[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


The worst winter storm in four years is socking the east coast with up to two feet of snow.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Danville authorities are searching for an Alzheimer's patient who disappeared just before yesterday's snow.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Wind chill advisories are posted for the higher elevations this morning, with gusty northwesterly winds expected for much of the day.
While the big storm system is well to our northeast...there are still some snow showers in areas.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[NATIONAL-SNOW]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=MORN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Officials are scrambling this morning to clear roads and restore power to tens of thousands after yesterday's snowstorm that paralyzed much of the East Coast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[3:00:43]
The nation's capital is buried in a foot of snow, so most federal agencies will be closed again today.
The storm took nearly everyone by surprise, including many forecasters who didn't predict the heavy snowfall until Monday night.
Mother nature fooled even the most up to date weather computers...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((TOPPER SHUTT:WE DID NOT ANTICIPATE A STORM OF THIS MAGNITUDE, WE KNEW OF A SEVERE STORM THAT WAS GOING TO DEVELOP OFF THE COAST, BUT ALL INDICATIONS WERE IT WAS GOING TO JUST KIND OF STAY FAR ENOUGH OUT TO SEA TO BRUSH US OR LEAVE US ALONE.))
[SUPER=01-Topper Shutt/Meteorologist;]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=us or leave us alone.]
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[VO-NAT]


Instead the storm blanketed the East Coast as far south as the beaches of South Carolina where sand, not snow, is the norm.
Up to two feet of snow fell in parts of North Carolina and many residents lost power due to broken tree limbs and power lines.
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[E-Central-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC16:11]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


They're still digging out from up to 17 inches of snow in parts of Virginia.
Most roads in the viewing area are now passable, but many still have patches of ice and snow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Road crews in Lynchburg and throughout central Virginia were left scrambling yesterday morning when this storm packed more of a punch than expected.
Now they're worried about what might be coming next.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:41:50]
[IN Q=I think there's]

((RAY BOOTH/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: I THINK THERE'S OTHER STORMS POTENTIALLY BEHIND THIS ONE, SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ROLL IT BACK FURTHER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ROOM TO STORE OTHER SNOW THAT COMES BEHIND. I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Booth/Lynchburg Public Works]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=be a challenge.]
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[VO-NAT]


Primary roads throughout the area are fairly passable but some side streets or secondary roads haven't seen a plow yet.
Area police handled dozens of accidents yesterday, but no serious injuries were reported.
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[E-Danville-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-58 32:41]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


Snow plows and shovels are also working overtime in Southside.
One to three inches of snow were predicted, but the area actually received nearly a foot-
Yesterday crews made progress clearing primary roads, but many secondary roads are still covered.
Volunteers using four wheel drive vehicles had to help get hospital staff members to work in Danville.
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[S-Missing-Man]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:02:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Authorities are still battling the weather in their search for a missing Danville man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Police officers are still looking for 86-year old Elbert Tapley-
Tapley has Alzheimer's Disease ... and can become confused if he misses his medication.
Tapley is thought to have wandered off Monday afternoon before the snow began falling.
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[E-Bowl-Bet]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-52 56:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Blacksburg's Town Council made good on a bet last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Council members showed up for their meeting clad in Florida State Seminoles' jerseys.
The jerseys were worn to settle a bet with the Tallahassee Mayor after the Seminoles won the Sugar Bowl.
And though wearing enemy garb was a bitter pill to swallow, council members still managed to throw in some evidence of Hokie pride.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTs]
[IN Q=It's horrible]

((MARC VERNIEL/ASSISTANT TOWN MANAGER: IT'S HORRIBLE. I CAN'T STAND WEARING THE OTHER TEAM'S JERSEY. THAT'S WHY I HAD TO COVER IT UP WITH MY OLD LETTER JACKET, MY OLD HELMET AND EVERYTHING. )) ((ROGER HEDGEPETH/BLACKSBURG MAYOR: WE FEEL THAT WE WON... IF THE GAME HAD ENDED BEFORE THE 4TH QUARTER. )) ((GARY HUFF/TOWN MANAGER: JUST BE READY IF YOU MAKE IT TO THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP NEXT YEAR, BE READY TO WEAR THE JERSEYS OF THE VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES.))
[SUPER=01-Marc Verniel/Assistant Town Manager; :00 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Roger Hedgepeth/Blacksburg Mayor; :06 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Gary Huff/Town Manager; :14]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=of the Virginia Tech Hokies.]
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[VO-NAT]


