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Up next on News 7 at 6, a big week begins for Governor-elect Jim Gilmore... we'll show you the first inagural ball.
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And we'll find out if the recent warm spell with help or hurt your garden.

Sports-Head


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In sports, Denver has advanced to the Superbowl we'll here from the dentist who takes care of the Roanoke Express.
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And The lady Wolfpack of N.C. State beats Virginia in Charlottesville for the first time in 15 games.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
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After a glorious weekend-- a return to seasonable temperatures.
And Your monday looks cool and soggy.
Details straight ahead.

Gilmore-Ball


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=tha
TAPE#=97-93
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Inaugural festivities for governor-elect Jim Gilmore kicked-off yesterday with the inaugural ball held in Abingdon--marking a first for Southwest Virginia.
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The event got underway last night-- at the historic Martha Washington Inn.
More than 600 people paid 50- dollars each to attend.
Gilmore is slated to become Virginia's 68th Governor in a matter of days.
An assortment of lawmakers, including Congressman Bob Goodlatte, were on hand.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: JIM GILMORE RAN ON CARRYING ON THE PROGRAMS OF GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN AND IN TERMS OF STANDING UP FOR VIRGINIA IN TERMS OF FEDERAL GOVERNOR REGULATIONS AND WORKING TO CREATE MORE JOBS IN THE STATE AND JIM, I THINK WAS A GREAT ATTORNEY GENERAL AND I KNOW HE'LL DO A GOOD JOB AS GOVERNOR AS WELL. ))
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It will be a busy week for Gilmore and his wife, Roxanne.
Inaugural events are also planned in Northern Virginia, Williamsburg, Norfolk and Charlottesville as well as Richmond.
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Circuit-City


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-82
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A judge has ordered Circuit City to promote a black employee who successfully sued the company for racial discrimination.
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use file video from 96-97, Circuit-City
It's the most recent decision in a case that began in 1996 when two black workers sued the company.
The workers claimed Circuit City's promoting practices discriminated against blacks.
A federal jury sided with the two workers in that case.
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Circuit City appealed that and other similar lawsuits and it's expected the cases will go to the Supreme Court.


Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=BIZ
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Small video stores say they're not reeling from new competition in Roanoke.
And General Electric says 760-workers should take another week off.
Scott Goldberg has those stories in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((In Roanoke competition is getting fierce in the movie-rental industry.
Big national chain Hollywood Video says it's opening at least two stores in addition to the new building at Towers Mall.
The competition's hurting Blockbuster.
But Mom and Pop shops say, "bring it on."
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((PATRICK BULLION: LOTS OF BIG CHAINS HAVE OPENED IN THE AREA BEFORE AND THEY HAVEN'T HURT US YET.))
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In Salem, General Electric is extending its production shutdown for a third week that will end January 24th.
The furlough was supposed to last only two weeks.
But G-E says it needs more time to upgrade computers so they won't crash in the year two-thousand.
Nearly 760-hourly workers are waiting to get called back to work. 97-67
For the second time in two months a local Sara Lee textile plant is getting a new owner.
Last November Sara Lee sold its Hillsville facility.
Now a similar plant in Galax is joining eight others purchased by a Winston-Salem company.
All employees are expected to keep their jobs. Dow Jones Pre Pro
It's an ominous start to the new year on Wall Street.
This week the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 385-points.
The Nasdaq dropped 78.
That is this week's News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

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The mild temperatures were a welcome break for many people following the chilly temperatures during the snow storms--
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but some people may be worried about their crops and plants.
We'll find out what kind of effect the mild temps had when the news continues.
But, first let's check Andrew Freiden in the weather center.
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Horticulture


