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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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Gunfire on a northwest Roanoke street sends one person to the hospital.
A United Airlines plane hits a deadly pocket of turbulence over the ocean.
And Southwest Virginia is blanketed by a winter storm watch.
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S-Pats


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Chris Slade intercepted a pass that set up a score and the Patriots picked off Dan Marino three more times in a 17 to 3 playoff win over the Miami Dolphins.
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Jimmy Johnson on the sideline checking the action in yesterday's game.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Dolphins turn it over. Larry Wiggins bats this Dan Marino pass into the air it's intercepted by Slade who returns it to the Dolphins 30 yard line.
Several plays later Drew Bledsoe goes up top and hits Troy Brown on the 24 yard touchdown pass and the Patriots took the 7 to nothing lead in the second quarter.
It didn't get any better for Marino. On the second play of the
SUPER=30-New England/17/Miami/3/;second half Todd Collins picks off the pass

and he returns it 40 yards for the touchdown to make it 14 to nothing Patriots in the third quarter and New England wins it 17 to 3.
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The Patriots advance to a playoff game next Saturday at Pittsburgh.
The Bucs beat the Lions. More on that later on Mornin'.

Orange-Shooting


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Shattered glass and shell casings littered the street after a shooting in Northwest Roanoke tonight.
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It happened about eight-thirty this evening near the intersection of 10th street and Orange Avenue.
The victim, was apparently sitting in this sport utility vehicle when the shooting started.
At least 9 shots were fired, but it's not clear how many times the person was hit.
The victim was taken to Roanoke Memorial hospital, the person's condition has not been released.
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Truck-Fire


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A tractor-trailer caught fire while idling in a driveway in Salem today.
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The truck was apparently left running for 30-to-45 minutes when the driver says he heard a tremendous noise.
The vehicle was in flames when firefighters arrived.
The problem was caused by the truck's electrical system.
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No one was injured.
The tractor trailer was heavily damaged, but was not totaled.
It'll cost about 40 thousand dollars to fix.
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Turbulence


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One person was killed when a United Airlines Jet hit heavy turbulence over the Pacific Ocean.
More than 100 people were hurt...
Bruce Dunning has the latest from Tokyo.
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Nichols


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The sentencing phase of Terry Nichol's trial begins tomorrow.
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But some people are already looking beyond that, including the prosecutor in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, who says he won't wait for the end of the federal appeals process to bring state charges against Nichols and Timothy McVeigh.
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((BOB MACEY/OKLAHOMA COUNTY PROSECUTOR; BY THAT TIME A LOT OF MY WITNESSES ARE GOING TO BE GONE, HALF MY POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE RETIRED, AND I THINK IT'S IMPERATIVE THAT WE TRY THEM NOW AND GET A VERDICT IN STATE COURT. STEPHEN JONES/FORMER MCVEIGH ATTORNEY; IF HE INSISTS ON TRYING THEM TOGETHER, IF HE RESISTS A CHANGE OF VENUE, BOTH OF WHICH THE DEFENDANTS RECEIVED IN FEDERAL COURT, THEN HIS CONVICTION MAY GO THE WAY OF THE WIND WHEN A FEDERAL APPELLATE COURT ULTIMATELY REVIEWS THEM, WHICH MOST ASSUREDLY IT WILL. ))
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The federal jury convicted Nichols of conspiracy and involuntary manslaughter, but not murder.
He could still receive the death penalty.
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Mexico-Massacre


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A town mayor in Mexico is charged with helping the gunman who massacred 45 people last week in the state of Chiapas.
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Mayor Jacinto Arias Cruz of Chenalho allegedly supplied the guns and then tried to cover up the crime by lying to investigators.
He is now one of 40 people charged in connection with the killings.
An assistant attorney general says witnesses pointed to Arias Cruz as the instigator of the massacre, even providing a vehicle owned by the mayor's office.
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When News 7 at Eleven continues we'll tell you about another multiple birth--
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this time in Illinois.
It came one short of tying the record seven babies born to Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey in Iowa.
That story and more when the news continues.
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Business-Review