The jerseys have to be sent back to Tallahassee in "good" condition.
Council will also be sending back a basket of Virginia products to the Tallahassee Mayor.
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[1-Sports]


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


In sports, Mike Stevens has a preview of tonight's U-V-A and Florida State hoops matchup, and notes from the shorthanded Roanoke Express.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:03]
[OUT Q=see you later]



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



[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think]
[SUPER=04-Commonwealth Catholic Charities; :00]
[SUPER=01-Marge Savage/Commonwealth Catholic Charities; :39]
[RUNS=3:07]
[OUT Q=these children as possible]


[Steve Live]

(Steve tosses to stocks)

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

[cuban-boy]


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


Barring any last minute snags Elian Gonzalez will finally see his grandmothers today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[3:12:23]
The visit comes after a series of negotiations between the boy's American and Cuban relatives.
It will be held at a neutral site.
But according to Elian's American relatives say the six year old is frightened that his Grandmothers will take him back to Cuba.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( HE SAID I DON'T WANT TO AND I SAID WHY....AND HE SAID NO BECAUSE THEY ARE GOING TO TAKE ME BACK AND I DON'T WANT TO.
))
[SUPER=01-Marisleysis Gonzalez/Cousin;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=I don't want to.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[3:10:18]
Meanwhile, the grandmothers spent yesterday in Washington meeting with members of Congress.
They urged them to block any effort to give the young boy citizenship.
Supporters of such a plan say the senate will debate the issue next week.
President Clinton hinted he may veto a citizenship bill if it reaches his desk.
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[E-Custody-Case]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:37:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke has its own unique custody case.
Prosecutors say a mother has taken her kids and kept them illegally in Louisiana.
But a sheriff there refuses to arrest her.
Tina Tenret has the father's story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'd like]
[SUPER=03-Lafayette, LA; :19]
[SUPER=01-Tim Davis/Father; :24]
[SUPER=01-Betty Jo Anthony/Prosecutor; :37]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :45]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 52:35]
[IN Q=I'D LIKE]

((TIM DAVIS/FATHER: I'D LIKE THE QUICK AND SAFE RETURN OF MY CHILDREN.))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=OF MY CHILDREN]

Tim Davis' ex-girlfriend took their kids, 6-year-old Carrie and 7-year-old Corey, to Louisiana. Davis has full custody, and Roanoke police have issued two warrants for her arrest. But a Louisiana sheriff refused to arrest her -- saying there's no room in his jail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 53:38]
[IN Q=They're the only]

((TIM DAVIS/FATHER: THEY'RE THE ONLY STATE IN 50 STATES THAT DOESN'T HAVE A FELONY CRIMINAL ABDUCTION LAW. THAT NEEDS TO CHANGE.)) [RUNS 06]
[OUT Q=NEEDS TO CHANGE]

Fact is, states are not required to arrest fugitives for each other -- even though they usually do.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:04:05]
[IN Q=It could happen]

((IT COULD HAPPEN WITH ANY CRIME THAT'S COMMITTED AND THIS STATE WANTS THE PERSON BACK FROM ANOTHER STATE. IT COULD BE MURDER OR ANYTHING.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=murder or anything]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:17:27]
[IN Q=The FBI arrested]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE FBI ARRESTED VIVIAN MCMAHON ON CHARGES OF FLEEING TO AVOID PROSECUTION. THEY USUALLY RESERVE THIS CHARGE FOR VERY SERIOUS CRIMINALS. ROANOKE DEPUTIES PLAN TO PICK HER UP FROM LOUISIANA AND BRING HER BACK TO ROANOKE THIS WEEK. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE))
[RUNS= 14]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]))



[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, hormone treatments could have an unwanted side effect.
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=1:37]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((IF YOU'VE GONE THROUGH MENOPAUSE- YOUR DOCTOR MAY RECOMMEND THE USE OF HORMONES. BUT A NEW STUDY SUGGESTS ONE COMMONLY PRESCRIBED HORMONE MAY INCREASE A WOMEN'S RISK OF BREAST CANCER.
VT=VO

