[Steve-Live]

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[LIVE=Steve /FULL]
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[Take FS Valley Metro]

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[LIVE=Steve /FULL]
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[VOBNight-Snow]


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[ENG#=1]


Last night's commute home was littered with minor accidents.
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[VO-NAT :06]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

State Police say they responded to fender- benders across the region, but no major injuries were reported.
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[SOT 18:31:56]
[IN Q=A lot of them are]

((SGT. MICHAEL BAILEY/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: A LOT OF THEM ARE NON REPORTABLE MEANING THERE'S NO INJURIES AND THERE'S NOT A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DAMAGE SO WE'RE ADVISING THE DRIVERS TO EXCHANGE INFORMATION AND REPORT TO THEIR INSURANCE COMPANIES.))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. Michael Bailey/Virginia State Police; :15]
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[OUT Q=their insurance companies]
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[VO-NAT]

Tractor- trailers had a hard time traveling up Christiansburg Mountain on Interstate 81. South bound traffic was backed up for more than an hour. Police say the slope was too steep and slick for the trucks to get any traction. V-Dot hauled in sand to get traffic moving.
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[11Civic-Center]


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Some people braved the snow...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

and ventured out to the Roanoke Civic Center.
Two shows were scheduled and went on despite the nasty weather.
The Gaither Homecoming Concert and the musical Saturday Night Fever filled the civic center parking lot and sent many patrons to satellite parking lots.
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[11School-Audit]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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A follow-up audit of Roanoke City schools has revealed new concerns, but officials say they are being addressed.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The school system made changes to fix the most serious problems, allegations that maintenance department employees fabricated quotes when they awarded small construction projects.
But the follow-up also identified new concerns that some contractors did not hold proper licenses, or failed to obtain appropriate building permits.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Again the school board]

((DICK KELLEY/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF OPERATIONS: AGAIN THE SCHOOL BOARD AND ITS CONTRACTORS WANT TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PERMIT REQUIREMENTS AND THE LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, SO WE'VE TAKEN INTERNAL ACTIONS TO MAKE SURE THOSE PROCEDURES ARE FOLLOWED, SO THAT WE AREN'T EMPLOYING CONTRACTORS THAT AREN'T GOING THROUGH THE APPROPRIATE PROCESS TO GET A LICENSE OR TO GET A BUILDING PERMIT.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Kelley/Assistant Superintendent of Operations;]
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[OUT Q=get a building permit.]
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[TAKE WDBJ WEBPAGE FULL]
School board members will review the audits next week, and the full reports have been posted on-line. You can find a link on our website at WDBJ-seven-dot-com.
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[Russia-Bomb]


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At least 36 people are dead after a terrorist bombing on a Russian commuter train this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Kislovodsk, Russia;]


Russia's Interior Ministy believes it was the work of a female suicide bomber.
The train was traveling near Chechnya, where rebels are locked in a vicious war against the government.
Rescue crews are still pulling victims from the wreckage.
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[Prosecutor-Dead]


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Authorities are vowing to find the killer of a federal prosecutor in Maryland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lancaster Co., PA;]


Jonathan Luna, a U-S Attorney in Baltimore, was found stabbed to death about 70 miles away in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Authorities launched a massive search after he didn't show up for trial Thursday.
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[SOT @ 00:19 in pkg]
[IN Q=We will]

(( Thomas DiBiagio/U. S. Attorney:We will find out who did this and we are dedicated for bringing person responsible to justice))
[SUPER=01-Thomas DiBiagio/U. S. Attorney;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=to justice.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 38-year-old prosecutor was working on a case accusing two men of running a heroin distribution ring out of their music studio.
But both men had already entered guilty pleas, but were due in court Thursday morning.
Authorities say Luna received a phone call and left home Wednesday night at midnight.
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[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[GRAPHIC=Business News]
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In business news, Both the Dow and the Nasdaq closed higher yesterday. Stan Case has more in today's business brief.
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[OUT Q=I'm Stan Case.]

