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A house fire this morning claims a life in Southeast Roanoke.
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And two ex- Presidents are joining forces to bring financial aid to tsunami victims.




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2005 continues to be a warm year, so far. We could see a little rain over the next few days. I'll have your forecast.


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Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.


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((WHAT WE HAVE IS HOUSE FIRE WE DO HAVE A FATALITY INSIDE THE FIRE.))
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Yet another fatal house fire in Roanoke- this one broke out this morning-
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The New Year brings yet another fatal house fire in Roanoke- the second one since Saturday.
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This morning's blaze broke out at 2158 Woodland Road Southeast-
Neighbors were on their way home from breakfast just after nine when they spotted the fire and called 9-11.
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((RALPH TARTAGLIA/ASSISTNAT CHIEF ROANOKE FIRE, EMS: HEAVY FLAMES SHOWING WHEN OUR GUYS ARRIVED. THEY SAW THE FIRE A MILE AWAY SAW THE SMOKE FROM IT.))
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Neighbors say a woman lived at the home with a man. She was reportely at work when the fire broke out out.
Fire officials could not identify the person who died in the fire- only saying it appears it is an adult.
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((TARTAGLIA: WE'RE LOOKING INTO INVETIGATING IT FINDING A CUASE FINDING THE VCITMS IDENTIFY THOSE TYPES OF THINGS. THIS IS KIND OF LIKE ONE OF THOSE TV SHOWS WITH THE FORENSICS STUFF OUR GUYS ARE GOING THROUGH A LOT OF THINGS.))
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The medical examiner is on the scene- investigators say it could be awhile before they have more information.
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It was Saturday that two people died in a house fire on Sixth Street in Roanoke.

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Iraqi police say there are casualties from the latest car bombing in Baghdad, which struck near a U-S manned checkpoint.
It's the third car bombing today in the Iraqi capital.
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Earlier, a car filled with explosives exploded outside the offices of Iraq's prime minister's political party.
Two police officers and a civilian were killed, and 25 Iraqis were injured.
And just north of Baghdad, four Iraqi National guardsmen were killed in another suicide bombing today.
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President Bush is enlisting some big- name help to raise money for victims of the South Asia tsumani.
Two former Presidents will be asking every American to open their wallets.
Jennifer Donelan has more now from Washington
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PRESIDENT BUSH IS ASKING FORMER PRESIDENT S BILL CLINTON AND GEORGE BUSH SR. TO LEAD A NATIONAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN ...TO BRING HELP TO THE TSUNAMI VICTIMS.
Sot - President Bush. "The greatest source of generosity is not our government but the hearts of american people."
PRIVATE DONATIONS BOTH BIG AND SMALL WILL BE ADDED TO THE PLEDGE OF 350-MILLION BY THE U.S.

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IN THAILAND FOR A FIRST HAND LOOK AT THE DEVESTATION.....SECRETARY OF STATE COLIN POWELL WAS JOINED BY ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE BUSH FAMILY.....FLORIDA GOVERNOR JEB BUSH . THEY SAY THEY WANT TO FIND THE ANSWER TO THE ALL IMPORTANT QUESTION.... "WHAT ELSE IS NEEDED."
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SO FAR WORLDWIDE DONATIONS TOTAL 2BILLION DOLLARS, BUT THE RELIEF EFFORT IS LIKE A MASSIVE MACHINE WITH ENGINE PROBLEMS. THE SUPPLIES ARE COMING IN, BUT GETTING THEM OUT IS PROVING DIFFICULT.
Sot - Michael Elmquist/UN "Distributing aid in remote places where the seashore may have been seriously damaged by the tsunami is a logistical nightmare."
IN THAILAND, THEY'RE USING ELEPHANTS TO GO WHERE TRUCKS CANNOT. AND U.S. MILITARY WARSHIPS...AND CARGO PLANES DELIVER WHAT IS NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER...HELICOPTERS. AS QUICKLY AS THEY CAN CHOPPER CREWS REACH CROWDS OF HUNGRY SURVIVORS. THE DESPERATION...PLAIN TO SEE.
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A political pioneer is being remembered today.
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Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman ever elected to Congress.
She died Saturday near Daytona Beach, Florida.
Chisholm was an outspoken advocate for women and minorities, and represented New York City for seven terms.
No word on the cause of death.
Shirley Chisholm was 80 years old.
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The holiday season is over, now many consumers are finding out that they can keep on giving... to their credit cards. After the break, we see how some are dealing with the debt.
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Also America decides to open its markets to Canadian beef despite the discovery of a second cow with mad cow disease.

