[7-Road-Conditions]

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Snow and wind are causing problems in the eastern half of the viewing area.
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[SUPER=03-Danville]


Up to 14 inches are expected in some areas.
V-DOT crews are out in the Lynchburg and Danville areas. State police and transportation officials are warning people to stay off the roads.
In fact in South Boston officials have closed all their roads.
Campbell and Charlotte Counties have closed their offices and courts for the day.
V-Dot is reporting even more problems further to the east in the Richmond area.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN VDOT BOARD]
If you need more detailed road information you can call V-Dot's Road hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE to HOSPITAL PHONE NUMBER]
Danville Regional Medical Center is looking for volunteers with four-wheel vehicles to take people to the hospital.
If you can help, call 804-799-2214.
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[7-E-Goode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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It's a new beginning for Congressman Virgil Goode.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Goode announced yesterday morning he's leaving the Democrat party to run as an Independent this fall.
He says he came to the decision after consulting with numerous people over the past few weeks.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'll]

((VIRGIL GOODE: I'LL BE ASKING THE REPUBLICANS TO VOTE FOR ME IN NOVEMBER AND THOSE DEMOCRATS WHO THINK LIKE I THINK, I'LL BE ASKING THEM AND I'LL BE ASKING INDEPENDENTS TO SUPPORT ME, TOO.))
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
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U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says he thinks Goode made the right move because he'll be more comfortable being able to support both sides.
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[7-S-Falwell-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-54 51:38]
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Jerry Falwell is accusing the White House and Justice Department of illegally been keeping tabs on him and now he's suing over the violation of his privacy rights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


In a release late yesterday afternoon, the Washington- based group "Judicial Watch" claims it has uncovered a secret database used to store secret information on religious and pro- life leaders in the United States.
Falwell says efforts to learn whether he was included in that database have been stonewalled by the White House.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Falwell has filed suit in federal court to order the release of that information.

[7-E-Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[TAPE#=99-47 1:31:31]
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The debate over replacing Victory Stadium continues.
An advisory committee studying Roanoke's recreation needs, says the city should replace the stadium with a smaller facility.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Committee members support construction of a new stadium seating three to six thousand. The cost would not exceed nine million dollars, substantially less than a complete renovation of the existing structure.
That would leave more money for other parks and recreation projects throughout the city.
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[SOT 16:52:02]
[IN Q=We agonized over]

((BEV FITZPATRICK/COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN: WE AGONIZED OVER MAKING A RECOMMENDATION ON THE STADIUM LIKE THIS, BUT WE REALLY DO THINK IT'S PROBABLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO. IT MAY NOT BE THE POLITICALLY CORRECT THING TO DO, BUT WE BELIEVE IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
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[OUT Q=the right thing to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


The committee will unveil its recommendations on Victory Stadium and other recreation issues at a workshop tomorrow evening from four to seven at the Roanoke Civic Center exhibition hall.
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[7Weather]


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[WRITER=tar]
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Here's a look at your Tuesday forecast.
Cloudy and windy today with snow in some areas this morning.
Highs in the low 30s.
Tonight clouds and flurries.
Lows in the upper teens to low 20s.
The extended forecast...
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[45-Road-Conditions]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Road Conditions]


A powerful winter storm packing winds up to 30 miles an hour is dumping snow on Virginia east of the Blue Ridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Up to 14 inches are expected in some areas.
V-DOT crews are out in the Lynchburg and Danville areas.
Blowing snow is making visibility difficult in these areas.
State police and transportation officials are warning people to stay off the roads.
Charlotte and Halifax counties are reporting severe road conditions.
In fact in South Boston officials have closed all their roads.
V-Dot is reporting even more problems further to the east in the Richmond area. (XXXXXXXX) [TAKE FULL SCREEN VDOT BOARD]
If you need more detailed road information you can call V-Dot's Road hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE to HOSPITAL PHONE NUMBER]
Danville Regional Medical Center is looking for volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles to take people to the hospital.
If you can help, call 804-799-2214.
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[45-E-Miller-Vigil]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-56 32:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A candelight vigil was held in Roanoke last night following the murder last week of a Roanoke woman.
33-year old Linda Miller was shot by a former boyfriend who reportedly had abused her for years.
Those attending the vigil want more done to fight domestic abuse.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SUPER=01-Lisa Belinfontie/Friend; :50]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Roanoke]

((As the light from the candles glowed into the night many expressed intolerance for domestic abuse.

[SOT 11:54:21]
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((WE ALL ARE VICTIMS STANDING HERE WAITING FOR IT TO HAPPEN SOME DAY, SOME PEOPLE ARE NOT FORTUNATE TO GET OUT AND THERE ARE OTHER WHO HAVE GOTTEN OUT.))
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[12:00:28]
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((THERE'S MORE HATE THEN LOVE WE HAVE TO LOVE EACH OTHER BEFORE WE LEAVE HERE AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW LOVE ONE ANOTHER AS CHRIST LOVES YOU TODAY.))
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There were hugs and tears shed -- and memories of Linda Millers fight against her former boyfriend Tyrone Turpin. Miller filed several protective orders against him -- the last one expired two days before he shot her. Millers friends say the system failed.

