Coming up on News 7-
The first Democrat in eight years to assume the office of Governor is sworn in....
Police search for two people after a traffic accident in Roanoke tonight...
We'll check in on efforts to re-open the Grandin Theater in Roanoke.
Plus, the N-F-L playoffs kick-off.
News 7 is next.
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((MARK WARNER SPEAKS: SO HELP ME GOD. JUDGE SPEAKS: CONGRATULATIONS. then natural sound of cannons going off.))
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A new chapter for Virginia-- as Democrat Mark Warner is sworn in as the state's 69th Governor.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.[INAUGURATION]
It was a day of celebration in Richmond....,
Democrat Mark Warner recited the oath of office under sunny skies, and called on Virginians to put aside partisan differences.
His speech won favorable reviews from Democrats and Republicans, but Joe Dashiell reports, it also left the audience wanting more.
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((Governor Jim Gilmore said his goodbyes... the First Lady wiped away tears, as the couple prepared to leave the Executive Mansion one last time.
Mark Warner, his wife Lisa Collis and their three daughters arrived on the South Portico of the State Capitol under blue skies... and watched as Republican Attorney General Jerry Kilgore,
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and Democratic Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine were sworn in...
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In his inaugural address, Warner asked Virginians to put aside partisan differences and attack together the difficult financial problems the commonwealth faces.
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((AS VIRGINIANS W HAVE BEEN REVOLUTIONARY WHEN NECESSARY, LOYAL WHEN CALLED AND DETERMINED WHEN THE MISSION IS BEFORE US. MY FELLOW VIRGINIANS IT IS TIME FOR LITTLE REVOLUTION.))
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To that end, the Democratic Governor reached out to the Republican leadership of the General Assembly.
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((MR. SPEAKER AND MR. PRESIDENT PRO TEM, ON BEHALF OF ALL VIRGINIANS I EXTEND TO YOU THE HAND OF FRIENDSHIP AND COOPERATION. APPLAUSE))
And later as he made his way to the mansion with his daughters at his side, Warner said he was ready to get started.
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((EXCITED, HUMBLED, AND READY FOR THE CHALLENGE.))
[OUT Q=and ready for the challenge.]
The Governor's speech brought enthusiastic reviews from Democrats and polite praise from Republicans.
But the party comes to an end on Monday, and everyone here is waiting for more details in Mark Warner's State of the Commonwealth Address Monday night.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Richmond))[Grayson-Murder]
Grayson County authorities have arrested a Trout Dale man on charges that he killed his three-year-old son.
Officials say Roland Shane Griffith is charged with second-degree murder and felony abuse and neglect of Dorian Zahir Cox.
The boy died August 31st at a hospital after falling down a wooden stairway.
Police say excessive speed lead to an accident on Main Street in Roanoke tonight.
According to police, the driver of this Hyundai was travelling on Brandon Avenue and tried to turn onto Main street.
It then hit the curb, and flipped over several times.
Police say two people fled the scene after the accident, including the driver.
Nobody was injured, and police say charges are pending.
You may have noticed a lot of fire trucks in front of the First Union Tower in downtown Roanoke this morning.
But this call wasn't real.
The Roanoke Fire Department held a training exercise in which firefighters had to respond to a report of a fire on the 12th floor.
The purpose was to allow crews to see what its like fighting fires in a high rise building.
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((JEFF BECKNER/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.: THIS IS THE ULTIMATE. HIGH RISE FIRES ARE THE WORST OF THE WORST BECAUSE YOUR RESOURCES ARE TWELVE TWENTY FLOORS BELOW YOU. YOU GOT TO WORK OUT HOW TO GET THOSE RESOURCES UP THERE. YOU GOT TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PERSONNEL. YOU GOT TO REHAB. ITS THE ABSOLUTE WORSE.))
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The entire department could not take part in today's exercise.
So someone taped the incident to be used for a training video that will be passed around to area fire stations.
A private study shows asbestos levels in lower Manhattan are nine times higher than federal and state officials have claimed.
