[News-Heads]

(---------------)

[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]


The region woke up to snow this morning, but it could have been a lot worse.
The question now is-- What's next?
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]


And, firefighters braved the winter weather this morning as they battled a blaze at an Amherst restaurant-- the SECOND major fire there.

[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=None]

Most of the moisture has departed with the exception of a little freezing drizzle. This will end before the next system moves in. I'll have your weekend forecast.
[ANCHOR=SUSAN]


Stay with us. News 7 at noon, starts right now.
[Noon-open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1;]
[SUPER=@Leo1;]


[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=NONE]



(------------)

[***WXPRO***]
The Roanoke Valley escapes relatively unharmed from the season's first winter weather.
But last night's snow will not be the last we see this weekend.
(------------)


[WX-Tease] ((KIM TOSS TO LEO)) [1/21/2005]
[SS=NONE]


Leo in WX Center
[SKYTRACKER/FULL] RADAR [WXPRO/FULL] STORY
[SS=NONE]




(LEO TOSS TO KIM)







[School-info]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=School Info]
[ENG#=none]


Some schools are changing their schedules due to the weather.
(------------)

[TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FULL]
The Achievement Center is closing two hours early.
Pittsylvania County's Radford University Course scheduled for today and tomorrow has been postponed.
Plus Roanoke Catholic School is closing at 1:00.
(------------)
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

The basketball game between the Lord Botetourt and William Byrd girls' teams that was to have been played tonight at Lord Botetourt has been postponed to January 31st at Lord Botetourt.

[Roanoke-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]



[ENG#=3]


The Roanoke Valley was spared the worst of this winter storm. While tree limbs and other surfaces were blanketed with snow, most area roads remained clear.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Snow plows from the Virginia Department of Transportation were standing by overnight. In Roanoke, crews spread salt along many city streets. The temperature hovered around the freezing mark throughout the night, so the Roanoke Valley woke up to wet pavement instead of snow-covered streets.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((CORNELIA HARGRAVE: I GOT UP AT THREE WHICH IS AN HOUR EARLIER TO CHECK THE ROADS, SEEN THAT EVERYTHING WAS CLEAR AND WENT BACK TO BED FOR HALF AN HOUR.)) ((DOUG DOWE: THIS IS NOT AS BAD AS ONES I'VE HDEALT WITH BEFORE. I'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOUR YEARS. IT'S PRETTY GOOD, NOT BAD CAN WALK AROUND.))
[SUPER=01-Cornelia Hargrave/Newspaper Carrier; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doug Dowe/Newspaper Carrier; :09]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=not bad, can walk around.]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]

Flights to and from the Roanoke Regional Airport are back on schedule after a few delays this morning. With the possibility of more winter weather this weekend, airport officials say more cancellations and delays are possible.

[Amherst-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=05-04]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]



[ENG#=4]



For the second time in less than eighteen months, fire has heavily damaged an Amherst landmark.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst]


Around 6:30 this morning, crews were called to the Briar Patch restaurant on Route 29 Business in Amherst.
Fire and smoke were coming through the roof as firefighters tried to attack the blaze from the inside.
It took them more than an hour to bring things under control.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:47:15]
[IN Q=The roof's got]

((WALTER TURNER/AMHERST FIRE DEPARTMENT: THE ROOF'S GOT SOME DAMAGE BUT THE REST OF IT SEEMS TO BE PRETTY GOOD.))
[SUPER=01-Walter Turner/Amherst Fire Department] (QUICK!)
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=pretty good.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Authorities aren't sure what caused the fire but it is believed to have started in the bar area of the first floor.
No injuries have been reported.
[SUPER=04-August 2003;]


The Briar Patch had only been open a couple of months after being destroyed by fire in August of 2003.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


It has been one of Amherst's better-known restaurants for nearly sixty years.