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Canada confirms a second cow has tested positive for Mad Cow Diseas-- just days after the Bush administration announced it was ready to re- open America's borders to Canadian beef.
Cameron Macintosh has the latest.
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That was Cameron Macintosh reporting.

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Carroll County's rescue service could soon be answering calls again.
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Hillsville will soon get its rescue squad back. The Carroll County Board of Supervisors shut down the squad last spring after the captain admitted to misusing an ambulance. Now a doctor with the Twin County Regional Hospital has agreed to become the squad's lifeline and act as its supervisor. The squad will have an organization meeting January 8th to elect new officers and could be up and running again by the end of the month.
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Consumers spent a staggering 220- billion dollars this holiday season.
While many shoppers vowed they were going to stick to a budget, plenty of them are now facing a blizzard of credit card bills- bills that could take months, even YEARS to wipe away.
Susan Koeppen (KOPE- in) reports.
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millions of shoppers hit the malls, stood in line, and used credit cards this holiday season. now that the joy of giving is over -- many are bracing for the pain of paying. (John Castelli ) SK: How much money did you spend on the holidays? JC: Maybe three, four thousand - just for the kids alone. (Jim Horne JH: About 4 or 5 thousand bucks. )(Susan Marino ) SM: Probably about $1,500 to $2,000. (vo) Some shoppers did it right like the Coltons. While they spent about 15
-hundred dollars on their family this holiday -- they'll won't be going into debt. (sot ) SK: Every month, how much do

you put away saving for Christmas? ABout $120 a month. SK: So in the end you have a nice big bundle to spend on all th
e grandkids. (vo) But others are replacing the presents and the tree with tension and anxiety. (sot tape 2, 1:03:12)

Susan Koeppen: "How would you describe your debt?" Susan Shain: "how would I describe my debt? Very stressful. " (VO) Susan Shain is a single mother, working 2 jobs, so she can pay off more than 35-thousand dollars in debt. Nearly 9 -thousand of debt comes from the Christmas shopping she's done over the past few years. About a thousand of it this holida
y season. (sot, tape 2, 1:07:54) Susan Shain; "I did it for my daughters, and it made them happy, there are just some

things you can't put a money amount on. " (vo) Her daughters Melanie and Nicole got new toys and jewelry this Christm
as, but Susan added more bills to an already large pile. (sot, tape 2 , 1:04:15) Susan Koeppen: "so are you still payi
ng for presents you bought a few years ago?" Susan Shain: "oh definitely, absolutely. " (sot tape 1 1:14:30) Charles J

untikka: "There's a lot of consumer debt that is built up right at December because of the holidays." (vo) Bankruptcy attorney Charles Juntikka says many consumers don't realize the financial damage they're doing if they over spend using
credit cards. (SOT,) Charles Juntikka: " If you can't pay that off within a month or two, you didn't spend $4,000 or

$5,000 - you're hooking yourself into spending - if you're taking a couple years to pay this off, like $10,000." (vo tape 2 - susan shain) Susan has a new year's resolution. To get out of debt. She's signed up with a credit consolidation
company to help her pay her bills. (SOT,) Susan Shain: "That is my goal. And I will achieve it. And I will make sure

