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[7Wx-Headline]
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
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[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...... After a cold and snowy Thursday, we can look forward to warmer weather today.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner has your complete forecast coming up in just a few moments.




[7-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


Some children in our area may get another day off to take advantage of the recent snow.
Some school systems in our area are either closed or delayed today.
We'll air ones that we have at the bottom of your screen throughout the morning.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WEBWATCH FS] You can also find a list on our webpage at WDBJ 7 dot com.
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[7-11Winter-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:46:47]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

The first storm of the season loaded Southside with as much as ten inches of snow, while Roanoke recieved only a dusting.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


In Henry County, residents spent the day digging out from under three to six inches of snow.
State police reported DOZENS of weather-related accidents throughout the region ... ALL were minor.
The slipping and sliding was the perfect New Year's treat for some school children.
These Henry County kids spent their day off from school riding the neighborhood slopes.
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[IN Q=I kept wishing]
[SOT 58:28]

((JARON MCDANIEL: I KEPT WISHING AND WISHING IT WOULD SNOW AND A WHOLE, WHOLE LOT AND IT CAME.))
[SOT 55:43 - :52]

((KATHERINE COCKRAN: IT'S GREAT... I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR IT FOREVER. ... IT'S BEEN LONG-AWAITED.))
[SUPER=07-Jaron McDaniel; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=07-Katherine Cockran; :05]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=long-awaited.]
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[VO-NAT]


Most main roads are clear... but VDOT and state police are still cautioning drivers to drive carefully on secondary roads.
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[7-11Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=AM Cutin]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:27:02]


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


The storm left behind eight inches of snow on parts of the state capital.
The city, which is preparing for the inauguration of Governor-Elect Mark Warner, spent much of the day digging out of its snowy shell.
State Police and V-DOT asked people to stay home while roads were cleared.
Schools, businesses and several government offices were closed.
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[7-11New-Business]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC1:16:04]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Henry County may be in for a small economic facelift--
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[VO-NAT - :22]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Yesterday, the county announced that two furniture manufacturers will move into the area, bringing about 115 jobs. Carolina Quality Components, which is a new company, is building a plant and will provide wood panelling for several local companies. A-C-Furniture supplies institutional furniture for restaurants and hotels. That company will employ at least 50 people.
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[SOT - 9:32]
[IN Q=]

((MIKE SEIDLE/BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN; WHEN YOU LOSE 10-THOUSAND YOU'RE NOT GOING TO PICK UP TEN THOUSAND. THERE'S NOBODY BUILDING THAT SORT OF PLANT IN THIS ECONOMY. BUT WE'LL TAKE THE HUNDRED, TWO HUNDRED, FIVE HUNDRED AND SIT BACK AND SMILE ABOUT IT, JUST TAKE SOME MORE OF 'EM.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Seidle/Board of Supervisors Chairman;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=take some more of 'em.]
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

A-C Furniture has purchased the old Brown Products building in Axton and Carolina Quality Components will move to the DuPont site.

[WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......This weekend could bring some weather changes, and maybe even warmer temperatures...Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will have your weekend forecast coming up in just a moment.





[45-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


Some children may get to stay at home and enjoy the winter weather today.
Some school systems in our area are either closed or delayed today.
We'll air ones that we have at the bottom of your screen throughout the morning.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WEBWATCH FS] You can also find a list on our webpage at WDBJ 7 dot com.
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[45-11Winter-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:46:47]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Old Man Winter brought as many as ten inches of snow to Southside yesterday, and also some snow showers to Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


In Henry County, residents spent the day digging out from under three to six inches of snow.
State police reported DOZENS of weather-related accidents throughout the region ... ALL were minor.
The slipping and sliding was the perfect New Year's treat for some school children.
These Henry County kids spent their day off from school riding the neighborhood slopes.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTs]
[IN Q=I kept wishing]
[SOT 58:28]

((JARON MCDANIEL: I KEPT WISHING AND WISHING IT WOULD SNOW AND A WHOLE, WHOLE LOT AND IT CAME.))
[SOT 55:43 - :52]

((KATHERINE COCKRAN: IT'S GREAT... I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR IT FOREVER. ... IT'S BEEN LONG-AWAITED.))
[SUPER=07-Jaron McDaniel; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=07-Katherine Cockran; :05]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=long-awaited.]
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[VO-NAT]


Most main roads are clear... but VDOT and state police are still cautioning drivers to drive carefully on secondary roads.
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[45-Warner-Cabinet]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=rly]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC44:55]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]

Governor Elect Mark Warner put the final touches on his eleven memeber cabinet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Yesterday, Warner tapped Democratic campaign fundraiser Anita Rimler to be Secretary of the Commonwealth.
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[SOT 13:08:21]
[IN Q=I think Anita working]

