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Coming up on News 7-
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One man is hurt and a neighborhoold was left without power following an accident in Roanoke. An American Airlines plane is diverted to Virginia after a passenger claimed he had a bomb. And instead of collecting dust, these old wedding gowns are collecting money for charity.
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News 7 is next.

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An accident in Roanoke sends one person to the hospital, and knocks out power to one section of the city.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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The accident happened shortly after 7-thirty this evening in the 600 block of Brandon Avenue near Towers Mall.
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Authorities say the driver of this car lost control, ran through a utility line, flipped over and came to rest in the Arby's parking lot. The driver, described as a man in his 60's, was trapped in the car for about 15 minutes, until rescue crews could cut away parts of the car. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital and is listed in serious condition. The accident knocked out power to a large portion of the Raleigh Court neighborhood, including Towers Mall for about 2 hours. The driver's name has not been released. The investigation into the accident is continuing.
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One man is dead following an accident this morning in Danville. Police say 62-year-old Bob Shuping Williams was driving his truck on Piney Forest Road shortly before 8 o'clock. Williams' truck veered to the left, hitting another car. He then ran off the right side of the road, struck a sign and a utility pole before overturning. Williams was pronounced dead at Danville Regional Medical Center. The other driver was not hurt in the accident. Police are investigating.

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Investigators say a deadly house fire today in Roanoke County was an accident.
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The fire was apparently started by an electrical cord in an upstairs bedroom. When firefighters arrived shortly after 6:30 this morning, they found 50 year old David Lee Fulcher, dead inside. Officials say an off-duty Salem firefighter actually spotted the fire on his way home, and immediately notified a neighbor to call 9-1-1. One firefighter was hurt in the blaze, but was treated and released at a local hospital.
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The Montgomery County Sheriff's department has arrested one man in connection with a shooting this afternoon. The shooting happened on Elliot Creek Road. Authorities say 53 year old Thomas Wayne Saunders was shot in the head with a .22 caliber rifle. He is in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Deputies arrested his roommate, 64 year old James Harless Stump for the shooting. They say the two got into an altercation after drinking.


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The dream of a museum honoring Photographer O. Winston Link became a reality in Roanoke today.
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((3, 2, 1 CLAPPING.))
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Congressman Bob Goodlatte and other local leaders participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Some 600- people packed the lobby making it standing room only. The museum is located in the newly renovated passenger station on Shenandoah Avenue. More than 250 prints and all of Link's negatives will be stored in the 15- thousand square foot facility. Visitors to the museum will also be able to see the equipment Link used to dramatically light his subjects and then capture them on film.
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O. Winston Link was made famous by his photographs of trains and the landscapes and people of southern railroad towns. Jennifer Wishon has more on the man and the legacy he's left behind.
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((It was both a rewarding and emotional day for the hundreds of friends and admirers of O. Winston Link who gathered in Roanoke Saturday.
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((DAVID HELMER: YES. WINSTON'S LOOKING AT US AND I THINK HE'S PROUD.))
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The man whose pictures made him famous never had any formal training, but his brother Albert says Winston's father provided plenty of inspiration.
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((ALBERT LINK: HE PROVIDED THE EARLY IMPETUSES IN TERMS OF ALWAYS HAVING US INVOLVED IN TRAINS. TOY TRAINS, LIONEL STANDARD GAUGE. AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER THERE WAS A LAY OUT AVAILABLE.))
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About 20 of Link's subjects or their descendants attended the museum opening. Wythe County native Tom Pope turned 14 the day Link took this picture from his parent's front porch.
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((TOM POPE: IT WAS COLD AND HE WAS THERE AND WE AS KIDS DIDN'T HAVE TOO MUCH TO DO IN MAX MEADOWS AND WE WAS INTERESTED IN HANGING AROUND HIM AND WE'D CARRY THINGS FOR HIM.))
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Pope remembers his parent's porch was chosen because of its intricate spindle work. The photograph was taken as the last steam engine on the route by his childhood home passed by.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: BEFORE HIS DEATH IN 2001 O. WINSTON LINK REQUESTED THAT THE MUSEUM THAT WOULD BEAR HIS NAME BE LOCATED AT THE SAME PLACE WHERE PEOPLE USED TO GATHER BEFORE BOARDING OLD NORFOLK AND WESTERN TRAINS.))
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((DAVID HELMER/CHAIRMAN LINK COMMITTEE: IT PHYSICALLY HAD THE CAPABILITY WITH RESTORATION THAT WE COULD PUT IN THE HUMIDITY CONTROLS, THE LIGHT CONTROLS, THE UV TYPE FILTERS THAT WE COULD PRESERVE AND DISPLAY HIS COLLECTION OF ITEMS.))