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Recently, temperatures have been about 30- degrees above normal for this time of year.
But David Johnson tells us it didn't last long enough to hurt ornamental plants or crops.
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((It may have felt like springtime last week, but the brief stint did not fool or harm plants and crops.
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((BOB LYONS/VA. TECH HORTICULTURE PROFESSOR; IT REALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN HORRIBLY BAD IF THE WARMER WEATHER LASTED A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME. BUT THE WEEK OR SO WE HAD DIDN'T DO THAT MUCH TO THE PLANTS IN TERMS OF THROWING THEM OFF SCHEDULE.))
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((DOUG HARRIS/EXTENSION AGENT; OUR SMALL GRAIN CROPS LIKE WHEAT AND BARLEY, WE'D LIKE TO SEE A LITTLE GROWTH ON THEM THIS TIME OF YEAR. WHENEVER THE TEMPERATURE IS ABOVE 32 DEGREES, WHEAT WILL GROW AND DEVELOP. AND THAT'S HELPFUL TO US AT THIS STAGE AND THIS GROWTH.))
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Crops won't be so lucky if the warm weather returns before winter ends.
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((HARRIS; IF WE HAD THIS TYPE OF WEATHER IN LATE FEBRUARY OR MARCH, WE'D BE A LITTLE BIT MORE CONCERNED ABOUT SOME OF THE CROPS HAVING SOME DAMAGE.))
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Across the country, some plants have been fooled into thinking it's time to bloom, like the cherry blossoms in Washington state.
There may be similar signs locally in daffodils and grape hyacinths.
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((IT'S NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT TO PANIC ABOUT BECAUSE THESE PLANTS HAVE VERY PRECISE TIME CLOCKS INSIDE OF THEM. THEY'RE REGULATED VERY SPECIFICALLY BY INTERNAL SUBSTANCES. JUST A WEEK HERE AND THERE OF WARM WEATHER IS PUSH A LITTLE BIT OF THE PLANT, BUT IT'S NOT GONNA THROW IT COMPLETELY OFF BALANCE. ))
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Apples and peaches are very dormant, so they were unaffected by the warm weather.
Crops may get off to a better start this year, due to some additional moisture.
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((WE'VE CERTAINLY BEEN GLAD TO SEE THIS RAIN OVER THE LAST WEEK. LAST YEAR WAS SO DRY AND THE RAIN WE'VE HAD HAS BEEN REAL HELPFUL TO REPLENISH THE TOP SOIL MOISTURE LEVELS.))
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STAND-UP/14:26:48 DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; SO THE CONSENSUS AMONG EXPERTS IS THE BRIEF PERIOD OF WARM WEATHER DID NOT CAUSE ANY HARM AND IN SOME CASES MAY HAVE DONE SOME GOOD. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, MONTGOMERY COUNTY.
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Weekend-Promo


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You can now get local news bright and early every weekend morning before everyone else. Take Fullscreen Board 9403 Weekend News
Join Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden for News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday Morning for all the news, weather and sports.
That's at 8 a-m weekend mornings.


