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Coming up on News 7-
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A jail takeover continues tonight in south Louisiana.
Funeral services are held today for the woman former football player Rae Carruth is accused of killing.
And-- fire fighters in Hollywood make an unusual save in the line of duty.
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Stay with us, the NEWS is next.
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[Prison-Hostage]


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The stand- off at a Louisiana jail is going into its sixth day but there may be an end in sight.
The remaining prisoners evacuated the building after authorities created a passage allowing the men to slip past the warden's office where six inmates are continuing to hold seven hostages.
Jennifer Jones has the latest.
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((Family of some of the detainees arrived Saturday from Miami (("We need to go in there and try to talk to him." )) NARR: A friend and the mother of one of the hostage takers
((sot:Mercedes Villar-Gana mother of hostage taker))

"I don't want them to do anything to my son she says, I want everything to conclude peacefully. NARR: Her son is one of six INS detainees who authorities have identified as taking control of the St. Martin Parish jail in Louisiana. Armed with makeshift knives the detainees have seven hostages confined to one room.
((sot: Kriss Fortunato/FBI spokesperson))

"We've communicated with hostages... as well as to be expected." NARR: Meanwhile, authorities spend this day transporting the remaning 54 inmates not involved in the standoff. Moving them out -- trying not to distract the hostage takers.
((sot: Charles Fuselier, St. Martin Parish Sheriff))

"We went into a back way. We had to cut through a wall." NARR: The detainees all claiming to be held for years unjustly--gained control of the jail Monday afternoon. Since then non-stop negotiations -- with the biggest break coming late Thursday -- when the detainees released one hostage ... and two of the hostage takers surrendered voluntarily. ((standup)) Authorities say the negotiations so far have been peaceful and they are keeping U-S Attorney General, Janet Reno, abreast of the situation. One they hope will end soon." ))



[Border-Arrests]


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A former top C-I-A official is making a link between a man charged with bringing explosives to America and Osama bin Laden.
Vincent Cannistraro (kahn-ihs-TRAHR'-oh) says timers seized from the man are the quote "signature devices'' of groups connected to the suspected terrorist mastermind.
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Officials say they took the timers and 30 ounces of nitroglycerin from Ahmed Ressam's (AH'-med res-AHMZ') rental car after he crossed from Canada into Washington state.
Ressam is an Algerian national.
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[Funeral]


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Friends and family said good-bye today to Cherica Adams, the pregnant woman Rae Carruth is accused of murdering.
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About a thousand mourners jammed into a Charlotte, North Carolina church for the funeral.
Adams died Tuesday, 28 days after she was struck by bullets fired from a passing car.
Doctors then delivered her son-- who is said to be steadily improving.
A family friend wrote a poem which was read during today's service.
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((Rhondu Adams/Family Friend: I SAID LET ME WRITE THIS POEM FOR CHERICA "RETURN TO THE ESSENCE" BECAUSE THE POEM IS REALLY SAYING ONCE WE COME OUT OF THE WOMB WE ARE DYING ...WHAT WE DO BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH IS UP TO US. ))
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Charlotte police are continuing to work out the details of Carruth's return from Tennessee to face a first-degree murder charge.
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Prosecutors say the former Carolina Panthers wide receiver instigated the plot to murder his pregnant girlfriend.[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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He was chosen unanimously by graduating Virginia Tech students -- to deliver the commencement address this afternoon.
And it was fitting occasion for Tech's President Paul Torgersen -- who like the students is moving on to a new phase in life.
Joy Sutton has more.
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This is the last time Virginia Tech's President Paul Torgersen will graduate students from the university.
Over the years more than 60-thousand students have received diplomas with his signature.
And that's why students of the fall class of 19-99 felt it only befitting -- to have him as this years commencement speaker.
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((KELLY GILLIS/GRADUATE; THERE WOULD BE NO OTHER CHOICE. HE'S AN EXCELLENT PRESIDENT AND WE WERE LUCKY TO HAVE HAD HIM WHILE WE WERE HERE))
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Torgersen has had a 33 year career at the University -- 6 of those as president.
He started as the head of the Department of Engineering, later became the Dean of the College of Engineering -- and eventually president.
And Torgersen says it's great to retire at a time when the university is doing so well -- and the Hokies are making history.
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((PAUL TORGERSEN/TECH'S PRESIDENT:IT'S EXHILARATING, ABSOLUTELY EXHILARATING. IT'S GREAT TO BE A PART OF THIS UNIVERSITY AND IT'S A REAL PRIVILEGE TO CLOSE ON SUCH A HIGH NOTE))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: THIS IS ALSO A SPECIAL DAY FOR SOME TECH FOOTBALL PLAYERS WHO ALSO GRADUATED, BUT THESE HOKIES STILL HAVE ONE MORE BIG DAY TO GO BEFORE IT'S ALL OVER))
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((DAVID MEYER/HOKIE: THE THREE OF US GOT THIS DEGREE IN THREE AND A HALF YEARS AND WE'RE REAL PROUD OF THAT, BUT THE SUGAR BOWL IS WHAT WE'RE REALLY THRILLED ABOUT AND READY TO GO FOR))
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((ANTHONY MIDGET/HOKIE; I'M JUST HAPPY I GOT THIS DEGREE. COME JANUARY 4TH I'M GOING TO BE JUST AS EXCITED TO GO OUT AND WIN THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. WHAT A GREAT WAY TO END MY CAREER))
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And one Hokie says that he has had more anxiety over graduation than playing in the Sugar Bowl.
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((IKE CHARLTON: MORE NERVOUS TODAY. JANUARY 4TH WE WON'T BE NERVOUS WE'LL BE READY TO PLAY))
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For Torgersen and these graduates it's the end of an era - the beginning of a Millennium -- and the Sugar Bowl will top it off.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Blacksburg.))

















