[AM-Roanoke-Weather]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Road conditions have improved a bit, but officials are still warning drivers to watch out for icy spots.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

They say even on primary roads where snow has been pushed aside, during the day it may have melted, leaked back on the street and re-froze after temperatures dropped last night. Meanwhile, Crews are still working to clear roads through the area. V-DOT's goal is to make roads passable within 48-hours. Plows are now making a dent on snow covered roads in neighborhoods and subdivisions. Still V-DOT officials say that doesn't mean your street will be clear today.

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[TAKE FS VDOT INFO BOARD]
If you need detailed information on road conditions, you can call VDOT at 1-800-367-R-O-A-D.

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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-44 TC1:05:39]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]

Complaints are rolling in from drivers who were stranded in the storm for hours on Route 220 Wednesday night.
Authorities say they can learn from the massive backup on Route 220.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Abandoned cars still line the road where some motorists were stranded for as many as 8 hours Wednesday night.
John Griesenbeck says he was stuck in traffic for six hours, just one mile from his home in Roanoke County.
He and other motorists say that NO police or emergency officials came to help.
Drivers found their own solutions to get moving again.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[COVER FIRST SOT 9:42:58]
[IN Q=I didn't see any]

((JOHN GRIESENBECK/STRANDED MOTORIST: I DIDN'T SEE ANY VDOT, I DIDN'T SEE ANY EMERGENCY VEHICLES, I DIDN'T SEE ANY POLICE.... ))
[BUTT BUTT BUTT WITH SOT 9:46:17 -- SHOW JOHN ON CAMERA]

(( ... THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO BLAME BUT I THOUGHT ROANOKE COUNTY LET US DOWN. ESPECIALLY AFTER I CALLED DISPATCH AND I ASKED THEM WHAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DO AND THEY COULDN'T GIVE ME AN ANSWER AND FINALLY HUNG UP ON ME. ))
[SUPER=01-John Griesenbeck/Stranded Motorist; :05]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=hung up on me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Roanoke County police say they were stuck in the traffic too and had to give accidents with injuries first priority.
State police say they don't work that part of 220.
And V-DOT says it only helps on accidents when police ask.
Franklin County's Sheriff says he and Roanoke County will work together to make sure they can coordinate a better response in the future.
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[11Salem-Death]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-39 TC1:24:08]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The storm claimed a life in Salem where a 54-year old woman died from exposure.
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[VO-NAT - :20.5]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Carol Yvonne Dickerson of Floyd County was found dead yesterday morning outside a medical building under construction.
Police say Dickerson got her car stuck on a curb on Keagy Road, and went up to the empty building instead of a nearby hotel. The construction worker who found her around 6 yesterday morning, tried to find a pulse and then called 9-1-1.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT -23:21:08/1:41:42]
[IN Q=I went up there...]

((PERRY HYPES/CONSTRUCTION WORKER: I WENT UP THERE, THEY SHOWED UP, I SHOWED THEM WHERE SHE WAS AT. THEY TRIED TO REVIVE HER, BUT THINGS DIDN'T WORK OUT SO GOOD.)) ((R.E. GRAY/SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT: THERE DID NOT APPEAR TO BE ANY SUSPICIOUS NATURE TO THIS. IT'S A VERY SAD OCCURRENCE WHEN SOMEONE WAS WITHIN 50 YARDS OF WARMTH, SHELTER AND HEALTH.))
[SUPER=01-Perry Hypes/Construction Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-R. E. Gray/Salem Police Department; :12]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=warmth, shelter and health.]
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[VO-NAT - :08+]

An autopsy is scheduled for later today to find out how she died, and try to answer why she went to a dark building instead of the hotel.
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[11Patrick-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


The storm is also being blamed for the death of a 14-year old in Patrick County.
State Police say Matthew Dugger of Patrick Springs was killed Wednesday on his way home from school.
Witnesses told police that the vehicle he was riding in skidded off a snow-covered road, ran into a creek and overturned.
Police say the female driver, also a teenager, crawled out of the wreckage with minor injuries.

