Next on News 7 at Six... a Roanoke County couple saves their children but can't save their home from a fire.
And the man who served as Governor of the Commonwealth as a Democrat AND a Republican has died.
And in sports the Tech men beat LaSalle in the Cassell.
And allegations and an arrest for soliciting sex won't Stop Eugene Robinson from playing in the Super Bowl.
Winter Storm Warnings go into effect tonight. Accumulations of Snow, Sleet and Ice are in the forecast.
Details coming up.
A fire destroyed a home in Roanoke County this morning-- leaving a family of four homeless.
David Johnson has more.
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[SUPER=01-Fred Murphy/Fire Victim; :07]
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[OUT Q=Djo, N7, Roanoke County.]
(( In his 28-years of living in this house, Fred Murphy never woke up to a day like this one.
[IN Q=I WAS TAKING]
((FRED MURPHY/HOMEOWNER; I WAS TAKING A BATH, GETTING READY FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL. MY SON, THEY WERE IN THE KITCHEN TALKING. THEN THEY WERE HOLLERING FOR ME. THE OIL HEATER HAD CAUGHT FIRE AND BLAZED RIGHT UP.))
[OUT Q=BLAZED RIGHT UP.]
Murphy got his wife, son and greatgrandson out unscathed.
They tried saving the house before help arrived, but to no avail.
[IN Q=THEY WERE]
((CAPT. DARRYL SEXTON/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPT.; THEY WERE TRYING TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WITH A GARDEN HOSE WHEN I ARRIVED. I TOLD THEM TO BACK AWAY BECAUSE THE FIRE WAS JUST TOO HEAVY.))
[OUT Q=JUST TOO HEAVY.]
The family had little time to collect personal items.
Efforts to retrieve them seemed futile.
((WHY CAN'T I LOOK FOR MY WALLET. Because it's not safe yet.))
((Sound of chainsaw cutting through the roof.))
Murphy and some of his neighbors watched as the firefighters fought to save his home.
The blaze was extinguished almost immediately, but chainsaws and fans had to be used to clear the smoke.
((fans running in front of door.))
The house was destroyed.
The homeowner says it's too early to say where they will go from here.
[IN Q=I WOULDN'T]
((I WOULDN'T KNOW RIGHT NOW. TOO EARLY TO SAY.))
[OUT Q=TO SAY.]
((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; INVESTIGATORS SAY DAMAGE ESTIMATES RANGE AROUND 95-THOUSAND DOLLARS OR A TOTAL LOSS, BUT MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY SAY THEY WILL SEE TO IT THAT THE FAMILY HAS A PLACE TO STAY, CLOTHING, FOOD AND OTHER SUPPLIES UNTIL THE MURPHY'S CAN GET BACK ON THEIR FEET. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, ROANOKE COUNTY.))
Two people are dead following traffic accidents around the region yesterday afternoon.
50-year old Racine A. Spence of Ferrum died following a head-on collision along Route 40 in Franklin County.
And, 50-year old Ronnie Eugene Gravely of Barron Springs died after authorities say he ran off the road in Wythe County along Route 100.
Police are still investigating both accidents.
One of Virginia's former governor's has died.
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Mills Godwin died last night of pneumonia.
He served two four-year terms as governor--one as a Democrat in 1966 and the other as a Republican in 1974.
Governor Jim Gilmore said Godwin was a "truly historic and transitional figure in state government".
Gilmore has ordered all flags to be flown at half-staff for the next 30 days.
Godwin was 84 years old.
The jackpot is climbing and still no winner.
Last night's lotto drawing was worth 10-point-two million dollars.
The winning numbers were 7-9-13-30-33-and 41.
Lottery officials say there was no overall winner.
Wednesday's jackpot now climbs to an estimated 11-point-five million dollars.
Where's the best place to have a superbowl party?
At CHURCH, according to some people.
The First Wesleyan Church on Peters Creek Road is one of several in the area giving young people a place to watch the big game.
Inside this youth center, there are several televisions, including a 32-inch screen to catch all the action.
Along with the game, they throw in a little spiritual guidance.
[IN Q=AT THE HALFTIME]
((BO KEEVER/YOUTH MINISTER; AT THE HALFTIME, THERE'S A SPECIAL MINISTRY CALLED SPORTS OUTREACH. THEY PRODUCE CHRISTIAN VIDEOS WITH FAMOUS ATHLETES. NAMES EVERYONE WOULD RECOGNIZE. THESE FELLOWS BASICALLY GIVE THEIR TESTIMONY AND SHARE THE GOSPEL.))
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[OUT Q=SHARE THE GOSPEL.]
This is First Wesleyan's third Super Bowl party. They've had as many as 200 people attend in the past.
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Still ahead--officials kill thousands of turkeys in Rockingham County following the outbreak of a virus.