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"The St- Louis Post- Dispatch" is also reporting the cancer risk from exposure to asbestos is much higher following the collapse of the World Trade Center.
The private researchers found nine asbestos fibers for every one
that was detected by the Environmental Protection Agency.
Those who worked on the study used state-of-the-art methods while government scientists who've reported lower levels of aspestos had used older methods.
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A grim discovery today as investigators recover the bodies of five of the Marines killed in a plane crash in Pakistan.
Meanwhile-- the new government in Afghanistan is asking for 45 Billion dollars to rebuild their war torn country.
Jim Acosta has more from Washington.
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In Kandahar, more than 100 U.S. Marines laid down their weapons and sang
...in memory of seven colleagues who died in this week's K-C 130 plane
crash in Pakistan.
Military searchers have recovered five of the Marines's bodies from the
But with no signs of bad weather or enemy fire as a cause --
investigators are still trying to determine why the massive refueling
tanker slammed into a mountain.
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Also in Pakistan -- President Gen. Pervez Musharraf took aim at
terrorism in his own country -- banning two extremist groups -- ordering
raids on religious schools and mosques -- and arresting more than 300
The move could ease tensions between Pakistan and India.
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And U.S. officials say that would help stabilize afghanistan -- which is
not just battle scarred but virtually broke.
The interim government wants the U-S to free up frozen taliban assets to
pump money into the rebuilding process.
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In Cuba 20 al-Qaeda prisoners spent their first day inside the Guatanamo
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"I'm very confident, very confident that we have the
situation well in hand."
Just how well in hand?
The detainees were allowed to go for a walk -- but with their hands
bound and armed soldiers on each side.
And those prisoner airlifts to Cuba will be getting more support.
Two-thousand Army soldiers are expected to land in Kandahar soon -- to
give the Marines who have been there for weeks some much needed R & R.
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Still ahead on News 7 at 11, supporters of the Grandin Theater are hitting the sidewalk in an attempt to save the historic moviehouse...
and also, a new breed of roller coaster is wowing the crowds in California. We'll have the dizzying details coming up.
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Authorities say alcohol was a factor in a shooting in Botetourt County.
Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home on Narrow Passage Road just after seven o'clock last night.
They arrived to find 47-year old William Clayton Sanders Jr. dead from a single gun shot wound to the chest.
Deputies have arrested Victor Loyd Rycroft and charged him with first degree murder.
The shooting happened at Rycroft's residence in Eagle Rock.
The investigation revealed the two men got into an argument after several hours of drinking with friends.
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You now have a new place to turn for all your home improvement needs.
Habitat for Humanity recently opened a clearance store on Patterson Avenue in Roanoke.
Money generated from the store will be used to help build homes for needy families.
The store sells new and used building supplies well below retail prices.
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((KAREN MASON/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: THE PRICES ARE EXTREMELY LOW HERE. WE'RE USUALLY THIRTY TO FIFTY PERCENT BELOW RETAIL AND WE'VE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM CUSTOMERS THAT OUR PRICES ARE VERY LOW.))
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All the materials on sale have been donated.
The store is open Tuesday through Saturday from eight to five.
Habitat For Humanity hopes to build 12 homes in the Roanoke Valley this year.
Some of you probably spent your Saturday night at the movies.
But since November, you've had one less place to check out the latest flick.
That's because the Grandin Theatre is now closed.
Justin McLeod updates us on the effort to re-open this Roanoke landmark.
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When you drive by the Grandin Theater, you'll see the doors are locked and the box office boarded up.
Two months ago, hard economic times and competition from mega movie plexes forced the Grandin to close.
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((BRENDA McDANIEL/NEARBY RESIDENT: WE MISS IT GREATLY AND WE'RE VERY EAGER TO GET RE-OPENED.))
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So is the Grandin Theatre Foundation.
The group needs to raise 1.2 million dollars to purchase and re-open the theater.
In November, Roanoke's city council committed 500-thousand dollars to the project over six years.
But the city's contribution is a dollar to dollar matching grant.
