[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect dry weather today, with temperatures climbing into the 40s.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the work week forecast, coming up. We also have some road conditions to report this morning. V.D.O.T. is reporting minor conditions on most major roads but some icy spots remain.
Motorists should use caution on bridges and overpasses and many secondary roads.
V.D.O.T also says snowplow drivers will continue to clear roads.

[7-11Pulaski-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC-43:00]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]



[ENG#=1]


One man is dead after authorities say an icy bridge caused a chain reaction accident on Interstate 81.
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[VO-NAT 27 + pad]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Shortly before 10 o'clock yesterday morning, State Police say Benjamin S. Grant of Tennessee was traveling north near mile- marker 95 when he lost control on a patch of ice and hit a guardrail. He then came back onto the road where he was struck by a tractor trailer. A second tractor- trailer then rear- ended a freight- liner that struck Grant's Ford Festiva. The 24- year- old was pronounced dead on the scene. Traffic was backed up for more than an hour while crews cleared the wreckage.
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[7-11WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC-2:01:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG=2]

Mother Nature must not be a fan of the show "Survivor". Due to the winter weather, many viewers were unable to see the season finale last night. A-E-P lost all commercial power on top of Poor Mountain due to ice. Then our backup generator failed. Power has been restored, but our digital transmitter is damaged and still off the air.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-CBS;]

We are currently in discussions with C-B-S as to when we can rebroadcast the season finale of Survivor. We hope to have a decision later today.
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[7-11M'ville-Soldier]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC-1:09:27]
[GRAPHIC=Saddam Captured]



[ENG#=3]


A Martinsville man is in the Army division responsible for Saddam's capture.
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[VO-NAT]


Lenny Kirby is a Master Sergeant with the Army's Fourth Infantry Division.
He's been in charge of processing prisoners near Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


He e-mailed his family yesterday to tell them: "We got him."
But they're more excited about the fact that he'll be home for a visit in about a month.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been exciting]

((Sharion France: It's been exciting but i'm glad that no danger came to him and soon he'll be coming home in one piece.)) ((Peaches Hampton/Mother: I WAS SURPRISED AND I WAS GLAD THAT IT'LL SOON BRING CLOSURE TO ALL OF THIS. ))
[SUPER=01-Sharion France/Sister; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peaches Hampton/Mother; :11]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=closure in all this.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kirby has been in Iraq since March and is based in Fort Hood, Texas.
His family keeps in touch with him mostly through phone calls to his wife.
He's not giving them much information, though, about Saddam ... insisting everything is classified.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
Expect some of the icy coating on the ground to melt as daytime highs rise into the 40s today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has forecast details, up next.

V.D.O.T. is reporting minor conditions on most major roads this morning but some icy spots remain.
Motorists should use caution on bridges and overpasses and many secondary roads.
V.D.O.T also says snowplow drivers will continue to clear roads.

[55-Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]



[ENG#=1]


The weekend storm created hazardous road conditions.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]

The second major storm of the season turned side streets into skating rinks yesterday. Conditions on primary roads improved as the day progressed, but more than 700 churches in the area canceled services.
Meanwhile, some local businesses in downtown Roanoke took a chance and opened.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I know there is...]

((RICK SINGH: I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF CHURCHES CLOSED OUT THERE, BUT HOPEFULLY I'M SURE PEOPLE WILL COME. IT'S GETTING BETTER OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Singh/Swagat Indian Cuisine Manager]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=...better out there."]
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[VO-NAT]

Private contracting companies like RSG Landscaping and Lawncare worked around the clock to clean parking spaces for the few that ventured out to do a little holiday shopping.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We just wanted...]

((LORI CUNDIFF/SHOPPER: WE JUST WANTED TO COME OUT AND BEAT THE CROWD. WE THOUGHT WITH THE WEATHER THE WAY IT IS IT WOULDN'T BE AS CROWDED TODAY AND WE'RE JUST PICKING UP SOME LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Lori Cundiff/Shopper;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=...minute christmas presents."]
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[VO-NAT]

Locally VDOT spent nearly a million dollars cleaning up after the storm.
Statewide the transportation agency has nearly 80 million dollar budget, and officials say that should be enough for a moderate winter.
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[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC-43:00]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]



[ENG#=2]


An ice covered bridge is being blamed for a chain reaction accident on Interstate 81 that killed a man.
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[VO-NAT 27 + pad]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;]

