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A wintry night in much of the region. How are the roads and what's in the forecast? We'll have details.
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[VO-NAT]


It is wind and fire causing troubles out West.
Plus more weight equals fewer years. Results of a study.
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[Talent=Jean]


And a big drug company must pay up. Find out why.
News 7 at Eleven is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]


Another blast of winter weather hits Southwest Virginia and the Alleghany Highlands
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
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[NRV-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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This latest storm hit some parts of the viewing area hard, while many other communities barely felt the punch.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


The hardest hit areas are in far Southwest Virginia, the New River Valley and the Alleghany Highlands.
This was the scene in the town of Pulaski about an hour ago, but other areas such as Wythe, Bland, Grayson and Smyth Counties got even more snow.
As you can see from the top of your screen, many schools are closed or delayed.
VDOT reports I-77 in Bland County is snow-covered.
State Police say most primary roads are clear or wet, but many secondary roads are snow-covered or icy.
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[Water-conservation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The recent steady rain and snow-fall, as well as a record wet October, have to put an end to water restrictions in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

City officials today declared an end to water conservation, even going so far as to declare an official end of the drought. With Carvins Cove at 74-percent capacity- -about normal for this time of year- -Roanoke today quit paying Roanoke COUNTY for water. It was more than just a rainy autumn that filled the pond. The city's utilities director says the rest of the story is spelled out in just two words: Crystal Spring.
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[SOT 11:17:02]
[IN Q=That certainly had ]

((MIKE MCEVOY/UTILITIES DIRECTOR; THAT CERTAINLY HAD A BIG IMPACT. TRADITIONALLY CRYSTAL SPRING HAS BEEN ABOUT 20% OF OUR WATER SUPPLY HERE IN THE VALLEY.))
[SUPER=01-Mike McEvoy/Utilities Director; ]
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[OUT Q=in the Valley]
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[VO-NAT]

New wells on city property will also help. As of today Carvins Cove stands at 9-point-2 feet below the spillway.
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[Train-Ax]


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One person is dead and at least thirty others were injured today after a train hit a truck that was trying to cross railroad tracks in Burbank California today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Burbank, CA]


The train was headed toward downtown Los Angeles when it hit a truck.
The truck exploded into flames killing the driver and was dragged over one thousand feet.
Two sections of the train derailed, injuring over thirty passengers.
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[SOT 16:50:06]
[IN Q=the two people]

((ONE WAS HAVING BACK PAIN AND SOME DIFFICULTY BREATHING. I JUST MADE HIM COMFORTABLE AND REASSURED HIM HELP WAS ON THE WAY. THE LADY NEXT TO HIM HAD A BROKEN ARM.)) [NO SUPER]
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[OUT Q=HAD A BROKEN ARM.]
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Witnesses say they see cars sitting on the tracks waiting for traffic to move all the time.
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[SOT 16:50:39]
[IN Q=whether or not]

((SGT. JOHN DILIBERT/BURBANK POLICE; WHETHER THE TRUCK STALLED ON THE TRACKS, WHETHER IT TRIED TO GO AROUND THE GATES, I DO NOT KNOW IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL. ))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. John Dilibert/Burbank Police Department; :00 QUICK!!!!]
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[OUT Q=too early to tell.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities will examine the data recorder from the train to gather any other information they can.
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[Economy]


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The economy is a big problem and it needs a big solution... so says President Bush who is set to unveil a huge economic plan tomorrow. That plan could mean a tax break for millions of Americans.
But as Aleen Sirgany reports, democrats have a plan of their own.
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Nancy Pelosi/(D) House Minority Leader;]
[SUPER=@Sirgany1]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.]

