[7-11Lotto-Ticket]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

It's the opportunity of a lifetime, and someone is about to miss outon it. An unclaimed Lotto South jackpot of eleven point six million dollars may return to the state today if no one steps forward with the winning ticket.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Not many people would skip the chance to become a millionaire, but that may be the case come five o'clock today. That's when the deadline to claim the jackpot expires.
In Virginia, players have 180 days to claim their prize.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-1:11:02]
[IN Q=IT COULD BE IN SOMEONES BILLFOLD]

((IT COULD BE IN SOMEONES BILLFOLD, SOMEONES DRESSER DRAWER, OR SOMEONES CHECKBOOK))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=OR SOMEONES CHECKBOOK]
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[VO-NAT]


The big winner spent one dollar at the lottery booth during last year's state fair in October... but may have THROWN AWAY almost twelve million.
Even if one person loses out, some schools may win... unclaimed prizes go to the Literary Fund.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-1:09:30]
[IN Q=THE LITERARY FUND IS USED TO HELP]

((PENELOPE W. KYLE/EXEC. DIR. VA LOTTERY--THE LITERARY FUND IS USED TO HELP OBTAIN LOANS FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO HELP OUT IN SOME LOCALITIES WITH TEACHER RETIREMENT ISSUES. BUT IT'S SPENT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION))
[SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Virginia Lottery Executive Director;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=SPENT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION]
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[VO-NAT]


All profits and unclaimed prizes go to public education in the state.
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[7-11Civic-Groups]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Religious leaders, city leaders and fans have all expressed their opinions about whether the Roanoke Civic Center should be allowed to sell more beer and wine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Until now, we haven't heard from those who may benefit the most from more alcohol sales.
At each Civic Center event, civic groups volunteer and work the concession stands.
They get ten percent of whatever they sell.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:19:57]
[IN Q=We make approximately]

((LOUISE MORRIS/LAURETTE ALPHA OMICRON OF BETA SIGMA PHI: WE MAKE APPROXIMATELY 200 A NIGHT, SOMETIMES MORE AND THAT'S A GOOD NIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Louise Morris/Laurette Alpha Omicron of Beta Sigma Phi; :]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=a good night]
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[VO-NAT]


That usually adds up to several thousand dollars a year.
Many of the groups then use the money to fund charitable programs throughout the year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:23:18]
[IN Q=I think we can]
((BETTY SIMMONS/CARRIE LEE CHAPTER #108: I THINK WE CAN DO A LOT MORE BY HAVING THE EXTRA BEER TO SELL BECAUSE WE'D MA

KE MORE MONEY SO NATURALLY YOU CAN DO MORE WITH YOUR MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Simmons/Carrie Lee Chapter #108]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=with your money]
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[VO-NAT]


Some churches also take part in volunteering at concession stands.
If they oppose selling alcohol, the Civic Center allows those groups to work at stands that have no alcohol.
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[45-11Winter-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-02 TC-1:36:40]
[GRAPHIC=Winter ]

April showers bring May flowers, but what do snowstorms in March bring?
Yesterday's unexpected storm, which dropped several inches around the area, could take several days to cleanup. American Electric Power is reporting that 22-thousand customers are still without power this morning and it could be days before it is restored to everyone Justin McLeod has more on the damage caused the storm.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amy Waldron/Roanoke Resident; :12]
[SUPER=01-Brad Knopf/Roanoke Resident; :27]
[SUPER=@justin2; :39]
[SUPER=01-Janet Knop/Roanoke Resident; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF SHOVELING ON BLACKSBURG TAPE AT 40:02))
Many of us thought our shoveling days were over. ((NAT SOUND OF WEATHER))
But a Sunday surprise proved us all wrong.
[SOT 2:46:14; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=I came out]

((AMY WALDRON/ROANOKE RESIDENT: I CAME OUT AND I WAS READY TO LEAVE AND I HAD ON A SKIRT AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF SO I WAS KINDA SURPRISED, LITTLE SURPRISED, WASN'T READY FOR THIS.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=ready for this]


She was not alone.
Many of us woke up Sunday morning to find several inches of snow, the wet and heavy kind.
[SOT 2:44:07; TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Yesterday I'm playing]

((BRAD KNOPF: YESTERDAY I'M PLAYING GOLF TODAY I'M BEATING THE SNOW OFF MY SHRUBS AND TRYING TO SAVE THE SHRUBBY, AND WE HAVE POWER LINES DOWN, IT'S JUST A MESS.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=just a mess]


