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Coming up on News 7-
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Tsunami victims in Southeast Asia now have flash flooding to add to their worries. Hokie fans swamp the Roanoke Airport, as they head to New Orleans. And one elephant in Texas trades-in his peanuts for paint brushes.
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Plus how much longer can we enjoy the warm temperatures? News 7 is next.

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The agony continues in parts of South Asia. A week after tsunamis, residents there now have to worry about flash flooding.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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Relief efforts to the affected areas continue despite the new flooding. The confirmed death toll tops *123-thousand,* and officials warn it could still rise dramatically higher. Susan Roberts has the story.
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((DELUGE OF WATER ONCE AGAINSWEPT ACROSS TSUNAMI DEVASTED AREAS OF SOUTHEAST ASIA - THIS TIME FLASH FLOODS - CAUSED BY RELENTLESS RAINS. IN SRI LANKA, MAIN ROADS WERE SHUT DOWN LEAVING AID WORKERS HELPLESS AND FRUSTRATED - UNABLE TO GET THROUGH WITH BADLY NEEDED SUPPLIES:
Super: Irene Fraser/Save the Children Sot: it s another calamity we hadn t expected
JAPAN UPPED ITS AID TO 500 MILLION ON SATURDAY - AND THE U-S MILITARY LAUNCHED ONE OF THE BIGGEST RELIEF MISSIONS IN ITS HISTORY. APPROXIMATELY 15 HUNDRED MARINES WILL BE MOBILIZED - MANY OF THEM TO SRI LANKA WHERE THE DEATH TOLL IS UPWARD OF 25 THOUSAND PEOPLE:
Super: Jeffrey Lunstead/US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Sot: It s an overwhelming scope, add to that infrastructure destructionit s an incredibly difficult task.

(bridge)" this natural disaster has slowly unfolded...as death tolls have doubled almost deaily. yet there are still re

mote areas,which no one can reach, and where the loss of life has not even been accounted for.".
A MAJORITY OF FATALITIES ARE IN INDONESIA WHERE AFTERSHOCKS CONTINUE INCLUDING ONE WHICH MEASURED 6.5 IN SUMATRA.
Super: B. Lynn Pascoe, US Ambassador to Indonesia
SOT: (143350) right now we are in the very short term business of trying to get food medicine and water up to people wh

o are in desparate need
SEAHAWK HELICOPTERS DROPPED BOXES OF FOOD, MEDICINE, BLANKETS AND WATER - SUPPLIES PREVIOUSLY STUCK IN WAREHOUSES DUE TO LOGISTICSOR SIMPLY A LACK OF MANPOWER:

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ON THE FIRST DAY OF 2005, PRESIDENT BUSH SPOKE OF THE NATURAL DISASTER AS A GREAT HUMAN TRAGEDY SAYING THE CARNAGE IS OF A SCALE THAT DEFIES COMPREHENSION. HE SIGNED A PROCLAMATION CALLING FOR U-S FLAGS TO BE FLOWN AT HALF STAFF THIS WEEK - A WEEK IN WHICH NO MATTER HOW LARGE THE RELIEF EFFORT - THE CARNAGE IS SURE TO INCREASE.))




