[7VA-Storm-Damage]

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[WRITER=dse]
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Governor Gilmore is urging Virginians to pull together in the wake of the state's worst ice storm in five years.

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As of ten last night, more than 90-thousand Virginians were still without power.
The governor says he has decided NOT to declare a state of emergency because he doesn't want to activate the National Guard for what is mostly a power outage situation.
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((AT THIS POINT BECAUSE IT IS A POWER PROBLEM PRIMARILY, AND REQUIRES THE REASSEMBLY AND REATTACHMENT AND POWER SITUATIONS, WE WANT TO ASSIST VIRGINIA POWER IN THAT EFFORT AND THE NATIONAL GUARD WOULD NOT BE IN ITS MOST PRODUCTIVE USE IN DOING THAT.))
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Virginia Power says some customers in eastern and central Virginia won't have power until the middle of the week.
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[7E-Taylor-Retires]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-72]
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It was a full house yesterday as Reverend Noel Taylor delivered his last sermon as the official pastor of his Roanoke church. David Johnson was at High Street Baptist and has this report.
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[SUPER=01-Noel C. Taylor/High Street Baptist Pastor; :13]
[SUPER=01-Jim Trout/Council Member; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Baxter/Church Member for 56 Years; 1:11]
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(( Reverend Taylor's last day in the pulpit was a moving experience for some members of his congregation. Something the pastor feels he's been doing since he took the position in 1961.
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((NOEL TAYLOR/HIGH STREET BAPTIST PASTOR; I WAS PERMITTED TO PARTICIPATE IN SOME THINGS THAT WE HAD HOPED WOULD LEAD US PROGRESSIVELY FORWARD.)) [RUNS08]
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He's stepping down from his pastoral duties for the same reason he didn't seek re-election as mayor of the city, a bout with prostate cancer. But that didn't prevent him from conducting Sunday business as usual. That included a baby dedication, a baptism and recruiting new members.
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((NOEL TAYLOR/HIGH STREET BAPTIST PASTOR; I BELIEVE THAT SOMETIMES THE MOMENT MUST BE RIGHT. THAT GOD STEPS FORWARD AND USES PEOPLE IN HIS OWN WAY TO ACCOMPLISH THE TASK THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.)) [RUNS15]
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As the choir sang the praises of God, friends sang Taylor's praises.
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((JIM TROUT/COUNCIL MEMBER; IT'S A CELEBRATION OF MY GOOD FRIEND NOEL TAYLOR. HE'S BEEN A GREAT MAYOR AND A GREAT PASTOR OF HIGH STREET BAPTIST. 08)) ((RUBY BAXTER/CHURCH MEMBER FOR 56-YEARS; CAN'T NOBOBY FILL HIS SHOES BUT JESUS AND I'M A WITNESS. I KNOW HIM AND I LOVE HIM AND I LOVE B.J. SO I'M GOING TO MISS MY BABY. 13)) [RUNS21]
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But just as Reverend Taylor remained active after his 19-year stint as mayor of Roanoke, he vows to stay busy with the

church he built and the flock he has led for so long. David Johnson, News 7.))[7Owners-Honored]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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The Hotel Dumas Music Center on Henry Street was the first black-owned hotel in Roanoke.
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Yesterday, "Total Action Against Poverty" paid homage to its owners. A scuplture of Darthula and Walton Lash and Mac Barlow Senior and Junior was unveiled at a ceremony honoring the foursome. Family members say the dedication in addition to the restoring of the hotel's name, brings back to life the facility's history.
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((DARTHULA LASH/OWNER'S DAUGHTER; MANY, MANY OUTSTANDING WEDDINGS WERE PERFORMED HERE. BEFORE THE INTERGRATION OF THE HOTEL ROANOKE OR THE INTERGRATION OF THE CITY, WE FED ALL OF THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN MEN THAT WORKED AT THE RAILROAD. SO IT HAS ITS HISTORY.))
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Lash says musical talents like Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and Count Basie would stay overnight at the Hotel Dumas after being turned away from the Hotel Roanoke due to the color of their skin. She says the recognition of her relatives' achievements has helped bring the hotel's history full circle.
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[7E-Dumas-Dedication]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=djo]
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A special tribute for a Roanoke landmark.
Yesterdy Total Action Against Poverty honered the former owners of the "Dumas Hotel Music Center on Henry Street" and their families.
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A sculpture of Darthula and Walton Lash and Mac Barlow Senior and his son was mounted on the hotel and unveiled in their honor. For family members like the younger Barlow's daughter, it was a day of vindication.
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((DARTHULA LASH/OWNER'S DAUGHTER; MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER WERE BLACK PIONEERS IN TERMS OF BEING IN BUSINESS IN ROANOKE. THEY WERE THE FIRST OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF A BLACK HOTEL. I GREW UP IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT AND IT WAS OUR FAMILY'S LIFE.))
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Many jazz artists performed at the hotel in the days of segregation.
In the early 1980s, the city assumed ownership of the hotel.
And, TAP purchased the building from the city in 1988 and recently restored its original name.
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The Virginia Tech hokies are just a day away from their matchup with Alabama in the first ever Music City Bowl.
Steve Mason has the teams pre-game action from Nashville.
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[SUPER=01-Pierson Prioleau/Virginia Tech Captain; 1:37]
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Many Virginians are waking up to no electricity this morning following the state's worst ice storm in some five years.
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Late last night, more than 90-thousand were still without power.
The governor says he has decided NOT to declare a state of emergency because he doesn't want to activate the National Guard for what is mostly a power outage situation.
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[IN Q=At this point ]