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In 1955 Link photographed himself as a passenger in front of the train schedule board. Today the old train station it looks the same way the photographer would have remembered it. Link's attorney says his client was proud of his work, but was more impressed by the life that made his pictures possible.
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((ED MEYER: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS NOT WHAT'S ON THESE WALLS, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS THE LIFE CULTURE AND STEAM ENGINES OF WESTERN VIRGINIA.))
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Albert Link says he hopes support of his brother's museum continues so that future generations may experience the same inspiration Winston gained from his father. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))

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The Brotherhood of Railway Signalmen met in Roanoke today to discuss Norfolk Southern's decision to close their signal repair shop,
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Yesterday 18- employees were told their positions are being eliminated.
The company says the closing is part of an ongoing review designed to "decrease costs and increase efficiency." However, union leaders say shop employees are more skilled and efficient than the contractors the company plans to employ.
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((SCOTT CLARK/GENERAL CHAIRMAN: THEY HAVE PERSONALLY BEEN TOLD ALL THE WAY THROUGH FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS BY MANAGEMENT ALL THE WAY UP THE CHAIN OF COMMAND THAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK AND THEN THEY JUST COME IN AND CLOSE THE DOORS.))
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The 18 employees who lost their jobs do have enough seniority to move to other positions within the company, but Clark says THAT will put less senior employees out of THEIR jobs. The union has filed a lawsuit against the company in hopes of delaying or reversing the closing. Norfolk Southern has filed an injunction to keep the union from going on strike.
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So far there has been no agreement or no strike by Mesaba Airlines pilots. A deadline for a strike passed without incident at midnight last night.
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Mesaba operates four daily flights for Northwest between Roanoke and Detroit.
The possibility of a strike prompted the airline to cancel several flights last night including some in Roanoke.
However, passengers will still be able to fly out of Roanoke because Northwest offers another service in the region.

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((JACKIE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT DIRECTOR: THE FACT THAT WE HAVE BOTH PINNACLE AIRLINES AND MESABA OPERATING UNDER NORTHWEST AIRLINK, IT'S PROBABLY VERY LIKELY THEY WILL BE ABLE TO REBOOK UNDER A PINNACLE FLIGHT.))
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There are two roundtrip Pinnacle flights from Roanoke to Detriot each day.
Airport officials are encouraging Northwest passengers to call the airline and rebook before heading out the door.