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The death toll from Thursday's nightclub fire in Argentina has now reached 186.
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Today, relatives and friends lay flowers and lit candles outside the club to remember the dead. Investigators believe the blaze began when someone set off a flare during a concert, igniting the nightclub's foam ceiling. The club's owner is being held by authorities pending an investigation. Officials are looking into reports that emergency exits had been locked, and that the building was overcrowded. More than 700 people were also injured in the blaze.
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An early morning fire leaves two people dead in Roanoke.
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Crews responded to a home in the five-hundred block of SIXTH street just before THREE. When they got there, they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the front -- and two bodies inside -- one male and one female. Their identities aren't being released until the family can be notified. Fire officials estimate around 25-thousand dollars of damage to the residence. The cause is still under investigation.
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One man was seriously injured in a farm accident in Roanoke County today. Rescue officials say a man was digging holes with an *AUGER,* when his leg got caught in a moving part of a tractor.
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The man's LEG was amputated at the scene. He was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for his injuries. Officials have not released his name or condition.
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New Orleans is the place to be on Monday if your a Hokie fan, but that doesn't mean the fans left behind can't enjoy the game right here in Roanoke. Jeremy Butterfield explains.
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(( Like a mirror image of Friday, maroon and orange filled the lines at the Roanoke Regional Airport. The beaded fans even had their own security line and parking lot.
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((AMANDA DEHAVEN:WE DIVIDED THE LINE INTO CHARTER PASSENGERS AND INTO REGULARLY SCHEDULED AIRLINE PASSENGERS SO IT CAN GO A LITTLE BIT MORE QUICKLY.))
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The hundreds that flew out over the weekend left behind a large number of fans who will have to find another way to enjoy the game.
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((CLIFF MONEYMAKER:THIS IS THE NEXT BEST THING, THEY CAN COME IN HERE-- PROLLY BETTER THAN THEY WOULD AT THE GAME BECAUSE THEY'RE RIGHT UP FRONT/REPORTER:SO EVERYONE HAS A FIFTY YARD LINE SEAT/RIGHT.))
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The Cinema Cafe behind Crossroads Mall is showing the game on both of its big screens, the owner says the big Tech games always draw a crowd. And of course the local bars expect to see the different faces of the hokie fan.
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((BARRY CALDWELL:THEY'RE QUIET WHEN THEY'RE LOSING BUT WHEN THEY'RE WINNING THEY'RE DEFINITELY WIDE OPEN, WIDE OPEN. IT SHOULD BE A WILD TIME))
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And for those fans staying in Virginia-- they don't have any hard feelings against the Hokies watching the game in person.
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((PHIL HAND:THEY'RE HAVING THE ORIGINAL EXPERIENCE DOWN THERE ALL I CAN DO IS RELIVE IT BY TV. EITHER WAY I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT GAME. THAT'S WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR, A REAL GOOD GAME.))
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The fans staying in Virginia do have one advantage-- they won't have to deal with the thousands of fans returning from the game on the fourth, when most of the Sugar Bowl ticket holders will be flying back. Jeremy Butterfield, News 7, Roanoke.)) [Tease1]
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2004 was a busy year in the news business. When News 7 returns, we'll take a look back at what made headlines.
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and a little bit later, we'll show you what one boy is doing to help out the tsunami victims.
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2004 was often a busy year for the news.
Assignment editor Joe McKean takes a look back at the top stories of last year, as chosen by the News-7 staff.
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((Shots of jet crash, from tape 04-17 An Air Force jet crashing in Franklin County last spring is the first story on our list.
The F-15 went down on a practice run over Robert and Julie Paulitzy's farm, two hours after returning from a week of prayer.
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((JULIE: AND THEN, WHEN WE RETURNED THERE WAS AN F-15 IN OUR FRONT YARD! AND WE WERE PROTECTED SO... PRAYER WORKS...)) [RUNS:07]
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[Speedway shots, from tape 04-19] Our staff also though the sale of the Martinsville Speedway was one of the biggest stories of the year. The new owners, for now, intend to keep the track's April and October NASCAR dates. [Victory Stadium flooding, from aerials tape]
The continuing controversy over the future of Roanoke's Victory Stadium made headlines all year. Local football teams had to move some of their home games after floodwaters once again covered the field. A citizens committee is supposed to have some recommendations for city council in 2005. [Burrow shots, from tape 04-35] For former D-Day Memorial Executive Richard Burrow, years of legal trouble came to an end. A federal jury failed again to reach a verdict in his second fraud trial, and U.S. Attorney John Brownlee gave up pursuing the case.
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[Tech game, from tape SP-185] Legal troubles marred a spectacular season for Virginia Tech football. [Vick outside court, from tape 04-03] As it headed into its first season of A-C-C play, three players worked out plea agreements on morals charges, including star quarterback Marcus Vick. [More of Miami game, tape SP-185] But a sound thrashing of Miami gave Tech its first A-C-C title, and a trip to the Sugar Bowl against unbeaten Auburn.


