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Coming up on News 7-
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A look back on the life of the legendary Johnny Carson. Folks in the northeast continue to climb their way out of snow. After months of turmoil, Ukraine finally swears-in its new president. And, anything dogs can do, CATS hope to do better.
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Plus, N-F-L championship highlights. News 7 is next.

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He set the standard for late-night comedy.
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Johnny Carson is dead at the age of 79.
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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

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He put Americans to bed for 30 years.
Johnny Carson was surrounded by family when he passed away peacefully this morning... losing his longtime battle with emphysema. Jennifer Donelan has more on Carson's career and his influence on comedians today.
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(("Here's Johnny" WHEN JOHNNY CARSON WALKED ONTO THE SET...HE WALKED INTO MILLIONS OF LIVING ROOMS...AND SENT VIEWERS TO BED IN STITCHES. IN LIFE AND NOW IN DEATH...HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED FOR THE LAUGHS. Nat "My leaving doesn't mean we're not going to see other again." SURROUNDED BY HIS FAMILY, CARSON DIED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING OF EMPHYSEMA AT HIS HOME IN MALIBU. Standup - Jennifer Donelan "Carson's star of on walk on the fame...(more to come) he was the king of late night TV" FOR MORE THAN 3 DECADES, SOME 24 THOUSAND GUESTS SAT DOWN BESIDE HIM...THE FAMOUS... THE YOUNG...AND THE FOUR LEGGED KIND. Nats HE SANG WITH MUSICAL GREATS...WAS NEVER AFRAID TO GET INTO CHARACTER...AND NEVER AFRAID TO LAUGH AT HIMSELF. THE WORLD OF STAND UP WILL FOREVER OWE CARSON. FOR MANY THE SHOW WAS A CAREER LAUNCHING PAD....TO OTHERS HE WAS AN INSPIRATION. Sot Ray Romano "If I had to pick an inspiration it would be him." WHEN CARSON RETIRED FROM TELEVISION IN 1992...HE TURNED THE SPOTLIGHT AWAY AND SOUGHT A PRIVATE LIFE. HIS DEATH SENT RIPPLES ACROSS HOLLYWOOD AND BROUGHT KIND WORDS FROM OLD FRIENDS. Sot - Don Rickles "I am sure he can hear me hopefully. We all miss you and you made your mark on this world...god rest his soul." Nats show clip CARSON WAS 79 YEARS OLD. JENNIFER DONELAN, CBS NEWS, HOLLYWOOD))

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The sleet and snow stopped falling last night but the mess left over is still causing some problems around the region. Jeremy Butterfield tells us how much of the ice and snow is still on the roads.
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(( The sign says it all. Church parking lots throughout the region stayed empty Sunday. Wind gusts made it feel even colder than it was, and snow and ice from Saturday stuck around.
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Most of the primary roads were clear however, V-Dot crews spent most of Saturday spraying down abrasives on the secondary roads still covered in snow and ice.
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((CHUCK LIONBERGER:PLOWING IS NOT GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF IMPACT RIGHT NOW BECAUSE THIS STUFF IS PACKED DOWN RIGHT NOW VERY VERY TIGHT. A LOT OF ROADS AROUND HERE ARE NOTHING BUT A SHEET OF ICE AND THERE IS NOT A THING A PLOW IS GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO TO GET THE SNOW OR ICE OFF THE ROAD IN A SITUATION LIKE THAT.)) [RUNS:13]
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Very few residents braved the below zero wind chill, and the ones that did like Joe Seminerio-- had a good reason.
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((JOE SEMINERIO:IT'S A LITTLE ON THE CHILLY SIDE BUT THE KIDS INSISTED THAT WE GO OUTSIDE THOUGH SO IT WAS FUN.)) [RUNS:05]
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State Police reported only a few fender benders Saturday and hoped the same would continue through the weekend. That may be the case if everyone sticks to the same plan as Joe.
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((JEREMY BUTTERFIELD:THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EXPECTS THE WINDS TO DIE DOWN BUT TEMPERATURES TO REMAIN WELL BELOW FREEZING, SO RESIDENTS LIVING ON SECONDARY ROADS WON'T BE SEEING ASPHALT ANY TIME SOON. JEREMY BUTTERFIELD, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.)) [RUNS:13]
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State Police still have two roads in Roanoke and Franklin Counties closed. Knob Road and Crowell's Gap Road will remain shut down until sometime tomorrow. AEP is also having problems with today's high winds. At last report, there were around 5-thousand AEP customers in the dark--mostly centered around the Fancy Gap area.

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A state of emergency remains in effect in Massachusetts and Rhode Island -- following a blizzard that dumped more than two feet of snow in some areas.
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Up to 29 inches fell in parts of Massachusetts. In Nantucket, alone, winds gusting up to 84 miles-per-hour have left the entire island without power.
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And in Rhode Island, officials are asking some nonessential state workers to stay at home Monday, so they can focus on cleaning up.
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Elsewhere in the country, more than two feet of snow is halting air travel for thousands of people, and keeping many others off slippery highways.
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Still no arrests in the shooting of man last night in Roanoke.
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Officers responded to this home in the 700-block of Murray Avenue -- just after eight o'clock.
They found a man in his 20's shot twice in the abdomen.
The victim was conscious when he was being transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police are not releasing his name or condition.
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Officials say he appears to be a Roanoke resident, but did not live at the home where he was shot.