((WITH THE AILING U-S ECONOMY THE TOP DOMESTIC TOPIC OF THE NEW YEAR, THE PRESIDENT IS PROMISING A REMEDY. BUT DEMOCRATS ARGUE THEY HAVE A BETTER SOLUTION. AND THE BATTLE LINES AND PARTY LINES ARE BEING DRAWN WITH DEMOCRATS KICKING OFF THE FIGHT. REP. NANCY PELOSI/HOUSE MINORITY LEADER
(SOMETHING QUICK ABOUT THE ECONOMY NEEDING A JUMPSTART)

BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS AGREE THAT ANY ECONOMIC RECOVERY PLAN SHOULD EXTEND UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS AND FIND A WAY TO CREATE MORE JOBS. BEYOND THAT..THERE'S LITTLE COMMON GROUND. THE DEMOCRATS ARE CALLING FOR: PAYROLL TAX RELIEF, SMALL BUSINESS TAX CUTS AND NEW AID FOR STATES TO PROMOTE INFRASTRUCTURE AND HOMELAND SECURITY PROJECTS. PELOSI PRESIDENT BUSH OFFICIALLY UNVEILS HIS PLAN ON TUESDAY... IT WILL LIKELY INCLUDE... AN ACCELERATION OF TAX CUTS, THE ELIMINATION OF CORPORATE DIVIDENDS PAID TO SHAREHOLDERS AND TAX INCENTIVES TO SPUR MORE BUSINESS SPENDING. A PLAN DEMOCRATS SAY FAVORS THE RICH. AN ACCUSATION THE WHITE HOUSE IS ALREADY TRYING TO DEFEND..EVEN BEFORE THE FULL PROPOSAL IS ANNOUNCED. BUSH: RELYING ON THE PRESIDENT'S PLAN, INVESTORS, ANTICIPATING A TAX CUT RE-IGNITED THE RALLY ON WALL STREET MONDAY, SENDING STOCKS BARRELING HIGHER AND LIFTING THE DOW NEARLY ONE HUNDRED 90 POINTS. AS, CBSNEWS, WASHINGTON.))

[US-Airways]


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U-S Airways troubles aren't going away.
Papers filed in federal bankrutcy court show the carrier's revenue declined in November while its net loss widened.
To help deal with its budget problems, U-S Airways is reducing the size of its operations and flight schedule at Orlando International Airport.
That should save about 18 million dollars a year.

[Custom-Meats]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A local business owner is hoping someone will buy and continue his successful meat shop.
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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

Larry Linkous is closing Custom Meats after 30-years in business. The Merrimac location processes beef, pork and venison for hunters and restaurants in the region. Linkous says he would like to find someone to take over since he has such a large, loyal customer base.
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[SOT 00:25:45 - :55]
[IN Q=the business]

((LARRY LINKOUS/OWNER; THE BUSINESS IS HERE THERE IS NO QUESTION SOMEONE CAN STEP RIGHT IN AND HAVE A GOOD, NO CONCERN, AND I'M WILLING TO WORK WITH SOMEONE AS FAR AS TRAINING THEM GUIDING THEM TO HELP THEM GET STARTED.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Linkous/Owner;]
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[OUT Q=THEM GET STARTED.]
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[VO-NAT]

Linkous says because there are few processing sites in the area, the deer population is rising and the hunting season is longer, business may get even better. Custom Meats closes on February First if a buyer isn't found. Linkous says its hard to leave the shop but that he needs to focus on his other ventures.
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[Triangle-Lanes]


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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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

The man who started a Christiansburg landmark said his final goodbyes today.
Herbert Alcorn bowled the first frame at Triangle Lanes when it opened more than 40-years ago, and today he bowled the last.
Alcorn says business was good up until five years ago, when a newer and larger bowling alley opened up nearby.
But folks will still see the Triangle Lanes name.
Alcorn says he will move some of his equipment and the actual Triangle Lanes sign into his other bowling alley in Pulaski.
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[Pfizer-Settlement]


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You've seen the ads for prescription drugs on T-V.
Now one big pharmaceutical company will pay- after being accused of mis-representing the performance of the drug Zithromax.
Pfizer has reached a 6-million dollar settlement with 19 states.
Prosecutors say Zithromax works with fewer doses and fewer days- but that doesn't make it better than other antibiotics.
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[SOT 07]
[IN Q=]

((DAVID HART/OREGON STATE PROSECUTOR: NOW PFIZER WILL HAVE TO DISCLOSE WHEN IT'S A SUPPLEMENT THEY PAID FOR . I THINK IT SHOULD BE UNIVERSAL FOR ALL DRUG ADVERTISEMENTS.))
[SUPER=01-David Hart/Oregon State Prosecutor;]
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[OUT Q=all drug advertisements.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Pfizer did not admit guilt with the settlement and denied its advertising violated any consumer protection laws.