[Power-Outages]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


As much of the East coast continues digging out from the one of the biggest and earliest snow storms in years, the lights are still out for millions of people in the Carolinas.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham Co., NC;]


The weight of ice and snow has snapped tree limbs and sent them crashing onto power lines.
Some two million customers lost electricity.
The governors of both North and South Carolina have declared a state of emergency.
Meanwhile, residents are having to resort to alternative sources of heat.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We got]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=keep warm.]
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[VO-NAT]


At least 22 deaths have been blamed on the storm since it blew across the southern Plains earlier this week.
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[FL-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The pilot of a small plane literally crashed a party in Miami, Florida last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]


The aircraft slammed into the building housing the Federal Reserve Bank during an employee holiday party.
The plane exploded and burst into flames upon impact.
The pilot was the only person killed, but more than 100 people attending the party were forced to evacuate.
None of them was injured.
Meanwhile, the F-A-A says it appears to have been an accident.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


If war IS declared on Iraq, it won't happen anytime soon.
U-N officials say it could take weeks to analyze Iraq's declaration listing any weapons of mass destruction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]


Iraqi officials say they'll turn over the report before Sunday's deadline, and are expected to say there are no such weapons.
It will then be up to the Bush administration to present evidence refuting that claim.
White House officials say they have the evidence, but won't say what it is.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=KIMBERLY]
[SS=HOLD]


A war with Iraq could cost the U-S nearly two trillion dollars over a decade.

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Beginning today, General Motors will provide zero-interest loans for up to five years on 13 models of S-U-V's. It will also will give one-thousand dollars in cash on eleven other 2002 and 2003 sport utility vehicles. The new deals run through January second. In other news, Wall Street has now retreated for a five straight days.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane, CBS Marketwatch, NY.]

((GOOD MORNING..UNITED AIRLINES HELPED FLY THE DOW SOUTH FOR A FIFTH STRAIGHT DAY...

ESS=closing dow


THE DOW DROPPED 114 POINTS....PRETTY MUCH KISSING THAT 8 WEEK WINNING STREAK GOODBYE..
ESS=closing nasdaq


THINGS WEREN'T MUCH BETTER FOR TECH STOCKS AS THE NASDAQ DROPPED ABOUT 20.

ONCAM=ED


ACT QUICKLY this morning and a dollar WILL BUY YOU
A SHARE OF STOCK IN U-A-L THE PARENT OF UNITED AIRLINES---WAIT TOO LONG AND IT MAY BUY YOU TWO. AFTER A FEDERAL PANEL R

EJECTED UNITED'S REQUEST FOR A NEAR 2 BILLLION DOLLAR LOAN GUARANTEE LATE WEDNESDAY U-A-L HAS FALLEN 67 PERCENT YESTERDAY...
THERE'S BEEN LOTS OF FALLOUT FROM THIS..BOEING TRADED LOWER...DUE TO THE JETMAKER'S EXPOSURE TO THE FINANCING OF UNITED JETLINERS..A SIMILAR STORY FOR GE'S GE-CAPITAL UNIT.SEVERAL BANKS TIED TO UNITED HAVE ALSO BEEN HIT INCLUDING CITIGROUP AND JP MORGAN CHASE...ALONG WITH BANK ONE WHICH RUNS UNITED'S CREDIT CARD PROGRAM
UNITED'S BAD NEWS IS A MINI BOOM TO COMPETITORS...AMERICAN PARENT A-M-R, CONTINENTAL AND NORTHWEST ARE CLOSED HIGHER.
THE DOW JONES TRANSPORTATION INDEX IS BOOTING UNITED AS A COMPONENT...THIS MORNING IT'S BEING REPLACED BY UNITED PARCEL SERVICE...
INVESTORS HAVE BEEN PUNISHING RETAILERS FOR A SOFT NOVEMBER AMONG THE STOCKS MOVING LOWER, KOHL'S, SEARS, TARGET AND CIRCUIT CITY.
ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE, FIRST TIME CLAIMS FOR STATE JOBLESS BENEFITS HAVE HIT A 20 MONTH LOW...WE'LL GET THE NOVEMBER JOBLESS NUMBER THIS MORNING AT 8:30 eastern time..
AND IF YOU'RE THINKING OF REFINANCING YOU'D BEST GET MOVING. MORTGAGE RATES HAVE RISEN FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK..WITH THE 30 YEAR FIXED NOW AVERAGING 6.19 PERCENT, ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES ARE UP TO 4.21 PERCENT...STILL A PRETTY GOOD BARGAIN COMPARED TO YEARS PAST...
GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH IN NEW YORK....))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Arledge]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The television pioneer who created Monday Night Football and such innovations as instant replay has died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-ABC;]