[SOT 11:57:40]
[INQ=]

((LISA BELINFONTIE/FRIEND: I HOPE THIS MESSAGE TELLS PEOPLE TO TAKE THE FIRST CALL SERIOUSLY LOOK INTO IT SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO DON'T WAIT FOR ANOTHER CALL, A THIRD CALL, A FORTH CALL, WHEN YOU PICK UP THE FIRST TIME KEEP IT BECAUSE IT'S SERIOUS.))
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[KEEP NAT SOUND UNDER LAST TRACK]
This vigil is a reminder to the community that domestic violence can kill .. but there is support for victims, or potential victims, who need it. Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
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[45-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Voter ID]


A bill to require voter I-D's at the polls has passed in the state Senate.
A pilot program passed last year was thrown out in court because it did not cover the entire Commonwealth.
This new bill DOES cover all of Virginia. It goes next to the House of Delegates.

[45Weather]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tar]
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Taking a moment now to check the forecast.
Cloudy and Windy today, with heavy snow showers this morning in the eastern section of the viewing area.
Highs near 32.
Cloudy with flurries tonight, lows near 20.
The five day forecast keeps flurries around tomorrow...with clouds for the rest of the work week.
Winter weather is expected again on Sunday.


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[8-Road-Conditions]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Road Conditions]


A powerful winter storm packing winds up to 30 miles an hour is dumping snow on Virginia east of the Blue Ridge.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Up to 14 inches are expected in some areas.
V-DOT crews are out in the Lynchburg and Danville areas.
Blowing snow is making visibility difficult in these areas.
State police and transportation officials are warning people to stay off the roads.
Amherst county officials are reporting impassable roads.
Charlotte and Halifax counties are reporting severe road conditions.
In fact in South Boston officials have closed all their roads.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE FULL SCREEN VDOT BOARD]
If you need more detailed road information you may call V-Dot's Road hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE to HOSPITAL PHONE NUMBER]
Danville Regional Medical Center is looking for volunteers with four-wheel drive vehicles to take people to the hospital.
If you can help, call 804-799-2214.
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[8-E-Goode]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:30:09]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Congressman Virgil Goode is writing a new chapter in his political career.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


Goode announced yesterday morning he's leaving the Democrat party to run as an Independent this fall.
He says he came to the decision after consulting with numerous people over the past few weeks.
(///// SOT ///// 12:41:16)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'll]

((VIRGIL GOODE: I'LL BE ASKING THE REPUBLICANS TO VOTE FOR ME IN NOVEMBER AND THOSE DEMOCRATS WHO THINK LIKE I THINK, I'LL BE ASKING THEM AND I'LL BE ASKING INDEPENDENTS TO SUPPORT ME, TOO.))
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[OUT Q=ME, TOO.]
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[ANCHOR=melanie]
[ss=Hold]


U-V-A political analyst Larry Sabato says he thinks Goode made the right move because he'll be more comfortable being able to support both sides.
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[8-Voter-ID]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Voter ID]


A controversial bill requiring voter I-D's at the polls has passed in the state Senate.
A pilot program passed last year was thrown out in court because it did not cover the entire Commonwealth.
This new bill DOES cover all of Virginia.
It goes next to the House of Delegates.

[8-E-Textile-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-51 52:28]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol Textile Relief]

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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Saturday;]


Saturday's meeting with laid-off textile workers apparently left quite an impression on many state lawmakers from other parts of Virginia.
A lot of them have signed on to support the Textile Workers' Relief Act of 2000.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The proposal increases jobless benefits for workers laid off in areas of double digit unemployment... and it would expand Medicaid to cover their health needs.

[8-E-Casteel]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutins]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:46:54]
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A Roanoke County fire fighter has been charged with attempted murder- after allegedly tampering with his wife's vehicle.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.]


Thirty one year old Phillip Casteel lives in the Bent Mountain area of Floyd County .. on County Line Road.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


He was arrested yesterday at the Clearbrook fire station.
Casteel has been working there for the last 6 months.
He has been placed on administrative leave WITHOUT pay.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Floyd County sheriff's deputies have charged Casteel with one count of attempted murder. He also faces three counts of felony child abuse and neglect, for allegedly tampering with a vehicle his wife and the children were in.

[8Weather]


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Turning to the forecast now..
Cloudy and windy across the area today, with heavy snow to the east of the Roanoke Valley.
Highs near 32.
Flurries possible tonight, with lows arond 20.
The five day forecast keeps flurries around tomorrow...with clouds for the rest of the work week.
Winter weather is expected again on Sunday.


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