Shortly before 10 o'clock yesterday morning, State Police say Benjamin S. Grant of Tennessee was traveling north near mile- marker 95 when he lost control on a patch of ice and hit a guardrail. He then came back onto the road where he was struck by a tractor trailer. A second tractor- trailer then rear- ended a freight- liner that struck Grant's Ford Festiva. The 24- year- old was pronounced dead on the scene. Traffic was backed up for more than an hour while crews cleared the wreckage.
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[55-11WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC-2:01:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG=3]

Old Man Winter threw a major kink into the season finale of "Survivor". Many viewers were unable to see the season finale last night because of the winter weather. It started when A-E-P lost all commercial power on top of Poor Mountain because of ice.
Our backup generator then failed. Power has been restored, but our digital transmitter is damaged and still off the air.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-CBS;]

We are currently in discussions with C-B-S as to when we can rebroadcast the season finale of Survivor. We hope to have a decision later today.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]


Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom......
A mixture of clouds and sun, with some breezy conditions today.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the Monday outlook, straight ahead.
Meanwhile, V.D.O.T. is reporting minor conditions on most major roads this morning but some icy spots remain. Motorists should use caution on bridges and overpasses and many secondary roads. V.D.O.T also says snowplow drivers will continue to clear roads.



[8-Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=tco]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]



[ENG#=1]

Even though roads may still be slicky- yesterday was a winter wonderland.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The second major storm of the season turned side streets into skating rinks. Conditions on primary roads improved as the day progressed, but more than 700 churches in the area canceled services.
But some local businesses in downtown Roanoke took a chance and opened.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I know there is...]

((RICK SINGH: I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF CHURCHES CLOSED OUT THERE, BUT HOPEFULLY I'M SURE PEOPLE WILL COME. IT'S GETTING BETTER OUT THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Rick Singh/Swagat Indian Cuisine Manager]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=...better out there."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Private contracting companies like RSG Landscaping and Lawncare worked around the clock to clean parking spaces for the few that ventured out to do a little holiday shopping.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We just wanted...]

((LORI CUNDIFF/SHOPPER: WE JUST WANTED TO COME OUT AND BEAT THE CROWD. WE THOUGHT WITH THE WEATHER THE WAY IT IS IT WOULDN'T BE AS CROWDED TODAY AND WE'RE JUST PICKING UP SOME LAST MINUTE CHRISTMAS PRESENTS.))
[SUPER=01-Lori Cundiff/Shopper;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=...minute christmas presents."]
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[VO-NAT]

Locally VDOT spent nearly a million dollars cleaning up after the storm. Statewide the transportation agency has nearly 80 million dollar budget and officials say that should be enough for a moderate winter.
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[8-11WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=03-40 TC-2:01:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]



[ENG=2]

Mother Nature must not be a "Survivor" fan. Many viewers were unable to see the season finale last night because of the winter weather. As it goes, A-E-P lost all commercial power on top of Poor Mountain due to ice.
Our backup generator then failed. Power has been restored, but our digital transmitter is damaged and still off the air.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-CBS;]

We are currently in discussions with C-B-S as to when we can rebroadcast the season finale of Survivor. We hope to have a decision later today.
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[8-11M'ville-Soldier]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-44 TC-1:09:27]
[GRAPHIC=Saddam Captured]



[ENG#=3]


A local soldier is in the Army division responsible for Saddam's capture.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Lenny Kirby of Martinsville is a Master Sergeant with the Army's Fourth Infantry Division.
He's been in charge of processing prisoners near Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


He e-mailed his family yesterday to tell them: "We got him."
But they're more excited about the fact that he'll be home for a visit in about a month.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=It's been exciting]

((Sharion France: It's been exciting but i'm glad that no danger came to him and soon he'll be coming home in one piece.)) ((Peaches Hampton/Mother: I WAS SURPRISED AND I WAS GLAD THAT IT'LL SOON BRING CLOSURE TO ALL OF THIS. ))
[SUPER=01-Sharion France/Sister; :00]
[SUPER=01-Peaches Hampton/Mother; :11]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=home in one piece.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kirby has been in Iraq since March and is based in Fort Hood, Texas.
His family keeps in touch with him mostly through phone calls to his wife.
He's not giving them much information, though, about Saddam ... insisting everything is classified.
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