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A snowy Sunday makes for a miserable Monday commute, if you were one of those trying to get around today.
Live updates on road conditions, straight ahead.
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And a 16- year- old boy who committed murder while imitating wrestling moves is heading home from prison.
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This winter storm has a 1 2 punch the first punch was the snow and sleet the second punch is freezing rain later today. I'll have all your details in the forecast.

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Stay with us News 7 at noon, starts right now.
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Cold temperatures and fender benders make traveling a little more challenging in Southwest and Central Virginia.
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While things outside may have cleared up, that wasn't the case earlier this morning.
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Susan Bahorich has been throughout the Roanoke Valley and is standing by outside the News 7 studios. Susan, what kind of conditions can people expect out there this afternoon?
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Kimberly- Right now, things are okay. But even though the roadways may be clear and the temperature seems to be warming up- people still need to use caution. ((ROLLCUE:...to use caution.))
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(([nats- scrapping window]
The Valley woke to a winter wonderland. While picturesque- the first storm of 2004 left snow covered roads and icy conditions.
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As the day dawned- more folks decided to brave the elements with mixed results.

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((tom foster: In the 24 hr period from 9 a.m, today to 9 a.m. this morning we've been called to 263 traffic crashes in the counties that make up the Salem division so we've been extremely busy))
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V-DOT crews out in full-force worked on primary roads - interstates 81 and 581 were chief concerns. Meanwhile, closer to home neighborhood streets were more suited for walking dogs than driving..

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((melanie woods: I don't have to work- I don't mind staying home!))
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And as residents and business owners dig out, they preparing for the next round..

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((bert morrison: love it! hahaha we need it, not had a bad year in quite a while, not bad. the ice- i don't think much of that- i want to go fishin' hahahaha))
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While things aren't as bad as they were this morning.. Virginia State Police is still responding to a number of winter weather crashes.
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Please remember while the roads may look clear- they could still have snow and ice on them in some spots. Kimberly?

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Cleanup continues in the New River Valley. Some places in the region saw as much as 7-inches of snow.
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New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is live in Blacksburg with a look at conditions now.
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Hi Kimberly, The main roads are in pretty good shape right now, but there are still a lot trouble spots and the secondary roads are virtually untouched. V-DOT says this particular winter storm's been really hard to battle.

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((By foot...
NATS SPRINKLING STUFF 12:15:00
and by truck
NATS- SNOW PLOW DRIVING BY 18:59:00
V-DOT says it's going as fast as possible...
NATS- DRIVING BY SNOW PLOW 20:02:00
but from the looks of these streets, old man winter still seems one step ahead.
V-DOT's calling the first major snow storm of 2004a doozy... simply because of the frigid temperatures.

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((JASON BOND: THE LOWER TEMPERATURES BEFORE THE STORM HIT GOT THE SURFACE OF THE ROAD VERY VERY COLD SO EVERYTHING THAT FELL PRETTY MUCH STUCK VERY FAST AND PRETTY QUICKLY AND STUCK VERY WELL.)) [RUNS:10]
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Interstates 81 and 77 are pretty clear, but the exit ramps are still packed in.
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Roads like 460 still have some trouble spots... and side streets are another story. You can't even see the pavement.
V-DOT says it's so cold even their normally helpful chemicals are falling short. They don't work quite as well when the thermometer doesn't reach 20.

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((JASON BOND:THE TEMPERATURE IS DEFINITELY THE KEY HERE. UNTIL THE TEMPERATURE RISES YOUR NOT GONNA SEE A LOT OF PROGRESS ON SOME OF THESE ROADS.)) [RUNS:07]
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V-DOT is treating the roadways with some gravel at this point.
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But Kimberly officials tell me if the freezing rain starts it could get very messy out there and the secondary roads won't be touched until probably tomorrow.

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Thanks Rachel. Remember you can get the latest cancellation and weather information on our website at WDBJ7-dot-com.

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If misery loves company, you'll want to check out some video from other areas of the country that are also getting hammered with winter weather.
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North Carolina-- which is already under a state of emergency-- is expecting up to a quarter inch of freezing rain this afternoon.
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Meanwhile, road crews in and around Washington are trying to keep up with the snowfall.
And another storm is expected to hit Ohio later tonight, dumping more snow on the state after the heaviest snowfall of the season fell yesterday. At least two dozen deaths are blamed on the weather.
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A court hearing today in Florida could free a 16- year- old from prison.
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Lionel Tate is expected to be released after spending three years behind bars for the so- called "wrestling murder."


