[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A setback for the Pentagon after a missile interceptor misses the bull's eye.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And road conditions are improving but yesterday's snow will keep many of the region's students out of school again today.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Cloudy, cold, and breezy-- but nothing really falling from the sky this morning.
It'll be a brief respite from winter weather today, with more snow showers likely tonight.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[Road-Conditions]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Road Conditions]


Most folks heading to work this morning will find the commute a lot easier than yesterday.
V-Dot is reporting mostly minor problems across the viewing area but there are some trouble spots.
Interstates 81 and 581 in Roanoke and Botetourt counties have some icy spots.
Interstates 81 and 77 in Wythe, Carroll, Bland and Smyth Counties are still snow covered in portions.
State Police say they're also concerned about high winds on Fancy Gap Mountain.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.]


Yesterday, that part of Interstate 77 saw a deadly combination of snow, ice and fog.
The mountian was littered with dozens of wrecked cars and trucks.
A couple from Waynesboro was killed when their car was crushed between two trucks.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=if i was]
[SUPER=07-Matthew Fiebig]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=been dead, so.]
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[VO-NAT]


It took hours to get the 11-mile traffic backup moving again.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
If you'd like more detailed road information you can call V-Dot's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[Andrew-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC12:43]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


A public hearing to discuss the future of Andrew Lewis Middle school drew a small but one sided group in Salem last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Less than a dozen people signed up to speak before the school board, but those who did were opposed to renovating the aging middle school.
Those who spoke believe a NEW middle school would be in Salem's best interest.
(///// SOT ///// 00:56:23)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The kids]

(( MIKE CHIGLINSKY/OPPOSES RENOVATION: THE KIDS NEED A STABLE ENVIRONMENT WHERE THERE'S GOING TO BE CONSISTENCY AND WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A SENSE OF IDENTITY, A SENSE OF CONNECTION AND IF YOU HAVE A TRANSITIONAL RENOVATION PROCESS THAT DISRUPTS A LOT OF THE NORMAL SOCIAL CONTEXT THAT KIDS HAVE.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Chiglinsky/Opposes Renovation; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q= kids have.]
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[VO-NAT]


Superintendent Wayne Tripp expects the board to hold two more public hearings before possibly making a decision... as early as this summer.
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[E-PCBs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-60 48:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They're making progress in identifying the source and the extent of PCB contamination in the Staunton River.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Concerned citizens met with state and federal officials last night to discuss the problem.
Authorities say much of the cancer-causing chemical is seeping into the river from property owned by B-G-F Industries.
B-G-F says clean-up could cost more than a quarter-million dollars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Herman Rogers/BGF Plant Manager]
[super=01-Shelton Miles/Concerned Citizens Committee]
[RUNS=26]
[OUT Q=the problem less severe.]
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[VO-NAT]


A 79-mile stretch of the Staunton River remains under a state health advisory.
Residents are asked to limit their consumption of fish caught there.
Six species have been shown to contain serious levels of P-C-B contamination.
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[missile-test]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Military officials are trying to determine why a prototype missile interceptor missed its target.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vandenberg, CA;]

[3:00:44]
The high-tech ``kill vehicle'' was supposed to take out a mock warhead in a simulated nuclear attack against the U-S.
The collision was supposed to occur about 140 miles above the Pacific.
A Pentagon spokesman says data from last night's test is being reviewed but it will be at least a couple of days before a preliminary report is available.
Military officials hoped that a successful test would spur President Clinton to give the go-ahead for development of a national missile defense by 2005.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, Winston Cup star Jeff Burton makes an appearance at the Dedmon Center as Richmond gets past the Highlanders.
Denise Allen has more.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=on mornin']



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)



[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well I think]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Carvelli/Parapsychologist; :00]
[SUPER=@File; :16]
[RUNS=3:02]
[OUT Q=those kinds of things]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: predictions))

[fox]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Actor Michael J. Fox is leaving his T-V sitcom ``Spin City'' because of his fight against Parkinson's disease.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[3:15:54]
Fox says this will be his last season on the show because his time and energy ``would be better spent'' with his family and working toward a cure for the degenerative disease.
Fox is up for a Golden Globe award.
Parkinson's is a neurological disease that affects about one million Americans.
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[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-59 13:40]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke]


Roanoke residents packed a series of public hearings and raised concerns about planned development, neighborhood zoning, and crime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Representatives of several neighborhood watch groups held a rally in Lee Plaza before the council meeting.
They're calling on city officials to use existing public nuisance ordinances to crack down on illegal drug activity.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You have no life]

((KATHY EL-ATTAR: YOU HAVE NO LIFE. YOU'RE BARRICADED IN YOUR HOME AND YOU HOPE THAT THEY DON'T COME IN THERE.)) ((SEAN ARJOMANDINIA: AND IF WE DON'T WORK QUICK AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW, THEN IT MIGHT BE TOO LATE IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy El-Attar/Roanoke Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sean Arjomandinia/Roanoke Resident; :07]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=then it might be too late in the very near future.]
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[VO-NAT]


