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Coming up on News 7-
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Rain, sleet or snow... the latest blast of wintry weather isn't stopping many folks in our area from getting where they need to go. Three popular letters save a British tourist stranded in desert heat. And bikes for tykes this Christmas. A big donation from some even bigger hearts.
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News 7 is next.
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Here's a live look outside, and it's clear that winter weather is back. We'll have the latest on current conditions and what to expect tomorrow.
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[Storm-Arrives]


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Winter storm warnings remain in effect for much of the region.
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The storm arrived in most areas right around the dinner hour, and depending on where you live, you have already seen snow, sleet, or some combination. By the time it ends, you are likely to see freezing rain added to the mix. State police report numerous accidents on the region's Interstates, especially on 81 near Christiansburg.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Myranda tosses to Robin in Weather Center

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[MCU] Standing Position #2


[WEATHERNET/FULL]ROUNDUP OF REGIONAL CONDITIONS [***************]
[WXPRO/FULL]SATELLITE ZOOM STORM TRACKING
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[Winter-Storm]


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The way Robin describes it, it is anything but a winter wonderland outside tonight, especially if you had plans.
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With more on that and current conditions, Justin McLeod joins us now live from Roanoke. Justin?
Myranda, it's been snowing for several hours and right now we're still seeing a heavy snow.
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This latest blast of winter weather feels more like Saturday Night Fever.
That's because it has caused headaches for anyone who wanted to shop or attend a holiday event.
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((NAT SOUND OF MUSIC PLAYING AT THE MALL))
With less than 12 days before Christmas, many have no choice but to head to the mall to shop, that unless there's a storm outside.
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((LOUISE DUDLEY/VALLEY VIEW MALL SPOKESPESON: YOU CAN SEE MOST OF THE CUSTOMERS, IT'S THINNING OUT A LITTLE BIT. YOU DON'T SEE A LOT OF YOUNG ADULTS HERE WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD.))
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So many came early to avoid the bad weather.
The mall saw heavier crowds than normal during the day.
By nightfall, a few still ventured out before the storm arrived.
Those however who left after eight o'clock walked outside to find a wintry mix.
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((SAWKEYDA PILSON/MALL SHOPPER: I TAKE MY TIME I JUST HOPE NO ONE HIT ME IN THE BACK, YOU KNOW WHAT I AM SAYING, I JUST TRY TO STAY CAUTIOUS.))
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While the weather outside was frightful, the scene inside the Roanoke Civic Center auditorium was delightful. ((NAT SOUND OF NUTCRACKER PERFORMANCE))
Many still came out for the performance of the Nutcracker, despite the threat of snow and sleet.
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((ELLEN LANGE: IT WOULD BE DIFFERENT IF IT STARTED AT FOUR O'CLOCK ALL DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT BECAUSE IT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN CANCELED.)) ((HEATHER JOHNSON: I AM GOING TO BE IN THE BALLET WHILE IT'S GOING ON SO I AM NOT NERVOUS.))
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Many had that same attitude next door at the Roanoke Dazzle game.
Just before game time, there was still no signs of snow but within a half hour it began to fall from the sky.
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((KAREN MUNDY/ROANOKE DAZZLE FAN: ARE YOU NERVOUS AT ALL? NO I AM NOT NERVOUS. MY HUSBAND IS DRIVING.))
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Some were nervous and that forced organizers of several events to cancel.
Some like the drive through nativity at Rockingham Court United Methodist Church in Roanoke went on as scheduled but ended early.
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Certainly, there will be even more cancelations tomorrow but Myranda the Valley View Mall says they will only close because of extreme conditions and right now they're expecting to open.

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The weather is likely to affect many air travel plans for tomorrow. Roanoke Regional Airport advises that a couple of morning flights are already cancelled. They advise you to check with your airline before heading out. Some churches have already cancelled Sunday services, and we expect many more to do so in the morning. We will run closings on your screen all morning,
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[Take WDBJ Winter Web FS] and for a complete list of weather-related announcements at any time, you can go to our web page at wdbj7-dot-com.
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State police say it wasn't weather, but reckless driving, the caused an accident today that blocked northbound I-81.

