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Coming up on News 7,
Talks of a strike die down for workers at one airline company.
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And the life and work of photographer O-Winston Link comes into focus today in Roanoke.
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[Sports-Head]


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Tonight in sports, we'll check on the NFL Divisional Playoffs, UVA is set to do battle with the Blue Devils tomorrow in Charlottesville,
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and the Tech Women drop their second straight today at Notre Dame.
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A few folks woke up to some last minute snow showers, just before the sunshine reappeared. But don't let the clear skies fool you. Some of the coldest temperatures we've seen this winter are stopping by tonight. The full forecast in just a bit. [Video-Open]
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((ALBERT LINK: I KNEW HE WAS AN EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHER, BUT I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT HE WOULD EVEN DREAM OF THIS.))
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The dream of a museum honoring Photographer O. Winston Link becomes a reality in Roanoke today.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Opening-Link]


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It's been years in the making and today the O. Winston Link Museum opened its doors to the public.
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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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[Link-Exhibit]


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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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Pilots for Mesaba Airlines have put off heading to the picket lines for now.
The deadline for the strike was originally 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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[NS-Union]


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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 leave less senior employees without a job. Norfolk Southern has filed an injunction to keep the union from going on strike. The union has filed an order to delay or reverse the closing and say the company is in violation of the Railway Labor Act. A hearing on the injunction is set for January 28th.
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[Roanoke-Fire]


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Investigators are looking into the cause of a deadly house fire today in Roanoke County.
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Firefighters were called to this home on Big Horn Road just after 6:30 this morning. 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. When firefighters arrived, they found the owner of the home dead inside. One firefighter was hurt in the blaze, but was treated and released at a local hospital.
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[Tease#1]
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Still to come on the newscast, Henry County authorities make an arrest in an armed robbery...
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and a little later, hundreds of folks try for a chance to outwit, outplay, and outlast the competition.
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[1st-Wx]

[D'ville-Fatal]


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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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The Henry County Sheriff's Office has made an arrest in connection with an armed robbery in Collinsville earlier this week.
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[TAKE JOHNSON FS] Sheriff's deputies and the Virginia State Police arrested 19-year-old Cory Vershaun Johnson late last night. Authorities say Johnson held up a clerk at the Daniel Creek Minute Market Wednesday morning as she got out of her car.
The victim suffered a cut to the head and her purse was taken. Johnson faces a number of charges including armed robbery and malicious wounding.
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He's being held without bond at the Henry County Jail.




[Kilgore]


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Attorney General Jerry Kilgore says domestic abusers do not take protective orders seriously.
And he wants to change that.
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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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Up ahead on the newscast, Virginia Tech loses in women's basketball, and the NFL playoffs heat up in a very cold New England tonight. We'll have more in sports.
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and also, dozens of people help out kids and the Red Cross at the same time.
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The Virginia Museum of Transportation has hired a new director. Robert Morris Dills will serve as executive director. He has 20 years of experience working as a consult for various museums, including Chrysler and Carnegie Hall. Dills also has worked as a design director for the Smithsonian.

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Dozens of folks got stuck helping out kids today...
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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, Bonnie Henrickson's Hokies have a tough time today in South Bend, we'll have ODAC hoops highlights as well, and
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the Virginia Cavaliers talk about slowing down second ranked Duke.
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[S-Women]


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The Virginia Tech Women struggled with their shooting touch for the second straight game, and dropped their 2nd consecutive Big East contest at Notre Dame.
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Bonnie Henrickson's team 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.
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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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[S-Hollins]


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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.
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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-Generals]


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The Roanoke College men's basketball team steps back into ODAC play tonight against 2 and 8 Washington and Lee.
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The Maroons enter this game at the Bast Center at seven o'clock with a 7 and 3 record after winning the V- Foundation Classic. The Maroons respect the Generals despite a 1 and 3 league record and a new head coach in Adam Hutchinson.
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The Maroons face a team that has lost five straight but Page Moir has made sure his team is ready for an offense he is quite familiar with.
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[S-Rivals]


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Tomorrow at 5:30 second ranked Duke meets Virginia in Charlottesville. The Blue Devils have won 37 of the past 47 games. Steve Mason has a quick preview.
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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.))

[S-NFL]


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The NFL's Divisional Playoffs are underway on this Saturday. Right now in the NFC, Carolina leads the Rams in Saint Louis 10 to 9 in the third quarter.
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Later tonight, on Your Hometown Station the Titans square off with the Patriots in Foxboro, Mass where the temperature is expected to be around 4 degrees with a wind chill of minus 15.
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The AFC stays here on WDBJ tomorrow as the Colts battle the Chiefs at 1 o'clock. (++++++++)