[11Phipps]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:54:15]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

Drunk driving charges have been dropped against a man who lost his son in the accident.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Glovern Ray Phipps of Salem was due in court yesterday morning on charges of reckless driving and driving under the influence.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November]

The Roanoke County Commonwealth's Attorney says Phipps faces no charges "at this time." The original charges stemmed from a November accident on Thompson Memorial Boulevard. Phipps' five-year-old son, Ryan died the next day from injuries authorities believe were sustained in the crash. The Prosecutor says the case could go to a grand jury next month where new charges could be sought.
(------------)



[Cosby]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=2]



One of America's favorite T- V dads is now the target of a police investigation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Comedian Bill Cosby is accused of sexually assaulting a former Temple University athletic department official last January.
The woman says it happened during a visit to Cosby's home.
Sources say she claims that she was touched improperly after possibly being drugged-- claims that sharply contradict Cosby's public image.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You are always]

((BOB VOSS/COSBY'S NEIGHBOR: YOU ARE ALWAYS SKEPTICAL OF PEOPLE MAKING CLAIMS AGAINST PEOPLE WHEN THERE IS MONEY INVOLVED. )) ((RACHEL BARBER/TEMPLE UNIVERSITY JUNIOR: TEMPLE LOVES HIM SO I GUESS IT IS KIND OF SURPRISING. ))
[SUPER=01-Bob Voss/Cosby's Neighbor;]
[SUPER=01-Rachel Barber/Temple University Junior; :06]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=kind of surprising.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Cosby's attorney is calling the allegations "preposterous and truly bizarre."
The entertainer, meanwhile, has postponed four appearances in but a spokesman won't say whether the allegations prompted the cancellations.
(------------)



[Tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[WRITER=tbr]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


Still to come on the newscast, 14 people are dead following the latest bomb blast in Iraq.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT ]


Plus after one of the most turbulent years in its history, the head of the F-C-C is stepping down.
(---------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #1]



[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


[MINI-OPEN]

[ENG#=1]



Attacks in Iraq continue as the January 30th elections get closer.
14- people area dead after today's bombing at a mosque in Baghdad.
Gunmen also destroyed a police station north of the capital.
David Hawkins is in Baghdad with the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-David Hawkins/CBS News; :00]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :14]
[SUPER=01-Erren Waltch/U. S. Military Spokesman; :31]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Hawkins, CBS news, Baghdad.]

(( ATTACKS AGAINST IRAQ'S MAJORITY SHIITES ARE ON THE RISE... AS THE INSURGENTS TRY TO INFLAME RELIGIOUS DIVISIONS AND TERRORIZE VOTERS AHEAD OF ELECTIONS... NOW NINE DAYS AWAY (TAPE) TODAY... A CAR BOMB EXPLODED OUTSIDE A SHIITE MOSQUE HERE IN BAGHDAD. AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND MORE THAN 40 WERE INJURED... SAY IRAQI OFFICIALS. THE BLAST TORE THROUGH A CROWD LEAVING THE MOSQUE AFTER PRAYERS ON ONE OF ISLAM'S MOST IMPORTANT HOLIDAYS... MARKING THE ANNUAL PILGRAMAGE
TO MECCA. (SOT ERREN WALTCH, U.S. MILITARY SPOKESMAN) "YOU CAN SEE THERE'S A SPOT IN THE GROUND WHERE IT STOPPED AND

EXPLODED JUST AS THE MOSQUE WAS LETTING OUT." SUNNI INSURGENTS ARE TARGETTING SHIITES.... ACCUSING THEM OF COLLABORATING WITH AMERICAN TROOPS OCCUPYING IRAQ. IN A 90-MINUTE MESSAGE RELEASED ON THE INTERNET... IRAQ'S MOST-WANTED TERRORIST... ABU MUSAB AL-ZARKAWI... RIDICULED SHIITE LEADERS AND CALLED ON HIS FOLLOWERS TO PREPARE FOR A LONG DRAWN-OUT FIGHT: (GRAPHIC -- ZARKAWI QUOTE) "OUR BATTLE WITH THE ENEMY IS A BATTLE OF STREETS AND TOWNS.. FIERCE WARS ARE NOT DECIDED IN DAYS OR WEEKS; THEY RATHER TAKE THEIR TIME UNTIL ONE SIDE IS DECLARED THE VICTOR." (CLOSE) THE U.S. MILITARY SAYS THAT THEY'VE GOT ZARKAWI ON THE RUN... THAT LIKE THE SEARCH FOR SADDAM LAST YEAR... IT'S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME BEFORE THEY HUNT HIM DOWN. DH - CBS NEWS - BAGHDAD ))

[Powell]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=2]



There's word today that F- C- C Chairman Michael Powell is stepping down.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Powell was appointed as a commissioner seven years ago and became chairman in January, 2001.
As head of the commision, Powell helped collect some of the largest indecency fines against U- S broadcasters.
The most notable incident was Janet Jackson's Super Bowl appearance last year.
An official says Powell plans to stay on the job for a while, but it's not clear yet if he'll wait for a successor to be named.
(------------)



[Inauguration-Folo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Bush Inauguration]



[ENG#=3]



This morning President Bush continued a tradition that was started by George Washington.
He attended a national prayer service the day after being sworn in as President.
Aleen Sirgany reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; 00]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Billy Graham; 25]
[SUPER=01-Aleen Sirgany/CBS News; 54]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=Sirgany, CBS News, Washington.]