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Some Botetourt County residents will get a chance to weigh in on the future of their community lake, but anyway you slice it- it's going to cost them.
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Members of Rainbow Forest Recreation Association have been ordered to drain their community lake because the dam holding the water isn't up to state code. The group hired a private engineer to offer suggestions in the project's next step. Four options have been suggested -- ranging in costs from about 178 to 41-thousand dollars. Those options include adding culverts to the existing dam, creating a dam in front of the current structure or ceasing to have a lake and dam altogether.
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The amount of community-donated money by the end of March will determine which option is selected.
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One terrorist declares war against democracy as election day approaches in Iraq.
The latest on trouble when News Seven returns.
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Plus fleet-footed felines put on their best moves in Roanoke
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[Sports-Preview]


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(( Hey, folks Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office getting set as the Eagles soar and the Patriots roar their way into the Super Bowl. The Roanoke College men's and women's basketball teams had mixed results in conference play today. Plus, State makes a statement in Maryland tonight. All that, plus Tiger finally wins again - on the Big 7.))
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Another U-S soldier was killed today in Iraq, while a new audiotape promises more threats against anyone who participates in the country's upcoming election. Teri Okita has the latest from Baghdad.
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((WITH ONE WEEK TO GO BEFORE IRAQIS CHOSE THE NEW FACES OF THEIR BURGEONING DEMOCRACY - TERRORISTS RATCHET UP PRESSURE TO BOYCOTT THE VOTE - CALLING THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE "INFIDELS" .
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SUNDAY - A NEW AUDIOTAPE PURPORTEDLY FROM AL QAEDA - ABU MUSAB AL ZARQAWI - THREATENS A "FIERCE WAR" AGAINST ANYONE INVOLVED IN THE ELECTION. IT GOES ON TO SAY AMERICANS ARE USING IRAQ'S ELECTIONS TO INSTALL SHIITES TO POWER. SHIITE'S MAKE UP 60% OF IRAQ'S POPULATION - BUT SUNNI ARABS HAVE RULED THE REGION FOR DECADES. STANDUP: Despite threats leading up to next Sunday's election, U-S and Iraqi officials say that won't stop the vote and are implementing massive security measures to protect voters. IRAQ'S INTERIOR MINISTER BELIEVES MORE ATTACKS ARE INEVITABLE. ((Sot: Falah Hassan al-Naqib, Interior Minister:)) "They are putting all their efforts to disturb the elections. IN HILLAH - 8 IRAQI GUARDSMEN AND A CIVILIAN WERE INJURED IN A SUICIDE BOMBING. AND NORTH OF BAGHDAD - IN BEIJI - INSURGENTS CLASHED WITH US TROOPS ... SHOPKEEPERS THERE SAY THE FIGHTING TORE APART THEIR BUSINESSES. NEXT SUNDAY'S VOTE WILL DECIDE THE MAKE-UP OF THE 275-MEMBER NATIONAL ASSEMBLY. CANDIDATES FROM MORE THAN 100 POLITICAL PARTIES ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE. BUT NO MATTER WHICH GROUP WINS THE MAJORITY, THEY'LL LIKELY FACE AN ON-GOING BATTLE WITH INSURGENTS. TERI OKITA, CBS NEWS, BAGHDAD.))

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After months of political turmoil, today Ukraine swore in Viktor Yushchenko as president.
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It took three rounds of voting, two months of protests and a poisoning before the former prime minister won his post.

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The depth of the division over his election was still evident at the inauguration. About a half a million people poured into Kiev's independence square to cheer the man they hope will bring prosperity to the country.
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Among the onlookers was US Secretary of State Colin Powell, making what will be his last official trip abroad.
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[Land-Trust]