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[Hendrick plane crash, tape 04-36] The crash of the Hendrick Motorsports plane made news for days across the country.
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[More of site, 04-36] The plane went down on Bull Mountain near the town of Stuart, about seven miles from the Blue Ridge Airport in Spencer. Team owner Rick Hendrick was NOT on the plane, but his brother, John, the team president; Rick's son Ricky Hendrick and engine builder Randy Dorton were among the 10 people killed. [Bedford troops, tape 03-52] The U.S. efforts to subdue the insurgents and rebuild Iraq and Afghanistan touched hundreds of families in Virginia. Deaths and injuries of local troops reminded the reserve units called up how hazardous their duty it.
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[Richmond storm damage, tape 04-27] Topping our list this year was severe weather...remnants of hurricanes and tropical storms that devastated downtown Richmond, [Henry tornado damage, tape 04-24] touched off a tornado in Henry County and created the worst flooding the Roanoke Valley and western Virginia have seen in almost 20 years. [Flooding shots from tape 04-31] Hurricane forecasters are predicting another busy year in the Atlantic in 2005. Joe McKean, News-7.))

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Still to come on News 7 at 11, Virginia Tech is settling-in in New Orleans. Mike Stevens will have a report from the Big Easy in sports.
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and we'll introduce you to Roanoke's first new addition in 2005.
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One youngster is doing his part to help the relief efforts for tsunami victims.
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9-year-old Sawyer Hindle has been digging through his toy chest, to find toys he can sell on e-bay. He says he wants the money from his sales to go to tsunami victims.
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((SAWYER HINDLE/GOOD SAMARITAN: I CAN IMAGINE MYSELF HAVING ONE OF THOSE SIGNS SAYING I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO, AND I FEEL REALLY BAD FOR THEM, I JUST WANT TO HELP THEM AS MUCH AS I CAN))
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Hindle says he got the idea after seeing an ad on the internet. He's offering-up some lightly-used toys and books for auction. Sawyer's mom also dug through her books for auction items. So far, five of their pieces have had bids.
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Thousands of people welcomed in the New Year, by taking out some time to stop and smell the roses.
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The 116th annual Tournament of Roses Parade took place today in Pasadena, California. Some were concerned the parade might be spoiled by rain, after a weeklong series of winter storms over Southern California. But the storm ended Friday, leaving sunny skies. This year's theme was "Celebrate Family" and featured 50-floats, 26-equestrian groups, and 25-marching bands.
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Many people collect elephants as works of art, but one elephant in Texas is the one behind the art.
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Rasha, a 31-year-old Asian elephant, is also known as the "painting pachyderm." Rasha's daily schedule includes a short painting session, usually right after her morning bath. Her keepers say Rasha uses art to help her lead a healthy, balanced life.
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Griffin says the paintings sell for 125 to 200-hundred dollars. Commissioned pieces, however, do cost more. Proceeds from the sales benefit a variety of elephant *conservation* projects.
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Another report from our Sugar Bowl New Orleans crew, highlights from five new years day bowl games and Dazzle highlights
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but first our extra point. Keith Langford's twisting shot with 3 seconds left in overtime capped a comeback from a 16-point deficit and lifted second-ranked Kansas to a 70-68 victory over No. 9 Georgia Tech today. It was a physical, fast-paced rematch of a regional final in the 2004 NCAA tournament - the Yellow Jackets won that one in overtime en route to the national championship game. Kansas is 9 and OH while the Yellow Jackets are 9 and 2.
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Like The Roanoke Valley, New Orleans temperartures reached a high comfort level, try 75 degrees. But Mike Stevens tell s that the Hokies had little time to enjoy it. Frank Beamer took his Hokies inside the Super Dome for their first practice on the turf for the January third Sugar Bowl against Auburn.
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Sixth ranked Texas edged 13th rated Michigan 38 to 37 in the Rose Bowl today.
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Dusty Mangum kicked a 37-yard field goal as time expired to secure the victory in the first matchup of two of college football's elite programs. Michigan freshman quarterback Chad Henne tied a Rose Bowl record with four touchdown passes, three to All-American wide receiver Braylon Edwards.
[SUPER=34-Texas/38/Michigan/37;]The Longhorns finished 11-and-1. They proved they earned their trip West after they le