((AFTER FINDING LITTLE MOMENTUM FOR MOST OF THE SESSION, A LATE RECOVERY PROPELLED THE MARKET TO A HIGHER CLOSE THURSDAY.


THE DOW GAINED 57 POINTS AND...
THE NASDAQ WAS UP EIGHT.


MAJOR U-S RETAILERS SAY NOVEMBER SALES SHOW CONSUMERS ARE MORE VALUE-CONSCIOUS THAN EVER IN THEIR HOLIDAY SHOPPING.
DISCOUNTERS SUCH AS WAL-MART AND TARGET POSTED MONTHLY SALES GAINS, BUT APPAREL RETAILERS AND MOST DEPARTMENT STORES STRUGGLED FOR HOLIDAY DOLLARS.
WAL-MART SAID SAME-STORE SALES GREW THREE-POINT-NINE PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR.
AMONG DEPARTMENT STORES, SEARS SAID SALES FELL BY THREE-AND-A-HALF PERCENT.


MEANWHILE, SHOPPERS FLOCKED TO THE INTERNET.
COMSCORE NETWORKS, AN E-COMMERCE MARKET RESEARCHER, SAID ONLINE MERCHANTS RANG UP ONE-POINT-TWO-BILLION DOLLARS IN SALES.
SALES FOR THE WEEK ENDED NOVEMBER 30TH WERE UP 25 PERCENT OVER A YEAR AGO.
CONSUMER ELECTRONICS, SOFTWARE, AND HOME AND GARDEN PRODUCTS SAW THE STRONGEST SALES.


DELTA AIR LINES' PILOTS HAVE OFFERED TO TAKE A NINE PERCENT PAY CUT TO HELP THE AIRLINE GET ITS COSTS CLOSER TO THOSE OF ITS RIVALS.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL CALLS THE PROPOSAL A SIGN OF PROGRESS IN THE DIFFICULT TALKS BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND ITS ONLY MAJOR UNION GROUP.
DELTA CONTINUES TO ENCOUNTER LOSSES, TOTALING ABOUT TWO-POINT-EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS SINCE THE START OF 2001.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M STAN CASE.))






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[Limbaugh]


[ANCHOR=Marya]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Florida officials have raided the offices of Rush Limbaugh's doctors, seizing medical records.
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[Vo-nat]
[Super=03-Palm Beach Co., FL;]


Investigators searched two offices in Florida and have search warrants for another office in Florida and one in L-A.

Criminal investigators say it appears Limbaugh was "doctor shopping" for physicians willing to prescribe painkillers.

On his radio show, Limbaugh read a statement from his attorney.
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((RUSH LIMBAUGH/RADIO HOST; WHAT THESE RECORDS SHOW IS THAT MR. LIMBAUGH SUFFERED EXTREME PAIN AND HAD LEGITIMATE REASONS FOR TAKING PAIN MEDICATION.))
[SUPER=01-Rush Limbaugh/Radio Host;]
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[OUT Q=PAIN MEDICATION.]
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[vo-nat]
Limbaugh admits he became addicted to a prescription drug while under medical treatment. He went to five weeks of rehab and says his recovery continues, but he claims he was never part of a drug ring or the target of a drug investigation.
Rush Limbaugh has not been charged.
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[11Clower]


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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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

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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[ANCHOR=Marya]
[SS=HOLD]

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 in Charlottesville on Wednesday. It was unsealed yesterday, only after Clower was released on an unsecured bond.