Members of council asked city manager Darlene Burcham to review the residents' concerns, and report back to council at its next meeting in early February.
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[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In other medical news, there could be a non-surgical treatment for ruptured disks.
Doctor Dave Hnida has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dave Hnida/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and treatments for it can be filled with complications.
VT=VO

In fact, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association says many men with prostate cancer are not given the whole story when it comes to potential complications from prostate cancer surgery. In the study, many patients were told the risk of impotence after surgery was just 20%, the actual rate: 60%. ON CAM Doctors at Vanderbilt University have found two enzymes that help ruptured disks fix themselves, meaning no surgery. The enzymes called MMP's literally chew up the damaged disc so the body can dispose of it. Researchers stress this has only worked in a lab setting but has great potential a few years down the line to be used in patients.
VT=VO

And finally, when you use sunscreen, do you use enough? If you are like most people the answer is probably no. A study in the British Medical Journal finds people who use sunscreens with a spf of 15 or higher are more likely to burn than people who use no sunscreen at all. The reason, most people use less than half the amount of sunscreen needed to get protection. Then they stay out longer, in the sun, and pay for it with a bad burn. A good rule of thumb, it takes a handful of sunscreens to cover your body. ON CAM And that's a look at today's top health stories. I'm Dr. Dave Hnida for CBS News.))

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[Two-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Parapsychology is]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Carvelli/Parapsychologist; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :21]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=themes..right.]


[Steve Live]

[SUPER=16-(540) 857-7281/Virginia Western;]



[Double Boxes=SPA & KMC]
(Toss to Kimberly)

((Archive: predictions))[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Road conditions are slowly improving after yesterday's snowfall but many children will miss another day of school.


This is what Interstate 77 in looked like in Carroll County yesterday.
A Waynesboro couple was killed when their vehicle was crushed between two trucks.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Plans to develop a national missile defense system have gone off course.
Last night, the pentagon launched a prototype missile interceptor.
It was supposed to hit a mock warhead but it failed to find its target.
The exercise was meant to simulate a nuclear attack on the united states.
Had it worked, it would have boosted the pentagon's efforts to develop a comprehensive system.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Actor Michael J. Fox says he's leaving his hit T-V sitcom "Spin City."
Fox says it will be his last year on the ABC show so he can focus on family and the fight against Parkinson's Disease.
A-B-C has no comment on the future of the show, which is in its fourth season.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday January19, 2000.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.


[2-Road-Conditions]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Road Conditions]


After a grueling commute yesterday morning, for the most part, drivers are having an easier time of it this morning.
V-Dot is reporting mostly minor problems across the viewing area but there are some trouble spots.
Interstates 81 and 581 in Roanoke and Botetourt counties have some icy spots.
Interstates 81 and 77 in Wythe, Carroll, Bland and Smyth Counties are still snow covered in portions.
State Police say they're also concerned about high winds on Fancy Gap Mountain.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.]


Yesterday, that part of Interstate 77 saw a deadly combination of snow, ice and fog.
The mountian was littered with dozens of wrecked cars and trucks.
A couple from Waynesboro was killed when their car was crushed between two trucks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=if i was]
[SUPER=07-Matthew Fiebig]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=been dead, so.]
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[VO-NAT]


It took hours to get the 11-mile traffic backup moving again.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD]
If you'd like more detailed road information you can call V-Dot's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[E-Andrew-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-01 11:07]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Should funds be spent renovating Andrew Lewis Middle school or should a NEW middle school go up in Salem?
That was up for debate at a public hearing last night.
Teresa Hamilton was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The public]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Chiglinsky/Opposes Renovation; :22 ]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Tripp/Salem Schools Superintendent; :54]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Salem.]


(( The public hearing to discuss the future of Andrew Lewis Middle school drew a small but one sided group of speakers.
Only five people signed up to voice their opinion before the Salem school board, but all echoed the same theme that the aging middle school should NOT be renovated that a NEW middle school would be in Salem's best interest.
(////sot//// 00:56:23)
[in q= The kids]

(( MIKE CHIGLINSKY/OPPOSES RENOVATION: THE KIDS NEED A STABLE ENVIRONMENT WHERE THERE'S GOING TO BE CONSISTENCY AND WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE A SENSE OF IDENTITY, A SENSE OF CONNECTION AND IF YOU HAVE A TRANSITIONAL RENOVATION PROCESS THAT DISRUPTS A LOT OF THE NORMAL SOCIAL CONTEXT THAT KIDS HAVE.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q= kids have.]


This won't be the last time the board will gather input from residents.
Superintendent Wayne Tripp expects another public hearing once the school board gathers information on possible sites should the decision, down the road, be one in favor of a new school.
(///sot/// 00:57:16)
[in q=Then I ]

((WAYNE TRIPP/SALEM SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: THEN I WOULDN'T BE AT ALL SURPRISED, AS A MATTER OF FACT, I WOULD SUSPECT THAT A FIFTH PUBLIC HEARING WILL TAKE PLACE WHEN THE BOARD HAS A PREFERENCE IT WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PLACE.))
[runs= 11]
[out q= take place.]


