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Coming up,
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The Hokies are celebrating the new year with a win in the Sugar Bowl,
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and a 14-year-old Wytheville boy is shot after playing with a gun. wx-head/live-head
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Roanoke-Body


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A Roanoke man is charged with murdering his estranged wife.
Police arrested 36- year- old Bryant Richard Ross yesterday.
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The body of 34-year-old Vickie Ross was found Saturday in the back seat of her car on Peach Tree Drive in Roanoke.
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Police say she was apparently shot in the back of the head.
Investigators had been looking for Vickie Ross since Friday night after a friend reported her missing.
The friend also told police she noticed Bryant Ross driving away from Vickie's home at a high rate of speed.
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Police say they have not recovered the gun.
Ross is being held in the Roanoke City jail without bond.

Rockbridge-Murder


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Rockbridge County has witnessed its second murder in a week.
Authorities say 37- year- old James Garfield Nash was at a party on Route 1 in Buena Vista early yesterday morning when he was shot and killed.
Robert Scott Lynn of Buena Vista has been charged with the murder.
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Just last Sunday, 24- year- old Christopher Wayne Higgins was shot
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and killed in bed at his mother and step-father's home in Raphine.
26- year- old Ronald C. Hewitt, Junior has been charged in that murder.
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Wytheville-Shooting


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In Wytheville, a 14-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his friend with a rifle yesterday.
It happened in the 200 block of Ridge Street.
Police say the other boy was also fourteen.
They say one of the boys was handling a 22- caliber rifle when he shot his friend in the arm and chest.
The injured youth was taken to Wythe County Hospital where he later died.
Police say NO charges are pending.

bosnia


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In Tuzla last night it looked and sounded like shelling or a sniper attack,
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but it was shots of celebration as the city marked its first peaceful New Years in four years.
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American forces in Bosnia celebrated the new year after finally completing a pontoon bridge yesterday over the Sava River.
U-S troops, vehicles, and the first armored division will now cross from Croatia into Bosnia to fulfill peacekeeping assignments.
Today Army engineers begin work on a second bridge.
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POPE


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Pope John Paul the II celebrated the New Year today at a morning mass at Saint Peter's Basilica.
He appeared fully recovered from a bout with the flu.
Yesterday he appeared at the window of his apartment in St. Peter's Square to lead some 20-thousand in prayer.
It was the pontiff's fist public appearance since he had to break off his Christmas Day blessing due to illness.
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DEATHS-YEARENDER


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As we begin a new year we take a look back at some of the people who passed away in 19-95.
Their famous faces set to the music of Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead's "Ripple."
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NEW-YEARS


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Across the country and around the world, folks bid a fond farewell to 19-95 and ushered in a brand new year.
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In Brazil celebrants were partying in the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
Tens of thousand celebrated, as dancers in festive costumes rang in 19-96.
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In Moscow sparklers lit up the night sky as Russians danced in Red Square.
To keep the celebration going without interruption, Moscow's mayor ordered the city's two main champagne factories to increase production by 100-thousand bottles.
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4:00:46
And a huge crowd welcomed in the new year in Times Square.
Mayor Guiliani started the countdown at 11:59, pressing a button that activated a laser, and a newly-refurbished ball descended from its 77-foot pole.
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1-sports


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The Virginia Tech Hokies ushered in the New Year with sweet success at the Sugar Bowl.
Steve Mason has the details in our first edition of sports for 1996.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


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BUDGET


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It's not a happy new year on Capitol Hill after budget negotiators failed to end the partial government shutdown.
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Talks resume tomorrow.
G-O-P Congressional leaders hinted at a compromise and said negotiators will know by Wednesday if a budget deal can be forged.
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Hundreds of thousands of federal employees remain off the job.

Westvaco


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A two mile stretch of the Jackson River will remain open to public.
The Westvaco Corporation unsuccessfully requested to close the river for safety reasons.
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Westvaco filed the request two years ago.
The company said the chemical tanks, high-pressure steam and chemical pipes on the river are dangerous for public boating.
However, the Corps of Engineers sided with residents who argued against the closing in a March 19-94 public hearing.
The river will remain open for recreational use.
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Internet


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The Roanoke Valley has a new on ramp to the information superhighway.
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Officials at Rev-Net, or Roanoke Electronic Village, say it's the only on-line service that provides a direct connection to the internet for Roanoke Valley users.
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Officials at Rev-Net say training is available to new users.
Their monthly fees range from 9-95 for ten hours to 24-95 for 150 hours.
They have about thirty subscribers so far.
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2-scores


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In sports --
The Sugar Bowl was sweet for the Hokies --
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Virginia Tech blitzed Texas into submission and rode two long touchdowns by Bryan Still to a victory in the Sugar Bowl.
It was the tenth consecutive victory for Number 13 Virginia Tech -- co-champion of the Big East with Miami.
For that score and more, let's go to the scoreboards.
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Two-Larry


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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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U-S tanks and troops have crossed the Sava River into Bosnia after engineers worked through the weekend to finish a strategic bridge.
It will allow thousands of soldiers to make the same journey.
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In New York hundreds of thousands of people jammed Times Square to welcome in 19-96 with the traditional ball drop.
Despite the record crowd police reported no big problems.
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And the Hokies celebrate the new year with a sweet victory in New Orleans.
Virginia Tech defeated Texas in the Sugar Bowl 28 to 10.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday January first 19-96.
Don't go away, News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