[11Troops-Return]


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Some Virginia based soldiers will be home for the holidays.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Eustis]


About 115 soldiers from the 10th Transportation Battalion returned home yesterday after 8 months in Kuwait.
Family members and friends gathered at Fort Eustis near Newport News to welcome them.
While in Kuwait, the battalion conducted port support operations.
[SUPER=03-Fort Lee]


Another unit returned to Fort Lee near Petersburg.
The two dozen soldiers of the 54th Quartermaster Mortuary unit have spent last eight months in Iraq.
There are still members of this unit in Iraq and in Afghanistan. They rotate every six months.
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[11New-members]


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[WRITER=mmu]
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The Roanoke Valley's newly elected legislators have not passed any laws yet but now they know how to.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The incoming freshmen are in Richmond for a two day orientation.
They are getting to know each other and the rules and procedures of the General Assembly.
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[SOT 10:15:31]
[IN Q=WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW THE HOUSE OPERATES]

((DELEGATE ELECT WILLIAM FRALIN: WE'RE LEARNING MORE ABOUT HOW THE HOUSE OPERATES AND HOW THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS WORKS INSTEAD OF WHERE ARE DESKS ARE GOING TO BE, THOSE THINGS HAVEN'T BEEN DECIDED. SENATOR-ELECT BRANDON BELL: JUST THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO KNOW AS FAR AS YOUR OPERATION AS A LEGISLATOR NOT ONLY LEARNING HOW TO SET UP YOUR OFFICE LEARNING HOW TO RESPOND TO CONSTITUENTS HOW YOUR LEGISLATIVE AIDE CAN WORK OR NOT WORK, THAT TYPE THING. DELEGATE-ELECT ONZLEE WARE: IT IS ALOT OF STUFF TO LEARN IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME BUT I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT I'VE ENJOYED MOST OF ALL IS MEETING ALL THE OTHER NEW FRESHMEN.))
[SUPER=01-William Fralin/(R) Delegate-Elect; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Bell/(R) Senator-Elect; :09]
[SUPER=01-Onzlee Ware/(D) Delegate-Elect; :23]
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[OUT Q=MOST OF ALL IS MEETING ALL THE OTHER NEW FRESHMEN.]
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The new members also drew lots to determine their seniority.
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[AM-Grammys]


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The list is in...
Julie Cevene has a look at this year's Grammy nominees.
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[IN Q=Music: Evanescence]
[SUPER=04-"Bring Me to Life" - Wind-Up Records; :00]
[SUPER=04-"Work It: - Island Def Jam Music; :07]
[SUPER=04-"Seven Nation Army" - V2 Records; :10]
[SUPER=04-"Hey Ya" - Arista Records; :14]
[SUPER=04-"Crazy In Love" - Sony Records; :22]
[SUPER=04-"Clocks" - EMI Records; :25]
[SUPER=04-"Rock Your Body" - Jive Records; :27]
[SUPER=04-"Lose Yourself" - Interscope Records; :30]
[SUPER=01-Julie Cevene/Reporting; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=I'm Julie Cevene.]

((ALBUM OF THE YEAR WILL BE A BOUT BETWEEN RAP, ROCK, POP AND HIP HOP WITH MISSY ELLIOTT, WHITE STRIPES, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, EVANESCENCE AND OUTKAST GETTING GRAMMY NODS.
OUTKAST'S "HEY YA" IS ALSO UP FOR BEST RECORD OF THE YEAR, ALONG WITH BEYONCE'S "CRAZY IN LOVE", COLDPLAY'S "CLOCKS", "WHERE IS THE LOVE" BY THE BLACKEYED PEAS AND JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE AND EMINEM'S "LOSE YOURSELF."
SARAH MCLACHLAN, WHO ALSO WAS NOMINATED TODAY, READ THE NAMES FOR THE BEST NEW ARTIST CATEGORY.
the nominees are evanescence, 50 cent, fountains of wayne, heather hedley and sean paul.
STING, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, MICHAEL MCDONALD, GEORGE HARRISON AND WARREN ZEVON ARE ALL CONTENDERS IN THE BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE CATEGORY.
POP STAR JASON MRAZ CALLED OUT THE NOMINEES FOR BEST FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE:
christina aguilera for beautiful, kelly clarkston for miss independent, dido for white flag, avril lavigne for i'm with you and sarah mclachlan for fallen.))


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A poet and distinguished professor at Virginia Tech is now a Grammy nominee.
Yesterday, 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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