that I never get back into it again." (vo tape 2, girls playing) Susan still plans to give her daughters a wonderful Christmas in 2005 -- but she'll be doing it on a budget. For the Early show, Susan Koeppen, CBS News, New York. ))
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll tell you why many college students are taking the bus tonight.
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Virginia Tech fans are expected to celebrate the Sugar Bowl the Smartway tonight.
Officials with a bus service connecting the Roanoke area to the New River Valley expect record numbers tonight as football fans gather to watch the game. As Jeremy Butterfield reports the service is growing in popularity.
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((Support for the Smart Way bus service, connecting Roanoke and Blacksburg, has grown by leaps and bounds.
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((DONNA CHAMBERLIN:ROANOKE CITY, ROANOKE COUNTY, SALEM, CHRISTIANSBURG, BLACKSBURG, MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAVE ALL WORKED TOGETHER TO GET THIS GOING AND ALL OF THE COMMUNITIES ARE SUPPORTING IT.))
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July 29 marked the inagural run of the Smart Way. Riders were impressed then and, judging by the numbers, continue to be impressed now.
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((DONNA CHAMBERLIN:OUR FIRST MONTH IN AUGUST WAS AROUND 14-HUNDRED, LAST MONTH WE HIT 26-96 AND FOR THE FIRST TIME WE AVERAGED OVER A HUNDRED PEOPLE A DAY. IT HAS JUST BEEN BUILDING AS THE WORD SPREADS.))
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Those numbers continue to grow as Blacksburg residents see the advantages of the three dollar fare for a ride to Roanoke.
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((LOIS BALDWIN:FACT ON THE WAY DOWN I COULDN'T GET THE SMART WAY AND SO I PAYED THE BLACKSBURG LIMO SIXTY SIX DOLLARS TO COME DOWN.))
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On a normal day the bus will carry around one hundred passengers. But on big, Virginia Tech, sports days the fans push that number closer to four hundred.
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((MARK PETERSEN:WITH THE TECH FOOTBALL GAMES WE IN SOME CASES STANDING ROOM ONLY ON THE BUSES AND THAT'S GOOD TO SEE, AND WE ALSO SEE SOME RIDERS THAT ARE CATCHING THE VIRGINIA TECH BASKETBALL GAMES.))
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((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD:ON MONDAY SMART WAY OFFICIALS EXPECT TO HAVE ONE OF THE BUSIEST DAYS OF THE YEAR. RIDERS CAN EXPECT A PACKED BUS AS TECH FOOTBALL FANS HEAD OUT FOR THE SUGAR BOWL. JEREMY BUTTERFIELD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP two points. The NASDAQ has dropped 14.

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Two games with Matt Schaub quarterbacking means two straight Atlanta losses.
Coming up in Sports, they lose and make one team N-F-C West champs.
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And kickoff for the 71st Sugar Bowl is only hours away. Mike Stevens has more on final preparations for tonight's game.
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The Patrick Henry and William Fleming Basketball games scheduled for William Fleming tonight have been moved.
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All the pre-game parties and practice is over down in the Big Easy for both Virginia Tech and Auburn -- as the two teams get ready for tonight's Sugar Bowl matchup.
Mike Stevens has more from both coaches, and the most famous New Orleans Saint of all time.
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The Redskins finish a losing season with a win, giving head coach Joe Gibbs a 6 and 10 record.
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Minnesota lost, but still gets in the playoff despite the 21-18 loss to the Skins.
Patrick Ramsey completed 17 of 26 passes for 216 yards with two [SUPER=30-Washington/21/Minnesota/18;]touchdowns and

one interception.
Ladell Betts ran 26 times for a career- high 118 yards, subbing for injured back Clinton Portis.
The Redskins scored more than two touchdowns for only the second time all season.
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The Falcon's second straight game with Matt Schaub at the helm gives them their second straight loss -- and makes the Seattle Seahawks the N-F-C west champions.
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Seattle won the N-F-C West by stopping Warrick Dunn on a two-point conversion on the game's final play. The Seahawks beat Atlanta 28-to-26.
Falcons' reserve quarterback Matt Schaub, sitting in for Mike Vick, threw a three-yard T- D pass to Brian Finneran as time expired.
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Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck threw two touchdown passes, and got another T- D on a sneak.
Former VirginiaTech star DeAngelo Hall had a good day after he intercepted a Hasselbeck pass, and ran it back for a touchdown.
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