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A little bit SNOW's on the way. We'll begin NEWS 7 at SIX tonight with the latest forecast.
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And we'll hear some opinions on whether Lee -Jackson- King day should remain a three-for one Holiday or be divided in two.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, Dale Earnhardt Junior gets up close and personal with Jennifer Love Hewitt. Steve Mason gets us up to date with KJ Hippensteel.
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[VO-NAT]

And Daniel Berthiaume makes a move to the top of the ECHL goaltending rankings.
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The first brush with winter precipitation this year will be brief. And for a change, temperatures will be rather chilly this week. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Snow appears to be heading our way. It's likely to be snowing before we get up in the morning.
We do not expect a lot of snow to accumulate here. But this will be the first measurable snowfall many of us have seen this Winter.
Meteorologist Robin Reed has the official word on what we can expect. [MCU]WEATHER CENTER [WXPRO/FULL]LATEST SNOWFALL MOVEMENT TOMORROW FORECAST [TOSS BACK TO KEITH]

[Storm-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:09:04]
[GRAPHIC=Getting Ready]


The forecast of the area's first measurable winter snowstorm is setting off some LIGHT preparations throughout the area.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Marya/Microwave]


Marya Jones is in Blacksburg now with a look at how authorities and residents are greeting the forecast.
[Live=Marya Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Keith, a lot of people here have been asking, "Where's the snow?"
Now it's on it's way ... but the forecast of light snow isn't setting off a blizzard of activity.
(rollcue... a blizzard of activity.)
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((NATSOT: MAYBE THIS ONE.))

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Sleds may be wishful thinking for the moment...
But Lowe's Christiansburg store displayed them front and center today.
And in a flurry of pre-snow activity, employees rolled out the shovels, salt and snow melt.
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((BRENDA WEDDLE/LOWE'S MANAGER: THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR. I THINK EVERYBODY'S HOPING WE'LL HAVE SOME SNOW.)) [RUNS:03]
Of course, the snow preparations got a cold reception from some jaded shoppers.
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((CHRISTINE MCCARTNEY/SHOPPER: I'VE LIVED IN B'BURG LONG ENOUGH TO HAVE PLENTY OF SHOVELS AND SNOW STUFF. )) [RUNS:07]
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((JEFF STEWART: IT'S NOT BIG ENOUGH.)) [RUNS:01]
Meteorologists like Jeff Stewart at the National Weather Service in Blacksburg sounded even a little disappointed that the first measurable snow of the year was small ... and arriving later than usual.
But they say it could be followed by a bigger snow in the next five to ten days.
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((JEFF STEWART/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: ACROSS THE ROANOKE AND NEW RIVER VALLEY IT LOOKS LIKE MAINLY LIGHT SNOW, SO WE DON'T ANTICIPATE TOO MANY PROBLEMS UP HERE.)) [RUNS:07]
Despite that, Kroger in Blacksburg stocked the shelves with a few extra snowstorm staples ...
But most store traffic this afternoon was from regular shoppers and returning Virginia Tech students.
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((CAROL TAYLOR: GENERALLY, THIS IS MY REGULAR SHOPPING DAY, SO WE'RE JUST OUT AND FIGURED WE'D GET A LITTLE EXTRA MILK AND JUICE AND EGGS JUST IN CASE. OF COURSE, SOMEONE'S HOPING TO HAVE A DAY OFF TOMORROW, BUT I'M KIND OF HOPING HE GOES BACK.)) [RUNS:15]))
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NO word of any school closings or delays yet, but we'll pass any along as soon as they come in.
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[TAKE FS Graphic]
And you can check on weather-related closings and delays at any time by logging on to our home page at WDBJ-7-dot-com.
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A tricky stretch of Route 220 left some crushed cars on the highway today.
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The vehicles weren't wrecked in the accident, though.
They were already scrap metal, loaded on a truck heading north near that sharp curve at Route 605.
The truck tipped over and skidded into the median.
The wreck closed one of the northbound lanes for about five hours.
The trucker, from North Carolina, was charged with reckless driving.
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[Lewis-Gale]