[obesity]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A study says being fat in middle age takes about as many years off your life as smoking does.
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[Vo-Nat 18 plus pad]
[Super=04-File Tape;]


It says people who are overweight at 40 are likely to die at least three years sooner than those who are slim.
This study the more extra pounds someone has, the shorter the life span.
Female non smokers who were obese lost an average seven years of life expectancy and men lost almost six years.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Medical breakthrough or hoax.
Even the doctors supposed to verify the existence of a human clone say they can't be sure.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And more sailors head to the Persian Gulf, this time to treat the potential wounded.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=in sports."]

((Hey, folks - Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office - as the Celtics pick up a member of the Roanoke Dazzle. JJ picks up his first ACC rookie of the week honor. While Favre says he's coming back and the NFL says it blew this call in the Giants-Niners game. All that plus - Perry

Florio on his possible suspension tonight on the Big 7.))[Cloning]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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The company that claimed it cloned a human baby apparently isn't handing over the evidence to back it up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-December;]


It was two weeks ago that the Clonaid company announced it had cloned a baby, but the freelance journalist who had planned to verify the baby's existence has given up.
He says he and several scientists have not been given access to the people involved.
He says its possible the announcement by the company Clonaid is an elaborate hoax to get publicity.
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[Iraq]


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It is the strongest signal yet that war plans are in the works.
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[VO-NAT 12.5]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD]


The Navy's hospital ship, the Comfort is sailing toward the Persian Gulf Region.
The comfort carries one thousand hospital beds and is equipped to handle injuries from a chemical or biological attack.
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[SOT 20]

((COMMANDER TOMMY STEWART/USNS COMFORT: THIS IS A ... WE HAVE ALL THE COMPLEXITIES OF ANY LEVEL ONE TRAUMA CARE. THE SIXTH LARGEST TRAUMA FACILITY IN THE COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Cmdr. Tommy Stewart/U. S. N. S. Comfort;]
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[OUT Q=in the country.]
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[VO-NAT 17.5]
[Super=03-San Diego, CA;]


Troops are moving out at bases all across the country.
In San Diego, four thousand sailors and marines also shipped out today for the Gulf region.
Despite the massive U-S troop buildup, the White House still says it seeks a peaceful resolution- but that depends on Saddam Hussein.
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[SOT]

((ARI FLEISCHER/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: HE WILL EITHER DISARM OR THE U.S. WILL DISARM HIM. SERIOUS MESSAGE, NOT BLUFF.))
[SUPER=@Fleischer;]
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[OUT Q=not bluff.]
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[vo-nat 13 plus pad]
Saddam told the Iraqi people today that Iraq will prevail if attacked by the U-S. He accused U-N arms inspectors of spying for the U-S. Inspectors deny that as they continue looking for weapons of mass destruction.
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[Falls]


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The Sheriff of Giles County is in the hospital, recovering from a stroke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co./File Tape;]


Close friends of Sheriff Larry Falls say he was with family early New Year's Day when it happened.
The 57-year-old was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital, and then later transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where he is in guarded condition.
Falls has served as Sheriff of Giles County for more than 15-years.
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[SOL]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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More Virginia students will have to take the Standards of Learning tests.
The state Board of Education has given preliminary approval to its plan complying with the federal "No Child Left Behind" Act.
The public school accountability law will require Virginia to add S-O-L tests in grades four, six and seven.
The tests are already given in grades three, five and eight.

