Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
And I'm Andrew Freiden
It Sunday And Welcome to New-7 Sunday Morning. There's lots of news and sports ahead, but first let's get a peek at the weather.
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Water has been restored finally for the hundreds of homes in Roanoke that went without most of the day yesterday.
Weather caused a water main to bust near the corner of Brandon Avenue and Brighton Avenue around seven a-m yesterday.
It took crews almost 12 hours to repair the broken pipe.
A Friday night blaze sent a firefighter to the hospital --
no word yet on what sparked the fire that took 3 hours to put out.
The blaze broke out at an abandoned house near the corner of Elm Avenue and Second Street.
It started in the basement.
Firefighter Larry Spraker was injured when some plaster fell on him while fighting the fire.
He was treated and released from a local hospital.
No other injuries were reported.
Members of a Doomsday cult kicked out of Israel, returned to the United States yesterday.
14 members of Concerned Christians were kicked out of Jerusalem because Israeli officials say they plotted attacks to hasten the return of Jesus.
The cult members landed in Denver, Colorado, and had police escort them to an undisclosed location.
They refused to see relatives who had awaited their arrival.
Cult leader, Monte Kim Miller was not at the airport.
He dropped out of sight last fall after saying he would die on the streets of Jerusalem next December and be resurrected three days later.
While we are taking a little breather from facing winter storms, others across the nation are still battling mother nature.
After skipping a year, winter is back.
The ice bridge that links Niagara Falls with Horseshoe Falls is already 15 feet thick.
It never even formed last winter... and the winter before it didn't get like this until February.
And in Indiana the winter of 1999 has inflicted another weekend of bad weather.
Heavy snow proved too much for the roof of this church.
The weather is causing some churches to cancel services today...
The First Baptist Church of Elliston, Pembroke Christian Church, and Maple Grove Methodist Church in Ferrum will NOT have services today.
And White Rock Baptist Church in Franklin County is cancelling its 10 am services.
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A Kidney Transplant clinic is opened in Roanoke and a program at Carilion hospitals is helping victims of violent attacks.
Tonya Flory takes a look back at the top medical stories making headlines this week in Southwest Virginia.
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The Kidney Transplant Evaluation Clinic in Roanoke is following about 375 transplant patients from as far as Beckley, West Virginia to Martinsville.
Before it was in place, patients had to travel to U-V-A in Charlottesville for pre and post operative care for kidney transplants.
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Doctors say they have made a major breakthrough in treating AIDS.
For the first time researchers have suppressed H-I-V in infected patients.
The patients were injected with cells made from their own immune system.
Doctors are encouraged by the new approach because it appears to curb the virus temporarily in the Lymph Nodes where certain drugs have had limited success treating.
The forensic nursing program at Carilion Hospitals is helping the criminal justice system in Southwest Virginia take alleged rapists to court.
Specially trained nurses collect evidence from victims and are able to take pictures with a colposcope (CUHL-puh-scope) that shows injuries previously missed by the human eye.
Roanoke Commonwealth Attorney Chief Assistant Betty Jo Anthony says the hard evidence makes the cases more prosecutable.
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The program is expanding to deal with elder abuse, child abuse and domestic violence.
Tonya Flory, News 7, Health Check.))
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If you want to "live long and prosper", how about trying the state lotto's new scratch ticket game?
That's because the new "Star Trek" game offers four different tickets with prizes ranging from two to 25-thousand dollars.
Lottery officials say these tickets are designed to take scratch ticket players where no lottery game has taken them before.
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((MARK MERRITT/REGIONAL LOTTERY MANAGER; WITH THE STAR TREK TICKET ITSELF, EVEN IF IT IS A NONE WINNER, IT HAS A PART THAT YOU CAN MAIL IN AND WIN SOME STAR TREK JACKETS AND WATCHES AND SOME NEAT THINGS LIKE THAT, SO IT'S A LOT OF FUN.))
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Merritt (Merit) and others were at Tanglewood Mall yesterday promoting the new scratch game.
People were able to purchase tickets or get them free by shooting the bullseye on an alien.
There was also a costume contest yesterday for cash prizes.
Later this month officials plan to give away free trips to a Star Trek convention in Las Vegas.
41 years ago this week Lindsay Almond was inaugurated as Governor of Virginia.
In this week's Virginia Newsreel, we look back at the complications of desegregation.
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(( On January 11, 1958, J. Lindsay Almond was inaugurated as Governor of Virginia. He began his inaugural speech discussing Virginia's state power which he would use in his argument against desegregation.
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(( What were are speaking of more often than not is state power. And what we should be concerned with in the years that lie immediately ahead it is with state responsibilities))
Almond believed the federal government should NOT force desegregation-- it should be left up to each locality to decide.
