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Coming up next.
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Roanoke city police investigate a robbery and murder at a local motel.
And-- students at Washington and Lee University hear from former U-S Senator Bob Dole.
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The snow is already coming down in several parts of Virginia and it's only the beginning of what's expected to continue through the night and into tomorrow morning.
For the details of how much we can expect and for how long... let's check in now with Andrew Frieden in the weather center.

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Roanoke city police believe the owner of a local motel was robbed and then murdered.
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57- year old Betty (duh-sigh) DeSai was found dead inside the Park Inn International motel on Melrose Avenue.... around ten this morning.
Police say the motel had been robbed.
Authorities have NOT confirmed how DeSai was killed.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Roanoke City police.
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Danville police have made an arrest in connection with a murder there earlier this week.
23 year old Ray Matthew Grant of Barriman Avenue has been charged with first degree murder for allegedly stabbing 45 year Mary Deloris Johnson.
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Johnson's body was found in her bedroom on Memorial Drive after police received several calls from friends concerned because they had not heard from her.
So far-- police do not have a motive for her death.
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Grant is being held in the Danville city jail and will be arraigned on Monday.




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Norfolk Southern is laying off 550 union workers and officials say it could be permanent.
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Railroad officials say a loss of revenue, high diesel prices and a weak export coal market are to blame.
Of the 550 union employees, 67 work on the Virginia rail lines and nine work in Roanoke's rail yard.
The layoffs came just two days after Norfolk Southern announced its early retirement program for 12-hundred NONunion employees.
Company officials hope the retirement program will help the railroad recover financially from its takeover of Conrail.
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How to stop the doctors from departing.
That's the topic of high-level talks in Salem today.
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The Lewis Gale Clinic's administration is meeting with a top executive from Phycor.
That's the clinic's parent company.
It's also the company that 29 doctors accused of mismanaging the clinic when they resigned this month.
Lewis-Gale won't comment on today's talks.
The clinic is looking for a way to keep itself operating -- and keep more doctors from leaving.
One option is cutting the clinic's ties to Phycor.
Salem City Council is also planning to weigh in on the issue. [Pre-Pro]
The Salem City manager issued a letter to council members calling an emergency meeting for Monday to vote on a resolution.
The letter says: this special meeting will be for the purpose of passing resolution 947 encouraging a solution to the apparent impasse that has developed at Lewis Gale Clinic between the physicians and Phycor.
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Pulaski County investigators say there's still no sign of a missing 16- year old girl.
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Tara Rose Munsey, a Radford High School junior, has been missing since earlier this week.
She was last seen leaving work at the Fairlawn Taco Bell around seven Tuesday night.
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Her car was found abandoned in the parking lot with her dinner still sitting in the driver's seat.
Authorities say there were no signs of a struggle, but they call her disappearance "suspicious."
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If you have any information on Munsey - you can call the Pulaski Co. Sheriff's Dept. at 540 980-7800.
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Danville police are still searching for the person who robbed a bank yesterday morning.
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Just before noon, a man reportedly jumped over the counter at the Peoples Bank on Market Street, grabbed some money from a teller's drawer, and ran off.
The suspect is about five-ten, stocky, and was wearing a green stocking cap and a dark or plaid coat.
He did not display a weapon -- no one was hurt.
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He's no stranger to the presidential campaign process.
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Coming up on News 7, Bob Dole makes an appearance at the Washington and Lee Mock Convention... and shares his thoughts on his wife possibly becoming a Vice Presidential candidate.
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[Mock-Convention]


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The New Hampshire primary is only a few days away.
But students at Washington and Lee have already made their predictions as to which Republican candidate will get the party's nomination.
Each election year the students decide the nominee for the party that is currently not in the white house.
And as Joy Sutton reports a man they nominated in 1996 -- came to town to give words support and encouragement.
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((BOB DOLE: I THOUGHT I MIGHT BE STANDING HERE TODAY AS MAYBE THE FIRST, FIRST MAN IN AMERICAN BUT THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN))

