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This house in South Roanoke catches fire-- but it could have been much worse.
A barking family dog and a brave neighbor help save the lives of a woman and her daughter.
The story, coming up.
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And Roanoke police investigate a 17- year- old girl's delivery of a baby in a hotel restroom.
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We started with rain showers this morning but they may be leaving us pretty soon. We'll let you know about that and our Easter forecast... next.
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News 7 at noon, right after this break.

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A South Roanoke mother and daughter and their dog escape a morning house fire, thanks to a quick-thinking neighbor.
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A mother and daughter who escaped a house fire in South Roanoke this morning are doing well, thanks to the efforts of a neighbor, firefighters and their little dog.
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Marya Jones is outside their house on Stephenson Avenue, where firefighters are still trying to determine what caused the blaze.
Marya, what happened this morning?
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Kimberly, Sandra Jones and her 2-year-old daughter were inside their house sleeping at about 8 this morning, when a fire broke out in their basement.
The got out OK -- thanks to a quick-thinking neighbor and the family dog, who later had to be rescued herself. ((ROLLCUE:...had to be rescued herself.))
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A newborn baby was found in a toilet of a Roanoke Hotel this morning.
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Rescue workers recovered the infant from a second-floor room at the Wyndham Hotel around 6-A-M, "and the baby began breathing," according police.
Mother and child were taken to Community Hospital where the baby is in intensive care and the 17-year old mother is in "stable" condition.
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The mother is from Alexandria. Her 20-year old boyfriend, a student at Roanoke College, was with her in the hotel room, according to police.

They're investigating further but aren't saying yet whether they're considering filing charges.[Philly-Fire]


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An early- morning fire claims the lives of seven people at a group home in Philadelphia.
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The home is known as the "Indiana House" for the physically and mentally disabled.
Officials say the victims apparently died of smoke inhalation.
An eight-year-old girl was among the injured.
Fire marshals are at the scene trying to determine what caused the blaze.
Meanwhile, a nearby resident says the whole neighborhood is upset because the people who lived in the row house were ``like family.''
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The Mayor of Cincinnati is struggling to keep trouble off the streets--
For now, that means an eight P-M mandatory curfew.
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Police have arrested about 100 people for violating the curfew imposed on the city after three nights of rioting.


The violence was sparked by last weekend's fatal police shooting of an un-armed black man.
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((CHARLES LUKEN/CINCINNATI MAYOR: WE HAD ONE NIGHT. THE UNDERLYING ANGER AND RESENTMENT IS THERE. THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAS BEEN ENGAGED AND BEEN TERRIBLY HELPFUL AND HE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN A DISCUSSION ON HOW WE MOVE FORWARD, HOW WE GET FORWARD. ))
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Meanwhile, Luken says the curfew will continue for now, and be re- evaluated on a daily basis.
He adds that he'd support a federal investigation into a series of police shootings.
Cincinnati police have killed four black men since November.
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Another rap artist is in trouble with the law--
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Singer Shawn Carter, better known as "Jay Z", was arrested with three other men for illegal gun possession.
Police stopped Jay-Z early this morning as he was leaving Club Exit in Manhattan early this morning.
Authorities found a loaded Gloc- 40 inside the Chevy Suburban.
This isn't the rapper's first run- in with the law.
Jay-Z was indicted last January for allegedly stabbing a record executive during a nightclub brawl.
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The spy plane crew still has plenty of work ahead. We'll have the latest next on News 7 at Noon.
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And the Internet pornography battle heads for libraries .. who feel they're caught in the middle. But first, let's go to Jacey Birch for the weather.
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The pieces are coming together as to what went wrong in the skies over the South China Sea.
U-S officials are standing firm, saying it was the Chinese pilot who was responsible for the mid- air collision with an American spy plane.
Chris Lawrence reports from Hawaii.
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(( With the crew of the US spy plane safely on the ground in Hawaii, the excitement of their return has been replaced with hours of debriefings and medical exams.
Narr: Meanwhile, President George W. Bush has adopted a tougher tone toward China, insisting the United States bore no responsibility for the mid-air collision that led to the crew's 11-day detention.

SOT: President George Bush.


Narr: Tough comments from Bush and other administration officials underscore that the U.S. dispute with China continues. At next Wednesday's meeting between the two countries...there will be two key issues. The return of the damaged EP-3 plane and the future of reconnassiance flights off China's coast. China wants them stopped.
Narr: While the political posturing continues, the crew's families and friends are looking beyond the rhetoric and are relieved to have their loved ones back on American soil. The pilot of the crippled plane...Shane Osborn is being hailed for the landing in China. He says it took every ounce of his strengh.

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(my son is not the only hero.. all heroes)


Nat Sound Pop: Arrival Ceremony
The crew is scheduled to leave Hawaii on Saturday morning for its home base, the Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island in Washington state. A homecoming ceremony is expected to draw thousands of well wishers.

