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Coming up on News 7-
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Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of the Columbia space shuttle disaster. A two-week standoff ends peacefully at an Arizona prison. And the Patriots pull another Superbowl win ... but it's the halftime performance that's got everyone talking.
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Plus a wintry forecast. News 7 is next.

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A super sized controversy is brewing tonight after a revealing moment at the biggest sporting event of the year.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

[Super-Bowl]


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New England once again is home to the Lombardi Trophy, but many fans aren't talking about just the game. Chris Lawrence has more from Houston.
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((The game came down to a foot and fortunately for Patriots fans it belonged to Adam Vinietieri but as New England celebrated Carolina fans were quick with congratulations. There seemed to be more admiration than animosity a mutual recognititon of what theyd just seen.
(sot - greatest game)

To start the day, when Beyonce Knowles belted out the Star Spangled Banner
(nats Beyonce)

the field was awash in red, white and blue a salute that seemed a good omen for the Patriots. 26 scoreless minutes later, by the time we saw the first touchdown
(quick nats touchdown)

there was more exhausted relief than exhilaration.
(Chris Lawrence/CBS News)

For the city of Houston, the game was an exciting end to an incredible week.
(nats crowd or parties)

From packed streets downtown to parties with Paris and Sammys Super Bowl Bash.
(courtesy MTV, NFL)
(nats P-Diddy or Kid Rock)

And when some of the more casual fans say they only watch for halftime now we know why.
(nats Janet & Justin)

CBS says it deeply regrets what happened next, because if special guest Justin Timberlake was meant to surprise he did ripping the cover off Janet Jacksons top in what may be the most talked-about play of the game. Chris Lawrence, CBS News, Houston.))

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Businesses around the area felt the interest and excitement in the early stages of tonight's game.
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At Coach B's in Salem, the restaurant sold more than one-thousand buffalo wings by halftime. In fact, the restaurant ordered more wings for the big game, and will have to order more for the rest of the week.
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((ROBERT BROWN/"COACH B"; I JUST CALLED MY PERSON FROM SALES WITH CISCO, AND SHE'S TRYING TO GET ME MORE FOR TOMORROW BECAUSE WE HAVE A WING SPECIAL ON MONDAY NIGHTS, AND I'M ALMOST OUT NOW. I ORDERED A LOT AND WE SOLD MORE THAN I EXPECTED. ))
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Brown says that many folks decided to watch the game at home, and that most people who ordered food opted to pick it up themselves instead of having it delivered.
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Amherst County authorities have arrested a New York man in connection with a murder last month. 26-year-old Jermel Lawrence Storey was pulled over by Lynchburg Police around two this morning. He was later arrested after officers learned he was wanted for questioning in the January 16th murder of Phillip James near Madison Heights. Storey faces first degree murder charges, and firearms charges. He's being held in the Amherst County Jail without bond. Authorities say the investigation is continuing and there could more arrests.

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Henry County authorities have made an arrest in a 10-year-old murder. Brian Douglas Kidd was last seen in August of 1993 at a home on Richardson Drive near Collinsville. Authorities say Kidd was shot outside his residence and his body was taken to a wooded area. Today, 38 year old Robert Wayne Reynolds of Fieldale contacted authorities in reference to the disappearance, and was charged with second degree murder. Reynolds is being held in the Henry County Jail without bond.

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Danville police are searching for the person responsible for sending two people to the hospital this morning.
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Police responded to a fight shortly after midnight, in the 100 block of Banner Street.
40-year old James Ricky Pruitt and 35 year old Bobby Lee Anderson were later taken to Danville Regional Medical Center.
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The case is under investigation. So far, police have not named a suspect.
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[take crimestoppers 4083 fs]
If you have any information on the fight, call Danville Crimestoppers at 434 - 793 - 0000
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[Rescue-Mission]


