[National-Weather]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter weather]


Southwest and Central Virginia aren't the only areas hit by this winter storm. States to our south will spend the day digging out as well.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC;]


Mother nature continues to wreak havoc on North Carolina.
Freezing rain, sleet and snow has fallen across the Carolinas this morning.
The storm comes just as North Carolina residents are digging out from record snowfalls.
[super=03-Charlotte, NC;]


Needless to say, the storm made traveling difficult.
Many airports like this one in Charlotte, are experiencing delays and cancellations due to snow and ice.
[super=03-Kansas City, MO;]


The storm is blamed for five deaths in Missouri.
Virtually no part of the state was spared, with central and southern Missouri receiving 2 to 4 inches of fresh snow Saturday, according to the weather service.
The storm closed roads but some did find ways to make light of the weather.
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[Church-Closings]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Church Closings]


The winter weather has caused some churches to cancel services this morning. You can find the latest information along the bottom of your screen.

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[take FS web address]
and you can also get the latest church closings any time on our homepage at WDBJ-7 .COM.

(+++++++++)[Murder]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:27:12]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Roanoke police suspect robbery was the motive in the murder of motel manager yesterday morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

[Shots of Park Inn murder scene]
57- year old Betty (duh-sigh) DeSai was found dead inside the Park Inn International motel on Melrose Avenue.
Police say the motel had been robbed.
Authorities are not yet saying how DeSai was killed.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 1990]

[File tape of Twin Oaks murder scene, from 90-18]
Betty DeSai was killed almost ten years after her HUSBAND was murdered.
Girish (ger-REESH) DeSai was killed at an apartment complex he owned and managed.
Betty DeSai was the one who found her husband's body.
A tenant, Herbert Arthur Otey, was convicted of her husband's murder.
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[11Murder-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-58 34:14]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Authorities have arrested a man in connection with a Danville murder.
23 year old Ray Matthew Grant of Barriman Avenue has been charged with first degree murder for allegedly stabbing 45 year old Mary Deloris Johnson.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Thursday]


Johnson's body was found on Thursday 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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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[graphic= hold]


Grant is being held in the Danville city jail and will be arraigned on Monday.






[11Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:56:02]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Doctors]


A stream of doctors leaving Lewis Gale Clinic -- prompted high level talks in Salem.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


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 yesterday'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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[11Mock-Convention]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:41:25]
[GRAPHIC=Mock Election]


Washington and Lee University's Mock Convention is now over. Yesterday the students predicted the Republican presidential nominee. It's a long standing tradition at the school. Former Senator Bob Dole was also there and participated in the event.
Joy Sutton has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bob Dole/Former U. S. Senator;00]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;14]
[SUPER=01-Sean Eddy/W & L Student;25]
[SUPER=@Joy1;1:06]
[SUPER=01-Mary Elizabeth Winfrey/W & L Student;1:41]
[RUNS=1:56]
[OUT Q=n7 Lexington]
(((///// SOT /////)
[SOT 18:31:40]
[IN Q=I thought I might be]

((BOB DOLE: I THOUGHT I MIGHT BE STANDING HERE TODAY AS MAYBE THE FIRST, FIRST MAN IN AMERICAN BUT THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN))

[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=didn't work]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT12:33]
[IN Q=We have fifty]

((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))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=in the towns]


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.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT18:47:07]
[IN Q=That's the beauty]

((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))
[RUNS= 11]
[OUT Q=spent here]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 25:17]
[IN Q=The student to hold their]

((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))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=correct candidate]

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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:42]
[IN Q=He's showed strong support]

((MARY ELIZABETH WINFREY/TEXAS CHAIRPERSON:HE HAS SUCH STRONG MORAL BELIEFS AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT OUR COUNTRY WANTS RIGHT NOW))
[RUNS= 4]
[OUT Q=right now]


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.))









[2-Church-Closings]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Church Closings]


Some churches around the region have cancelled services this morning. You can find the latest information along the bottom of your screen.

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[take FS web address] [ESS C - #4472]


and we are updating our website as well. You can get the latest church closings by dialing up our homepage at WDBJ-7 .COM as well.

(+++++++++)[2Open-Heads]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


[roll cold out of the open]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Coming up......
One man is dead after a shooting in Botetourt County.