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The fight to desegregate public schools began in 1954 with the unanimous U-S Supreme Court's ruling on Brown v/s Board of education. In 1955 the Supreme Court published guidelines requiring the federal district courts to supervise school desegregation.
The ruling read "on a racially non discriminatory basis with all deliberate speed." Desegregation of schools did not happen immediately.
In 1957 Federal troops went to Little Rock, Arkansas to force school desegregation.
49:09 In Virginia, Governor Almond said many suggestions were made in the area of compromise, but he felt there was no area of compromise that should be usefully explored.
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Ultimately, Virginia would retaliate against the federal government by closing schools rather than integrate. This action was known as Massive Resistance.
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(( NAACP Leader/ Under the existing state law schools would be compelled to close if blacks were admitted.))
Mr. Ferguson of the Charlottesville Chapter of the NAACP did not believe that an honest effort was being made to comply with the 1954 supreme court ruling.
He believed that if state law was changed Charlottesville would comply with the federal law rather than close the schools.
When September arrived, many school districts did close.
Private educational foundations formed for white children.
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((Mrs. Hall Burrows; WE ENVISION PRIVATE SEGREGATED SCHOOLING IN WHATEVER LOCALITIES WE CAN))
In an effort to avoid the same fate as Little Rock, Almond ended the Massive Resistance in 1959, fearing Federal troops would be sent to Virginia. The state left the decision up to the school districts. The hardest hit by this decision were the children. In Prince Edward County, blacks got no formal education until the public schools reopened in September of 1963.
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((Reporter:HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN SINCE YOU WENT TO SCHOOL? Boy: 4 YEARS Reporter HAVE YOU BEEN TO SCHOOL IN THAT TIME? Boy: No Sir))
That's Virginia Newsreel I'm Andrew Freiden.))
In sports, basketball highlights from the ODAC, ACC and Big 10.
Roy Stanley has it all.
Good morning Roy.
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One of the most popular players in the National Hockey League celebrated a milestone last night.
The Los Angeles Kings honored Luc Robitaille for scoring his 500th goal.
430 of those goals were with the Kings.
To the action L-A took the early lead Rob Blake scores his first goal in two and a half months on the power play.
Edmonton with the advantage now, Ryan Smyth gets his own rebound and ties it up and that's how it ends in a one-one tie.
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The Sharks and the Sabres battled it out in San Jose, the save leads to this three on two break and Owen Nolan finishes it for San Jose.
But Buffalo battles back from a two goal deficit and this one ends in a two-two tie.
Our California excursion ends up in Sanford where Geno Carlisle sinks the three to give the California Bears a two point half time lead over Stanford.
But fourth ranked Stanford can't be held back.
Stanford drops the Bears 71-to-62.
The Tech men lose to St Joseph's and Roanoke college picks up an ODAC win against W and L.
For the rest of the scores here are the boards.
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The apparel industry is hit once again by heavy layoffs.
And Danville ushers in the new year with lots of new business.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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((This week on the Review, the apparel industry starts 19-99 the way it ended 98: with layoffs.
First, in Rocky Mount, where activewear maker Pluma is closing its sewing plant.
Two hundred-25 people are losing their jobs.
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In Roanoke, Halmode is laying off another 60 people.
Its workforce has shrunk to 170 from more than 400 since last August.
Halmode also is closing its Covington plant, putting 25-more people out of work.
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Bell Atlantic is one of at least two companies making a bid to buy AirTouch Communications.
AirTouch is a valuable cellular phone company.
Acquiring it would boost Bell Atlantic's expansion into the realm of wireless communications.
Botetourt County has Coke AND a smile.
A judge ruled against Coca Cola after the beverage maker sued the county, trying to get out of paying property taxes on vending machines.
Danville's retail scene is growing big time.
Kmart's turning into Big-K.
Office Max and I-hop are opening.
Goody's and Marshalls are coming to town, too.
The stores are trying to cash in on Danville's growing population.
More people means more customers.
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Wall Street celebrated the new year by ringing in record highs.
The Dow shot up 462 points, closing above 96-hundred.
The Nasdaq climbed 152 points.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))
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How to Reach Us
Post Office Box 7
Roanoke, VA 24022-0007
Good morning, I'm Denise Allen.
And I'm Andrew Freiden
It's (time) on Sunday Welcome back to News-7 Sunday morning.
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A man awaiting sentencing on a federal charge escaped from the Bedford Adult Detention Center yesterday.
Randy Lawrence Penkert (pink-ert) appeared some time between 5-30 and 6-30 yesterday evening, while the Blue Ridge Regional Jail was under construction.