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The Lewis-Gale Clinic says this is going to be a "critical" week in negotiations with its departing doctors.
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This ... after it was revealed over the weekend ... that a group of 14 family-practice doctors who are resigning ... are now working on a deal that will let them stay in this area. [pre-pro]
A spokeswoman for the clinic tells News-7:
"This weekend's discussions were very positive and very constructive ...
This is going to be a real critical week, trying to iron out details."
Negotiations include lawyers for the clinic's parent company ... the doctors ... and Columbia H-C-A.
Talks are focused on getting the doctors out of non-compete clauses in their contracts.
Those clauses would prevent the doctors from opening private practices.
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[Lee-Jackson-King]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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In Virginia, it's still called "Lee- Jackson- King Day", although most of today's celebrations centered on civil rights and not the Civil War.
Now Governor Jim Gilmore's plan to give Martin Luther King his own holiday is not sitting well with one local group.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( They are three men who seemingly have very little in common except for a shared holiday.
Now Governor Jim Gilmore wants Dr. Martin Luther King to have his own day, separate from Civil War generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
The idea has proponents of Southern heritage upset.
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((WAYNE BYRD/HERITAGE PRESERVATION ASSOCIATION: TO DIVIDE THESE DAYS WOULD BE TO DIVIDE THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA ALONG THEIR HERITAGE LINES AS SOUTHERNERS. IT WOULD CREATE MORE ANIMOSITY AND DIVISION BY SEPARATING THE DAYS THAN KEEPING THEM TOGETHER.))
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But even together, it is King whose legacy is mostly celebrated this day.
In Lynchburg, they sang his praises, and school children had the day off.. many spent it learning more about the civil rights leader.
Most residents say it seems to make sense to separate King from Lee and Jackson.. but keeping them together hasn't been a problem either.
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((PAT PRICE/MLK CELEBRATION ORGANIZER: I DON'T THINK FOR ME IT DETERRED MY CELEBRATION OF THE HOLIDAY IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FORM. HISTORY IS HISTORY AND IT'S ALL A PART OF ALL OF OUR HISTORY.))
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((TRENEY TWEEDY/MLK CELEBRATION ORGANIZER: THE THING THAT'S IMPORTANT IS TO ALWAYS RESPECT EVERYONE, THEIR DIFFERENCES AND THEIR BELIEFS. I THINK BY RESPECTING DR. KING, YOU CAN AS WELL RESPECT THE LEE- JACKSON AND IT CAN BE SUPPORTED BY EVERYONE.))
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Gilmore's proposal will go to a vote during this year's General Assembly.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

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A single question at D-M-V windows is proving to be a life-saver. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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((LOCAL FANS OF BRITNEY SPEARS WERE DISAPPOINTED WITH SATURDAY'S SELL-OUT, NOW TICKETS TO HER APRIL CONCERT ARE FUELING INTERNET AUCTIONS. THIS IS JOE DASHIELL AND THAT STORY IS COMING UP.))
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Britney Spears' April 7th concert at the Roanoke Civic Center is a tough ticket, selling out Saturday in record time.
Sales over the internet fueled that success, but also disappointment for many of Spears' local fans.
Joe Dashiell has that story.
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14- year- old Christopher Stump bought Britney Spears CD on the day it was released... and he's been an enthusiastic fan ever since, decorating his room with posters of the teenage singer.
And when he heard she was coming to Roanoke...
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[IN Q=I went crazy]

((I WENT CRAZY. WHEN I FOUND OUT, MY DAD TOLD ME AND I LOOKED IN THE NEWSPAPER. AND I WAS LIKE WOW, SO I CAME IN HERE AND I LISTENED TO HER CD OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I COULDN'T STOP LISTENING TO IT.))
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But Saturday was a day of disappointment. Like many fans who failed to pick up tickets at the civic center, Stump walked away from a ticketmaster outlet empty handed.
More than half of the tickets to the concert were sold over the internet, and now some are turning up again on the internet auction site e-bay.... listed by sellers in other states who bought the tickets on the web and now trying to turn a profit.
That angers Tommy Stump.
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The Stumps are still hoping to find tickets for Christopher and a friend... they'll be watching the classifieds and yes, the internet for another chance.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

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One simple question to Virginia drivers is saving thousands of lives.
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[VO-NAT]
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In February 1999, Department of Motor Vehicles clerks began asking customers, "Do you wish to become an organ donor?"

That approach resulted in the highest number of organ donors in agency history. Organ donors increased by nearly 250-percent in just one year.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The D-M-V is also supporting organ donation by printing Save a Life, be an organ donor on the back of all driver's lic
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Stock markets were closed on this King-Lee-Jackson Day.
Still ahead, the budget battle gets underway in Richmond.
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And Hokie fans, take note. Now you can chow down with memories of a remarkable Tech season.
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[Budget-Hearing]