[Family-Foundation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC1:04:49]
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Do you want to know exactly where your state tax dollars go?
If a group of Republican lawmakers get its way, you may be able to access all of that information with just the click of your mouse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Some Republican lawmakers today said they're introducing legislation to require state agencies to post their budgets on the Internet.
They say much of the waste in Virginia's budget is currently hidden from taxpayers.
Supporters of the bill say providing the general public with access to all of the budget numbers will help curb wasteful spending.
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[SOT 14:25:56]
[IN Q=it's going to make agencies]
[SUPER=01-Del. Allen Louderback/(R) Luray]
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[OUT Q=taxpayers' money.]
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[VO-NAT]


The lawmakers say that the bill should cost very little since agencies already have detailed budgets and operating web sites.
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[Take State of Commonwealth FS]
Governor Warner presents his agenda this Wednesday in his State of the Commonwealth message. News 7 will carry his address live. We'll also have reaction from Richmond, and analysis from our studio in Roanoke. Our special coverage begins Wednesday at 7:00 PM.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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You can help the United Way next time you stock up on groceries.
Find out how next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus wind-whipped flames threaten hundreds of homes.
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[Commercial]

[United-Way]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Next time you buy your groceries, you could be helping someone less fortunate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


For the next three weeks, 12 Kroger stores throughout the Roanoke valley will be asking customers at the checkout to donate a few dollars to the United Way.
The group is 250-thousand dollars short of its fundraising goal.
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[SOT 16:42:25]
[IN Q=The food banks]

((FRANK ROGAN/UNITED WAY PRESIDENT: THE FOOD BANKS ARE SEEING A LOT MORE PEOPLE SHOWING UP THAT ARE REALLY GOING HUNGRY, THAT DO RELY UPON THE FOOD BANK FOR THEIR DAILY FOOD. WE ALSO SEE AN OVERWHELMING NEED AT THE HOMELESS SHELTERS AND TRANSITIONAL LIVING SHELTERS AND I THINK THIS IS THE TIME FOR PEOPLE TO STEP UP AND TO BE COMPASSIONATE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Rogan/United Way President;]
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[OUT Q=be compassionate.]
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[VO-NAT]


Customers can donate as much or as little as they like.
The United Way hopes Kroger shoppers will help it meet its campaign goal by the end of the month.
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[CA-Fires]


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It's not snow, but wind causing trouble in California.
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[VO-NAT 21:49:36]
[SUPER=03-Malibu, CA]


Fierce winds are fueling a wildfire in Malibu-
About 12-hundred acres are burning with only five percent contained.
The fire started mid morning by a downed power line.
The blaze is now threatening hundreds of homes forcing many evacuations.
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[Horton]


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The Roanoke Valley lost a longtime weather forecaster over the weekend. While many ham radio operators knew him by his call sign, KZ4Y, he was also the meteorologist in charge for the National Weather Service at Woodrum Field for more than 30 years. He delighted in the changing weather patterns of the valley....
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1978]


...and was always thinking happy thoughts. This was his assesment of a winter storm in 1978.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First let's say....]
[SUPER=01-Fred Horton/Roanoke Meteorologist 1950-1983]
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[OUT Q=was a nice fluffy snow.]
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[ANCHOR=Robin]
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Fred also provided emergency radio communications during the flood of 85. A member of the Roanoke-Hollins Rotary Club, Fred had perfect attendence for 46 years. Horton died after a short illness, he was 84.
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[COMMERCIAL]

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming tonight on the Big 7 - the Wizards work some magic on the Celtics, while the Celtics get a member of the Dazzle. JJ gets an honor as Duke gets the number one spot. Plus, Favre on the retirement talk and Florio on his possible suspension. But first in tonight's Extra Point -
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]

Bill Parcells is dipping into his past to build his new staff with the Dallas Cowboys. Today, Parcells named former Giants' fullback Maurice Carthon his new offensive coordinator. Carthon played for Parcells on the 86 and 92 Super Bowl teams and coached with him in New England and with the Jets.