A mess is what you could say happened to Grandin Road in Roanoke.
Downed trees could be seen all over the roadway, prompting the city to close it for several hours.
[SOT 2:52:31]
[IN Q=They just popped]

((JAMES TARPLEY/ROANOKE RESIDENT: THEY JUST BREAKED LIKE POPCORN. IT WAS WET SNOW AND WHEN IT GOT HEAVY THEY JUST SNAPPED.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=just snapped]


They snapped especially on the roadways.
Parts of Melrose and Orange Avenues were blocked for most of the day.
This downed tree on Franklin Road forced motorists to make a tricky U-turn.
Some trees even fell on cars like this one in Blacksburg and this truck in Roanoke.
And if it wasn't trees, it was phone and power lines.
Just ask Erika Thomas.
[SOT 2:48:19]
[IN Q=It's a brand new]

((ERIKA THOMAS/ROANOKE RESIDENT: IT'S A BRAND NEW CAR. I WAS PRETTY MAD, PRETTY MAD.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=pretty mad]


Madness may be the word to describe what happened at Forest Park School in Roanoke.
Downed trees completely covered the entire school yard. ((QUICK NAT SOUND OF WEATHER))
It has left many hoping spring will finally arrive for good.
[SOT 2:42:18]
[IN Q=We thought spring]

((JANET KNOPF/ROANOKE RESIDENT: WE THOUGHT SPRING WAS COMING. YESTERDAY WE WERE OUT BUYING BATHING SUITS. WE PUT AWAY OUR WINTER COATS BUT NOW WE HAVE TO GET THEM BACK OUT.))
[Runs= 10]
[OUT Q=back out]


It goes to show you that even when the calendar says spring, mother nature often has a split personality.
Justin McLeod, News 7.))

[8-11Civic-Groups]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A lot has been said about whether the Roanoke Civic Center should be allowed to sell more beer and wine.
We've heard from city leaders, religious leaders, and even fans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Until now, we haven't heard from those who may benefit the most from more alcohol sales.
At each Civic Center event, civic groups volunteer and work the concession stands.
They get ten percent of whatever they sell.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:19:57]
[IN Q=We make approximately]

((LOUISE MORRIS/LAURETTE ALPHA OMICRON OF BETA SIGMA PHI: WE MAKE APPROXIMATELY 200 A NIGHT, SOMETIMES MORE AND THAT'S A GOOD NIGHT.))
[SUPER=01-Louise Morris/Laurette Alpha Omicron of Beta Sigma Phi; :]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=a good night]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


That usually adds up to several thousand dollars a year.
Many of the groups then use the money to fund charitable programs throughout the year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:23:18]
[IN Q=I think we can]
((BETTY SIMMONS/CARRIE LEE CHAPTER #108: I THINK WE CAN DO A LOT MORE BY HAVING THE EXTRA BEER TO SELL BECAUSE WE'D MA

KE MORE MONEY SO NATURALLY YOU CAN DO MORE WITH YOUR MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Simmons/Carrie Lee Chapter #108]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=with your money]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Some churches also take part in volunteering at concession stands.
If they oppose selling alcohol, the Civic Center allows those groups to work at stands that have no alcohol.
(------------)



[8-11Lotto-Ticket]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Someone is about to miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime... eleven point six MILLION dollars is the Lotto South Jackpot about to return to the state because the prize has NOT been claimed.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Not many people would skip the chance to become a millionaire, but that may be the case come five o'clock today.
That's when the deadline to claim the jackpot expires.
In Virginia, players have 180 days to claim their prize.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-1:11:02]
[IN Q=IT COULD BE IN SOMEONES BILLFOLD]

((IT COULD BE IN SOMEONES BILLFOLD, SOMEONES DRESSER DRAWER, OR SOMEONES CHECKBOOK))
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=OR SOMEONES CHECKBOOK]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The big winner spent one dollar at the lottery booth during last year's state fair in October... but may have THROWN AWAY almost twelve million.
Even if one person loses out, some schools may win... unclaimed prizes go to the Literary Fund.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT-1:09:30]
[IN Q=THE LITERARY FUND IS USED TO HELP]

((PENELOPE W. KYLE/EXEC. DIR. VA LOTTERY--THE LITERARY FUND IS USED TO HELP OBTAIN LOANS FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS TO HELP OUT IN SOME LOCALITIES WITH TEACHER RETIREMENT ISSUES. BUT IT'S SPENT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION))
[SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Virginia Lottery Executive Director;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=SPENT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


All profits and unclaimed prizes go to public education in the state. (------------)