(( PRESIDENT BUSH STARTED THE FIRST FULL DAY OF HIS SECOND TERM IN PRAYER.

(NAT)


HE AND THE FIRST LADY JOINED THREE THOUSAND INVITED GUESTS AT WASHINGTON'S NATIONAL CATHEDRAL FOR A TRADITION THAT WAS STARTED BY GEORGE WASHINGTON. ALSO A TRADITION.....BILLY GRAHAM LEADING THE OPENING PRAYER....THE AILING PASTOR HAS BEEN PART OF INAUGURAL EVENTS FOR SIX PRESIDENTS.

(SOT/NAT..REV. BILLY GRAHAM give them stregth... the next four years

hidden from us, not from you)
IT'S THE LAST OFFICIAL EVENT OF AN INAUGURATION CALENDAR THAT HAS KEPT THE FIRST FAMILY BUSY. LAST NIGHT, THEY GLIDED ACROSS THE DANCE FLOORS OF TEN INAUGURAL BALLS....THOUGH, THEY SPENT A TOTAL OF JUST NINE MINUTES DANCING. WITH ALL THE STOPS, THEY STILL MANAGED TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE WHITE HOUSE JUST AFTER TEN......AN HOUR AND A HALF "AHEAD" OF SCHEDULE.

(STANDUP)

NOW, IT'S BACK TO BUSINESS, WITH STATED PRIORITIES OF FIXING SOCIAL SECURITY AND SPREADING DEMOCRACY ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST. BUT WITH AN APPROVAL RATING OF JUST 52 PERCENT, THE LOWEST FOR A RETURNING PRESIDENT SINCE NIXON, HE'S GOT HIS WORK CUT OUT FOR HIM. AS, CBS NEWS, WASH.
))
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[WRITER=tbr]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


Dramatic testimony in actor Robert Blake's murder trial. We'll have the details next.
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And an air show in Austrialia gives onlookers more than they expected.
(-----------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Blake]


[ANCHOR=Kimbelry]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Blake]



[ENG#=1]



In Los Angeles, dramatic testimony in the murder trial of actor Robert Blake.
A former police officer took the stand, claiming the Baretta star wanted his wife dead long before they were ever married.
Vince Gonzales reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-William Welch/Prosecution Witness; :14]
[SUPER=01-Vince Gonzales/CBS News; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=Gonzales, CBS News, Los Angeles.]


((

PROSECUTORS SAY ROBERT BLAKE WANTED BONNY LEE BAKLEY OUT OF HIS LIFE, EVEN BEFORE SHE HAD THEIR BABY. AS HE HAD IN THE
PRELIMINARY HEARING, BLAKE'S PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR TESTIFIED THAT THE ACTOR CAME TO HIM WITH A MURDER PLAN. (SOT--26:3

6 William Welch, Prosecution witness) That "we" were going to hire a doctor, we're going to have her aborted and if that didn't work we're gonna whack her. (sketches by Mona Edwards) RETIRED POLICE DETECTIVE WILLIAM WELCH TOLD JURORS THAT BLAKE CALLED HIM THE NEXT MORNING TO SAY HE HAD CHANGED HIS MIND, BUT LATER SCRIPTED A DRAMATIC SCENE IN WHICH HE WOULD PLANT COCAINE ON BONNY, THEN SIGNAL WELCH BY WEARING HIS BASEBALL CAP BACKWARDS, SO THAT WELCH'S LAPD FRIENDS COULD
"SWOOP IN" AND ARREST HER. (SOT--28;16) I think Robert's probably been reading too many movie scripts, he really want

ed to do something spectacular. FOLLOWING HIS TESTIMONY, WELCH TOLD US THAT BLAKE HAD IGNORED HIS ADVICE TO PAY OFF BO
NNY...HE HAD ALREADY TRIED THAT. (SOT--28:53) He told me 10-thousand dollars and I suggested if you don't want to rais