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Conservationists are pressing state lawmakers to dig deeper in their pockets. Virginia ranks 50th in the nation in funding for natural resources.
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Groups like the New River and Western Virginia Land Trusts went to Richmond this past week to press lawmakers. Members say they are grateful the state allocated five-million dollars for the first time ever to land conservation in last year's budget -- but they say it's not enough.
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((ELIZABETH OBENSHAIN: THAT'S ONLY 2.5 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR FOR THE ENTIRE STATE. YOU CAN'T EVEN BUY A FARM IN RINER A FARM IN RINER..IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOR THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY.))
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Members say the state needs to add a lot more money to the pot, if Virginia is to create more easements or buy more land to protect it from development.
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Brent says a frigid night's ahead.
We'll see if there's a warm-up in the forecast when News Seven returns.
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Plus a ground-breaking hotel... is dropped to the ground.
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A museum in Roanoke is remembering Virginia's role in the civil rights movement.
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The History Museum of Western Virginia opened an exhibit this weekend. It showcases important events during the civil rights era and has scenes which focus on events throughout Southwestern Virginia. Films, pictures, and displays portray the struggle to end segregation throughout the south. The exhibit is open to the public through February.
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One of Miami's most luxurious hotels,
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comes tumbling down after nearly a century of service. The 16-story Everglades Hotel had been part of the *coastal Florida hotel row.* The site will now become a condominium project, with twin towers of more than 800-units. Everglades Hotel is one of the first in the South to include African-American guests. Historic preservationists tried to keep the property, but determined it would be too expensive.
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The Eagles and _____ are headed to the Super Bowl as conference champs. We'll hear from McNabb and Vick. And the Roanoke College hoop programs split today on the Bast center hardwood.
But first your Extra Point -
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Tiger Woods shot a four under par round of 68 today to win the Buick Invitational by three shots. The win ends the longest drought of his PGA Tour career. His last win before today occurred in October of 2003. Because of yesterday's fog delays, Woods had to play 31 holes today at Torrey Pines to get the win.
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For the first time since 1981 - the Philadelphia Eagles are headed to the Super Bowl. This afternoon the Eagles beat the Falcons instead of themselves as they have the past three seasons. As a result - they are the NFC Champions.
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Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb wear number 5 and 7 and the temperature was about 3 in Philly. The Eagles got the first score as Dorsey Levins appears stopped at the two, but the whistle never blows and he wedges his way in to make it 7-to-nothing. The Falcons made it 7-to-3, but McNabb would hit Chad Lewis for the score just five minutes before halftime to make it 14-to-3. But Atlanta came right back and Warrick Dunn scored just before the two minute warning to make it a 14-to-10 game at halftime. But that was it for Atlanta. The Eagles intercepted Michael Vick in the third quarter and held him to just 11 of 24 passing for 136 yards. The Eagles defenders also shutdown Vick's scrambling antics. He ran just four times for 26 yards, his lowest total since the first week of the season. He was sacked four times for 33 yards.
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McNabb iced the win with another TD toss to Lewis. and the Eagles are headed to Jacksonville to play for the Super Bowl title on Sunday, February 6th with the 27-to-10 win.
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The Steelers could have made it an all-Pennsylvania Super Bowl, but Pittsburgh was in a giving mood and New England gladly accepted their gifts.
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The Steelers turned the ball over four times - three of the turnovers came from rookie quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who threw three interceptions including this one that was returned 87 yards for the TD by Rodney Harrison to put the Patriots in front 24-to-3 at Halftime. It appeared as though the Patriots would name the score on the way to their third Super Bowl in four years. But give the Steelers some credit. They came back with a huge third quarter with Jerome Bettis and Hines Ward each scoring TDs. Roethlisberger finished with two TD passes and his first loss as a starting quarterback.
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Because the Patriots would not let the Steelers any closer than 11 points as they roll to the 41-to-27 win and advance to their third Super Bowl in the last four years to meet Philly.
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The Roanoke College men's and women's teams finished up their weekend schedules this afternoon by hosting Virginia Wesleyan in a doubleheader at the Bast Center.
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This man decided to do a little multitasking today. Actually, it was just one of those for Roanoke and its fans. Despite shooting 63 percent in the first half the Maroons were down by 13 points to the Marlins at halftime. And even when it should have been easy - it wasn't. This hoops was an adventure as Roanoke falls to Virginia
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Wesleyan 78-to-63. Roanoke is now 9-and-8 overall and 3-and-7 in the ODAC. The Maroons host Eastern Mennonite on Wednesday.
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The Roanoke women returned to action late this afternoon, a day after their 7 game winning streak was snapped.
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The Maroons lost to the best team in the league - Randolph Macon on Saturday - today they would face one of the ODAC's worst. After a sluggish start - the Noke would get its break going as Annie Roehm hits Cindy McGraw with the outlet pass, and the former EC Glass star will score one high off the glass. Then watch the nice job on the press in the backcourt. Veronica Kelly and former Blacksburg high star Erin Hanson create the turnover and Hanson hits the hoop. Take a look at former Cave Spring standout Lindsey Reynolds split three defenders with this drive down the paint for the scoop.
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Roanoke avenges a one point loss from earlier in the season to beat the Marlins 56 to 49.
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[Cat-Agility]


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Agility contests aren't just for dogs anymore. Today in Roanoke some felines were taking their best shot at a new sport for cats.
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Cat lovers were out in force to show off their furry friends but not every pet was there to be judged. The International Cat Agility Tournament was on hand to introduce the newest craze in the cat world.
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((CAROLYN SHELBURNE:THIS IS ACTUALLY ALMOST AS STRENUOUS SOMETIMES AS DOG AGILITY BECAUSE YOU ARE TRYING TO GET ON THE GROUND, MOVE AROUND, GET EXCITED WITH YOUR CAT. YOU ARE LIKE CHEER LEADING THIS CAT ON WHILE YOUR OUT THERE ON THE COURSE.))
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The i-CAT tournament organizers hope the event's popularity will pick up, and prove that a pet feline isn't just a good listener.
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