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The late director of the Hopkins Planetarium in Roanoke is set to become the city's first space traveler.
On Tuesday, Gary Close's ashes will be launched into orbit on a rocket that will blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California..
Close died February first at age 59.
His cremated remains will be joined by those of 35 others from five countries.


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Some local children traveled to Never land this afternoon with Peter Pan.
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Six year old Elizabeth Hill and seven year old Will Claytor won a raffle contest at Mill Mountain Theater to have this magical experience.
Elizabeth and Will say it was a lot of fun -- and they weren't afraid to fly.
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((ELIZABETH HILL: I GOT USE TO IT AND IT WAS NOT TOO MUCH))
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((WILL CLAYTOR: I FELT LIKE I WAS REALLY HIGH UP AND I COULD SEE ALL THE SEATS AND STUFF))
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Theater officials say this was a Christmas gift for the children and a chance to let the community know the theater also caters to young people.
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((ABOUT 43 PERCENT OF OUR AUDIENCE LAST YEAR WERE PEOPLE WHO WERE UNDER 18 THAT WAS BOTH IN EDUCATIONAL CLASSES AND IN PERFORMERS, CHILDREN WHO ACT ON OUR STAGE AND CHILDREN WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE))
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Peter Pan is currently playing at the Mill Mountain Theater and will run until December 23rd.
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Still ahead on News 7, upsetting news about former President Ronald Reagans battle with Alzheimer's.
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And folks in Mount Vernon took a step back in time to recreate a ceremony fit for a President, we'll explain after the break.
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[Reagan]


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Former first lady Nancy Reagan says her husband's condition is worsening.
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It's been five years since former President Ronald Reagan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
His wife says he is no longer capable of having a conversation that makes sense and doesn't recognize any of his friends.
She also says the former president no longer swims or takes walks.
Mrs. Reagan called Alzheimer's probably the worst disease one could ever have.
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[Washington-Funeral]


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Thousands gathered in Mount Vernon, Virginia, today to re-enact the funeral for America's first president, George Washington who died 200- years ago.
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The re-creation took place at the estate Washington built beside the Potomac River.
The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, which maintains and operates the plantation, spent two years researching details of the funeral.
Scholars and those who keep watch over Washington's legacy worry that the ``Father of Our Country'' is being forgotten.
Washington died on December 14th, 1799.
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[Toys-For-Tots]