e a child the rest of your life, offer 20, 50, 100 thousand dollars. UNDER CROSS-EXAMINATION BLAKE'S LAWYER BEGAN TO DRAW OUT DETAILS OF BAKLEY'S SORDID PAST...FOR THE FIRST TIME JURORS HEARD ABOUT HER 17 ALIASES, MULTIPLE MARRIAGES, AND MAIL-ORDER PORN BUSINESS. MORE DRAMATIC TESTIMONY IN THE DAYS AHEAD...TWO STUNTMEN WHO SAY THAT BLAKE TRIED TO HIRE THEM TO KILL HIS WIFE. ))

[Air-Show]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]



[ENG#=2]



In- air acrobatics are one thing-- but this was clearly not part of the show.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Sale, Australia;]


Two Australian air force planes were taking part in an elite display team, when their wings hit today during a training exercise.
No one was killed or injured in the collision.
But one plane caught fire and crashed to the ground.
The pilot of that plane was able to eject before the crash.
Authorities are investigating what led to the collision.
(------------)


[Weather] [NOON WEATHER] [1/21/04] [TWO SHOT]

[WxBUG/FULL] 3 MAPS
[MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL]
[CK/SYTRACKER] RADAR
[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Because this ]
[SUPER=01-Steve Keighton/National Weather Service;]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=Sleet or ice pellets.]



[CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [WXPRO/FULL] FORECASTS



EXTENDED FORECAST

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


On Wall Street at Noon, Both the DOW and the NASDAQ were UP seven points.

[super=460-x/7/x/7;]


[Tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[WRITER=tbr]
[ENG#=Aprisa]


The Daytona 500 is less than a month away...
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


and newcomers to the sport are proving they're faster than some of the veterans. We'll wrap up the last day of Preseason testing coming up next in Sports.
(---------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[S-NHL]


[ANCHOR=KIM]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=dgr]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=NHL]


The N-H-L has taken another step toward canceling the season. The league and the players' association have broken off talks following two days of informal negotiations in Chicago and Toronto. Representatives from both sides met for four and a-half hours yesterday without making any headway in an effort to end the four-month lockout.


[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-179 15147tc]
[GRAPHIC=Preseason Thunder]



[ENG#=1]


Preseason Thunder is over down in Daytona, and two newcomers to the sport had the fastest times during the last day. Kasey Kahne and Martin Truex Junior both topped the 188 mile an hour mark in drafting sessions. The Daytona 500 is less than a month away and...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL;]

for veterans like Rusty Wallace and others, the offseason no longer exists, and getting back on the track has gotten harder with each passing season. But for the young guns who are trying to take over the sport - coming to Daytona is like Christmas morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WE'RE EXCITED...]
[SUPER=01-Kasey Kahne/Evernham Dodge Driver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Vickers/Hendrick Chevy Driver; :16]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=...try to stay awake time!]
(------------)
[VO-NAT CON'T]

Dale Jarrett was the fastest of last week's session, but after yesterday -- DJ was well back in the pack.
(------------)



[S-Schedule]


[ANCHOR=kIM]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The ACC has released its 2005 football schedule and both the Hokies and the Hoos are already looking forward to the fall.
(XXXXXXXXX)
[TAKE aprisa #12001]


Tech gets the season started with back to back road games at NC State and Duke in September, before finishing the month with Georgia Tech and Ohio University at Lane Stadium.
[TAKE aprisa #12002]


October is highlighted by a trip to Morgantown and consecutive Thursday night appearances against Maryland and Boston College.
[TAKE aprisa #12003]


Miami visits Blacksburg the first week of November, followed by the showdown with UVA and a home date with Carolina to finish.
[TAKE aprisa #12004]


As for Virginia, the Cavs have Western Michigan, Syracuse and Duke in the first month of the season.
[TAKE aprisa #12005]


Then it gets tough--UVA has a brutal October with road games at Maryland, BC, and UNC sandwiching a visit from Florida State.
[TAKE aprisa #12006]


The Hoos close with 3 of their last four at home, but the season finale is at the Orange Bowl against Miami.
(------------------)





[Quickcast]
[WXPRO/FULL] QUICKCAST [REPRS@CL] SUPER=X4031; Fax/Copyright Noon/Weekends [SUPER=X4030; e-Mail/Copyright Noon/Weekends]