((AT THIS POINT BECAUSE IT IS A POWER PROBLEM PRIMARILY, AND REQUIRES THE REASSEMBLY AND REATTACHMENT AND POWER SITUATIONS, WE WANT TO ASSIST VIRGINIA POWER IN THAT EFFORT AND THE NATIONAL GUARD WOULD NOT BE IN ITS MOST PRODUCTIVE USE IN DOING THAT.))
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Virginia Power says some customers won't have power until the middle of the week.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-81 TC00:10]
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After thirty-seven years behind the pulpit a prominent Roanoke minister has given his last sermon as the pastor of High Street Baptist Church.
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Noel C. Taylor is retiring as he fights prostate cancer.
It's the same disease that put an end to his career as mayor of Roanoke. But the reverend is feeling anything but sorry for himself.
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((NOEL TAYLOR/HIGH STREET BAPTIST PASTOR; FOR ALL OF THOSE BLESSINGS AND FOR THE KINDNESSES SHOWN BY THE CITIZENS OF THIS VALLEY, I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO THEM AND I WANT TO SAY THANKS BE TO GOD.))
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Church members say Taylor will be sorely missed and that his shoes will be hard to fill.
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((EUNICE MORRISON/CHOIR MEMBER; FOR INSTANCE REVEREND TAYLOR CAME AND VISITED ME WHEN I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL ONCE A WEEK. WHEN I HAD SURGERY, IT WAS AT 5:30 IN THE MORNING AND REVEREND TAYLOR WAS THERE TO SEE ME OFF TO THE OPERATING ROOM AND WHEN THE SURGERY WAS OVER, HE CAME BACK AND CHECKED ON ME.)) ((LEWIS RUSSELL; I'M JUST SO SORRY I WAITED ALL THESE YEARS TO JOIN. SO I FIGURED THIS BEING HIS LAST SUNDAY TO PREACH, I THOUGHT THIS WOULD BE THE BEST TIME NOW.))
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Taylor says he will continue to be active with his congregation.
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[8E-Dumas-Dedication]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-64; 2:03:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The former owners of the Dumas Hotel and Music Center in Roanoke have received special recogniztion from Total Action Against Poverty.
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[VO-NAT]
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A sculpture of Darthula and Walton Lash and Mac Barlow Senior and his son was mounted on the hotel and unveiled in their honor. For family members like the younger Barlow's daughter, it was a day of vindication.
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[SOT=00:34:47]
[IN Q=MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER]

((DARTHULA LASH/OWNER'S DAUGHTER; MY FATHER AND GRANDFATHER WERE BLACK PIONEERS IN TERMS OF BEING IN BUSINESS IN ROANOKE. THEY WERE THE FIRST OWNERS AND OPERATORS OF A BLACK HOTEL. I GREW UP IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT AND IT WAS OUR FAMILY'S LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=FAMILY'S LIFE.]
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[VO-NAT]


TAP purchased the building from the city in 19-88 and recently restored its original name.
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[8Y2K-Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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[WRITER=eea]
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While some people will be celebrating the new year, others will be worrying.
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[VO-NAT]
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They believe the Y2K computer bug could create huge problems if it shuts down computerized systems across the country.
Norfolk Southern is one of the companies preparing for potential problems.
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(( WICK MOORMAN/NORFOLK SOUTHERN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VP; WE HAVE TWO GOALS AT NORFOLK SOUTHERN, ONE IS TO AVOID ANY KIND OF CATASTOPHE, AND ONE IS TO AVOID ANY KIND OF LAWSUIT, AND THEY'RE BOTH VIABLE THREATS.))
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Join us for "Battling The Bug", tonight on News 7 at Six. (------------)