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Bedford county residents will soon be paying higher taxes, but not as much as first proposed.
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The Bedford County Board of Supervisors voted last night to raise the real estate tax by three- cents, instead of the proposed eight.
Only a few teachers attended last night's meeting, in which the board approved a 10-point-six- percent raise.
But those who WERE there said pay raises were necessary to compete with nearby localities like Roanoke and Lynchburg.
The raise makes Bedford County's teacher pay rank sixth out of the nine surrounding counties.
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Friends of a man found dead over the weekend remembered him last night ... as they wait to learn exactly how he died.
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Friends and relatives of Billy Ray Green placed a small cross next to Campbell Avenue.
Green was found dead in the canal that runs along the street.
He had a cut on his head, but so far, no one knows exactly what happened.
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((BEETEE ST. CLAIR; IT WAS JUST ONE SENSELESS ACT THAT SHOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED. MAYBE HE WAS LOOKING OVER, MAYBE HE JUST FELL, WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.))
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Those at the vigil say they hope the city erects railings along the canal so no one else gets hurt.
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Whats more important?
Protecting our children or first amendment rights?
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Thats at the heart of a debate on a new law designed to protect children from seeing obscene material.
Congress passed the Children's Internet Protection Act in December.
It requires public libraries that receive certain federal funds to install filters that block out pornographic material.
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((DIANE ADKINS/PITTSYLVANAI CO. LIBRARY: I THINK LIBRARIES HAVE TRADITIONALLY TAKEN THE VIEW THAT WE ARE NOT A CHILD'S PARENTS. WE WANT OUR LIBRARIES TO BE A SAFE PLACE THAT PEOPLE CAN BRING THEIR CHILDREN. BUT WE ENCOURAGE PARENTS TO LEARN HOW TO USE THE NET AS WELL AS THEIR CHILDREN.))
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The new law is scheduled to go into effect this month.
But now, the American Library Association and the ACLU are suing to block the law.
They say it violates the right to free speech.
But they also say the filters are flawed.
We'll tell you about that tonight at six.
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How to look tops with the topiaries. Still ahead, Growin' It shows how to make animals out of plants.
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And later on, we'll meet Mike Seeger. He lives nearby, and he's known around the world for his interest in old-time music. [MUSIC UP FULL] [CLOSED CAPTIONING]
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Jacey, here's our question of the day: how do you grow a garden full of plant animals?
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That's what I wanted to know yesterday when I stopped by Walter's Greenhouse.
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In this edition of Growin' It, we find out how to make topiaries.
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U.S. financial markets are closed today for Good Friday. They re-open on Monday. [tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
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Still to come on News 7 at Noon - Not enough game in the N-B-A? Owners change the rules to pick up the pace -
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And Michael Vick warms up in sunny California - We'll have details in Sports.

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Michael Vick spent some time in California yesterday.
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Vick was in San Diego yesterday working out with some of his future teammates if he is chosen by the Chargers in the first round of the N-F-L draft.
It's the same workout Vick has taken part in the past few weeks but this time he was watched closely by Doug Flutie, who expects to be the Chargers starting quarterback this season.
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Toledo beats the Express at the Roundhouse.

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Decreased scoring in the N-B-A over the past few years prompted owners to make some changes. Beginning next season, the N-B-A will allow zone defenses and require teams to push the ball past midcourt within eight seconds instead of ten. A defensive three-second rule will be established for players inside the paint who aren't closely guarding anyone. Refs will also allow brief contact initiated by a defensive player if it doesn't impede the ballhandler's progress.


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Denver quarterback Brian Griese will be staying around for a while.
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Greise, who emerged last season as one of the N-F-L's best young quarterbacks, received a deal worth 39 million dollars and includes a signing bonus of just over 12 point 5 million.
He threw for over 26-hundred yards and 19 touchdowns and four interceptions in 10 games last season.
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Mike Keenan is moving on -
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The Bruins confirmed today that the team will not pick up the two year option on Keenan's contract.
Newspaper reports say that assistant coach Peter Laviolette will be elevated to head coach.
The 51 year old Keenan coaches by intimidation and that reportedly didn't go over well with the players. His case was further hurt when the Bruins failed to make the playoffs.
Keenan took over the job when Pat Burns was fired by Boston 8 games into the N-H-L season.
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Mike Seeger makes his home in Rockbridge County, but he's known around the world for his interest in old-time music, and his efforts to preserve those traditions.
A six-time Grammy nominee, Seeger is appearing tonight at Oddfellas Cantina in Floyd, and we're pleased to have him with us for a few moments this afternoon. Welcome.

Mike, you've been playing and collecting old-time music for 50 years... Are our traditions surviving in this age of MTV?

What do you hope people will take away from your performances?

What are you going to play for us this afternoon?

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Again, Mike Seeger will be appearing tonight at Oddfellas Cantina, across from the Floyd County Courthouse on Locust Street. The show begins at 9 o'clock, and tickets are 14 dollars.
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