Tripp expects the board will make a decision on which path to pursue this summer-- with construction not beginning for several years. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Salem.))


[2-E-PCBs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-60 48:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


For months, state officials have been warning fishermen and nearby residents about PCB contamination in the Staunton river.
Now they say they've found a major source.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Concerned citizens met with state and federal officials last night to discuss the problem.
Authorities say much of the cancer-causing chemical is seeping into the river from property owned by B-G-F Industries.
B-G-F says clean-up could cost more than a quarter-million dollars.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Herman Rogers/BGF Plant Manager]
[super=01-Shelton Miles/Concerned Citizens Committee]
[RUNS=26]
[OUT Q=the problem less severe.]
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[VO-NAT]


A 79-mile stretch of the Staunton River remains under a state health advisory.
Residents are asked to limit their consumption of fish caught there.
Six species have been shown to contain serious levels of P-C-B contamination.
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[E-Lee-Mural]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-51 45:42]
[GRAPHIC=Lee Mural Vandalism]


Confederate supporters say Monday's burning of the Lee Mural is a hate crime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


They're calling for the F-B-I to investigate the vandalism.
Governor Gilmore and even Sa'ad (SOD) El-Amin - who opposed including Lee's portrait on the floodwall - are condemning the act of vandalism.
But El-Amin says the mural should NOT go back up, because it would invite more violence.
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[2-missile-test]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An apparent setback in the Pentagon's drive to develop a national missile defense system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vandenberg, CA;]

[3:00:44]
The Pentagon says a prototype missile interceptor streaked into space last night in search of a mock warhead launched from an Air Force base in California.
The collision was supposed to occur about 140 miles above the Pacific.
But the interceptor failed to hit the target.
A successful intercept would have provided a dramatic boost to the Pentagon's effort to show missile defense can work.
The next scheduled test is in April.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M99-7]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


[On Desk]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There is gonna be]
[SUPER=01-Deborah Carvelli/Parapsychologist; :00]
[RUNS=2:55]
[OUT Q=see a cycle (double out)]


[Steve Live]

[SUPER=16-(540) 857-7281/Virginia Western;]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: predictions))

[elian-court]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elain Gonzalez]


The fate of Elian Gonzalez remains up in the air.
Today.. his Florida relatives will file a federal lawsuit in a further bid to prevent the I-N-S from sending him home to his father.
Byron Pitts has the latest.. on the bitter custody battle.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[3;09:45]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jose Garcia-Pedrosa/Attorney; :18]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Lincoln Diaz/(R) Florida; :39]
[SUPER=01-Delvis Fernandez Levy/Cuban American Alliance; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Byron Pitts/Reporting; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, MIAMI.]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[E-Cuban-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-58 31:02]
[GRAPHIC=wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A Cuban woman in our area says Elian should grow up in the U-S, even without his father.
Rosa Hadden was a year younger than Elian -- only five years old -- when her father smuggled her to Roanoke from Cuba.
Her mother did not fight to bring her back.
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[SOT 16:07:43]
[IN Q=All in all]

((ALL IN ALL I'M MUCH BETTER OFF BEING HERE THAN IN CUBA ESPECIALLY WITH MY BIG MOUTH BECAUSE I'D PROBABLY HAVE LANDED IN JAIL SO YEAH I'M MUCH BETTER OFF HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Rosa Hadden/Former Cuban Refugee;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=off here]
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[VO-NAT]


Hadden says if Elian's returned to Cuba he will not be able to choose his own college.
She's studying to be a doctor in Roanoke and hopes to bring her mother to the U-S someday.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, notes and highlights from college hoops, including U-V-A's upset win over U-N-C.
Denise Allen has details.
Good Morning Denise.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=good day]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)


[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


This was the scene yesterday on Interstate 77 in Carroll County-- but this morning is a different story.
State Police are not reporting any travel problems right now.
V-Dot is reporting mostly minor problems across the viewing area but there are some trouble spots.
Interstates 81 and 581 in Roanoke and Botetourt counties have some icy spots.
Portions of Interstates 81 and 77 in Wythe, Carroll, Bland and Smyth Counties are still snow covered.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Less than a dozen people signed up to speak to the school board about the future of Andrew Lewis Middle School, but those who did were opposed to renovating the aging building.
Those who spoke believe a NEW middle school would be in Salem's best interest.
Superintendent Wayne Tripp expects the board to hold two more public hearings before possibly making a decision... as early as this summer.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


They're making progress in identifying the source and the extent of PCB contamination in the Staunton River.
Concerned citizens met with state and federal officials last night to discuss the problem.
Authorities say much of the cancer-causing chemical is seeping into the river from property owned by B-G-F Industries.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Melanie/Kimberly and Steve]