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An examination of the weather woes we've been through and what may be in store.
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And new charges brought against a former county official.

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Jones and Grove make another first team all-American team. The Duke Blue Devils stay in-house for their new coach.
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And Eli Manning joins brother Peyton as a winner of the prestigious Johnny Unitas award.
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We are in our last big burst of snow with this system. Icy drizzle tonight may create headaches. And there is another snow clipper on the way.
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News 7 is next.
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The first dose of winter weather causes relatively few major problems.
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But the snow continues to fall and many wonder if the worst is still yet to come.
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Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
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We start our coverage tonight in the Roanoke Valley where after a quiet day, road conditions are quickly deteriorating.
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As snow gives way to ice, they could get much worse.
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Richard Lesko is along Route 220 in Roanoke County. What's it like there?
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((ROLLCUE:...stay off the road.))
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is up in Blacksburg with a look at conditions there. Rachel?
Robin, It's snowing really hard right now and it's been this way for at least 4-hours.
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It's accumulating again and even sticking. V-DOT has been working on the primary roads all day, and they haven't even touched the secondary roads. But it's ice that has everyone in the New River Valley concerned tonight.
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((Barren roads were a familiar scene all day in the New River Valley. And after a morning full of accidents like this one, police are hoping for even emptier streets tonight.

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((BRUCE BRADBERRY: WE'RE EXPECTING MORE TONIGHT AND THE REASON WE'RE EXPECTING MORE TONIGHT IS PEOPLE ARE GONNA GET JUST A LITTLE BIT COMPLACENT. THERE'S GONNA THINK THAT THERE'S NOTHING OUT THERE BECAUSE IT APPEARS THAT THERE'S NOT THAT MUCH OUT THERE. )) [RUNS:08]
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but looks can be deceiving... Roads appeared clear... but several motorist lost controls of their cars. Even some snow plows had trouble.

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((ROBERT MARSHALL :A SNOW PLOW THAT BROKE DOWN WHILE DOING ITS JOB THIS MORNING. THE WRECKERS DO THE SAME THING... (LAUGHS))) [RUNS:06]
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Not many braved the snow and cold on this day, even though the best chance to get out of the house was most likely during daylight.

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((BRUCE BRADBERRY: THE ICE IS THE WORST THING, RECKLESS DRIVING IN VIRGINIA IS ANYTHING THAT ENDANGERS LIFE LIMB OR PROPERTY OF ANY PERSON. IF YOU DON'T NEED TO BE ON THE ROADS, YOU SHOULDN'T BE ON THE ROADS.)) [RUNS:09]
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Police are asking everyone to stay in tonight. V-DOT officials say roads in the New River Valley are in moderate condition... meaning you need chains and snow tires on your car to get around. State Police are working several accidents this hour on Interstate 81... traffic is moving, but it's very slow.
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Keith and Shannon, he secondary roads won't be plowed anytime soon and the interstate may look okay, but black ice will likely be a problem tonight.

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Barely 48 hours after being released on state charges, Sid Clower's been indicted by the feds.
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The former Henry County Administrator is named in six counts of tax evasion and fraud. The indictment alleges Clower under-reported his income by as much as 97-thousand dollars in one year. He has admitted stealing 800-thousand during the decade he worked for the County.
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Clower served about a year at a state prison, then three months in a half-way house, before his release Monday. The federal indictment was returned under seal yesterday in Charlottesville. It was unsealed today, only after Clower was released on an unsecured bond.

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Roanoke school officials say they've fixed some significant problems revealed by a recent audit.
Details on that when News 7 returns.
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Plus new members get an inside look at the General Assembly.
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There is more information tonight on the audits that Roanoke City School Board members will review next week.
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Today school officials defended their record of correcting problems identified in the reports. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
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Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom tonight with more on the story.
Keith and Shannon, the school board members will review three audits,
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including a report that gives school system finances a clean bill of health.
The audit that has attracted the most attention is a follow-up to previous audits that identified problems in food service, transportation and maintenance.
Assistant Superintendent Dick Kelley says the most significant problems are no longer an issue, and the school system is taking pains to address the rest.
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((THE PROBLEMS THAT WERE UNCOVERED LAST YEAR WITH POSSIBLE FRAUD AND ABUSE OF THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS HAVE BEEN CLEARED AND RESOLVED BY THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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The school system has taken steps to address the most serious problems, allegations that maintenance department employees fabricated quotes in the process of awarding small construction projects.
The follow-up did find new concerns that some contractors did not hold proper licenses, or failed to obtain appropriate building permits, but assistant superintendent Dick Kelley says actions have been taken to assure compliance.
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((I'LL SAY THAT SOMETIMES IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO ADDRESS PERCEPTIONS, BUT I WILL SAY THAT THE SCHOOL ADMINSITRATION IS DEDICATED TO ADDRESSING THESE ISSUES AND TO RESOLVING THESE ISSUES.))
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Kelley declined to provide more specifics on the recent decision to place the Director of Maintenance on administrative leave, but repeated the personnel move was based on management issues not allegations of fraud.
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Keith and Shannon, anyone interested in reviewing the audits in more detail can visit our website at wdbj7.com