Tate was convicted of first degree murder in 2001, and was sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing six year old Tiffany Eunick.
Last month, an appeals court threw out the sentence, and the teen accepted a new plea deal, despite his mother's concerns.
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Along with 10 years probation, Tate will be sentenced to a year of house arrest and a thousand hours of community service.
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The president of Hollins University has died.
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Nora Kizer Bell passed away Saturday of complications from pneumonia. She served about a year and a half as president. Provost Wayne Markert will act as president for the remainder of the year. He says Bell not only put the women's institution on the right financial track, but also renewed excitement about Hollins while preserving school traditions.
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((WAYNE MARKERT/ACTING PRESIDENT; I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE NEED TO DO IS FOLLOW THAT VISION THAT SHE SET FOR HOLLINS. IT'S CLEAR THAT THE TRUSTEES WANT THAT TO HAPPEN, SO I THINK WE WILL CONTINUE ALONG THOSE LINES. THAT WOULD BE THE GREATEST LEGACY THAT SHE COULD PROVIDE.))
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Funeral arrangements and memorial services at the school have not been finalized.
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The winner of the nation's largest lottery jackpot runs afoul of the law again. We'll have the details after the break.
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Plus it is already dealing with SARS, now parts of Asia have a new health threat.
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On this final day of campaigning before the New Hampshire primary, Howard Dean is questioning rival John Kerry's judgement in voting against the 19-91 Gulf War, but in favor of last year's invasion of Iraq.
Jennifer Donelan has more from New Hampshire.
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WITH ONLY HOURS LEFT UNTIL THE FIRST VOTE IS CAST IN THE NATION-S FIRST PRIMARY...THE PREDICTED FIRST PLACE WINNER IS TAKING NOTHING FOR GRANTED.
Nat Sot - John Kerry (D) Candidate for President.
SENATOR JOHN KERRY - HAS A DOUBLE LEAD IN MOST POLLS, BUT HE KNOWS...AFTER HIS SURPRISE VICTORY IN IOWA...FORECASTS CAN BE WRONG. SO HE IS FEVERSISHLY CRISS-CROSSING THE STATE. TOWN HALL MEETING AFTER TOWN HALL MEETING...HE IS TRYING TO DISTINGUISH HIMSELF FROM HIS CLOSEST RIVAL...HOWARD DEAN...(SAYING HAS DEAN HAS NO EXPERIENCE IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND WANTS TO RAISE TAXES FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS.)
Poss: Sot - Kerry
DEAN - WHOSE NUMBERS STABILIZED AFTER A WEEK-LONG SLIDE - IS WORKING TO CLOSE THE GAP. TO GET OUT OF SECOND PLACE...HE IS GOING AFTER VOTERS AND KERRY...CRITICIZING THE SENATOR FOR VOTING IN FAVOR OF THE WAR.
Poss Sot - Howard Dean (D) Candidate for President.
Standup - Jennifer Donelan/Manchester, New Hampshire
The candidates should keep the boxing gloves out of sight...Research shows undecided voters don't care for negative campaigning.

WHICH COULD BE A PLUS FOR SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS WHO PRIDES HIMSELF ON A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN. POLLS SHOW EDWARDS HAS MOVED INTO A THREE-WAY TIE FOR THIRD PLACE WITH SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN..AND FORMER GENERAL WESLEY CLARK.. WHOSE NUMBERS HAVE SLIPPED.
Poss Sot - Wesley Clark (D) Candidate for President
EACH IS HOPING FOR A LAST MINUTE SURGE IN THE SPRINT TO THE FINISH LINE. THE CLOCK IS TICKING...THIS RACE IS ALMOST OVER. JENNIFER DONELAN, MANCHESTER NEW HAMPSHIRE ))

