.
The National Weather Service reports wind gusts in excess of 40-miles per hour ripped through Roanoke overnight.
Those winds took their toll on downtown Roanoke.
This wood and metal covering toppled over either late last night or early this morning.
Although some gusts measured more than 40- miles per hour... the National Weather Service says the average was around 30-miles per hour in the Roanoke area.
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Snow lovers might be a little disappointed with the local lack of the white stuff.
But head 2 hours North on Interstate 81, and you'll find a winter wonderland.
In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to Massanutten resort, a ski area that makes its OWN snow.
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((Mother Nature isn't cooperating at Massanutten Resort.
But that isn't keeping snow buffs from strapping on the boots and boards.
In fact, the resort says this year's been one of the best when it comes to swooshing down the slopes.
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((We were throwing snow on the mountain the week prior to Thanksgiving and that's the earliest we've been able to make snow. It's the coldest week since 1989 for snow making, so...))
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So... Joe Grandstaff says they've made enough snow to cover 14-downhill trails, including the longest in Virginia.
The runs vary in difficulty to accommodate everyone from the know-it-all to the novice.
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((You're putting too much pressure on me.))
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Once practice has made perfect snowboarders are welcome to strut their stuff on a course shaped for showing off.
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((We have quarter pipes and a lot of different bumps. The snowboarders are just having a good ol' time out there.))
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And if you'd rather take the slopes sitting down...
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((We have a tubing pard which is a multiple lane facility where you take an inner tube, which we supply, for a two hour session. You slide down the hill and catch a tow rope that'll take you right back to the top.))
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((Because the resort relies so heavily on manufactured snow you don't have to go far to find a complete LACK of snow, which means there's more to do here than skiing, snowboarding and tubing.))
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((Here at the resort we have two indoor pools, we've got basketball courts, squash courts. People can go out on our hiking trails. We're a four season resort here. There's horseback riding, etc.))
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All activities to keep you occupied once ski season melts into spring.
Shannon Young, News 7, Massanutten Resort.))
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We begin this morning's sports with Basketball in the A-C-C. Terence Morris scored 20 points to lead 12-th ranked Maryland to a 75 to 61 win over N.C. State.
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The Wolfpack at home in the Entertainment and Sports Arena.
State comes out strong Scooter Sherrill misses the shot but Damon Thornton is there for the follow up jam the Wolfpack led by three.
But the Terps rallied Morris hits this three pointer and Maryland would take a 26 to 25 lead.
Lonny Baxter would back up Morris's 20 with 18 points in the game and State gets the 75 to 61 win.
Broderick Hicks scored a season high 18 to help 10-th ranked Wake Forest snap its two game losing streak with a 71 to 63 victory over Clemson.
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Dave Odom watches as his team trails in the first half.
Clemson's Will Solomon hits this three pointer for a 9 point lead Solomon led all scorers with 30.
Wake would answer that hoop when Darius Songalia knocks down this jumper to cut the lead to 7.
The Tigers held on to the lead early in the half Edward Scott drives to the hoop and scores and the lead was 9 again.
Then Wake's Roderick Hicks took over he gave the Deacons the lead with a three pointer finishing with 18 as Wake beats Clemson 71 to 63.
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It got nasty in South Bend this afternoon as the Irish hosted West Virginia.
Mountaineer center Chris Moss fouled out with 8 minutes left to play he also got his second technical foul for pushing Troy Murphy between free throws.
Moss was so outraged he had to be restrained by head coach Gale Catlett, who he pulled away from.
Moss spit on a female Notre Dame cheerleader and had to be pulled off the court by coaches. The Irish won the game 78 to 61.
Allen Iverson and Vince Carter went head to head in Philly yesterday and when it was over the Raptors pulled off the 110 to 106 win in overtime.
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Iverson returned to the lineup after missing Friday's game with a bruised knee.
He showed no sign of any injury here George Lynch deflects the pass to Iverson he takes it in for two of his 51 points and a 12 point Sixer lead.
But Carter would take over in the second half here he scores on the alley oop pass from Mo Peterson and Toronto started the comeback.
Carter would finish the game with 39 as the Raptors beat the Sixers 110 to 106 in overtime.
The Giants arrive in Tampa to begin preparing for the Superbowl...More later on mornin.
The Indiana Pacers snapped New York's 3 game winning streak Jalen Rose scored 24 as the Pacers beat the Knicks 87 to 74.
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Isiah Thomas watching the Pacers work.
Travis Best with some fancy dribbling then he nails the jumper the Pacers led by 9.
New York's Latrell Sprewell comes back at the other end of the court and hits the jumper cutting the lead to 7.
Indiana continues to apply the pressure Best this time with the cross over and short jumper the lead was back to 9.
Rose would put the game away on this play he hits the running jumper the Pacers beat the Knicks 87 to 74.
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In Nashville, The Peredators have their first two game home winning streak.
Kimmo Timonen had a goal and an assist to lead Nashville to 3 to 1 win over the St. Louis Blues.
Here's a look and hockey and basketball scores.
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The Giants and Ravens are getting set for next Sunday's Super Bowl.
New York comes in hot off a big win over the Minnesota Vikings. But the Raven strong defense is similar to the o
ne the Giants faced three times this season when they played the Philadelphia Eagles.
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Meantime, Tiki Barber and the Giants arrived in Tampa yesterday afternoon to begin preparing for Super Bowl 35.
The game kicks off next Sunday at 6 oclock right here on Your Hometown Station.
Starting today, Steve Mason will have a series of reports with Tiki and other players on both teams from the area that are competing in the big game.
Brad Fax is the winner of the Sony Open. It's his 8-th win on the P-G-A Tour.
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All Faxon would do is lead the tournament from start to finish.
He had eagles in each of his four rounds closing with a 5 under par 65 for a total of 20 under. That was good enough to beat Tom Lehman by four shots.
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Ernie Els finished third at 13 under par.
The endorsement of a golf club has cost Arnold Palmer a position with tthe United States Golf Association.
U-S-G-A president Trey Holland said that Palmer will temporarily be released as the associations honorary chairperson of its membership program because he endorses Callaway's non conforming E-R-C 2 Driver.
Holland said the association can not have a spokesperson who is promoting not playing by the rules of golf.
The 71 year old Palmer began his alliance with Callaway last fall endorsing the club the U-S-G-A says is illegal because of its spring like effect.
Thats it for sports...Have a great day everybody.
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