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[Anchor=Andrew]

[FULL SCREEN/WXPRO]
(Andrew Ad Libs about impending storm)



we will have more on those stories in just a few minutes.
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[2-shot toss to hello][2-Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-57]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Last week's snowstorm hammered southside and central Virginia. This time western Virginia has also received its share of the snow and ice.
And that promises some challenging road conditions throughout the region.
[Double Boxes=Denise/ Joe D Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is back with us this morning with more on the situation.
[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


So far, the region has fared well... State and local police aren't reporting any serous accidents related to the weather... The interstates and most primary roads have been plowed.
As you might expect, the most difficult driving will be on neighborhood streets, and the secondary roads.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Just be careful]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Platz/Roanoke City Employee;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=that would do it.]
(--------------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that throughout western Virginia there is still one to six inches of snow on most rural secondary roads... lesser amounts but similar conditions in city neighborhoods.
And while the interstates and primary roads have been plowed... there's still plenty of slush by the side of the road, and icy conditions on bridges and overpasses.
(--------------------------)
[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


[joe adlib] [VDOT PINNACLE]



[Double Boxes=Denise/ Joe Microwave]




[3-Church-Closings]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=church closings]


The lastest church closings are at the bottom of your screen.
(+++++++++)
[take FS web address] [ESS C - #4472]


and you can find them anytime on our homepage at WDBJ 7. COM

(+++++++++)[Shooting]



[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-54]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A shooting in Botetourt County left one man dead. Authorities say the man's brother is in jail charged with murder.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


It happened last night on Bad Luck Lane near Troutville. Apparently the two brothers got into a fight. Authorities say the victim, James Robert Brouhman, Jr., also known as Rocky, was shot several times. His body was found near a woodshed at his home.
His brother, Roger Alan Broughman of Webb Lane was arrested without incident. He faces first degree murder charges and use of a firearm in committing or attempting to commit murder.
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[11Norfolk-Southern]


[ANCHOR=denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sat Am]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-45 1;57:35]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern Layoffs]


Norfolk Southern has announced layoffs. They say 550 union workers will be laid off Friday and officials say it could be permanent.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


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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[Campaign-2000]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=campaign 2000]


The Sunday talk shows, rallies and even Super Bowl parties make up the agendas of the presidential candidates.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Manchester, NH;]


All are roaming the state of New Hampshire today trying to attract undecided voters for Tuesday's primary.
Republican George W. Bush is set to appear on CBS today.
Yesterday Bush campaigned with his father.
Polls show the younger Bush running neck and neck with Arizona Senator John McCain, who made light of the support Bush got from his father.
Democratic presidential hopeful Bill Bradley is still trying to reassure voters his health is not a problem.
(------------)
[Anchor=denise]
[ss=hold]


He's undergone a procedure known as cardioversion. That's when the heart is jolted with electricity to snap it back into normal rhythm.

[Profile-Open]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sat AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Profiles]


Some people are passionate about golfing or fishing.
Bob Meadows of Blacksburg is one person, though, you won't find spending his spare time on the golf course or in a boat.
His passion is for something far different.
Teresa Hamilton explains in this week's Virginia Profile.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=animation]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=stop animation]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]




[VA-Profile]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sun. Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Va newsreel]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe]


[wipe wipe wipe]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's a ]
[SUPER=01-Bob Meadows/Civil War Enthusiast; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :08]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:58]
[runs=2:08]
[OUT Q= NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

((
(////SOT//// 4:53:28)
[IN Q=It's a ]

((BOB MEADOWS/CIVIL WAR ENTHUSIAST: IT'S A HOBBY OF MINE, IN EVERY ROOM OF OUR HOME, EXCEPT OUR LIVING ROOM, BATHROOMS AND KITCHEN, HAVE CIVIL WAR PRINTS SOMEWHERE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q= somewhere.]


Bob Meadows has been passionate about history most of his life.
Civil War prints not only fill his home but also his office-- where you'll also find a number of artifacts.
It's a hobby Meadows began at an early age-- seventh grade to be exact.
(////sot//// 4:28:27)
[in q=I'm not]

((I'M NOT INTO THE GORE OF THE WAR ITSELF, THAT'S A VERY PAINFUL TIME, IT'S THE ACTUAL EVENTS OF LIVES IN A DIFFERENT TIME PERIOD THAN WE'RE IN TODAY.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q= we're in today.]