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((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE GRANDIN THEATRE FOUNDATION HOPES TO RAISE A HALF MILLION DOLLARS THROUGH THE STAR CAMPAIGN. FOR A THOUSAND DOLLARS, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR NAME ENGRAVED HERE IN THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE MOVIE THEATER. ITS ROANOKE'S VERSION OF THE HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME.))
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In less than a week, the group has already sold more than forty stars.
They hope to sell five hundred by the end of February.
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((ANN TRINKLE/GRANDIN THEATER FOUNDATION: YOU CAN PUT YOUR NAME ON IT OR YOUR COMPANY'S NAME ON IT OR ANYTHING YOU WANT. THE REALLY NEAT THING IS YOU GET A FREE TICKET EACH MONTH FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.))
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But the theater must first re-open.
The foundation has until May to raise the necessary funds.
They hope to have the Grandin renovated and up and running again by late Spring.
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((DAVE TRINKLE/GRANDIN THEATER FOUNDATION: YOU CAN EXPECT NEW SEATS, NEW CARPET, BETTER SOUND EQUIPMENT, BETTER PROJECTION EQUIPMENT. THE EXPERIENCE OF COMING TO THE GRANDIN SHOULD BE AS GOOD AS ANY OF THE NEWER CINEMAS AND MOVIE THEATERS IN TOWN BUT WITH A HISTORIC OLD FEEL TO IT.))
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Its all in effort to once again make the Grandin a box office draw.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))[Tease2]
Up ahead on News 7 at 11, after a slow start, recent winter weather has been GOOD news to local ski resorts...
and the Philadelphia Eagles will soar into a second round game against the Chicago Bears. Roy Stanley will have highlights in just a few minutes, stay with us.
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If you have a weak stomach you may not want to take a ride on the West Coast's newest roller coaster...
Magic Mountain in Valencia, California is now home to the world's first "Fourth- Dimensional Thrill".
The seats spin independently as the cars dip and swoop at dizzying heights.
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((WE ENJOY IT, IT'S VERY DIFFERENT. THE SENSATION IS VERY UNUSUAL WITH ALL THE FLIPPING THAT YOU DO...AND I KIND OF LIKE THE ONE PART...WHEN YOU COME AROUND AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE FLYING TOWARDS THE GROUND...IT GIVES YOU THE SENSATION OF SWOOPING DOWN...I LOVE THAT. AND HOW IS YOUR HAIR? I HAVE COASTER HAIR.))
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The ride opened to the public today.
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Recent winter weather has helped put the slopes in perfect form , but
even if mother nature isn't cooperative for the rest of the season - resorts are still ready to give skiers a lift.
Shannon Young has this week's Time Off from the Wintergreen Resort.
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The Seventh ranked Virginia Cavaliers picked up their first Atlantic Coast Conference win. Roger Mason, Junior scored 18 points to lead the Cavaliers to a 71 to 67 win over struggling North Carolina.
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Virginia led by four points at the break.
But Carolina's Brian Morrison came in and hit a three pointer to make the score 44 to 40 Tar Heels.
Virginia hung tough 14 minutes into the second half Mason gets out after the turnover and hits the three to tie the game at 50.
The Tar Heels then went inside to Kris Lang who scores 2 of his 18 giving Carolina a 2 point lead.
Then with 5 minutes left in the game Adam Halls three pointer made it 63 to 59 Virginia.
Carolina tied it at 63 but Virginia pulled away and the Cavaliers get the 71 to 67 win.
Virginia is 9 and 2 overall and 1 and 2 in the conference.
The 21st ranked Miami Hurricanes rallied in the second half to beat Virginia Tech at Cassell Coliseum 77 to 68.
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Perry Clark and his Canes also looking for a conference win.
The Hokies led by 4 early in the first half but when Darius Rice hit this three pointer the Canes trailed by one.
But Tech comes right back going inside to Terry Taylor who hits the jumper in the paint.
Miami's Elton Tyler will take it to the hoop and score off the glass and the Canes took a 2 point lead.
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But the Hokies answer Carlos Dixon runs the baseline and hits the jumper Tech led by six but Miami comes from behind to win it 77 to 68.
