[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


East Coast residents are digging out from the harshest winter storm to hit the region in years.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And 10 more doctors quit the Lewis Gale Clinic. We'll have the list.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Doctors]


There's been another major development in the story of doctors departing the Lewis Gale Clinic.
News-7 has confirmed: 10 more doctors are leaving --
They've turned in their resignations.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg has been following this story and has the latest from our newsroom.
[Live=Scott Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@scott1;]


Melanie ... we've learned that the entire anesthesiology department is resigning. This is the latest group of doctors to leave the clinic ... saying they're not happy with the way the clinic is managed.
Here's the list ---
(Scott will call for Doctors List)
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[TAKE Full screen Board]
The anesthesiology department has 10 doctors:
Lynn Carter .... Joe Clark ... Christopher Cordero ... James Elton .... Jefferey Forbes ... Gennard Lanzara ... Alvis Perry .... Daniel Podeschi ... Daniel Summerlin ... and Roger Wesley.
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[Live=Scott Full/Newsroom]


This brings the total number of doctors who have resigned from the clinic this month to 28; 32 since last December.


Some of those doctors are currently in negotiations with the clinic and its parent company Phycor ... trying to work out a deal to let them keep practicing medicine in town.
There's speculation in the medical community that more resignations could be coming.
So far, the clinic isn't commenting on this latest round of doctors departing ... saying -- quote -- we have no information to share.
[Double Boxes=Scott and Melanie/Newsroom]


Melanie.


[Casteel]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-48 TC1:19:51]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A judge sent bond today for the Roanoke County Firefighter charged with trying to kill his wife.
Keith Humphry was in court this morning for Phillip Casteel's arraignment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The career firefighter]
[SUPER=03-Floyd]
[SUPER=01-Gino Williams/Floyd Co. Commonwealth's Atty.; :15]
[SUPER=@keith1; :45]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Floyd.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Keith says the younger two children involved are Casteel's. The third one is a step child.

[ntl-SNOW]


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


It's not over yet for parts of the Northeast.
More flurries are in the forecast as the snowstorm that dumped as much as two feet of snow yesterday heads out to sea.
The storm took many forecasters by surprise.
Cindy Pena has the details.
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[SOT]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Pena/Reporting;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((ALONG THE EAST COAST, THIS WAS A DAY FOR DIGGING OUT.
POSSIBLE SOT
(NATSOT-BRIEF SHOVEL HIT)

AND GETTING BACK TO NORMAL. BUT THE BLIZZARD OF 2000, SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT FOR A SECOND DAY, COSTING TAXPAYERS 60 MILLION DOLLARS IN LOST WORK.
(NATSOT-SNOW REMOVAL-FROM NORTH CAROLINA)

IN THE CAROLINAS MOST HIGHWAYS TODAY ARE PASSABLE, BUT THE SIDE STREETS REMAIN SNOW-COVERED AND ICY. AT LEAST 3 PEOPLE DIED IN THE STORM THAT WAS THE WORST FOR THIS REGION IN 72 YEARS. NORTH CAROLINA TRANSPORTATION CREWS ARE STRUGGLING TO CLEAR ROADS, AND HAVE ALMOST USED UP THE STATES SUPPLY OF ICE-MELTING SALT. ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILLION PEOPLE ARE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY IN SOUTH AND NORTH CAROLINA, WHICH MAY NOT BE FULLY RESTORED UNTIL THIS WEEKEND. AND AIRPORTS ALONG THE EAST COAST ARE SLOWLY REOPENING TODAY, MOST WERE CLOSED YESTERDAY.
(NATSOT-STORM, WINDS, SOMETHING LIKE THAT??)

FORECASTERS SAY THE WEATHER IS DOMINATED BY LA NINA, A CONDITION OF BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES IN THE PACIFIC. LA NINA ACCOUNTS FOR THE EXCESSIVE PRECIPITATION IN THE WEST, AND THE MODERATE WINTER IN THE EAST. THAT IS, UNTIL NOW.
(SOT-NOAA GUY)

we expected that there was certainly the possibility for several good snow storms along the east coast several months ago. That's actually one of the characteristics of a la nina season.
(VIDEO-HUGHES PIECE)

FORECASTERS ALSO SAY A STORM IN THE WEST IS LIKELY TO BLOW EASTWARD PRODUCING WHAT THEY CALL INTERESTING WEATHER ALONG THE EAST COAST AS SOON AS THIS WEEKEND. IN WASHINGTON, CINDY PENA, FOR CBS NEWS.))

[child-missing]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The search has resumed in Massachusetts for a five-year-old girl who fell into a river yesterday during the snow storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Great Barrington, MA;]

[3:05:24]
Authorities say the girl and her nine-year-old brother fell into the water as they walked to school.
Authorities managed to rescue the boy after he grabbed hold of some ice.
He was treated and released from the hospital.
About 60 rescuers scoured the river for hours yesterday.
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[E-Central-Snow]


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


Parts of Virginia picked up around 17 inches of snow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Road crews in Lynchburg and central Virginia were left scrambling yesterday when the storm caught them by surprise.
Now they're worried about what might be coming next.
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[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 plowed but some side streets or secondary roads haven't been touched yet.
Area police handled dozens of accidents yesterday, but no serious injuries were reported.
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[E-Danville-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-58 32:41]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Snow plows and shovels are also working overtime in Southside.
The region picked up about a foot of the white stuff.
Yesterday crews made progress clearing primary roads, but many secondary roads are still snow covered.
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[NS-Retirement]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern]


Struggling Norfolk Southern is offering nearly 12-hundred workers the chance to retire early.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file]