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[Take Accident Map FS] It happened in Botetourt County, about three miles north of the Troutville exit.
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Investigators say a southbound tractor-trailer ran over the guardrail, crossed the median and went into the northbound lanes before rolling over. No other vehicles were involved, but all northbound traffic was blocked for almost two hours until the wreckage could be cleared. State police have charged the driver, 23 year old Tony Strickland Junior of Fort Smith Arkansas, with reckless driving.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]
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Earlier today, Roanoke police responded to a fatal accident in the 4700 block of Old Mountain Road.
Investigators believe 21 year old Stuart Brandon Jones of Roanoke hit a patch of ice, causing his Chevy Tahoe to run off the road and flip over.
Jones was ejected from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.
It was discovered just after 6 a.m., but police don't know when it happened.
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[Monty-Ax]


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And in Montgomery County, a second overnight accident not discovered until this morning -- this one along Union Valley Road near Riner. State police say 20 year old Randall Snuffer, Junior ran his car off the road sometime overnight and struck a tree head on. He was pronounced dead at the scene.



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They're tired of working without getting paid. Still ahead, Iraqi soldiers burn tires and throw rocks.
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And the recent Kroger strike didn't hit Virginia, but the main issue could hit home in two years.
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((Hey everybody. Travis Wells here in the News 7 Sports Office. Coming up later, the Hawk has landed as Gretna wins its first state football title. Bath County and Fleming come up short in their bids for trophies, and Bridgewater gets humbled by Mount Union. Plus Jason White has some new hardware, and the Tech women keep on rolling. All that and more on the way in sports.))

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Now that the long Kroger strike is over in West Virginia and two other states, some people in the Roanoke area should benefit .. but the walkout may raise questions for Kroger's Virginia workers two years from now.
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33-hundred union workers ratified a new contract Thursday after a strike that lasted nine weeks.
The main sticking point was over medical coverage.
Company officials believe rising health costs could be an issue in future contracts including the one in Virginia which expires in 2005.
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((PETE WILLIAMS/PRESIDENT OF KROGER'S MID-ATLANTIC MARKETING AREA: THEY'RE ACTUALLY PARTICIPANTS IN A DIFFERENT HEALTH AND WELFARE FUND THAN OUR WEST VIRGINIA EMPLOYEES SO THE FINANCES OF THAT FUND BETWEEN NOW AND THEN ARE REALLY UNKNOWN BUT IT COULD BE AN ISSUE OR MIGHT NOT BE AN ISSUE IN 05.))
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Meantime, 60 workers here locally have been re-hired since the strike is over.
They were not Kroger employees but rather contracted drivers and warehouse workers.


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Elsewhere in the world, hundreds of Iraqi soldiers burned tires and threw rocks at the British headquarters in Basra today.
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They were protesting over not getting their pay checks for more than four months. A representative from the protesters was chosen to speak with the British. He told protesters the British agreed to pay them on December 27th.
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Only a couple of hours later, the U-S ground commander of coalition troops said the salaries for the Iraqi army may be raised.
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((LT. GEN. RICARDO SANCHEZ/GROUND COMMANDER OF COALITION FORCES-WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF REVIEWING THE PAY SCALES TO DETERMINE WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE THERE TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE A DECENT STANDARD OF LIVING))
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Those comments come after more than half of the Iraqi soldiers from the battalion in question deserted their posts. They complained 60 dollars a month was not enough to support a family.

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Italy's most beloved opera singer is hitting high notes over what may be his biggest performance yet.
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The legendary Luciano Pavarotti tied the knot today, marrying his longtime-partner Nicoletta Mantovani. Dozens of people huddled around the theatre where the wedding took place, many just to watch the celebrities who arrive for the ceremony. Among the host of stars was U-2 lead-singer Bono. Pavarotti himself did not perform at the ceremony. Instead, he left the singing to fellow tenor Andrea Bocelli who performed Ave Maria during the ceremony.
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A few dozen bikes would have been great, but how about 500. Still ahead, a Christmas project gets REALLY big.


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[VO-NAT]

And a big S-O-S in the sand saves a tourist's life. That story from the land down under is still ahead.
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[Commercial]


[Bikes]


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A few good men got some help from a few good citizens to make Christmas a bit brighter this year for kids in need.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The Marines were on a 36-hour mission this weekend to collect new unwrapped toys for the "Toys for Tots" program. Today, they got a huge donation from the Star City Corvette Club, which donated more than 500-bikes. The club was able to purchase the bikes with the money it raised from a toy drive.
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[IN Q=Everybody you talked to]