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Cold temperatures and recent snowfall have the Roanoke Rescue Mission stretching it's resources to accomodate everyone in need. But as Jennifer Wishon reports, a new facility could provide some relief.
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((JOY: IF WE RUN OUT OF THESE THEN THE NEXT THING IS CHAIRS.))
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The Roanoke area Rescue Mission is bursting at the seams. The last resort shelter has been operating at capacity for more than a year... And with temperatures hovering around the freezing mark, more people have visited the mission in the last ten days than at any one time during its 55 year history.
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((J0Y: WE REALLY HAVE MAXED OUT, WE ARE ABSOLUTELY OUT OF BEDS IN THIS BUILDING. WE HAVE BEEN RUNNING AS MANY AS 35 PEOPLE ON THE FLOOR IN OUR SHELTER DIVISIONS, ESPECIALLY IN THIS COLD WEATHER.))
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There is now a waiting list for the mission's recovery program, but Sylvester- Johnson hopes the construction of the latest phase of the mission's expansion project will help relieve the overflow.
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((JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM: THE NEED FOR A LARGER WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S CENTER WAS REALIZED TEN YEARS AGO. THE MISSION HAS ALREADY RAISED 2.7 MILLION AND ON MONDAY FRAMEWORK FOR THE 38,000 SQUARE FOOT BUILDING WILL BEGIN. HOWEVER, THE MISSION STILL NEEDS TO RAISE ANOTHER 700,000 DOLLARS TO COMPLETE THE PROJECT.))
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((JOY: ALMOST EVERY DAY I GET A CALL FROM A WOMAN OR OFTEN FROM A WOMAN'S MOTHER SAYING IS YOUR PROGRAM READY YET?... MY DAUGHTER NEEDS YOUR HELP. MY DAUGHTER IS ABOUT TO GET OUT OF JAIL AND NEEDS YOUR PROGRAM OR MY DAUGHTER IS ABOUT TO LOSE HER CHILDREN IF SHE DOESN'T GET HER LIFE STRAIGHTENED OUT [END COVER HERE] AND SO EVERY DAY WE DEAL WITH CALLS FROM WOMEN AND MEN.... BECAUSE THERE'S SUCH A DESPERATE NEEDS FOR THIS BUILDING AND THIS PROGRAM THAT IT HOUSES.))
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Framing of the new building is expected to be completed by the end of the month. The hope is that by the time the roof is completed the needed 700,000 dollars will have been raised. With an upturn in the economy Sylvester- Johnson hopes Roanokers will continue to remember their brothers and sisters in need. Jennifer Wishon, News 7, Roanoke.))
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If you'd like to contact the Rescue Mission you can reach them at 540-343-7227
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Still to come on the newscast, the political rhetoric spreads to the Midwest, as the Democratic hopefuls try to sway new voters...
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and friends and families remember the astronauts killed a year ago in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
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((Hey, everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up, the Patriots cap off a Super Sunday in Houston with their 2nd title in three years. W&L ends 19 games of frustration against Roanoke, while Julius Hodge leads the Pack over the Terps. Plus Stewart and Junior come up just short in the Rolex 24. All that and more on the way in sports.))
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An Arizona prison guard is free tonight, after being held hostage for two weeks.
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Officials say the two inmates who held the woman hostage surrendered as part of a negotiation. The prisoners released a second guard, a man, on January 24th. Experts say the two-week standoff could be one of the country's longest prison hostage standoffs in decades.
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[Hajj-Stampede]


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Hundreds of people are dead in Saudi Arabia after taking part in an annual Muslim tradition.
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Nearly 250-pilgrims were crushed to death during Sunday's Muslim pilgrimage, or hajj. Authorities say the pilgrims were trying to make their way to the ritual "stoning of the devil," when a few of them fell on a bridge, and could not escape the oncoming crowd. Even hundreds more were hurt. Fatal stampedes have occurred before at the site, but authorities say today's was the worst in seven years.
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It was the single most devastating tragedy for America's space program since the Challenger. A year ago Sunday, the Columbia space shuttle broke apart during re-entry, killing all seven crew members.
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NASA workers who launched the shuttle, along with the volunteers who searched for shuttle debris, joined other mourners Sunday to honor the astronauts. The ceremony began at 9 a-m -- the moment communication ceased with ``Columbia." It ended 16 minutes later. That's when the spacecraft should have been landing at the runway in Florida. The space agency's remaing shuttle fleet is grounded while safety changes are being made.
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Democrats vying for the country's top job were hard at work again today. With just 48 hours away from primaries in seven states, the candidates are stepping up attacks on each other. Sharyn Alfonsi has more.
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(( Howard Dean looked like a man desperate to get his groove back Sunday. The once high-flying presidential candidate now struggling to keep his presidential bid afloat both politically and financially...after his campaign reportedly blew threw more than 40 million dollars. --.
Howard Dean SOT We spent a lot of money in Iowa and New Hampshire trying

to win. (Cut) We were planning on trying to get huge momentum out of Iowa, it didn't work. We took and enormous gamble and it didn't work.
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Now Dean is rolling the dice again. Hoping the fiery rhetoric that put him in the lead last year, could bolster his bid and bring down the democratic front runner.
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Howard Dean SOT John Kerry has absolutely no credibility whatsoever at

all anymore when it comes to fighting special interests in Washington.

(Locator: Fargo, ND)


Dean renewed his attacks on Kerry. Accusing him of accepting more special interest lobbying money that any other Senator in the last 15 years.
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John Kerry SOT I think the total amount of money in my career that came

from quote lobbyist about one half of one percent.
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Defense is now the game plan for the Kerry Campaign. Just days before the seven-state electoral showdown, polls show he's leading in six states and neck in neck with John Edwards in South Carolina. It's Edwards back yard, and his campaign is hoping a little "home field advantage" could help.
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John Edwards SOT I think they know this is very personal, I understand

it. I'll be back after February 3rd and I'll be back in the fall.
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Without a big win in South Carolina, Edwards would likely be back as a Vice-Presidential candidate. Still he's urging voters not to count him out of the game yet. In New York, Sharyn Alfonsi, CBS News.))