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A huge electric company is looking to spread its wings and one of the oldest factories in Pulaski County is closing its doors for good.
Scott Goldberg has those stories in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((Bigger is better...and possibly cheaper.
That's what American Electric Power says about its merger with a Texas utility.
If the deal goes through, A-E-P will supply power to customers in 11-states.
The company says Virginia's rates will stay among the nation's lowest. 97-78
In Pulaski County, the company that makes colored dyes used in crayons has drawn up a contract with union officials.
Thirty workers walking picket lines in front of Hoover Color will return to work Monday, ending a two-week strike. 97-82
At Dublin Garment Factory, Christmas Eve was a night more silent than anyone wanted.
The factory closed its doors after 42-years of business.
150 people lost their jobs.
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Local malls claim they've done all right this holiday season...
Even though nationwide, it's the third year in a row retail sales have been lower than expected.
One place business is booming is on the Internet, where record numbers of shoppers made holiday purchases with their modems. Dow Jones Pre Pro
On Wall Street trading was light this holiday week.
Still, the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 77-points.
The Nasdaq finished the week down 13.
That's this week's News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

Sales-Spending


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Stores are filled with after-Christmas discounts, sales and promises including "save now and pay later."
And, it's easy to get carried away and forget how much debt you've taken on.
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But, one financial analyst warns for long term payments you should pay careful attention to interest rates.
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Nasta says it's a good idea to take time-out from the shopping frenzy to determine what items you really need.
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Nasta you should write down all of your debt in an effort to get control of it and determine early on how you plan to pay off the debt.
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Crescent-vandalized


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Someone vandalized part of the holiday display at the nation's capital.
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An Islamic crescent and star symbol displayed along side a Christmas and Hanukkah symbol was defaced...
The artist found the orange star that's supposed to be hanging from the crescent lying near a garbage can. Someone spray-painted a swastika on it.
U.S. Park police are investigating whether it was a prank or a hate crime against muslims.
The star will be repaired and replaced.
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Sextuplets


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Though the McCaughey septuplets have been grabbing most of the headlines lately, theirs wasn't the only multiple birth in recent weeks.
A midwest mom came one shy of that record by having SEXtuplets.
Alan Heyman has this story.
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Work continues to try and save an Italian landmark.
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The Leaning Tower of Pisa may be leaning towards destruction.
We'll tell you about plans to save the legendary fixture when the news continues.
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Leaning-tower


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Technicians trying to save Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa have decided not to take any chances.
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They've already sunk more than 80 thousand tons of lead at the bottom of the tower's outside angle.
But to make sure the tower doesn't lean any further, they will install two iron cables to keep it in place, and even pull it back a half a degree.
The ropes will be installed next summer.
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No-Snow


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edit 15:33:29 yesterday's feed
Whether regions are getting too much snow or maybe not enough, a lot of people are blaming the strange weather on El Nino.
And, businessman aren't the exception.
Jonathan Elias has more.
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S-Express


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A big three game weekend for the Roanoke Express. Roanoke picked up 5 out of a possible 6 points by beating the Hampton Road Admirals last night at the Roundhouse 3 to 1.
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Express Goalie Dave Gagnon getting the start in the net for last night's game.
In the first minute of the first period the Admirals would get on the board. Ron Majic picks up the loose puck from behind the net and bangs it in to make it 1 to nothing Hampton.
But 30 seconds later the Express comes right back. Pete Brearly centers the puck to Kelly Hollingshead who scores the goal to tie the game at one to one in the first.
After a Chris Lipsett goal in the second, The Admirals were forced to
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pass and puts home the empty netter and the Express beats the Admirals 3 to 1.
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S-NHL


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The St. Louis Blues say forward Brett Hull will be sidelined up to six weeks following surgery today.
Hull broke his left hand during a game last night and the Blues are asking league officials to review the play on which Hull was injured.
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Hull will miss this years all star game but should be ready for the Olympics in February.