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If you want to drop off a holiday gift for a needy child -- you have about an hour to get to Tanglewood Mall to participate in Operation Toy Storm.
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The United States Marine Corp is hoping to get enough toys to fill three trucks.
This afternoon, many people were in the holiday spirit dropping off a variety of toys.
It's all part of the Toys for Tots program.
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(( I KNOW THAT A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IS GOING TO BE MADE BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE BRINGING OUT TOYS AND THE CHILDREN THAT ARE LESS FORTUNATE ARE GOING TO BE FORTUNATE THIS YEAR. THANKS TO EVERYONE'S COOPERATION AND HELP ))
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Folks from all over the area have been lending a helping hand.
Tech. Sergeant Dwayne Anderson with the U.S. Air Force was driving from Florida to Baltimore when he heard about the toy drive on the radio -- and decided to stop by.
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((A DETOUR TO HELP THE MARINES OUT. IT'S A WORTHY CAUSE AND THE MARINES ARE ALWAYS A LITTLE GLAD TO ACCEPT A LITTLE HELP FROM THE AIR FORCE AND WE'RE ALWAYS GLAD TO LEND A HAND))
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The toy drive will allow several children to get the hottest toys of the season including Pokemon.
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Coming up on News 7,
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She spent two years living in a tree, today her feet touched the ground. Find out why this environmentalist climbed down after battling a lumber company.
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[Royal-Oaks]


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A romantic getaway seems inevitable in Love, Virginia... and that is why many couples choose Royal Oaks to getaway.
Kimberly McBroom takes us to the Nelson County vacation spot for the last "Time Off" of the millennium.
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((Spending the weekend in a cabin used to mean "roughing it"....
But that's not the case at Royal Oaks.
The owners say it's a misconception they often have to clear up when people make inquiries over the phone.
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((JOHN TIPTON/ROYAL OAKS CABINS: TELL US ABOUT YOUR CABINS...AND I TELL THEM-- JACUZZIS, FIREPLACES, KITCHENS, AND SO FORTH. "WELL DOES IT HAVE AN INDOOR BATH? DOES IT HAVE PLUMBING?" YOU KNOW, PEOPLE GET ALL KINDS OF IDEAS WHEN YOU MENTION CABINS. WE'VE GONE AWAY FROM THE RUSTIC. PEOPLE WANT TO BE COMFORTABLE.)) [RUNS:22]
And there's plenty of comfort to go around....
Five of the 10 units have jacuzzi hot tubs.
All units include fireplaces and kitchens...but you do have to bring your own food.
The Tiptons eventually plan to open a small restaurant inside the country store, where guests go to sign in.
The cabins come in a variety of styles and layouts.
A few single units are designed for vacationing couples.
But this cabin also features two twin-sized beds, in case you're travelling with children or other relatives.
Cabin number 10 is the show- stopper, with three bedrooms and a large living area.
The owners say most of the visitors come from the Carolinas or from Northern Virginia...but they've had tourists from as far away as France and Germany.
They anticipate a busy winter season...but say the cabins are desirable at any time of year.
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((JOHN TIPTON/ROYAL OAKS CABINS: OF COURSE, IN OCTOBER THE FALL FOLIAGE IS GORGEOUS. BUT THE SPRING AND SUMMER ARE ALSO BEAUTIFUL. WE MISSED ALL THE HEAT LAST YEAR. AVERAGE TEMPERATURES UP HERE PROBABLY DON'T RISE BEYOND 78, 79 DEGREES AT THE HOTTEST POINT.)) [RUNS:17]
Tipton says it's a good idea to reserve early, anywhere from four to six weeks in advance.
Nightly rates start at 85- dollars.
The owners say if you don't fall in love with the scenic surroundings of the cabins here in Love, Virginia, you'll probably fall MORE in love with the person you bring here...
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((JOHN TIPTON/ROYAL OAKS CABINS: COME TO LOVE. STAY IN LOVE. LEAVE IN LOVE.)) [RUNS:02]
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Nelson County.))
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[Tree-Sitter]


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After two long years, environmental activist Julia "Butterfly" Hill is back on earth today.
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Hill's spent the last two years living in the ancient redwood she calls "Luna."
Now she's practicing the art of walking, something she's done little of while tree-bound.
The 25-year-old Hill has lived in the tree since December 10th, 1997 to protest logging.
She decided to come down after reaching an agreement yesterday with Pacific Lumber that will preserve the tree and others surrounding it.
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Martinsville beat Jefferson Forest 59-45 to win the Big Maroon boys basketball tournament at William Byrd tonight.