Tech is 6 and 10 overall and 0 and 4 in the Big East.
The second ranked Tigers of Hampden Sydney rolled into the Bast Center yesterday and beat Roanoke College 81 to 66.
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Maroon head coach Page Moir drawing up a play for his team during a timeout.
But the Tigers would go to work Lane Brooks gets it inside and hits the turn around jumper giving the Tigers the early lead.
Roanoke's Robby Pridgeon with the ball he works it around the key and pulls up and hits the jumper for the Maroons.
The Tigers were just a little to strong inside for the Maroons David Willson with the short jumper and Hampden-Sdyney beats Roanoke 81 to 66.
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Roanoke drops to 7 and 6 and 2 and 4 in the ODAC while the Tigers improve to 12 and 1 overall and 6 and 1 in the conference.
V-M-I's Jason Conley scored 29 but the Keydets lose in Johnson City Wake Forest scored 96 points today against Clemson its the most they've scored in an A-C-C game since 1993.
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Meantime, The number one team in the country was upset in Los Angeles today.
Matt Barnes scored 27 as the Bruins knocked off Kansas 87 to 77. And here are the rest of the college basketball scores.
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[SUPER=0098-j/Virginia Union/58//St. Paul's/41////Mississippi St.#22/59/j/Mississippi/66///;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Wake Forest#19/96//Clemson/55////Emory & Henry/69/j/Bridgewater/87///;]
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Sarah Haygood led Bridgewater to a 59 to 55 win over Roanoke College.
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Susan Dunagan talking to her team during a time out.
Roanoke's Liz Sloop gets it to Krystal Barrett who hits the layup to tie the score at 34 in the second half.
The Eagles get it to Lindsay Coleman she passes to Sarah Hagood who hits the jumper for 2 of her 19 points.
Bridgewater's Megan Forster gets it to Coleman who answers with the three pointer from the corner.
The Maroons come back Katrina Williams hits Sloop she hits the jumper but Bridgewater goes on to win the game 59 to 55.
In other Women's action, Virginia Tech's Sarah Hicks scored 17 points and freshman Erin Gibson had a career high 18 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Hokies to a 71 to 64 victory over Georgetown University.
The Lady Hokies are 4 and 0 in the conference and 13 and 2 overall.
Meantime, Ferrum's Tia Moore hit 16 points as the Panthers beat Christopher Newport 70 to 65.
Donavan McNabb threw for 194 yards and 2 touchdowns as Philadelphia beat Tampa Bay 31 to 6 in the first round of the N-F-L playoffs.
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Tony Dungy talks to an Eagle player before the kickoff.
Eagle quarterback Donovan McNabb drops back to pass instead he takes off up the middle running the ball 39 yards and setting up a field goal to tie the game at 3 to 3.
Then in the second quarter McNabb goes to the air this time and hits Chad Lewis on the 16 yard T-D pass and the Eagles took the 10 to 3 lead.
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McNabb put the Eagles on top to stay when he throws the screen pass to Deuce Staley he takes it 23 yards for the score and the Eagles win it 31 to 6.
The Raiders were at home this evening hosting the New York Jets in the A-F-C wild card game.
Oakland took the 16 to 3 lead at the half. Jerry Rice scored a touchdown in the second half and the Raiders win the wild card game 38 to 24.
Johnstown beat the Roanoke Express tonight 3 to 1. Vern Fiddler scored the lone Express goal.
Roanoke is 0-5 and 1 in its last six games.
A Rockbridge County artist is keeping a fading art form alive.
John Milton Smith is one of just 13 crystal engravers in the United States.
Smith works on his hobby from his home in Natural Bridge-- using equipment he fashioned himself.
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(( IT'S A DIFFERENT ART FORM VERY FEW PEOPLE UNDERSTAND... YOU HAVE TO BE AMBIDEXTROUS... TWO HANDS MOVING TOGETHER AS ONE.))
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Smith has been engraving for 25 years and has done work for some well known clients... including former President Jimmy Carter.
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You can learn more-- by tuning in to NEWS 7 Sunday morning.