3-Sports


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Virginia Tech is the Sugar Bowl champion after rallying to win its tenth straight victory, a 28-to-10 upset of ninth-ranked Texas.
Mike Stevens has the details.
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Firetruck-AX


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Pittslyvania county ended 1995 with a real mess when a firetruck on its way to a call collided with a car and overturned.
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A Brosville- Cascade Fire Truck and a 1990 Mercury were involved in the crash yesterday at the intersection of Route 58 West and 6-22.
Traffic was tied up in both directions as rescue teams from Danville, Axton and Brosville worked the accident.
One fireman was taken to the hospital, his condition is not known.
A passenger in the Mercury is reportedly in serious condition.
Her elderly husband was driving the vehicle and suffered minor injuries.
He's been identified as DeRoy Clay of Danville.
An 11- year- old boy was also in the car and suffered broken bones.
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Troops


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The sound of gunfire filled the air over Tuzla, Bosnia last night, but it was not another sniper attack...
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it was shots of celebration as the city marked its first peaceful New Years in four years.
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American forces in Bosnia celebrated the new year after finally completing a pontoon bridge yesterday over the Sava River.
U-S troops, vehicles, and the first armored division will now cross from Croatia into Bosnia to fulfill peacekeeping assignments.
Today Army engineers begin work on a second bridge.
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john-paul


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Pope John Paul the II celebrated the New Year today at a morning mass at Saint Peter's Basilica.
He appeared fully recovered from a bout with the flu.
Yesterday he appeared at the window of his apartment in St. Peter's Square to lead some 20-thousand in prayer.
It was the pontiff's fist public appearance since he had to break off his Christmas Day blessing due to illness.
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TIMES-SQUARE


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A record crowd of 500- thousand jammed the streets around New York City's Times Square last night to welcome in 1996.
There was a new ball this year featuring strobes, a fog machine and 12-thousand rhinestones.
Police reported a quiet night, with just 17 arrests for disorderly conduct.
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ATOMIC-CLOCK


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Before 19-96 could officially being a second had to be added to the atomic clock at the National Institute for standards and Technology in Boulder, Colorado.
The reason for the time change is to bring the world's clock into synch with the earth's rotation.
The earth's rotation slows down ever so slightly each year so the extra "leap second" is added every year or year-and-a-half to keep the world's most accurate clocks accurate.
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PEOPLE-YEARENDER


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From the tragedy of a film star Super hero to the triumph of a baseball superstar 19-95 was a year filled with high's and lows.
Here's a quick look back at some of the stories that made the headlines.
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Three-Larry


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Body


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A Roanoke man is starting the new year facing charges of killing his estranged wife.
36- year- old Bryant Richard Ross was arrested yesterday.
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The body of 34-year-old Vickie Ross was found Saturday in the back seat of her car on Peach Tree Drive in Roanoke.
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Police say she was apparently shot in the back of the head.
Investigators had been looking for Vickie Ross since Friday night after a friend reported her missing.
The friend also told police she noticed Bryant Ross driving away from Vickie's home at a high rate of speed.
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Police say they have not recovered the gun.
Ross is being held in the Roanoke City jail without bond.

Murder


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And there was a murder in Rockbridge County -- the second in a week.
Authorities say 37- year- old James Garfield Nash was shot and killed at a party on Route 1 in Buena Vista early yesterday morning.
Robert Scott Lynn of Buena Vista has been charged with the murder.
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Just last Sunday, 24- year- old Christopher Wayne Higgins was shot
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and killed in bed at his mother and step-father's home in Raphine.
26- year- old Ronald C. Hewitt, Junior has been charged in that murder.
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Shooting


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Police say NO charges are pending in the accidental shooting of a teenager in Wytheville.
It happened in the 200 block of Ridge Street, and involved two 14-year-old boys.
Police say a boy was handling a 22- caliber rifle when he shot his friend in the arm and chest.
The injured youth was taken to Wythe County Hospital where he later died.

AX


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Police are still trying to determine what caused a fire truck on its way to a call to collide with a car in Pittsylvania County yesterday.
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A Brosville- Cascade Fire Truck and a 1990 Mercury were involved in the crash at the intersection of Route 58 West and 6-22.
Traffic was tied up in both directions as rescue teams from Danville, Axton and Brosville worked the accident.
One fireman was taken to the hospital, his condition is not known.
A passenger in the Mercury is reportedly in serious condition.
Her elderly husband was driving the vehicle and suffered minor injuries.
He's been identified as DeRoy Clay of Danville.
An 11- year- old boy was also in the car and suffered broken bones.
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4-scores


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It was a happier new year for Virginia Tech.
The Hokies captured their tenth straight victory by rallying to upset ninth-ranked Texas in the Sugar Bowl.
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The Hokies rode two long touchdowns by Bryan Still and rallied from a 10-to-7 halftime deficit to win.
It was the tenth consecutive victory for Number 13 Virginia Tech -- co-champion of the Big East with Miami.
For that score and more, let's go to the scoreboards.
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BALL-DROPping


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That's it for news 7 Mornin.
There will be NO News 7 at Noon today, while we bring you the Tournament of Roses.
All of us here at News 7 wish you a very happy new year.
We take you now back to New York City where hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Times Square to help usher in 19-96.
Have a great day.
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