Mendenhall


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And, when you tune into News 7 on weekend mornings you'll learn a little bit more about the people of Southwest Virginia.
Joe Dashiell debuted our series called Virginia Profiles with a look at the changes in the star city, through the eyes of one of its oldest residents.
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((OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF PIANO OVER HOUSE EXTERIOR
As you climb the steps to Dorothy Mendenhall's northwest Roanoke home, listen for the sound of her piano.
Mendenhall finds comfort in her favorite hymns, and the touch of an instrument her parents bought from Grand Piano and Furniture in 1936.
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Mendenhall was born in this home, and has lived here for 80 years. Every picture on the wall, every piece of furniture has its own story.
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((I BET IT WAS SOMETHING COOKING ON THAT STOVE. OH MOM MADE MANY A PIE AND CAKE IN THAT STOVE, AND AT CHRISTMAS TIME SHE'D HAVE FOUR OR FIVE CAKES AROUND HERE AND WE COULDN'T TOUCH EM. THE CAKE PANS ARE STILL SITTING THERE.))
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Mendenhall grew up in a close- knit community. She can recite the names of neighbors long gone, point out the vacant lots that once harbored homes.
But mixed among the fond memories of her childhood are other images from the days of segregation.
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((THERE WERE TWO FOUNTAINS AND THE SIGN WAS OVER THE TOP OF THE FOUNTAIN WHERE THE COLORED COULD DRINK AND WHERE THE WHITE COULD DRINK AND THE BATHROOMS WERE THE SAME. I SAID I'M TIRED SO I DECIDED I WANTED TO RIDE THE BUS. ON THE BUS THERE WERE THE SAME SIGNS, WHITES TO THE FRONT, COLORED TO THE REAR, SO WE HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY BACK. SAME FOR THE STREETCARS, DOWNTOWN OUT TO SOUTH ROANOKE. RIGHT. TIMES HAVE CHANGED, BUT IT MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK ABOUT THE PAST.))
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Mendenhall is proud of her volunteer work with the old Burrell Hospital, community groups, and her church... and says she's grateful for the life she has lead.
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((THE BIBLE QUOTES THAT IF YOU LIVE THREE SCORE YEARS AND TEN, YOU'VE BEEN BLESSED AND I'VE LIVED BEYOND THAT. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED.))
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And if she's feeling lonely from time to time.. missing family members who've died or moved away... Mendenhall says her piano helps to fill the empty spaces. ENDS WITH NAT SOUND OF MENDENHALL PLAYING THE PIANO...
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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ANCHOR=Eric
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WRITER=sta
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Coming up later on the newscast we'll have an interview with one of the stars of the movie "Wag the Dog".
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It's a movie that may make you wonder how far some politicians are willing to go to cover up a scandal.
That story is coming you're way when the news continues.
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Road-Report


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Construction crews are hitting the highways again after taking a short break for the holidays.
Here's Stacey Martin with an update on road construction in this week's edition of Road Report.
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((In Roanoke, only one lane of traffic is getting by in each direction along Brandon Avenue from Mud Lick Road to Keagy Road--as crews work to widen Brandon Avenue.
Delays can be expected there until next month when work should be completed.
And, in Roanoke County, Merriman Road is closed to through traffic from Ranchcrest Drive to Springlawn Drive while workers widen the lanes there.
And, looking around the region.. pre pro
in Botetourt County, the bridge over Mill Creek along Route 6-12 will be closed while repairs are being made. pre pro
and in Pulaski County repairs are underway to the Route 11 Memorial Bridge. Traffic is narrowed down to one lane there.
That's it for this week's edition of Road Report.
I'm Stacey Martin, have a safe commute into work this week!))

Wag-the-Dog


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Dustin Hoffman plays a political consultant who creates a war to hide a presidential scandal in his latest movie "Wag the Dog."
Dan DiNicola caught up with the actor to talk about his latest effort.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, The Lady Wolfpack of N.C. State beat Virginia in Charlottesville the Packers and 49-ers are battling in the N-F-C Championship.
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And Denver is headed to the Superbowl after taking advantage of turnovers in a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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S-AFC


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John Elway is headed to the Super Bowl for the fourth time in his career.
This afternoon the Broncos scored enough points in the first half to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24 to 21.
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Elway and his players in a huddle before the kickoff.
And the Broncos got on the board first. Terrell Davis, who rushed for over 100 yards, breaks through the line and scores from 8 yards out to make it 7 to nothing Denver.
Pittsburgh came right back Kordell Stewart rolls out to pass but he pulls it in and races down the sideline to score from 33 yards out and the score was tied at 7 to 7.
The Steelers would take the lead early in the second quarter Jerome Bettis bulls over from the one yard line to make it 14 to 7.
But before the half was over Elway would throw two T-D passes. the first this 16 yarder to fullback Howard Griffith that made the score 17 to 14 Broncos.
Then as time was ticking out in the SUPER=30-Denver/24/Pittsburgh/21/;

quarter Elway tosses what would be the winning score this one yarder to Ed McCaffrey and Denver holds on to win it 24 to 21.
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S-NFC


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The Broncos will play the winner of the N-F-C championship game between the Packers and 49-ers.
Green Bay scored on a two field goals and a Brett Favre T-D pass to Antonio Freeman to lead the 49-ers by a score of 13 to nothing in the third quarter of the game.