THE HORMONE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IS CALLED A PROGESTIN- BRAND NAMES INCLUDE PROVERA AND PREMPRO. THE REASON WE USE A PROGESTIN IS THAT IT CUTS THE RISK OF UTERINE CANCER AFTER MENOPAUSE IN WOMEN HAVE NOT HAD A HYSTERECTOMY- ESTROGEN ALONE CAN RAISE THAT RISK. THIS STUDY-IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION-FINDS WOMEN WHO TAKE ESTROGEN AND A PROGESTIN HAVE A 3x HIGHER RISK OF BREAST CANCER THAN WOMEN WHO TAKE ESTROGEN ALONE. BOTTOM LINE HERE, IF YOU HAVE A STRONG FAMILY HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER- YOU'RE GOING TO NEED TO THINK HARD ABOUT WHETHER A PROGESTIN IS RIGHT FOR YOU.
VT=VO

ALSO TODAY- DOES COMING FROM A BIG FAMILY RAISE YOUR RISK OF ALZHEIMERS? IT MIGHT. A STUDY IN THE JOURNAL NEUROLOGY FINDS THE RATE OF AZHEIMERS INCREASES ABOUT 8% FOR EACH BROTHER OR SISTER YOU HAVE. ITS NOT CLEAR WHY THIS MAY BE- BUT RESEARCHERS GUESS THE BRAIN MAY MATURE DIFFERENTLY WHEN THERE'S LOTS OF KIDS IN A HOUSEHOLD- ATTENTION FROM PARENTS AND FINANCES MAY FIGURE IN AS WELL. ON CAM FINALLY- NOSTRILS- THEY ARE NOT ALL CREATED EQUALLY. A STUDY FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA IRVINE FINDS MOST PEOPLE ARE RIGHT NOSTRILED OR LEFT NOSTRILED- WITH THE RIGHT NOSTRIL USUALLY BEING BEST AT IDENTIFYING A SMELL -AND THE LEFT TELLING YOU WHETHER ITS PLEASANT OR NOT- NO WORD WHETHER ITS POSSIBLE TO HAVE AN AMBIDEXTROUS NOSE. THATS A LOOK AT THE DAYS TOP HEALTH STORIES- IM DRDH FOR CBS NEWS.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=16-(540) 344-5107/Commonwealth Catholic Charities;]



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

[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]


The winter that wasn't finally is.
And more snow is expected today in places already buried under several inches of the white stuff.
Up to two feet of snow fell in parts of North Carolina and many residents are without power.
The nation's capital is buried in a foot of snow, most federal agencies will be closed again today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Virginia was among the states hardest hit-- Governor Gilmore, along with the governors in North Carolina and Maryland, have declared states of emergency.
Up to 17 inches of the white stuff fell in some portions of the commonwealth.
Many schools remained closed today.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And weather permitting the
The Cuban grandmothers of Elian Gonzalez will leave Washington D-C today for Miami and try again to see the six-year-old.
But this time, the Miami relatives caring for the boy have been ordered to take him to a neutral site.
The women met yesterday with members of Congress who support their desire to return Elian to his father in Cuba.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Wednesday January 26.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[2-E-Central-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-02 TC16:11]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


They're still digging out from up to 17 inches of snow in parts of Virginia.
Most roads in the viewing area are now passable, but many still have patches of ice and snow.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Road crews in Lynchburg and central Virginia were left scrambling yesterday morning when this storm packed more of a punch than they expected.
Now they're worried about what might be coming next.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 21:41:50]
[IN Q=I think there's]

((RAY BOOTH/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: I THINK THERE'S OTHER STORMS POTENTIALLY BEHIND THIS ONE, SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ROLL IT BACK FURTHER TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ROOM TO STORE OTHER SNOW THAT COMES BEHIND. I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE A CHALLENGE.))
[SUPER=01-Ray Booth/Lynchburg Public Works]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=be a challenge.]
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[VO-NAT]


Primary roads throughout the area are fairly passable but some side streets or secondary roads have not seen a plow yet.
Area police handled dozens of accidents yesterday, but no serious injuries were reported.
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[2-E-Danville-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-58 32:41]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


Snow plows and shovels are also working overtime in Southside.
Forecasters had been predicting one to three inches of snow but the area received nearly a foot-
Yesterday crews made progress clearing primary roads but many secondary roads are still covered.
Volunteers using four wheel drive vehicles had to help get hospital staff members to work in Danville.
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[E-Richmond-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:51:51]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond ]


Even in downtown Richmond, travel is a difficult proposition for all but four wheel drive vehicles.
Capitol police picked up legislators yesterday morning and kept things running smoothly for the General Assembly.
But the Governor declared a state of emergency at 1:45 P-M.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:51:00]
[IN Q=VDOT IS]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: VDOT IS JUST PERFORMING.... RESPONDING SO WELL.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=so well.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor's declaration means about 450 National Guard members are on duty, helping with emergency transportation.
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[2-national-snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Virginia isn't the only state digging out from the snow this morning.
Yesterday's storm paralyzed much of the East Coast.
Washington and Philadelphia are virtually shut down, and there's five inches on the beaches of South Carolina.
Cindy Pena has the story.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

[3:00:43]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Topper Shutt/Meteorologist; :19]
[SUPER=03-Myrtle Beach, SC; :28]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :43]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Pena/Reporting; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=cbs News, Washington.]