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((JACKIE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT DIRECTOR: MY UNDERSTANDING IS THROUGH FEBRUARY 9TH FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO REBOOK AND MAKE SURE THEY ARE GETTING ON NORTHWEST OF PINNACLE AIRLINES, THERE IS NO FEE TO CHANGE THEIR RESERVATION.))
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Negotiators say they were getting closer to a contract.
The airline's pilots association says the strike has been pushed back for a limited time while talks continue.
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Still to come on the newscast, evangelist Billy Graham will reportedly be hospitalized for a few more days...
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and a Washington D-C bound airplane is diverted after a passenger claims to have a bomb.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, we'll check in on the NFL's Divisional Playoffs as two teams punch their tickets to the next round. The Express runs into a Storm at the Roundhouse, and college hoops from Hollins to Salem to South Bend. Plus, the Cavs are ready for a devil of a time against Duke. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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An American Airlines passenger is in F-B-I custody, after he allegedly passed a threatening note to the flight crew.
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In his note, the unidentified man demanded to be taken to Australia and stated he had a bomb. The flight left New York's LaGuardia Airport just before eleven this morning, and was supposed to land at Reagan National Airport. Instead, the plane was diverted to Dulles International Airport.
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((MARIANNE SCHRIK: "WHY AUSTRALIA? THAT'S WHAT I WAS WONDERING IS - WHY DO YOU WANT TO GO TO AUSTRALIA? IF ANYTHING I'D BE THINKING IF YOU'RE GONNA TRY TO REPEAT SEPTEMBER 11TH, YOUR GONNA AIM IT AT THE U.S. AND GO FOR SOME OTHER STRUCTURE, BUT AUSTRALIA SEEMS A LITTLE - LITTLE BIZARRE.))
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Authorities say it appears the incident was NOT terrorism-related. Although the passenger was taken into custody, no immediate charges were filed.
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A spokesperson for Billy Graham says the evangelist will remain hospitalized for several more days.
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The 85 year old Graham is is stable condition at the Mayo Clinic. Graham broke his hip in a fall on Tuesday. He has since had a partial hip replacement. Graham has been treated for a variety of medical problems in recent years, including Parkinson's Disease, skin cancer and a sinus condition.
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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore wants to give protective orders more bite, to try to stop domestic abuse.
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Kilgore is proposing legislation that would increase the penalties for those who violate restraining orders.
He also wants to provide more money for shelters and for prosecutors who go after domestic violence offenders.
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Kilgore says these measures should help prevent tragic cases like that of Neesha Edwards of Roanoke.
Last month, Edwards was murdered two hours after she took out a protective order against her ex-boyfriend.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JERRY KILGORE: WE HAVE TO BE ABOUT OFFERING HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY TO THESE VICTIMS. THEY NEED TO KNOW IF THEY GET A PROTECTIVE ORDER, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY WILL BE THERE WITH YOU, THE JUDICIAL COMMUNITY WILL BE THERE AND THERE WILL BE SHELTERS AVAILABLE TO HELP YOU GET OUT OF HARM'S WAY.))
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Kilgore is proposing an increase in court filing fees to help pay for his initiatives.
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Still ahead, it served the nation for years, now a piece of American military history is about to be preserved for generations to come.
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and what would cause so many women to donate their most prized wedding possession? We'll explain coming up next.
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One of the most prized possessions of any married woman's wardrobe is up for sale this weekend for charity.
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Hundreds of women and bridal shops donated wedding gowns in hopes of raising money to help fight breast cancer. Two thousand gowns were up for bid today. The money will be donated to the "Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation," which uses the money to pay for the wishes of victims of breast cancer. Next year's goal is to raise at least 12 thousand gowns for the auction.
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A blood drive for kids is being called a success.
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The Junior League of the Roanoke Valley and the American Red Cross held a pediatric blood drive today in Roanoke. This is the second year for the effort. The blood drive was only held in Roanoke last year, but was so much of a success that this year it was a statewide event.
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((NATALIE SMITH/JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ROANOKE VALLEY; OUR PROVISIONAL CLASS, OUR NEW MEMBERS HAVE BEEN RECRUITING FRIENDS NEIGHBORS, FAMILY, TO COME AND JOIN US. WE'VE HAD BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT ROANOKE THAT HAVE HELPED UP UNDERWRITE THE PROGRAM SO WE CAN HAVE THE GREAT ATMOSPHERE THAT WE HAVE HERE TODAY.))
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Today's blood drive in Roanoke was expected to collect between 80 and 90 percent of the current pediatric blood needs in the Shenandoah Valley.
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[Survivor]


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Hundreds of folks tried for a chance to appear on a top television show today in Roanoke.
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WDBJ hosted an open casting call for "Survivor Nine" today at Valley View Mall. Folks could drop off an audition tape or record their own 3 minute tape for a chance to appear on the show. Survivor will go through all of the entries nationwide and will begin conducting in-person interviews starting in March. The location of "Survivor Nine" has not been released.
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Coming up, we'll hand out two bids to the NFL's Conference Championship round, the Express skates with Toledo, and women's hoop from Hollins and South Bend, but first tonight's extra point,
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LSU Head Football Coach Nick Saban announced earlier tonight that he isn't leaving Baton Rouge for the NFL anytime soon. Saban met with the Bears yesterday concerning their coaching vacancy. Saban led the Tigers to a share of their first national title since 1958.
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The Carolina Panthers are headed to the NFC Championship Game after a dramatic victory over the Rams in Saint Louis.
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Carolina got into the endzone first when Jake Delhomme fumbles the pitch, but it gets kicked around and finally ends up on the goal line where Musin Muhammed recovered for the touchdown.
It was 23-12 Panthers midway thru the fourth quarter.
But the Rams rallied. Marshall Faulk went over from a yard out. The 2 point conversion was good AND the Rams recovered the onsides kick that led to a tying field goal forcing OT.
Both teams missed game winning field goal attempts in the extra frame so we head to another overtime. Delhomme then found Steve Smith and Smith did the rest on a 69 yard touchdown reception.
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Carolina handed the Rams their first ever playoff loss at the Ed Jones Dome 29-23.
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In the AFC game, the Patriots and Titans braved brutal windchills tonight in Foxboro, but New England was the team that had something to show for it when all was said and done.
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It was tied at 14 late, when Adam Vinatieri knocked back this 46 yard field goal to give the Pats a 3 point cushion.
Tennessee had one last gasp, but Steve McNair's pass falls to the ground
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as Drew Bennett can't haul it in on 4th down. The Patriots advance 17-14.
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[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express has been victimized by recent player call-ups, but Tony MacAulay's bunch still found themselves right in the middle of the pack in the Southern Division entering tonight's contest with Toledo.
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The Express was hoping to break a two game skid with a win in this one.
Toledo led 2-nothing early thanks in part to this tally by Alexander Jacques.
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The Express hung tough forcing OT and a shootout before winning 3 to 2.
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[S-Noke]