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Although Elizabeth Dole dropped out of the presidential race -- the former senator spoke to hundreds of Washington and Lee student delegates as they prepared to announce who their states would support for the Republican nomination.
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((SEAN EDDY: WE HAVE 50 STATE CHAIRMEN, AND FIVE TERRITORY CHAIRMEN. THEY'VE SPENT THE LAST FOUR MONTH DILIGENTLY RESEARCHING WITH IN THEIR STATES TALKING TO PARTY OFFICIALS, TALKING TO MAYORS IN THE TOWN, TALKING TO POLLSTERS IN THE TOWN))
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The students follow each states guidelines for the Republican party -- and use their research to determine which candidates to endorse.
Dole said that although this is a mock convention -- it can have a significant impact on the Republican nomination.

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((BOB DOLE: THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF THIS MOCK CONVENTION. YOU'LL GET THE ATTENTION. YOU MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HUNDREDS OF MORE PEOPLE PARTICIPATION IN THE PROCESS. AND THAT'S WORTH THE TIME YOU SPENT HERE))
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((JOY SUTTON:THE STUDENTS DECIDED TO HOLD THEIR MOCK CONVENTION EARLIER THIS YEAR. THEY WANTED TO HAVE AN IMPACT ON THE PRIMARIES, ESPECIALLY NEW HAMPSHIRE. AND THESE STUDENTS HAVE A 92-PERCENT ACCURACY RATE FOR PICKING THE CORRECT CANDIDATE))
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George W. Bush won with 1939 votes and Senator John McCain was trailing behind in second -- with 86 votes.
The students also predict Congressman J-C Watts will be chosen vice president. Mary Elizabeth Winfrey a student from Texas say her governor has what it takes to be a good president.
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((MARY ELIZABETH WINFREY/TEXAS CHAIRPERSON:HE HAS SUCH STRONG MORAL BELIEFS AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT OUR COUNTRY WANTS RIGHT NOW))
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One of the main messages Dole left with the students is stay involved in politics -- but never forget the important things in life -- such as family and friends.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Lexington.))









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And it wasn't just the students making predictions at the convention-- former Senator Bob Dole made some predictions of his own.
Dole says he's confident a republican will become the next president although he says it will be a CLOSE race.
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Dole says his wife is in New Hampshire today helping George W. Bush campaign.
He would not confirm if his wife is considering the Vice Presidency -- but DID say -- she's been thinking about it.

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((BOB DOLE/FORMER US SENATOR: I DON'T THINK ELIZABETH IS SLEEPING WELL AT NIGHT WITHOUT THINKING ABOUT IT. would she accept it. YOU'D HAVE TO ASK HER. I CAN'T ACCEPT FOR HER. I DID DRIVE BY THE PLACE IT LOOKS LIKE A NICE PLACE TO LIVE))
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Dole says whoever gets the Republican nomination will have a tough choice to make in selecting a Vice President-- he says it could change right up to election day.