Meadows enjoys sharing his hobby with others... often giving speeches and talks to various groups of all ages.
Stories dealing with female spies are among his favorite.
(//sot/// 4:30:03)
[in q=One of ]

(( ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS UNION SPIES WAS A LADY NAMED CRAZY BETH, ELIZABETH VAN LOO, FROM THE CITY OF RICHMOND, BORN AND RAISED IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND, YET, WAS A UNION SPY, GRANT SAYS SHE WAS THE BEST SOURCE OF SPYING HE HAD DURING THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.)) [runs11]
[out q= civil war.]


Meadows also enjoys sharing stories about Franklin County native Booker T. Washington-- who was freed as a slave and eventually went on to found the Tuskegee Institute.
(///sot//// 4:37:20)
[in q=An ex]

((AN EX UNION GENERAL CAME TO SEE HIM AND SAID WHAT ARE YOU A FORMER SLAVE DOING WITH CONFEDERATE GENERALS ON YOUR WALLS AND BOOKER TO WASHINGTON STOOD UP, INDIGNANT AND SAID, SIR I'LL HAVE YOU KNOW THESE ARE FINE EXAMPLES OF SOUTHERN GENTLEMEN CHRISTIANS AND YOU WON'T SPEAK DISRESPECTFUL OF THEM AGAIN IN MY PRESENCE.)) [runs20]
[out q= in my presence.]


Meadows believes the Civil War is misunderstood by most.
In his view-- it was about much more than the north and the south.
(////SOT/// 4:30:49)
[IN Q=Life's not ]

((LIFE'S NOT THAT SIMPLE, IT WAS NOT THAT SIMPLE, THERE IS NO INNOCENT PARTY.)) [runs07]
[out q= innocent party.]


Meadows says his trick to sharing history to keep it balanced-- he says he never takes sides.
As far as school children-- he says teachers and parents need to make it interesting by taking them to places, like Booker T. Washington's birthplace.
(////sot////)
[in q=Let them]

((LET THEM EXPERIENCE BY ACTUALLY WALKING THROUGH AND SEEING SOME OF THESE, IT BRINGS IT MORE TO LIFE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q= TO LIFE.]


Books also work.... Just ask Meadows whose collection includes nearly 500- books on the civil war. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg. ))

[4-Church-Closings]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=church closings]


Some churches in the region have cancelled services this morning. You can find the latest information along the bottom of your screen right now and throughout the morning.

(+++++++++)

[take FS web address]
and we are constantly updating our web page. You can get the latest church closings by dialing up our homepage at WDBJ-7 .COM.

(+++++++++)[Super-Bowl]



[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Super bowl]


The National Weather Service predicts the ice will melt in Atlanta, Georgia, just in time for the Super Bowl.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA;]


Temperatures are supposed to reach the upper 30's by mid afternoon.
Officials also say a mountain of salt -- ten-thousand tons -- has been dumped on highways to make sure traffic doesn't get snarled heading to the game.
Yesterday ice is blamed for a pile up that involved 47 cars in downtown Atlanta.
(------------)
[Anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


That prompted the Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams to cancel trips to the Georgia Dome for their final practice sessions.

[Sports-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]

[anchor tag anchor tag anchor tag]
A fifth year senior point guard is leading the Roanoke College Lady Maroons' to a successful season.
Carrie McConnell's courage and competitiveness an example to the younger players.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carrie McConnell/5th Year Senior Guard; :20]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke College Head Coach; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=Stay At Roanoke]


((The '99-2000 season was an unexpected one for Carrie McConnell, unexpected because the point guard graduated with a finance degree last year.
But during her career six knee surgeries had sideline Carrie and left her with a year of eligiblity.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:00:02]
[IN Q=my parents ]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=this year]


Coach Dunagan was relieved to have her experienced point guard back at the helm this season.
The Maroons didn't make the ODAC finals last year. Carrie jumped at the opportunity to help the team reach that goal this season.
She also reached a personal milestone, earlier this season Carrie became Roanoke College's all-time leader in assists.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:00:38]
[IN Q=I feel like]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=fifth year]
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[SOT 1:06:01]
[IN Q=it's a huge example]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=loves it]
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[SOT 1:02:56]
[IN Q=I don't]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=stay at Roanoke]

))
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=hold]


Carrie's leaning toward a career in sports marketing, but for now the Radford native is enjoying finishing out her basketball career at Roanoke College.