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First there was SARS--
Now, there's a new health scare in Asia.
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Health officials in Thailand say five people believed to have the bird flu have died.
Six other deaths are reported in Vietnam.
The virus has infected millions of chickens in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
Health experts say those who come in contact with infected birds are most at risk of contracting the illness.
So far, there's no evidence the virus is spread from person to person.
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The Queen Mary Two arrived just outside Fort Lauderdale, Florida after completing her first maiden trans-Atlantic voyage.
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The Q-M-2 is the world's largest and most expensive cruise ship.
She was led into port today by a tugboat that shot red and blue water into the air.
Two weeks ago, the Queen Mary left Southhampton, England with nearly 26- hundred people on board.
Hundreds of spectators lined the Florida shore and nearby high-rises this morning just to catch a glimpse of the 800- million dollar ocean liner.
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Winning the nation's largest lottery has not improved the luck of a West Virginia man.
Jack Whittaker was arraigned last night in West Virginia on a charge of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol.
Whittaker registered a point- one- nine- oh blood alcohol level, and failed three field sobriety tests.
The arrest was Whittaker's SECOND this year.
He was arraigned earlier this month on charges of trying to hit and threatening the manager of a bar.
Whittaker hit the 315- million-dollar Powerball jackpot on Christmas of 2002.
Just over a week ago, he had 100 thousand dollars in cash taken out of his car.
In August, he had more than a half MILLION dollars taken out of his car at a Charleston strip club.
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Coming up next on the newscast,
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we'll see which Hollywood stars were able to bring home the gold last night.
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It was a night of victory for "Angels in America" and one "Monster."
Manuel Gallegus has highlights from last night's Golden Globe Awards.
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(( THE GOLDEN GLOBES-A GOOD TIME FOR ACTORS BECAUSE STARS FROM BOTH FILM AND TELEVISION MINGLEAND THEY CAN EAT AND DRINK DURING THE AWARDS
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FOR TELEVISION, HBO STOLE THE SHOWALL FOUR WOMEN FROM SEX AND THE CITY WERE NOMINATED BUT IT WAS SARAH JESSICA PARKER WHO TOOK BEST COMEDY ACTRESS.

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For the city of New York for being so good to us for so many years..
THE MINI-SERIES ANGELS IN AMERICA BROUGHT AWARDS FOR JEFFREY WRIGHT, MARY LOUISE PARKER, AL PACINO, AND MERYL STREEP.-WHO DISCOVERED SOMETHING ON STAGE

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I just realized you can see completely through this dress
STAND-UP-BRIDGE - MANUEL GALLEGUS, HOLLYWOOD THE GLOBES ARE OFTEN A GOOD PREVIEW OF WHO WILL TAKE HOME AN OSCAR-SO THE MOVIE CATEGORIES ARE CLOSLEY WATCHED.
DIANE KEATON JOKED ABOUT AGE AS SHE WON FOR SOMETHINGS GOTTA GIVE OPPOSITE JACK NICKELSON

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Starring Jack and Diane, two people whose combined age is 125!
ON THE DRAMA SIDE, CHARLIZE THERON WON OUT OVER SOME TOUGH COMPETITORS FOR BEST DRAMATIC ACTRESS.

-QUICK SOT-CHARLIZE THERON, BEST DRAMATIC ACTRESS


ANOTHER BIG WINNER LOST IN TRANSLATION FOR SCREENPLAY BEST COMEDY FILM AND COMEDY ACTOR BILL MURRAY

-NAT SOT-BILL MURRAY APPLAUSE


AND PERHAPS THE BIGGEST PRIZES -- BEST DIRECTOR AND BEST DRAMATIC FILM WENT TO THE LORD OF THE RINGS PETER JACKSON SPENT YEARS ON THE PROJECT.
NEXT UP FOR MANY OF THE GLOBE STARSTHE OSCARS MANUELGALLEGUS, CBS NEWS HOLLYWOOD. ))

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On Wall Street at Noon, the DOW was UP 28 points. The NASDAQ has dropped four.

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Up next in sports, Dale Jarrett tries to spin another tune in NASCAR this year.
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And masks start flying, as the Express takes on the Royals.
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The Express was back on the home ice yesterday to battle former division foe Reading.
But the result was the same last night as it was on the road against Trenton.
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Goaltender David Belitski was looking for his 12th win of the season.
The Express took a 2-1 lead late in the first period with two quick goals, including one by Andrew McPherson.
Just a few minutes later, Tim O'Connell tangoed with a couple of Royals.
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Belitski saved 43 Royals shots for Roanoke, as the Express led 3-1, only to falter in the late going. Reading came back to win 4-3 in overtime.
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Last season was one to forget for Dale Jarrett--
The three- time Daytona 500 winner won just a single race in 2003, and played musical crew chiefs for much of the season.
But Mike Stevens says that Jarrett is out to spin a different tune this time around.
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