((MARK WARNER/GOVERNOR-ELECT: I THINK ANITA WORKING BETWEEN THE WORLDS OF POLITICS GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES HAS A KEEN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT WILL MAKE OUR ADMINISTRATION SUCCESSFUL.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=make our administration successful.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner named George Newstrom Secretary of Technology. Newstrom is Senior Vice President for Electronic Data Systems and is overseas on business. He'll join the administration in March. The current Secretary, Donald Upson, will serve until then The Governor- Elect also nominated South Boston native Sandra Bowen to be Secretary of Administration. Bowen is the current Vice President of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and served as Secretary of the Commonwealth in the Baliles administration.
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[SOT 13:12:08]
[IN Q=I do think I understand]

((SANDRA BOWEN/SEC. OF ADMINISTRATION-DESIGNATE: I DO THINK I UNDERSTAND THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO MELDING THAT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.))
[SUPER=01-Sandra Bowen/Secretary of Administration-Designate;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=in these challenging times.]
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[VO-NAT]


Warner admits some sought after candidates turned down cabinet positions because the state couldn't offer enough money.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Today will be sunny, and the warmer weather may melt some of the snow we received yesteday.
Meterologist Leo Hirsbrunner will be along with your weekend forecast in just a few moments.




[8-School-Info]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]


Some school children will get another day off to enjoy the snow.
Several school systems are either closed or delayed today.
Throughout the morning, we'll air ones that we have at the bottom of your screen.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WEBWATCH FS] You can also find a list on our webpage at WDBJ 7 dot com.
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[8-11Winter-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC1:46:47]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


While the winter snow storm delivered only a dusting to Roanoke, it dumped as many as ten inches on parts of Southside.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


In Henry County, residents spent the day digging out from under three to six inches of snow.
State police reported DOZENS of weather-related accidents throughout the region ... ALL were minor.
The slipping and sliding was the perfect New Year's treat for some school children.
These Henry County kids spent their day off from school riding the neighborhood slopes.
(///// SOT /////)
[BUMP SOTs]
[IN Q=I kept wishing]
[SOT 58:28]

((JARON MCDANIEL: I KEPT WISHING AND WISHING IT WOULD SNOW AND A WHOLE, WHOLE LOT AND IT CAME.))
[SOT 55:43 - :52]

((KATHERINE COCKRAN: IT'S GREAT... I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR IT FOREVER. ... IT'S BEEN LONG-AWAITED.))
[SUPER=07-Jaron McDaniel; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=07-Katherine Cockran; :05]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=long-awaited.]
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[VO-NAT]


Most main roads are clear... but VDOT and state police are still cautioning drivers to drive carefully on secondary roads.
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[8-11Richmond]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:27:02]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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


Parts of Richmond were hit with up to eight inches of snow.
The city, which is preparing for the inauguration of Governor-Elect Mark Warner, spent much of the day digging out of its snowy shell.
State Police and V-DOT asked people to stay home while roads were cleared.
Schools, businesses and several government offices were closed.
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[8-11Campbell-Cars]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Am Cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:02:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Car dealers in Campbell County say they had to move their inventory out of the county on New Year's Day just to remain competitive with other dealers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Five dealerships transferred their inventory to Lynchburg for one day to avoid paying the county's merchandise tax.
The county taxes any inventory that's physically in the county on January 1st.. by not having to pay the tax, dealers say they can keep the cost of a new car much lower.
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[SOT 00:38:57]
[IN Q=If you don't]

((ED FELLERS/FELLERS CHEVROLET: IF YOU DON'T COVER THE TAXES THAT YOU HAVE TO PAY TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, TO THE STATE, TO THE COUNTY AND TO THE TOWN, YOU CAN'T STAY IN BUSINESS. THAT MEANS THE PRODUCT HAS GOT TO COST MORE.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Fellers/Fellers Chevrolet]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=to cost more.]
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[VO-NAT]


The move is legal, but some county officials would like to see that loophole closed.
Campbell stands to lose about 130-thousand dollars in revenue if the dealers don't have to pay the inventory tax this year.
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[BIRTHDAYS!]
Friday: 1/4/04

[SUPER=130-7/Katelyn Hammock/Chatham]



[SUPER=131-The following are from done from yesterday]


[BIRTHDAYS!] 1/5/02
Saturday:

[SUPER=130-1/Tiffany Roberts/Martinsville]



[SUPER=130-18/Tyree Hodge/Martinsville]


No Pictures:
[SUPER=131-/Joe Brightwell/Smith Mountain Lake]