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[S-Wizards]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We begin this segment on the NBA hardwood as the Wizards headed north to the Fleet Center in Boston to battle the Celtics.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Fox Sports Net; :00]

Michael and the Wizards were after their fourth straight win a season high. But the Celtics showed little respect for the legend as Tony Delk turns Jordan around on the nasty coast to coast cross-over dribble drive for the lay-in. Down 91-to-90 - the Wizards will retake the lead as Jerry Stackhouse swishes the three pointer. He finished with a game high 37. It's 93-to-91 Washington. The Wizards then sealed the deal with Michael using the head fake and the fade.
[super=32-Washington/100/Boston/95;]

Jordan has 19 points and 11 boards as the Wizards win 100-to-95.
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[S-Celtics]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[TAPE#=SP-141 13:19]
[GRAPHIC=NBDL]

Speaking of the Celtics - The NBDL likes to bill itself as tomorrow's stars today.
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]

For the most part that hasn't been the case - but this morning it's good to know that the Dazzle has sent its first player in Franchise history to the NBA. Mikki (MIKEY) Moore is now a member of the Boston Celtics.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Moore left for Boston Sunday and cleared his physical yesterday afternoon. The Dazzle forward and center has signed a 10 day contract with the Celtics. In 19 games with the Dazzle this season he was a starter and averaged 15 points and was the NBDL leader in blocks per game with 2.1.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Kent Davison/Dazzle Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=look at"]
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[anchor=Mike]
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The Dazzle plays at Asheville tonight.

[S-Redick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
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[WRITER=sma]
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The top performers in the ACC this past week are certainly no strangers to southwest and central Virginia. UVa's Travis Watson from Brookneal is the ACC player of the week.
And Duke's J.J. Redick as the conference's rookie of the week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Clemson, SC; :00]


Redick averaged 21 points and 3.5 assists in the Blue Devils wins over Fairfield and Clemson. In two games Redick hit 12 of 27 shots from the floor, including 7 of 16 from three point land.
Watson turned a double-double in each of the Wahoos games last week against Wofford and Liberty. He scored 51 points and grabbed 47 rebounds in those contests.
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[ANCHOR=mike]
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Watson and Redick will meet next Wednesday night in Durham as UVa travels to Duke.
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


On the D-3 front in the ODAC - Ryan Pehanick a forward for Lynchburg College in the player of the week for the men. The Sophomore had 33 against Guilford and 25 against Ferrum.
Guard Megan Silva from Randolph-Macon is the women's player of the week.

[S-Favre]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-144 232TC]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


Forget the retirement party for Packers' quarterback Brett Favre. Yesterday afternoon the 33-year-old, 12 year veteran said he has no intentions of leaving the game he loves - just yet.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I HAVE EVERY INTENTION...]
[SUPER=01-Brett Favre/Will Be Back Next Season; :00]
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[OUT Q=....same questions again."]
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[S-Giants]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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As if the New York Giants didn't feel bad enough about how their season ended Sunday against the Niners - yesterday afternoon the NFL admitted that the refs should have called interference on the final play of the game. Yes, the Giants player was an ineligible receiver downfield, but pass-interference should have been called against San Francisco, as well. The League says they would have offset each other and given the Giants another chance to kick for the win. Jim Fassel had this to say this evening.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=COMING DOWN THE WIRE...]
[SUPER=01-Jim Fassel/Giants Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...COULDN'T DO ANYTHING.]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-138 17:33]
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Roanoke Express head coach Perry Florio knows he may not be on the bench for the team's game tomorrow night at the Roundhouse against the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies.
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Last night, with about a minute left in Roanoke's 5-4 loss to Reading, a "no call" on an apparent hooking infraction prompted an eruption from Florio. He threw a stick across the ice and received a game and gross misconduct penalty and he was ejected. Next likely will be a suspension from the league.
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The incident was not the only call Florio is complaining about. He sent a grievance to the ECHL this morning along with a video tape showing seven different times the referee made wrong calls against the Express in his estimation.
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You are watching the situation that incensed Florio the most. He describes it as the play unfolds, tied 4-4 with about two minutes left in the game.
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[Ward-Burton]


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You may know NASCAR driver Ward Burton as the only Virginian to win the Daytona 500 but did you also know he is a spokesperson for Virginia's state parks?
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Burton, who lives in Halifax County, will appear in promotional spots for the state's award-winning park system.
The current Daytona 500 champion is an avid outdoorsman and says he and his family are frequent visitors to Virginia's parks.
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The spots will run on more than one hundred television and radio stations across the state beginning on February first. (------------)