((BILLY TEAFORD/STAR CITY CORVETTE CLUB PRESIDENT: EVERYBODY YOU TALKED TO THE NEXT THING THEY WANTED TO SEE WAS SOME KIDS WILL GET A BIKE THAT WEREN'T GOING TO GET ONE AND THAT WAS THE MAIN GOAL TO SEE WHAT WE COULD DO FOR THE KIDS. AND AS YOU CAN SEE IT LOOKS PRETTY GOOD. (laugh)))
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It took three tractor trailers and more than fifty volunteers to unload the bikes today at Tanglewood Mall.
The job was made easier by the fact that everything was donated, from the storage space to the rigs that transported the toys.
But the bikes won't be there for long.
Within the next few days, they'll be given out to hundreds of needy children throughout the Roanoke Valley.
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The city of Bedford got into the holiday spirit today, with some help from a familiar friend.
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Mr and Mrs. Claus were among the hundreds who turned out for the city's annual Christmas parade in downtown.
The theme for this year's parade was "A Colonial Christmas" in honor of Beford County's upcoming 250th birthday celebration next year.
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Coming up plenty of football from state championships to the Heisman, plus hoops from Roanoke and Blacksburg, but first tonight's extra point,
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It was a record day for the Martinsville Speedway's toy drive. More than 27 hundred toys were collected for the local Toys for Tots drive, and over 7500 dollars was raised for the Speedway's Children's Foundation.
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[S-Gretna]


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The Group 2A Division III state championship matched Gretna against Monticello. Steve Mason tells us how the Dog Soldiers completed their 14 and OH Mission at Liberty University.
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[S-Fleming]


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William Fleming battled undefeated Powhatan in the Group Two-A Division Four title matchup.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/2A Division IV State Championship;]

Fleming had given up just one touchdown in three playoff games.
But one touchdown was all Powahatan needed. In the third quarter, Jason Murphy finds Ryan Harris in the end zone on a 31 yard touchdown connection.
Fleming's hopes and season ended on a 4th and six sack late in the fourth. The Colonels fall 6-zip but finish 11 and 3.
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[OUT Q=..congratulations to Powhatan"]
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Bath County came up short in its bid to win a second state title in three years. Sussex Central blanked the Chargers 20 to nothing. Mike Stevens has more.
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Gate City won the division two game over essex 40 to 15.

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Next weekend's Stagg Bowl matchup is now set. Mount Union is back in the title tilt for the 8th time after shutting out Bridgewater.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Alliance, OH/Eagles vs. Purple Raiders; :00]

The Eagles only lost to Mt. Union by three points in the 2001 Stagg Bowl - but today they experienced a plain old fashioned trip to the woodshed. Mt. Union turned the game into a rout in the first half as the Purple Raiders scored 35 first half points. Despite their nickname, the Eagles could do nothing to stop Mt. Union in the air. Bridgewater also killed itself. Two Eagles punts were blocked and the offense turned the ball over four times. Mount Union whipped Bridgewater 66-to-0
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and in the process won its 55th straight game dating back to 1999.
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The Purple Raiders will get Saint John's and legendary coach John Gagliardi in the D3 Championship. The Johnnies beat RPI today 38 to 10.

[S-Heisman]


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[VO-NAT]
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And as expected, Oklahoma quarterback Jason White won college football's most prestigious award--the Heisman trophy. White, who threw 40 TD passes beat out Pittsburgh's Larry Fitzgerald. He's the first Sooner to win the award since Billy Sims did it in 1978. He had 319 first place votes.
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[S-Ladies]


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To the court, where the Virginia Tech Hokies beat Radford tonight 73 to 60 behind Zabian Dowdell's 18 points while the women stayed unbeaten earlier today with a 20 point win over ACC foe Maryland.
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It took Bonnie Henrickson's club a while to get untracked.
Early on, Ieva Kublina shows some range as she steps out and buries a triple. She finished with the 17th double-double of her career scoring 14 points to go with 10 boards.
Carrie Mason led the way for Tech throwing in 16 points of her own, including these two along the baseline. Hokie Bird was enjoying himself.
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Kerri Gardin then posts up down low and Mason finds her for two more. The Tech ladies move to 7 and oh with a 63 to 43 win.
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The Roanoke Dazzle got back in the win column tonight, beating up on the Columbus Riverdragons.
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[VO-NAT]
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Check out Marque Perry deal to George Williams who dials long distance on the jumper.
Mikki Moore scored 23 points tonight, but here he deals to Reggie Elliott who tickles the twine from
[SUPEr=33-Columbus/89/Roanoke/95/;]

the top. The Dazzle won it 95 to 89.
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[SOS]


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The letters S-O-S have saved countless of lives on the seas. Now the famous distress signal has helped a British tourist escape deadly heat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Perth, Australia;]

Howard Holdsworth spent nearly three days stranded in the Australian Outback in 100 degree heat after his four wheel drive stalled out in deep sand. Holdsworth, a mountain rescuer, stayed with his vehicle and drew a huge S-O-S signal in the sand.
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A coast watch plane spotted the signal.

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