Penkert is a white man, about 5 foot 10 inches tall and weighs about 180 pounds.
He is balding with brown hair, has a mustache, and wears glasses.
If you see him you're asked to call 540- 586- 7112 or 540 - 586- 4800.
He was being held on stolen vehicle charges.
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Elton John concert tickets went like wildfire yesterday.
Just 46-minutes after going on sale at the Roanoke Civic Center, they were all gone.
Garth Brooks last concert in Roanoke was the record holder, selling out in 50-minutes.
David Johnson has more on the hottest tickets around and the people who got them.
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(( Joe Ann Breaux was one of the hundreds who packed into the Roanoke Civic Center--hoping for a chance to get her hands on a ticket to the Elton John concert.
A wrist band lottery system determined who would be the first in line to purchase tickets to the show.
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Breaux's was the winning band.
She strutted to the front of the line as the crowd cheered.
The New Orleans native had waited 90-minutes to get the winning wrist band, which she seemed destined to have.
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((JOE ANN BREAUX/CONCERT TICKET LOTTERY WINNER; THEY PUT THE FIRST WRIST BAND ON TOO TIGHT AND MY WRIST STARTED SWELLING UP. AND I HAD TO COME BACK AND GET ANOTHER ONE.))
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Ken Luper got the first wrist band, but was more than 900 off the mark.
Still he was able to circumvent the system and get eight tickets, two of which will go to a worthy cause.
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((KEN LUPER/ELTON JOHN FAN; THE OTHER TWO, WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO RAFFLE THEM OFF FOR THE HARLEY OWNER'S GROUP TO MAKE SOME EXTRA MONEY FOR THE MDA AND OUR SPONSORSHIP.))
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It was a cash only operation with a limit of eight tickets per person.
And, all the tickets at the Roanoke Civic Center were gone in record time.
Moments later Ticket Master outlets around the area also sold out.
The only chance of getting a ticket now may be through local radio station contests.
Officials say it's been hectic., but consider this the storm before the calm.
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((ROBYN SCHON/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER; IT'S THE ANTICIPATION OF PEOPLE NOT KNOWING WHETHER THEY ARE GOING TO GET TICKETS AND IF THEY DO, WHERE THEY WILL BE SITTING. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE EVEN MORE ORGANIZED THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT BECAUSE EVERYBODY WILL HAVE A CALMNESS ABOUT THEM. RIGHT NOW EVERYBODY'S PRETTY ANXIOUS.))
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((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; OFFICIALS SAY THIS CONCERT IS THE BIGGEST THING TO HIT THE ROANOKE VALLEY SINCE THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND CONCERT LAST YEAR. THAT FALLS RIGHT IN LINE WITH THE ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER'S PLANS TO ATTRACT FOUR MAJOR PERFORMANCES TO THE AREA EACH YEAR. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.))
An accident in Vinton yesterday left 2 people injured.
It happened around two o'clock at the intersection of Hardy Road and Clearbrook Drive.
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((RODNEY PETERS/WITNESS; I SEEN A WOMAN TRYING TO MAKE A LEFT HAND TURN ONTO CLEARVIEW. THE WHITE VAN WAS GOING EASTBOUND ON HARDY ROAD. IT LOOKED LIKE SHE WAS TRYING TO BEAT HIM TO MAKE THE TURN. HE SAID HE HIT HIS BRAKES AND THEY DIDN'T WORK. SO THEY JUST COLLIDED.))
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Rescue workers say the people involved did not suffer life-threatening injuries.
Police are still investigating the accident.
If you have some letters in the mailbox waiting to go out Monday morning... make sure you have enough postage.
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The price of a first class stamp rises to 33 cents today.
In New York customers lined up to buy the NEW stamp, as well as stock up on the one cent stamps needed to upgrade their existing supply of 32 cent stamps.
The postal service is defending the hike, saying it's necessary to improve service.
Critics say the hike is unnecessary, because the Postal Service racked up a five hundred million dollar budget surplus last year.
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Four women were arrested when they tried to claim suitcases filled with 400 pounds of marijuana.
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The women ages 21 to 27 smuggled the pot on to an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles.
They were arrested at New York city's LaGuardia Airport when they tried to claim the suitcases.
The women are charged with criminal possession of drugs.
Officials estimate the street value of the marijuana at one million dollars.
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It's NOT that her job's unique.
It's that she's been doing it since Lindbergh first crossed the Atlantic.
Louise Orr is still selling what she considers the world's best cosmetic line at age 88.
She is this week's News 7 Virginia Profile.
Ellen Qualls has her story.
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