And, the American Heart Association is taking its fight against heart disease to the big screen.
We'll have more on that in a few minutes.
First let's head over to the weather center for an early update with Andrew.
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Tomorrow The American Heart Association will begin airing its annual week-long program on C-B-S about heart disease--one of the nation's leading causes of death.
It's called "Heart Score". Each segment will be dedicated to new developments in the fight to stop the disease.
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((ELIZABETH VAIL/AREA DIRECTOR; EVERYDAY THERE WILL BE SOMETHING DIFFERENT. WE WON'T JUST BE TALKING ABOUT DIET AND EXERCISE, BUT SOME NEW THINGS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON AS FAR AS RESEARCH IS CONCERNED.))
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[OUT Q=IS CONCERNED.]
The topics include new types of therapy and surgery, and an important new test.
[IN Q=WE'VE NEVER REALLY]
((ELIZABETH VAIL/AREA DIRECTOR; WE'VE NEVER REALLY HAD A TEST UNTIL THIS YEAR THAT SOMEONE COULD TAKE TO DISCOVER IF THEY'RE A CANDIDATE FOR HEART DISEASE. THERE'S A NEW TEST THAT'S OUT THAT PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE.))
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Vail/Area Director;]
[OUT Q=ABLE TO TAKE.]
The series airs on CBS "This Morning" each day this week between seven and nine A-M.
Intel's latest computer chip may be a little TOO advanced for some people.
And the prosecutor in the JonBenet Ramsey case is looking for online help.
More in this week's WebWatch.
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Intel's latest pentium chip comes with a feature not everbody wants... a serial number, that can be identified while you're on the web, letting other people know who you are and where you've been.
Intel has agreed to post free software allowing users to disable the serial number if they want to.
Prodigy was one of the first online services, operating since 1988, but it won't survive into the next Millenium. The original Prodigy classic with it's chat rooms and bulletin boards will shut down this October, The company says the old prodigy software isn't Y2k compliant.
Prodigy's new internet service will continue.
The prosecutor in the JonBenet Ramsey case is asking for help online.
He's posting a picture of a stuffed santa clause bear on the Boulder Colorado DA's website, asking people if they know where it was made or purchased. The bear is missing from the Ramsey House, police won't say why it's important.
The site has logged more than 10-thousand hits.
To investigate the other clues in the Ramsey case, APB on-line has an interactive floor plan of the murder scene and items related to the case.
For links to these sites, Click on webwatch on the WDBJ website, at WDBJ7-dot=-com ))
Officials have destroyed 30-thousand turkeys on a farm in Rockingham County.
They're investigating an outbreak of the Avian flu--a virus that caused quite a scare back in the 80's.
Andrew Freiden takes a look back in this week's Virginia Newsreel.
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[SUPER=03-Rockingham Co./1984; :01]
[OUT Q=confirmed infection]
((460 commercial poultry farms in a 27-hundred square mile area were quarantined during the outbreak 15 years ago.
The avian flu is deadly to turkeys and chickens, but poses no health risk to humans. But humans carry the virus from one place to another on their clothes and shoes.
During the flu scare, friends refused to see each other for fear of spreading the flu to other farms.
No unwashed eggs or live birds were permitted to leave the affected area.
Tough restrictions were placed on humans as well-- Workers weren't allowed to enter or leave farms unless they were disinfected.
Thousands of infected birds were killed.
[IN Q=It will take]
((it will take about three day to destroy them it is a pretty unique disease. I'VE HAD SICK CHICKENS BEFORE, BUT THIS IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN ANYTHING WE HAVE EVER SEEN BEFORE OR HAD EXPERIENCE OF IN THE Way THAT THE MORTALITY OF THE CHICKENS INCREASED))
[OUT Q=CHICKENS INCREASED]
The region suspended all poultry exports
And at least 14 countries banned Virginia Poultry.
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[IN Q=AT THIS POINT]
((AT THIS POINT WE CERTAINLY HAVE A CRISIS. IT MIGHT HELP TO CATEGORIZE WHAT WE DO HAVE THE TOTAL IMPACT OF THE POULTRY INDUSTRY. THE TURKEY INDUSTRY ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 10-MILLION 81-THOUSAND BIRDS A YEAR))
[OUT Q=A YEAR]
The Shenandoah valley poultry industry lost 63-million dollars and one and a half million turkeys and chickens.
Since the 1984 outbreak, The Virginia Department of Agriculture has routinely tested the birds to prevent another major outbreak.
Officials test blood samples before all the chickens and turkeys go to the processing plant.
In this week's case, the turkeys showed no signs of illness but the blood tests confirmed infection.))
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Still ahead--we'll meet a lawyer who'se caught the attention of Hollywood..
Jan Schlittman ending up losing his money and his lavish lifestyle in his fight against big business.