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In the second to last game of the night, Byrd and Bassett hooked up.
The Terriers came out smokin as Chad Myers catches the deep pass and drops the corner J for Byrd.
The Bengals answer. Vincent Cox goes coast to coast, then makes the fake and [SUPER=33-William Byrd/58/Bassett/31;]

scores in style with the finger roll to cut Byrd's lead to 4 points in the first quarter.
The Terriers get one at the buzzer, off the inbounds C.J. Carter makes good on the hoop under the iron and Byrd wins it 58-31.
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In the fourth game, Fieldale-Collinsville beat Staunton River 54-45.[S-Hoops]


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Glenvar coach Rick Crotts had his game face on before his team's battle with Floyd County in a three rivers match up.

In the first quarter, The Highlanders go on an early run, capped off by Keith Haynes elbow jumper to put Glenvar up by six.
Haynes would do more damage, this time he goes inside and scores with the power lay up.
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Then, Levy Cox dives for the loose ball, Summers gets the steal and the stat, but Glenvar wins it 66-44.
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In college hoops, Bob Knight's Hoosiers topped Wyoming 99-80 behind the scoring of A.J. Guyton who tallied a game high 29 points. Now your numbers.
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[S-Stagg]


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Pacific Lutheran quarterback Chad Johnson threw for 276 yards and two touchdowns and his tailback Anthony Hicks ran for two more as the Lutes won the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl, beating Rowan to deny the Profs the Division III football championship for the fifth time in the 90's.
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Today, the two powers met in a 1pm kick off at Salem Stadium in the D-III title game.
The Lutes get on the board first when Johnson makes the perfect pass over the middle to Todd McDevitt on a 32 yard touchdown pass with 12:53 left in the opening quarter.
The, Rowan QB, Mike Warker connects with his top receiver, Taman Bryant on a 50 yard bomb that sets up a one yard TD plunge by the Profs to tie it up.
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chdown pass to open the third quarter, that put the game away as Pacific Lutheran wins the Stagg Bowl, beating Rowan 42-13.
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In the NFL, Steve Beuerlein threw for 368 yards and four touchdowns as the Carolina Panthers hammered San Francisco 41-to-24.
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The former coach and the current coach talked before kick off. Beuerlein, who leads the N-F-L in passing yards, completed 28 of his 38 and connected with Muhsin Muhammad on this 14 yard TD completion in the first quarter. He grabbed eleven passes for 126 yards and three touchdowns.
Former Virginia star Patrick Jeffers grabbed eight passes for 138 yards and this 55 yard touchdown connection in the third quarter that made the count 31-17 Panthers.
[SUPER=30-Carolina/41/San Francisco/24;]Beuerlein did get distracted lining up under Matt Campbell on one play...t

he only problem with that...he's the guard not the center.
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The Washington Redskins must wait until tomorrow for their out of conference showdown with the Colts, a team that presents the Skins with perhaps their toughest challenge to date.
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Still to come in sports, the Express tries to make it two straight at home in as many nights,
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and we will check in on UVa running back Thomas Jones who is busy preparing for his final game while visiting with some kids as well.
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The Roanoke Express managed just two goals last night. Tonight they made up for that, spanking Greensboro 9-2.
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Santa Clause would gift wrap lots of presents for the Express and their fans tonight.
[SUPER=34-Express/9/Greensboro/2;]The Express set a season high for goals scored in a period with six in the first

. Nine goals in the game is also a season high. Todd Compaeu scored the ninth tally, which gave him the hat trick, his first as a pro.
Greensboro finally got on the board a minute-11 seconds into the third, Roanoke dominates this one 9-2.
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The Virginia football team is foccussed on it's December 30th meeting with Illinois in the MicronPC.com Bowl. [graphic-thomas jones]
But Thomas Jones has not let his final college game stand in the way of being
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a great role model. UVa's all-time leading rusher thrilled kids from Meriwether Lewis school recently. TJ was presented with a citizenship award for being an outstanding person.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE!!!!!!!!!]
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[PINNACLE 7503] Finally, tomorrow, on Your Hometown Station you can catch an NFL double dip. At 1pm, The Charges take on the struggling Dolphins and then at 4, the Jets and the Cowboys battle.
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Some Hollywood history almost went up in smoke today when fire broke out in a building off Hollywood Boulevard.
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While firefighters fought the flames, they came across several Emmy Awards.
It turns out that actress Lilly Tomlin has an office in the building and the firefighters were able to save most of her awards.
There is no word on what started the fire.
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