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It doesn't have to be warm outside to enjoy the great outdoors.
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Coming up we'll take you to Montebello Resort and show you what attracts people in the middle of winter for fishing and camping.
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You might not think about fishing or camping in the middle of winter...
But those are year- round activities at the Montebello Resort in Nelson county.
And if you'd rather enjoy the luxury of the great INDOORS, the resort also offers cabins.
Kimberly McBroom takes us there in this week's "Time Off."
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Madeleine Grant still helps run the general store and recreational resort that she and her husband first bought from her in- laws in 19-53.
In the store, customers can find food, camping necessities, and even some crafts.
But the main attraction here is year- round fishing....
The resort's pond is always stocked with rainbow trout.
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((MADELEINE GRANT/MONTEBELLO RESORT: AND IT DOESN'T REQUIRE A LICENSE. IT'S $2.95 A POUND FOR WHAT YOU CATCH AND YOU HAVE TO KEEP WHAT YOU CATCH.)) [RUNS:09]
The quaint store attracts mostly tourists and fishermen.
And some locals make their weekly trip here for grocery items...even if they don't fish.
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((Kimberly McBroom/News 7: Do you ever go fishing here at this pond? JAMES NAPOLEON/NEIGHBOR: NO. I HAVEN'T BEEN FISHING FOR NINE YEARS. McBroom: You haven't been fishing for nine years? NAPOLEON: UH. UH.)) [RUNS:07]
The recent snowfall has kept all but the diehard fishermen and campers away...
For those who want to brave the cold, half of the resort's 63 camp sites have full hook-ups.
Meanwhile, plunging temperatures often means a heightened interest in furnished cabins.
This building houses two efficiency cabins, which run between 69 and 79- dollars a night.
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((MADELEINE GRANT/MONTEBELLO RESORT: THE TWO-- WHAT WE CALL MOUNTAIN VIEW A AND MOUNTAIN VIEW B-- THEY SLEEP UP TO FOUR PEOPLE OR MORE AND THEY HAVE TWO BEDROOMS AND KITCHENS AND EVERYTHING.)) [RUNS:15]
Or if you prefer more rustic accomodations....the Pioneer Log Cabin sits not too far from the general store and features a fireplace and a loft.
Nestled atop the Blue Ridge Mountains, this peaceful resort doesn't attract a lot of attention to itself ...most of its advertising comes by word of mouth.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: THE BIG EVENT AROUND HERE COMES DURING THE FIRST WEEKEND IN OCTOBER. THE ANNUAL FRONTIER FESTIVAL FEATURES ARTS AND CRAFTS, FOOD AND MUSIC, AND EVEN CLOGGERS. BUT AT LEAST FOR NOW, YOU'RE BEST BET HERE IS FOR A QUIET WINTER GETAWAY. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, NELSON COUNTY.)) [RUNS:15]
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And coming up, The N-F-L announces its Hall of Fame class of 2-thousand Radford picks up a big win at the Dedmon Center.
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And the Hokies of Virginia Tech welcomed U-Mass to the Cassell for an afternoon showdown in the Atlantic 10.
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Radford University continued it's recent domination of Liberty today, beating the Flames 85-66 at the Dedmon Center. Your Hometown Station aired the game live and our WDBJ-7 game day crew of Mike Stevens, Steve Mason and Ron Shelburne have a recap.
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Junior Rolan Roberts became the 31st player in Virginia Tech history to reach the 1000 point milestone, but the Hokies fall to UMASS 49 to 41 in the Cassell this afternoon.
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Ricky Stokes' squad needed a victory to pass the 500 mark on the season.
But the Minutemen jumped out to an early lead, Shannon Crooks drives the baseline, then scoots it to Kitwana Rhymer for the jam.
Tech battled back from the 12-to nothing deficit, Dennis Mims led the Hokies with 18 points.
Rolan Roberts needed six points to reach the 1000 point milestone, he canned that many for Tech this afternoon.
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UMASS blocked the Hokies effort Monty Mack scored two of his 22 here for the Minutemen. And Massachusetts beats Tech 49-41. The Hokies are nine and 10 overall and three and four in the A-10.
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Hampden-Sydney remained undefeated on the ODAC this afternoon beating Roanoke College 82 to 66.
The Tigers were led by Chris Fox with 17 Roanoke's Paris Butler hit 16.
The Roanoke Women beat Thomas More 85 to 77.
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In Lexington, East Tennessee State downed V-M-I 75 to 64. Andre Quarles led the Keydets with 12 points.


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The talking is over and the Rams and Titans are now ready for Superbowl 34 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
And for the final worlds lets here from a couple of players that could major factors in the outcome of the game.
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Kickoff tomorrow will be shortly after six oclock.
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