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Still to come, The Super Bowl goes down to the wire, we'll have all the highlights in sports...
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and imagine one of the Patriots or Panthers trying to tackle one of these players. Stay with us, we'll have that and more later in the newscast.
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The 53rd Roanoke Police Academy begins tomorrow. Eight recruits from the City of Roanoke and seven from Roanoke County will begin the 26- week program.
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The academy is held in a five- thousand square foot space at the Jefferson Center, but police say they've outgrown it and have been looking for a new location.
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City Council pitched-in back in October, when it approved a three- dollar- assessment fee. The fee is added to the court costs of anyone convicted of a violation in the city, and the proceeds go toward a new facility.
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Officials say a new academy is a "top priority" and available properties are being evaluated.

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The Roanoke Valley is making a "hot" new name for itself.
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Expansion Magazine has voted Roanoke one of the top 50 hottest cities in the country. Each year corporate site consultants rank locations on quality of life, cultural amenities and local crime rates. Roanoke has made the list for the past four years. Economic leaders say that's good news when it comes to recruiting new businesses.
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((PHIL SPARKS: IT GIVES US A THIRD PARTY ENDORSEMENT SO WHEN WE'RE WORKING WITH A COMPANY IT'S VERY EASY TO HAVE SOMEONE ELSE LIKE EXPANSION MAGAZINE TELL THE STORY FOR US AND ALSO I'M SURE THAT MANY OF THE SITE CONSULTANTS AROUND THE COUNTRY GET THE MAGAZINE.))
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Sparks says the recognition is good, but that there's still work to be done. Within a 50- mile- radius of Henry County more than 50- thousand people are unemployed.

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Coming up, we'll hand out the Vince Lombardi trophy for Super Bowl 38, college hoops highlights from Lexington, Raleigh, and Winston-Salem, plus off track troubles for Scott Wimmer, but first tonight's extra point,
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Rain showers slowed the final few hours of the Rolex 24 Hour race at Daytona. The team of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Tony Stewart held the lead with 20 minutes left, but suspension troubles ended their shot at the win. That enabled Christian Fittipaldi, Terry Borcheller, Forest Barber, and Andy Pilgrim to take the win in the 42nd annual race.
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For the second time in three years the Patriots are Super Bowl Champs. In what was expected to be a defensive struggle, New England finally had to outscore the Carolina Panthers in the end to claim the Lombardi Trophy.
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The Panthers were making their first trip to the big game in franchise history.
After two Adam Vinatieri missed field goals, the Pats cashed in a turnover when Tom Brady found Deion Branch on a 5 yard TD hookup and it was 7-nothing.
Carolina finally got on track in the second quarter as Jake Delhome went up top for Steve Smith. The Pro Bowler hauled it in for a 39 yard strike just before the half tying the game at 7.
But game MVP Brady struck again just a minute later finding David Givens in the zone. New England led 14-10 after two quarters.
DeShaun Foster gave Carolina some momentum early in the 4th quarter capping an 81 yard drive with this 33 yard gallop to the house to make it 21-16.
It was 29-22 New England before Ricky Proehl collected a 12 yard toss from Delhomme and the Panthers were thinking OT.
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But Vinatieri knocked back this 41 yarder, his second game winner in a Super Bowl as New England won it 32 to 29.
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The Roanoke College Maroons had won 19 straight over Washington & Lee entering today's contest in Lexington, but the Generals ended that run of futility holding court on their home floor.
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The Maroons pounded things down inside to the big fella Kevinn Hunter who scored with the strong move on the block for 2 of his 15 points.
But W&L got it done from the outside. Coleman Lyons buries the triple from the wing for the home team.
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Then later, Matt Lawless scores in traffic. The Generals won it 52 to 43.
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The Roanoke women fared better, beating the Generals 50 to 47.

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In the ACC today, NC State won at Maryland for the first time since 1989.
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Julius Hodge scored 28 points for the Pack in a matchup of Virginia's next two opponents. State pulled
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away in the second half to win it 81 to 69.
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On the women's side, the UVA ladies today did what the men could not---win at Wake Forest.
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Debbie Ryan's team trailed by as many as 15 in the second half.
But Anna Prillaman started a rally with this bomb from long range. Prillaman scored 15 points on the day.
Brandi Teamer then works hard underneath. She works the glass for the board,gets the bucket and the foul for Virginia.
It all came down to this though. LaTonya Blue buries the jumper with just 14 ticks left to give UVA a one point lead.
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Wake had two looks for the win, but they wouldn't go down and Virginia won it 62-61.
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With the Daytona 500 just 13 days away, Bill Davis Racing has some legal issues to work out. Last night, driver Scott Wimmer was arrested for driving while impaired.
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Wimmer, who replaced Ward Burton in the Caterpillar Dodge late last season, wrecked a pickup truck owned by Bill Davis Racing at about 2am. The incident occurred in High Point, North Carolina. Wimmer is one of 6 drivers who is expected to compete for Nextel Cup Rookie of the Year honors this season.
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Elephants performing tricks is one thing, but a hat trick is another story.
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Hundreds of people in one province of India was treated to two teams of tuskers facing each other in a game of soccer.
The match kicked off the area's second grand elephant festival. Tourists enjoyed every moment as the giant creatures tried to pass the ball with kicks. The match ended in a scoreless tie but the audience was thrilled, no matter what the creatures' skills. (------------) Earlier, the festival got off to a colorful start as 100 decorated elephants took out a parade.