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The Floyd County man who held police on a nearly 10-hour standoff last month is now charged with manufacturing an explosive device.
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This week a grand jury indicted 48 year old Jerry Lee Noakes on the charge. Police were trying to serve Noakes with a warrant in November when he refused to leave his home on Good Neighbors Road. Police say as they tried to enter, they found a small explosive device lying near the back door. Noakes also faces a felony abduction charge from a domestic dispute.
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They were elected only a few weeks ago but the Roanoke Valley's new legislators are already in Richmond.
They are not passing laws just yet.
But they are learning the ropes.
Meghan Muldoon has this story.
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(( You can call it Lawmaking 101
Sixteen recently elected members of the General Assembly are learning the ins and outs of the legislative process.
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During the two-day orientation the freshmen are instructed on the freedom of information act, the role of legislative assistants and the state's sexual harassment policy.
And they drew lots to determine their seniority.
The get-together is also an opportunity for the freshmen to get to know one another.
For some new members, that is crucial.
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Stocks finished narrowly higher on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW gained 57 points, closing above the 99-hundred mark for the first time since May 2002.
NASDAQ rose nine.
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Regardless of the weather the shows will go on at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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Gospel singer Bill Gaither and a variety of artists will present the Gaither Homecoming in the coliseum at 7 o'clock.

Earlier today, Gaither met fans at a local bookstore while signing copies of his new book, "It's More Than the Music".
The former English teacher says the book is a glimpse into his life as well as a practical guide to living.
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((BILL GAITHER/SINGER/SONGWRITER/AUTHOR: IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO PUT GOD FIRST IN YOUR LIFE MAINLY BECAUSE YOU HAVE CHOICES, PRIORITIES, YOU KNOW, WHERE AM I GONNA SPEND MY TIME?))
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The Gaither concert is close to being sold out but tickets are still available. No refunds will be offered.
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Single tickets are also available for Saturday Night Fever which will begin in the auditorium at 8. Because the parking lot is expected to fill up quickly the Civic Center will run a free shuttle service from the parking garages at Williamson and Tazewell and 2nd and Church.


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A poet and distinguished professor at Virginia Tech is now a Grammy nominee.
Today, the Nikki Giovanni Poetry Collection was named one of five finalists for the Best Spoken Word Album.
Giovanni has taught writing and literature at Virginia Tech since 1987.
The Grammys will be awarded February 8th in Los Angeles.

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Coming up on the Big 7 - Duke gets its football coach, Eli gets the Unitas, and the Sox officially get their new skipper.
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And its tough keeping up with the Joneses, unless you happen to be Jake Grove. More all-America honors for the pair tonight.
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Forest native Jake Grove continues to rack up the postseason honors. This afternoon the Virginia Tech senior center was named to his second first team all America squad.
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The six foot three inch, 300 pounder was named to the football coaches association first team today. For the season, Grove graded out at 92 percent for more than 700 plays. He had 48 knockdown blocks.
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Grove also was named one of the sic finalist for the Remington Award today. That honor goes to the top center in all of college football. The winner will announced December 13 in Nebraska.

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The Duke Blue Devils have decided to stay in house for the hiring of their next head football coach.
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Reports say that Duke will take the interim tag off of Ted Roof's title and make him the program's full-time head coach. The Associated Press and Durham's Herald Sun are reporting that Roof was chosen over Bobby Ross. He will be formally introduced by this coming weekend after approval from the Board of Trustees on Friday.
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Matt Schaub was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Award, but tonight that honor was given to
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Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning. Eli threw for 3 thousand, three hundred and 41 yards and 27 touchdowns this season leading Ole Miss to the Cotton Bowl for the first time 42 years. Besides Schaub, Manning beat out NC State's Philip Rivers, Michigan's Jon Navarre and Oklahoma's Jason White.
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The Boston Red Sox officially introduced their new skipper to the media and nation today. An enthusiastic Terry Francona takes over a franchise full of talent and unbearable expectations.
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The NASCAR season wraps up tomorrow night in New York with the annual awards banquet -
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This afternoon Richard Childress racing announced that Johnny Sauter will drive the No. 30 AOL Chevrolet for the 2004 season and will compete for the 2004 Rookie of the Year Award. Sauter, who is 25 is a Wisconsin native.
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Some college basketball in the New River Valley is still on tonight despite the worsening conditions. The Tech - Old Dominion game set for 7 tonight will tip as scheduled. ODU is safely in town and so are the refs, so the game will be played.
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That's the same story at the Dedmon Center in Radford where the Highlanders host Marshall University at 7, as well.