Former President of A-B-C News Roone Arledge died yesterday in New York of complications from cancer.
During his 38 years at ABC, Arledge transformed the way television covered both sports and news.
By the time he retired in 1998, Arledge had won 36 Emmys, and was named one of the 100 most important Americans of the 20th Century by Life magazine.
Roone Arledge was 71.
(------------)


[11Botetourt-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-41 TC1:06:03]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Authorities believe a candle was to blame for a fire in a Botetourt County home.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


The log home is located on Dry Branch Road near Arcadia. Members of the family discovered the blaze and tried to put it out with a fire extinguisher, but were unsuccessful. They managed to escape without injury.
Most of the damage was contained to the interior of the house, but fire officials believe the home will be declared a total loss.
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[11Pledge]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Ex- Roanoke Police Officer Fred Pledge has lost the appeal of his robbery conviction.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]

Pledge pled guilty last year to racketeering, accepting kick-backs, bribes and protection pay-offs. While the former patrolman admitted to taking money from people, he insisted it did not amount to robbery.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=None]

The federal appeals court in Richmond disagreed and upheld the robbery conviction.

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]


[2Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, Intel is boosting its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter. The chip-making giant sites greater-than-expected demand for computer microprocessors. In other news, Wall Street has now retreated for a five straight days.
Ed Crane has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Ed Crane/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=I'm Ed Crane, CBS Marketwatch, NY.]

((GOOD MORNING..UNITED AIRLINES HELPED FLY THE DOW SOUTH FOR A FIFTH STRAIGHT DAY...

ESS=closing dow


THE DOW DROPPED 114 POINTS....PRETTY MUCH KISSING THAT 8 WEEK WINNING STREAK GOODBYE..
ESS=closing nasdaq


THINGS WEREN'T MUCH BETTER FOR TECH STOCKS AS THE NASDAQ DROPPED ABOUT 20.

ONCAM=ED


ACT QUICKLY this morning and a dollar WILL BUY YOU
A SHARE OF STOCK IN U-A-L THE PARENT OF UNITED AIRLINES---WAIT TOO LONG AND IT MAY BUY YOU TWO. AFTER A FEDERAL PANEL R

EJECTED UNITED'S REQUEST FOR A NEAR 2 BILLLION DOLLAR LOAN GUARANTEE LATE WEDNESDAY U-A-L HAS FALLEN 67 PERCENT YESTERDAY...
THERES BEEN LOTS OF FALLOUT FROM THIS..BOEING TRADED LOWER...DUE TO THE JETMAKER'S EXPOSURE TO THE FINANCING OF UNITED JETLINERS..A SIMILAR STORY FOR GE'S GE-CAPITAL UNIT.SEVERAL BANKS TIED TO UNITED HAVE ALSO BEEN HIT INCLUDING CITIGROUP AND JP MORGAN CHASE...ALONG WITH BANK ONE WHICH RUNS UNITED'S CREDIT CARD PROGRAM
UNITED'S BAD NEWS IS A MINI BOOM TO COMPETITORS...AMERICAN PARENT A-M-R, CONTINENTAL AND NORTHWEST ARE CLOSED HIGHER.
THE DOW JONES TRANSPORATION INDEX IS BOOTING UNITED AS A COMPONENT...THIS MORNING IT'S BEING REPLACED BY UNITED PARCEL SERVICE...
INVESTORS HAVE BEEN PUNISHING RETAILERS FOR A SOFT NOVEMBER AMONG THE STOCKS MOVING LOWER, KOHL'S, SEARS, TARGET AND CIRCUIT CITY.
ON THE BRIGHTER SIDE, FIRST TIME CLAIMS FOR STATE JOBLESS BENEFITS HAVE HIT A 20 MONTH LOW...WE'LL GET THE NOVEMBER JOBLESS NUMBER THIS MORNING AT 8:30 eastern time..
AND IF YOU'RE THINKING OF REFINANCING YOU'D BEST GET MOVING. MORTGAGE RATES HAVE RISEN FOR A THIRD STRAIGHT WEEK..WITH THE 30 YEAR FIXED NOW AVERAGING 6.19 PERCENT, ADJUSTABLE RATE MORTGAGES ARE UP TO 4.21 PERCENT...STILL A PRETTY GOOD BARGAIN COMPARED TO YEARS PAST...
GET MORE AT CBS DOT MARKETWATCH DOT COM. I'M ED CRANE CBS MARKETWATCH IN NEW YORK....))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]