S-Clemson


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The 21-st ranked Clemson Tigers used their reserves this afternoon to beat South Carolina State 84 to 60 at Littlejohn Coliseum.
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The Tiger on the prowl during the second half of the game.
On this play Harold Jamison scores two of his game high 13 points and draws the foul as the Tigers pull away.
South Carolina state comes back on the run James Jones takes it to the hoop for two of his 15 points.
The Tigers pull out the 84 to 60 SUPER=33-Clemson/84/South Carolina

St./60/;win Greg Buckner with this jumper Clemson ups its overall record to 9 and 3.
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S-Duke


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Meantime, Third ranked Duke has lost its leading scorer and rebounder for the rest of the season.
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Head coach Mike Krzyzewski says freshman Elton Brand broke a bone in his left foot during training yesterday.
Brand has been averaging 16 points and seven rebounds per game for the 10 and 1 Blue Devils.
He's slated for surgery later this week.
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S-College


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Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun picked up his 499-th win today.
The Huskies hit a record 15 three pointers and Freshman Khalid El-Amin finished with 29 points as the Huskies beat Hartford.
For all the scores lets check the boards.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The New England Patriots beat Miami today to advance to the second round of the N-F-L playoffs.
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And the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will play again next weekend after beating the Lions this afternoon.
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S-Lions


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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers used ball control in the first half as they beat the Detroit Lions yesterday afternoon 20 to 10.
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The Lions wore number 59 on their helmets in honor of Reggie Brown who was injured last week.
After a three point lead in the first quarter, Tampa Bay's Trent Dilfer puts it in the air and hits Horace Copeland on the 9 yard touchdown pass to make it 10 to nothing.
The Bucs led 13 to nothing at the half then in the third quarter Mike Alstott takes the handoff and scoots up the middle to score from 31 yards out and Tampa Bay led 20 to nothing.
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the game in the fourth quarter when Tommy Vardell bulls over from the one but Tampa Bay holds on to win it 20 to 10.
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The win sends the Buccaneers to Green Bay next sunday for an N-F-C semi final game against the Packers.

S-Mitchell


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Meantime, Detroit quarterback Scott Mitchell suffered a concussion yesterday while running for a first down against the Buccaneers.
Mitchell tried to get up but slumped to the ground for about 20 minutes while medical personnel strapped him to the stretcher.
The Lions say he was conscious but groggy in the locker room. He was taken to a local hospital.
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S-Fill


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The finals of the NationsBank Holiday Hoops tournament tonight will be a Roanoke Valley Affair.
William Fleming and Cave Spring will hook up the championship game at 7 oclock at the Salem Civic Center.
In the consolation games, Floyd County will play William Byrd at 3 oclock and Salem Takes on Glenvar at 5:15.
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And tonight night in Blacksburg, The Ladies Hokies of Virginia Tech will host the Diamond Club Classic.
Furman and Siena will square in the opener at 5:30 and the Hokies will take on Maryland-Baltimore County at 7:30 at the Cassell.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody.

Road-Report


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If there's snowfall tomorrow, getting to work will be tough enough without dealing with road construction.
For an update on problem areas here's Stacey Martin this edition of Road Report.
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((Snow drifted across much of the region yesterday and will likely return tomorrow.
V-DOT is warning drivers to be careful of shady spots along the road ways where there's a potential for icy patches and they're asking motorists to give workers along the highway some brakes.
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Construction work is light for the last week in December.. pre pro
Repairs continue on the Route 83 bridge over the McClure River in Dickenson County. Traffic is squeezed down to a couple of lanes. pre pro
And, in Wise County it'll be slow moving along a section of Route 6-10 as road repairs continue there.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report.
I'm Stacey Martin. Have a Happy New Year!))

Video


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A single shot on a pool table broke a record today by sinking 149 balls.
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Florida pool ace Gene Catron started the chain reaction of balls and dominoes... clearing one table, then rolling along pool cues to five others.
He used a different pattern on each table, but each time, the dominoes fell, sending the balls into the pockets in synchronized order.
Near the end, only one of the 150 balls failed to make it to the pocket... but 149 was still enough to shatter the old record of 133.
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That's it for News 7 at Eleven. Have a good night.