The railroad says this is the first in a series of steps it's taking to save money.
Vested, non-agreement employees who are 55 and older -- and who have worked at the railroad for at least 10 years -- are eligible.
N-S says these early retirements would be effective on March first.
Norfolk Southern has been losing money since June, when it took over part of Conrail.
Fourth quarter earnings fell 81-percent and its stock is trading around 18-and-a-half today after a summer high of more than 30.
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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A glimmer of hope for Nasa's Mars Polar Lander-- it may still be alive.
The details are still ahead on News 7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And hear the terrifying story of two people who survived at 40 story plunge down an Empire State Building elevator shaft.
First let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[elevator-ax]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Talk about a close call.
Two people board an elevator on the 44th floor of the empire state building--- a cable snaps and they plunge 40 s

tories.
Emily Frances has the story.
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[SOT]

[3:29:50]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00]
[SUPER=01-Emily Frances/Reporting; :25]
[SUPER=01-Shamika Peterson/Elevator Plunge Victim; 35]
[RUNS=1:53]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]



[Elian]


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


Elian Gonzalez is still expected to meet with his Cuban grandmothers, this afternoon.
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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... the six year old is frightened that his Grandmothers will take him back to Cuba.
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[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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[Mars-lander]


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


Once written off as dead.. the mars polar lander may still be alive.
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[VO-NAT]

[3:22:42]
NASA scientists report hearing a week radio signal that could have come from the missing craft.
They will now try to re-establish contact.
The lander was last heard from on December third when it was about to enter the martian atmosphere.
The one hundred and sixty five million dollar craft was set to begin a 90 day mission to study the red planet's climate.
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[S-Missing-Man]


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


Danville police are still looking for a missing elderly man.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


86-year old Elbert Tapley has Alzheimer's Disease ... and authorities say he 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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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Def Leppard rocks the Salem Civic Center-- highlights are still ahead on News 7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And get a glimpse of what may be the largest dinosaur skeleton ever found.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Def-Leppard]


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


Thousands of Def Leppard fans packed the Salem Civic Center to hear the pop metal sounds of the 80's.
After nearly 20 years in the music industry - the band tells Kate Weidaw what it's all about.
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[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.))

[baby-panda]


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


The day is getting closer and closer when the public will have a chance to see the baby panda in San Diego.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;]

[3:32:14]
For the first time T-V cameras have been allowed behind the scenes to get an up close and personal look at the five month old.
She's only been coming to this display enclosure a little over a week and there are a lot of nook and crannies for her to investigate.
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[dinosaur-biggest]


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


It could be the biggest dinosaur species ever found.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-La Buitrera, Argentina;]

[6:34:06]
That's what experts think following the discovery of ancient fossils in Argentina.
The huge plant-eating dinosaur is believed to have stretched 160 feet, from head to tail and stood 45 feet tall.
The closest rival is the Argentinosaurus discovered in the same region.
The new discovery would be 26 feet longer.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]


We have an update now on the missing Danville man. Police say they found Elbert Tapley's body near his house this morning. There's no word on how he died.
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 47 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, doctors are remaining optimistic about Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas after surgery to repair his spine,
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[VO-NAT ]

and two of the area's toughest high school hoops teams square off in Radford.
Patrick has the highlights, next.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[Aussie-Open]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Australian Open]


The field of players at the Australian Open continues to dwindle.
Women's top seed Martina Hingis easily reached the semifinals routing Arantxa (uh-RAHN'-chuh) Sanchez-Vicario's.
Hingis next faces tenth-seed Conchita Martinez, who needed a third set before outlasting Elena Likhovtseva (lik-HOHT'-seh-vuh).
Tomorrow's Hingis - Martinez matchup is a rematch of the 19-98 final.
Tonight's play showcases four of America's top players.
Lindsay Davenport meets Jennifer Capriati and Andre Agassi faces off against Pete Sampras.

[Derrick-Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=KC Chiefs]


There's still hope that Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas could walk again.
Doctors were optimistic after more than four hours of surgery to rebuild part of his spine.
Thomas was partially paralyzed after an accident on Sunday.
Doctors originally feared the accident severed his spinal cord, but it was just severely bruised.

[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-54 tc 1:15:31]
[GRAPHIC=HS Hoops]


A Three Rivers District match up pitted two of this season's state power houses against each other last night in Radford.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Giles vs. Radford;]


Giles came into the game undefeated, but the Radford Bobcats and their fans were geared up for the upset.
Radford's Josh Woods looking for the open man finds Shane Nichols.
Nichols drains the long jumper for two.
Then Spartans' Timmy Carbaugh takes it to the hoop bumping defenders to clear the way for the bucket.
Giles' Ryan Ege finds Russ Johnston on the baseline for the three pointer, it's all net.
[super=33-Radford/72/Giles/38;]


But everything falls for Radford. The Bobcats pick up the 72-38 win over previously undefeated Giles. The Spartans are 12 and one. Radford assumes the top spot in the district.
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[S-PH]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
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[TAPE#=SP-55 tc 1:05:23]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Patrick Henry vs. Pulaski Co.;]


Just down the road, a Roanoke Valley District contest between Patrick Henry and Pulaski County.
The Cougars made it a game in the third quarter, Jeff King drives down the paint and gets the finger roll and the deuce for Pulaski.
King again, this time with the pass to Adam Viet. Viet hits the three pointer for the Cougars.
Patrick Henry has an answer though, Mike Perry goes the distance and scores the layup for the Patriots.
[super=33-Patrick Henry/63/Pulaski Co./59;]


P-H holds off the Cougars in the fourth quarter as Sidney Logan wins the battle underneath and the Patriots take the game 63-to-59. (------------)