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A 3-point-4 BILLION dollar budget surplus should make everyone happy in Richmond.
Right?
Wrong. It apparently just means there's more to fight over.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol where a public hearing was standing room only.
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Last Wednesday, you heard the Governor list everything he's doing and plans to do for Virginia in the economic boom times.
To give you an idea of all he's perceived as NOT doing, critics of his budget started speaking at one P-M today.
Each gets about three minutes.
The hearing's projected to last until eight P-M.
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((WE WANT OUR SHARE! WE WANT OUR SHARE! WE WANT OUR SHARE!))
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Henry Altice (ALL-tus) led a contingent from Roanoke to call for more money for community-based mental health services.
The group pointed to last week's death of a Lynchburg woman in a state mental hospital-- and the Governor's plan to close Eastern State Hospital.
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((ROBIN WINTZER/MENTAL HEALTH ADVOCATE: IT SEEMS THAT THE SOLUTION DU JOUR IS VERY SIMPLISTIC. IF THE HOSPITALS ARE GETTING US BAD PUBLICITY, WELL THEN, CLOSE THEM!))
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Richmond's mayor spoke for Virginia's 37 cities-- who want more school funding.
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((TIM KAINE/VIRGINIA'S FIRST CITIES: CURRENTLY, VIRGINIA RANKS 43RD OUT OF 50 STATES IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC EDUCATION COSTS THAT ARE BORNE BY THE STATE GOVERNMENT.))
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Doctors protested the Governor's plan to use 40 percent of the tobacco settlement to build roads, instead of treat smoking-related illnesses.
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((DR. LORNEL TOMPKINS/MEDICAL SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA: IT WOULD BE A TRAGEDY IF THE CITIZENS OF THE COMMONWEALTH HAD TO TRAVEL TO OTHER STATES FOR CARE ON THOSE ROADS THAT WERE BUILT WITH THEIR MONEY.))
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A group of business leaders who favor Virginia's colleges blasted the Governor, too.
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((TIL HAZEL/VIRGINIA BUSINESS HIGHER ED COUNCIL: WE HAVE HEARD A GREAT DEAL ... FEDERAL GRANTS.))
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On that last point, the administration acknowledges that Til Hazel is right.
When the Governor claims "unprecedented" new funding, he is including everything from student tuitions and fees to federal dollars that are only filtered through the state.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


How a Republican-controlled legislature will end up modifying a Republican governors budget in two months will be the best picture voters will get of what GOP rule really means in Virginia.


[Hokie-Toasties]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Hokies have taken their game from the Sugar Bowl to the Cereal Bowl...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Hokie Toasties hit many area store shelves today.
Shoppers at Blacksburg's Kroger were eagerly snatching the cereal up.
Stores managers say Hokie Toasties are scoring big at the check out with fans.
Many fans say they don't plan to actually EAT the cereal. They're saving it as a memento.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, The Bandit gets a some recognition for the Express, Dale Junior has a close encounter with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
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[VO-NAT]

And Steve Mason checks in with KJ Hippensteel, the number one ranked tennis player in all of the NCAA.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Except for the participants, the Express and the rest of the ECHL teams have most of this week off for the all star break. The game is Wednesday night.
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Roanoke returns to action this Friday and plays Trenton on the road.
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After shutting out Richmond Saturday night, Express goalie Daniel Berthiaume is now the ECHL's top rated goalie. He is first in goals against average, allowing just 2.08 goals a game. He is also tops in the league in save percentage at 93 percent.
The Express also has not given up a power play goal in three games and is now the number two team in the league in penalty killing at 87 percent.
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Tomorrow night, the Virginia men's basketball team will try and improve to 3 and 2 in the ACC and, at the same time, hand North Carolina it's third straight loss.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Cavaliers vs. Tigers; ;00]


The Cavaliers defeated Clemson over the weekend to improve their record to 11 and 5. The Tarheels are 11 and 6 overall. Duke is the only team undefeated in the conference.
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[wipe to pinnacle 7514] And don't forget everybody you can catch the game right here on Your Hometown Station WDBJ -7 tomorrow night at eight and UVa takes on the Heels.
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[S-KJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-57 36:59]
[GRAPHIC=KJ Hippensteel]


Stanford tennis star K.J. Hippensteel is in a California hospital intensive care unit recovering from a ruptured spleen. The Roanoke native suffered the injury during a match this past weekend. The former North Cross student intends to return to action this season. But Steve Mason says that's only part if his story.
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((Before the Mono nucleosis, K.J. was undefeated in singles play and his momentary illness is the only thing that will cause him to lose his number one ranking in February. Nothing can side track his ultimate dream. ((:))
He's always been self motivated, but this season, some of his inspiration came all the way from Blacksburg. ((:)) Athletic ability is just the beginning. Last year, he played in the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open juniors division and shared a locker room with Pete Sampras. ((:))
Hippensteel's feet remain firmly planted on the ground. This past summer, he helped with a tennis clinic in Roanoke.
((:))
K.J. should return to the courts anywhere from six to ten weeks. Steve Mason, news 7 sports.))


[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The next couple of weeks will be hectic ones for Winston Cup rookie of the year candidate Dale Earnhardt Junior.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00]

"Little E" is working on getting his Budwesier racing team all set for the 2000 campaign, but a couple of weeks ago his mind was anywhere but on the track. While in Los Angeles to claim his second Busch Grand National driving title, Dale Junior had a chance to meet actress Jennifer Love Hewitt. We asked him about the encounter while on the NASCAR Media tour last week.
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Some Southside communities have the highest unemployment numbers in Virginia.
They're asking the state for help - but first, they're hearing from jobless residents.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]


Jean Jadhon is here with details.
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[SUPER=@Jean1]


Keith, it's been over a month since
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[vo-nat] Tultex filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, leaving two thousand people in the Martinsville - Henry County area without jobs.
Tonight - Henry County's Board of Supervisors hears from those who are hardest hit...
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[Live=Jean Full/Newsroom]

so they can determine just how much help to ask for from the Commonwealth.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Jean/Newsroom]


We'll have the full story tonight, on News 7 at 11.
Keith?




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