((THE SNOWPLOW DRIVERS ARE WORKING OVERTIME CLEARING THE ROADS FROM THE FAST FALLING SNOW. THE MASSIVE STORM DUMPED 14 INCHES ON WASHINGTON, SHUTTING DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE CAPITOL. THE STORM TOOK NEARLY EVERYONE BY SURPRISE, INCLUDING MANY FORECASTERS WHO DIDN'T PREDICT THE HEAVY SNOWFALL UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT. MOTHER NATURE FOOLED EVEN THE MOST UP TO DATE WEATHER COMUPTERS...
(sot-topper shutt/meterologist)

we did not anticipate a storm of this magnitude, we knew of a severe storm that was going to develop off the coast, but all indications were it was going to just kind of stay far enough out to sea to brush us or leave us alone.
(LOCATOR: MYRTLE BEACH, SC)

INSTEAD THE STORM BLANKETED THE EAST COAST AS FAR SOUTH AS THE BEACHES OF SOUTH CAROLINA WHERE SAND, NOT SNOW, IS THE NORM. IN THE CAROLINAS ALMOST 240 THOUSAND RESIDENTS LOST POWER, DUE TO BROKEN TREE LIMBS AND POWER LINES.
(LOCATOR:NEW YORK CITY)
(NATSOT -TRAIN)

IN NEW YORK, WHERE SOME AREAS SAW AS MUCH AS A FOOT OF ACCUMULATION, COMMUTERS OPTED FOR THE TRAINS AND SUBWAYS INSTEAD OF TAKING TO THE HIGHWAYS. BUT FOR SOME DRIVERS JUST GETTING ON THE ROAD WAS A CHALLENGE... 00:07:37 (No name given) It took me about 1/2 an hour to get out of my garage this morning. 00:08:11 Diane Martin, Going to Work Oh, it's terrible! But what can we do about it? You know, that's part of winter (laughs). AIRPORTS ALL ALONG THE EAST COAST WERE EITHER CLOSED OR PARTIALLY OPEN, FORCING HUNDREDS OF DELAYS AND CANCELLATIONS. AIRPORT OFFICIALS SAID DELAYS IN SOME AIRPORTS COULD LAST A FEW DAYS.
(PENA CLOSE)))



[S-SOL-Race]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:47:29]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


The state Senate says one question elementary school students SHOULDN'T have to answer while taking the S-O-Ls - is what their racial background is.
Yesterday the state Senate passed a bill to that effect.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The bill was inspired by some parents in Harrisonburg who said their mixed race child got upset trying to pick a box to check.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT senate 01:37:20]
[IN Q=There was no]

((SEN. KEVIN MILLER/R-HARRISONBURG: THERE WAS NO AFRICAN-AMERICAN/CAUCASIAN. THERE WAS NO MIXED. THERE WAS NO OTHER.
THE CHILD WAS UPSET. THE TEACHER SAID YOU HAVE TO CHECK ONE OF THE BLOCKS.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Kevin Miller/(R) Harrisonburg;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=the blocks.]
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[VO-NAT]


One Senator asked why the bill was limited to elementary students if it was a problem for all students.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT SENATE 01:42:02]
[IN Q=So if you're]

((SEN. BENNY LAMBERT/D-RICHMOND: SO IF YOU'RE GONNA SOLVE THE PROBLEM, LET'S SOLVE IT. LET'S NOT PLAY AROUND WITH IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Benny Lambert/(D) Richmond;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=with it.]
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[VO-NAT]


Senator Miller says he was advised to "water down" the bill, because there would be less opposition if it only applied to elementary students.
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[E-NM-Inmates]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=net G]
[GRAPHIC=VA Prisons]


Dozens of New Mexico prisoners were filling space in a maximum-security Southwest Virginia prison. Now they're leaving this area and heading back out West.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

[from 99-35 TC42:18]
[SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM/September 3]


In September, 120 inmates were shipped to the Wallens Ridge Correctional Facility at Big Stone Gap.
That was after a rash of killings and prisoner uprisings in some private New Mexico prisons.
(------------)
[anchor=Kimberly]
[graphic=Hold]


Today New Mexico's Corrections Secretary said most of the inmates will be going home.
Wallens Ridge can hold about 12 hundred inmates - but in September it was only about half full.