His story inspired the movie "A Civil Action".
We'll hear from him when the news continues.
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It's rare to hear of a lawyer who is willing to risk his career to fight for a moral cause.
Dan DiNicola caught up with the attorney whose work inspired a book and the new movie starring John Travolta entitled "A Civil Action".
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[SUPER=04-"A Civil Action"-Touchstone; :21]
[SUPER=01-Dan DiNicola/ Reporting; 2:05 QUICK!!]
[OUT Q=For CBS News,I am Dan DiNicola]
Coming up in sports, Eugene Robinson will play in the Super Bowl dispite being arrested for soliticing sex.
The Lady Hokies get back on the winning track as do the men.
We'll have highlights from the Cassell of Tech's win over LaSalle.
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Virginia Tech was banking that this would be a Super Sunday to bounce back from Wednesday's loss to Virginia and pick up its second Atlantic 10 Conference win.
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The Hokies brought out the band for a boost in today's match up with A-10 Rival LaSalle.
The Explorers were looking to conquer the Cassell as Victor Thomas gets open and unleashes a three from the top of the key for the early lead.
Tech would storm back as Brendon Dunlop spots up and nails the three.
K'Zell Wesson works hard down low to try to keep LaSalle close his shot gets all the rim and finally falls for the Explorers.
But the Hokies would start to pull away, Dunlop with the nice pass to Roland Roberts who finishes with the dunk.
and Tech out mans LaSalle 87-to-69.
The Tech gridiron squad took center stage at halftime of today's basketball game.
The school and fans honored the senior players by presenting them with the Music City Bowl Trophy.
Tech Beat Alabama 38 to 7 in the inaugural holiday season bowl.
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The Lady Hokies get back on the Winning track as well beating the Dayton Flyers 68-60 this afternoon.
11th ranked Tech is now 19 and one.
The 19th ranked Lady Cavaliers also picked up a conference win knocking off number 15 Clemson 75 to 55
U-V-A is 14 and five on the season.
Rutgers beat West Virginia in a Big East mens match up 87-to-61 and
it took two overtimes, but 20th ranked Indiana finally put away from Penn State.
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At the end of regulation, Indiana on the last shot for the win, it's off the rim and Luke Recker gets two chances and ties it.
To the first O-T, Penn State with the three point lead until Hoosier A-J Guyton lets loose the tying shot.
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Guyton beat the buzzer all night and hit the threes he had seven including the game winner and Indiana beats Penn State 98-to-95 in two overtimes.
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Fourth Ranked Maryland traveled into the Carolinas to face ACC rival Wake Forest.
and this game would be nothing like the first meeting of the season between these two.
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Maryland trailed at the half and came back in the second and cut the lead to five off Terence Morris' basket.
The Terrapins then hit the boards and went on the run off the defensive rebound. The ally-oop finds LaRon Profit and the lead is three.
But Wake Forest played as if possessed, Dawson follows his shot for three and puts back his rebound to get the two.
The Demon Decons then go on the three on three break and pull away from Maryland picking up the 85-72 upset win over the Terapins.
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Atlanta Falcon Eugene Robinson will play in the Super Bowl despite his arrest last night.
Miami police have charged the free safety with soliciting sex.
The 36-year-old allegedly offered to pay an undercover police officer 40 dollars for oral sex.
Robinson was released to a Falcons team official as he promised to return for a court appearance within the month.
The league and coach Dan Reeves say Robinson will be allowed to play against the Denver Broncos in tonight's championship game.
On the lighter side of the event, Early editions of The Miami Herald hit the streets with a huge misprint.
The headline across the top of the Super Bowl section of the paper reads, "Denver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings, 6:2
5 p.m. Tonight".
The underdog Atlanta Falcons defeated the Vikings in the NFC championship game on January 17th.
The Herald's assistant managing editor for sports says a graphic artist
began working on the special section more than two weeks ago and forgot
to change the team names when the Falcons defeated Minnesota.
The early edition of the paper is for street sales only and makes up a small
percentage of the normal Sunday circulation of 500-thousand papers.
The editor says the mistake was corrected in all later editions and
the newspaper will acknowledge the error in print.
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For the second time in three years Rob Dyson's team has won the 24 hours of Daytona.
It was a warm sunny start to the race on Saturday, but rain developed overnight and continued as the winning car crossed the finish line.
The winners covered 708 laps at an average speed of 104-point-nine miles per hour.
Four drivers shared time at the wheel of the winning car.
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On the ice it was a goalies dual in Boston, Massachusetts.
The Southeast division leader, Carolina Hurricanes skated up North and couldn't get a goal.
Carolina and Boston went into overtime tied at zero-zero.
The Hurricanes had 24 shots and the Bruins 36 but this one ends in a zero-zero tie.
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