apfrogged fourth-ranked California in the final B-C-S standings.
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Lets go to the Capital One Bowl. Drew Tate fired a 56-yard touchdown pass to Warren Holloway on the final play as eleventh-ranked Iowa stunned number-12 L-S-U 30-to-25 in Orlando.
[SUPER=34-Iowa/30/LSU/25;]Iowa blew the lead in the final minute before improving to 10-and-2. The Tigers lost in their

final game under Nick Saban, who went 48-and-16 in five years at the school.
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Back to the ACC and 17th ranked Florida State would battle Big East power West Virginia in the Gator Bowl.
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The Mountaineers fell behind at Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville and lost 30 to 18. Leon Washington finished with 195 yards rushing and quarterback Chris Rix engineered two long second-half touchdown drives to put the game away.
Rix was money. He led a 90-yard drive that [SUPER=34-Florida State/30/West Virginia/18;]ended with a 14-yard scoring to

ss to Craphonso Thorpe late in the third quarter for a 23-to-15 lead. Rix finished 16-of-31 for 157 yards. West Virginia has lost eleven of its last 12 bowls games and is oh-and-5 in the Gator.
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In the Outback Bowl, David Greene passed for 264 yards and two touchdowns in his final game with Georgia to lead a 24-t
o-21 win over 16th ranked Wisconsin in the [SUPER=34-Georgia/24/Wisconsin/21;]Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium i

n Tampa today. . Greene leaves Georgia with 42 victories, the most by any N-C-A-A quarterback.
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In the Cotton Bowl, Tennessee jumped out to a 38-and-0 lead in a 38-to-7 rout of number-22 Texas A-and-M in Dallas. Ric
k Clausen passed for 222 [SUPER=33-Tennessee/38/Texas A & M/7;]yards with three touchdowns. Gerald Riggs Junior carried

18 times for 102 yards and a score for the 15th-rated Vols.
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The Virgina Tech women's basketball team opens ACC play tomorrow at one PM at Cassell Coliseum against 17th ranked Maryland in what starts a run down a very talented Tabacco road.
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The Roanoke College men's basketball teams hosts the V-Foudation Classic Monday.
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The Maroons enter the tourney at 3 and 5 after a brutal road stretch but the team is making strides.
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Of course don't forget that all of the proceeds fromthe auction and the gate go to the V-Foundatyion and the American Cancer Society. Some excellent items from Penn State, Virginia Tech, Syracuse and UVa are already in and many more will be arriving Monday, so checki it out.
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The Roanoke Dazzle hit the hard wood on new years day against the Florida Flame.
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Five time NBA all star and legendary Boston Celtic guard Dennis Johnson was hoping his three NBA championships would bleed over onto his team as they tipped it off against Kent Davison's Dazzle.
Watch Roanoke's James Thomas take the rock inside from Cory Alexander and finish off the glass for the deuce.
Sung Oon Bang shows off some sweet D, stealing the ball from a Florida player and going coast to coast for the lay up, but the Dazzle trailed by 2.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/97/Florida/98;]Former Maryland star Byron Mouton (MOO-ton) takes the pass and goes right up for

the slam dunk.
Then, Alexander drives from the left side past two Flame defenders for the lay up and Florida wins 98-97.
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Someone has to be first and this year the honor goes to
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Kimora (Kee-Mora) Ashanti Jones. The new baby girl arrived a couple weeks earlier than expected and now holds the honor of being the first baby born in Roanoke in 2005. Her mother, Gabrielle Jones, says her new *five-pound-14-ounce* baby is healthy and doing well. Jones says she wasn't the only one anticipating her new baby girl, the hospital staff were also waiting for the new child.
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[IN Q=When we came in this]

((GABRIELLE JONES:WHEN WE CAME IN THIS MORNING THEY WERE REAL EXCITED ABOUT IT. THEY WERE WAITING TO SEE WHO WAS GOING TO BE THE FIRST BABY. SO THEY WERE EXCITED JUST LIKE I AM.))
[SUPER=01-Gabrielle Jones/Mother]
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[OUT Q=excited just like I am.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hospital officials say in the past there have been so many babies born on New Year's, it was difficult to keep track of who was first. But, this year baby Kimora clearly got the title.
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