[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
(I'll intro)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Domestic adoption]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Lisi Robinson; :39]
[RUNS=2:42]
[OUT Q=any kind of lost time]


[Steve Live]
[SUPER=16-(540) 344-5107/Commonwealth Catholic Charities;]



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



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

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive:))

[E-Def-Leppard]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-53 TC46:55]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Def Leppard rocked the Salem Civic Center last night.
Hundreds of fans packed in to hear the pop metal sounds of the 80's.
After nearly 20 years in the music industry - Def Leppard tells Kate Weidaw what it's all about.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phil Collen/Def Leppard Guitarist; :55]
[SUPER=01-Rick Allen/Def Leppard Drummer; 1:12]
[SUPER=@Kate2; 1:40]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=kw news7 Salem]

(([NAT SOUND]
[RUNS= 5]

The trade mark pop metal sounds from the flashy guitars make fans go crazy. Def Leppard has been rocking places like the Salem Civic Center for over 20 years.
[SOT 2:22:43]
[INQ=]

((RICK ALLEN: THE BIGGER THE BETTER BUT IF THERE IS AN AUDIENCE THAT WANTS US WE'LL PLAY FOR THEM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]

Many fans braced the snow, some driving from North Carolina, just to get to the concert.
[SOT 2:30:43]
[INQ=]

((WE SLEPT IN OUR CAR ALL NIGHT BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 6]

[NAT SOUND]
[RUNS= 5]

The group's latest album Euphoria is making its way up the charts after their last record Slang made a disappointing appearance in 1996. The grunge sounding music didn't sit well with fans.
[SOT 2:23:44]
[INQ=]

((PHIL COLLEN: WE REALLY LIKED THE ALBUM IT JUST DIDN'T GET A SHOT AND I THINK THAT WAS THE WHOLE ALTERNATIVE MOVEMENT THE RADIO WOULDN'T PLAY US.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]

But the new Euphoria album is taking Def Leppard back to its roots.
[SOT 2:25:32]
[INQ=]

((RICK ALLEN: WE ALWAYS THOUGHT OF IT AS A CLASSIC SOUNDING DEF LEPPARD RECORD, THERE IS A FRESHNESS ABOUT IT ANYONE COULD LIKE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 10]

[NAT SOUND]
[RUNS= 5]

And with fans still going crazy over Def Leppard's pop metal sounds of the 80's the band still wants fans walking away from their concert with one feeling.
[SOT 2:26:01]
[INQ=]

((PHIL COLLEN: BEING BLOWN AWAY AND GOING WOW THAT WAS GREAT AND JUST REALLY HAVE A GOOD TIME.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS= 4]

Kate Weidaw News 7 Salem.))

[Glass-house]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
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There's one woman in Santiago, Chile, who definitely shouldn't throw stones.
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[3:37:47]
It's the actress who's agreed to live in a glass house, in the middle of the city, for two months.
She won't be alone - a male actor is keeping her company, much to the amusement of local residents.
But actually, there's a serious message behind the exhibition.
The project was thought up by two architects and financed by Fund for the Development of the Arts and Culture.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=chr]
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In sports, high school basketball highlights and notes from A-C-C basketball.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Howdy once]
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[OUT Q=UVA game]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)


[Local-Recap]
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[2-Shot=Mel/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


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


The eastern half of the viewing area is still digging out from as much as a foot of snow.
Most roads are now passable, though many still have patches of ice or snow on them.
V-Dot is reporting major problems in eastern and northern Virginia where many roads are still impassable.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Police officers are still looking for an elderly Danville man.
86-year old Elbert Tapley has Alzheimer's Disease ... and can become confused if he misses his medication.
Tapley is thought to have wandered off Monday afternoon before the snow began falling.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Blacksburg's Town Council made good on a bet last night.
Council members showed up for their meeting clad in Florida State Seminoles' jerseys.
The jerseys were worn to settle a bet with the Tallahassee Mayor after the Seminoles won the Sugar Bowl.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
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(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]