S-UVA


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The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia led by one at the half but N.C. State rallied in the second half to beat the Cavaliers 67 to 59.
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Debbie Ryan getting the players in position to run a play.
U-V-A's Leslie Brown takes it to the hoop and scores off the glass giving the Cavaliers a 6 point lead.
The Lady Wolfpack answered, on the next trip down the floor Charity Melvin scores the easy hoop cutting the lead to four.
Virginia still had the lead track star Erin Stoval getting the basket off the glass in the first half.
But the Wolfpack outscored the SUPER=33-N.C.

State/67/Virginia/59/;Cavaliers in the second half by nine to get the 67 to 59 win.
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S-Dentist


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Roanoke hockey fans may not recognize Jeffrey Wetter's name.
But the Roanoke native is a key member of the Express even though he never takes the ice.
Denise Allen introduces us to the team dentist.
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((Rick Schuhwerk has a chipped tooth.
It's Doctor Jeffrey Wetter's assignment to make sure the defenseman leaves with a smile on his face.
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((DR. JEFFREY WETTER/EXPRESS DENTIST: THE MOST BAZAAR IS WHEN WE WERE AT ONE OF THE GAMES AND ONE OF THE PLAYERS WAS INJURED IN A FIGHT AN WE HAD TO STITCH HIM UP AND OR COURSE HE WAS REAL DETERMINED AND HE HAD TO GO RIGHT BACK OUT.))
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((so tell me why you've been in to see Jeffrey Wetter? DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE: OH I'VE LOST A BRIDGE. I'VE LOST A TOOTH, ONE FELL OUT. I'VE JUST HAD ALL KINDS OF ACCIDENTS WITH MY TEETH RIGHT FROM THE START OF THE SEASON.))
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((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE: AS YOU CAN TELL I'VE BEEN IN THERE QUITE A BIT. THEY'RE NOT VERY GOOD. THEY HAVEN'T FIXED MY TEETH. NO, THEY'RE GREAT PEOPLE.))
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Wetter and his associates are on-call to fix the players' teeth whether it's an accident on the ice or they just slip up at home.
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((GAGNON; IT'S THE OFF ICE THINGS. THE DEVASTATING APPLE BITE, THE GUM CHEWING AND THE CANDY AND YOU TELL YOUR KIDS NOT TO EAT THE STUFF AND IT'S MAKING MY TEETH FALL OUT.))
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Mouth pieces help save a player's smile.
But in the ECHL age might be the reason for a mouth with a full set of teeth.
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((WETTER: THESE GUYS MIGHT BE FROM 21 TO 30 AND THEY MOSTLY HAVE ALL THEIR TEETH AT THAT POINT, NOW THE LONGER THEY STAY IN THEIR PROFESSION THE LESS THEY'LL HAVE.))
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But no matter what the damage is it's Wetter's job to make sure each player leaves his office with a toothy smile.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))

S-Express


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WRITER=Roy
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The Roanoke Express beat Richmond at the Roundhouse last night 5 to 1 to move closer to the Renegades in the East Coast Hockey League's North Conference.
The Express is Richmond for a game this afternoon and the game is tied 2 to 2 to start the third period.

S-Nascar


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WRITER=Roy
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NASCAR is celebrating its 50-th anniversary this year.
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And yesterday in Winston-Salem racing fans had an opportunity to meet and talk with some of their favorite Winston Cup Stars.
The event also included an auction of memorabilia and race car parts. The Drivers have tested at Daytona and now their getting set for the season opener.
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Mike Stevens and Photographer Lynn Eller are leaving tomorrow for the Media tour in Charlotte and they will start their reports on Tuesday. Wx-Tape
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Promo


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edit - 15:16:04
According to reports in Newsweek magazine a plea bargain may be in the works in the Unabomber trial--
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as both sides try to avoid the possibility of Theodore Kaczynski representing himself.
The magazine reports Attorney General Janet Reno may be willing to consider a guilty plea in exchange for a life sentence.
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We'll have more on that story and more news, weather and sports coming your (Ad Lib byes) way tonight on News 7 at 11.