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To the court where Roanoke College renewed its ODAC rivalry with Washington & Lee tonight over at the Bast Center.

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Page Moir's troops were fresh off a win in the V-Foundation Classic earlier this week.
Jared Butler scored a career high 25 for the Noke but here he finds Kevinn Hunter who puts in the nice little hook.
Jason Graffam then drops a dime for Mike Zurek. He puts in two more for the home team.
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Hunter then did some more damage and Roanoke went on to win big 86 to 63.
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[S-Women]


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Page Moir's alma mater struggled on the women's hardwood today, as Bonnie Henrickson's team dropped a 13 point decision at Notre Dame, losing its second straight conference contest.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Tech women scored just 16 first half points and had but one double figure scorer today.
Dawn Chriss gave the Hokies the lead late in the first half with this steal and conversion at the other end. But there wasn't nearly enough of that.
Kerri Gardin led Tech by scoring 10 points, including these two with the left hand off the window.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech #15/40/Notre Dame/53/;]


But Jacqueline Batteast recorded a double-double for the Irish with 14 points and 11 boards as Notre Dame won it 53 to 40.
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[WIPE to ENG!!]
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Closer to home Hollins welcomed Lynchburg to town in ODAC women's action.
Lynchburg was playing at both ends. Check out the Hornets Caroline Cubbage getting the steal and running the break to Abbie Piczyk for 2 on the lay-in.
The Hollins ladies answered when Ashleigh Smith breaks the pressure and gets to the rack for a tough deuce.
[SUPER=36-Lynchburg/86/Hollins/67/;]

But Lynchburg too tough. Cubbage scores on the scoop and the Richie Waggoner's crew won it 86 to 67.
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[S-Rivals]


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The Virginia Cavaliers meet Duke tomorrow afternoon at U-Hall. The Blue Devils won all three meetings with UVA a season ago. Steve Mason has more on the Cavs ACC home opener.
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((Duke swept the series a season ago. In one of the three meeetings, the Blue Devils won 104-93 in Durham, then beat UVa at U-Hall and in the ACC tournament. ((:)) ((:))
UVa's Derrick Byars had the defensive assignment on J.J. Redick at last seasons ACC tournament in which Duke won 83-76. Redick, who dropped a career high 34 points against UVa last January, looks forward to playing in Charlottesville despite the hostile enviroment. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:)) ((:)) Duke has won 16 of the last 18 meetings with UVa. Tip off is set for 5:30. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[USS-Midway]


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One of the nation's most historic aircraft carriers is about to get a new home and a new life as a Naval museum.

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The U-S-S Midway has been a part of a mothballed fleet, but will soon be the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum. It was commissioned only six months before the end of World War Two and saw action in Vietnam and the first Gulf War.


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((RETIRED REAR ADM. RILEY MIXON/U.S. NAVY -- BRING PEOPLE ABOARD AND SHOW THEM WHAT LIFE ON A BIG SHIP IS LIKE CAUSE THIS SHIP'S BEEN MODERNIZED. THE FLIGHT DECK ALMOST AS BIG AS THE NIMITZ, YEH, INSIDE'S WORLD WAR II AND THAT'S PART OF THE CHARM OF WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE))
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It was the largest carrier at the time it was launched and was named after the Battle of Midway. The aircraft and the tugs that pulled them are also being restored as a part of the project. It should be open for tours this spring. (------------)