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7weather

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


We're getting our first taste of winter weather this week.
Let's check in with Beth Myer for the latest weather information. toss to Beth BETH in chrom
(beth ad lib)

toss to Melanie

7school-closings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=NOne
GRAPHIC=School Information


The winter weather has caused some school closings and delays this morning.
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take school watch
(mel reads school watch)
OUT=last board
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7Federal-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-82
GRAPHIC=State Seal


No deal.
That's the word from the White House.
Now parts of the federal government are heading for a shutdown.
So what will a government shutdown mean here in Southwest Virginia?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


For starters it means confusion for area seniors and veterans.
They're afraid that their government checks will stop coming.
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SOT 11:08:34
IN Q=It's the only

((GEORGE BALDWIN/VETERAN: IT'S THE ONLY INCOME I HAVE AT THIS TIME AND I'M VERY DEPENDENT ON IT. ))
(/////SOT/////)

((HUDSON CLINE/SENIOR CITIZEN: ANYTHING THAT AFFECTS SENIOR CITIZENS, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT. ))
SUPER=01-George Baldwin/Veteran;
SUPER=01-Hudson Cline/Senior Citizen;:07
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=concerned about
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VO-NAT


But Federal officials say all government checks will be delivered.
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SOT 10:18:27
IN Q=The checks to

((FRED AYSCUE/ROANOKE SOCIAL SECURITY DIRECTOR: THE CHECKS TO THE BENEFICIARIES THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THIS SHUTDOWN. ))
SUPER=01-Fred Ayscue/Roanoke Social Security;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=this shutdown
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VO-NAT


Ayscue (Askew) did say anyone who wants to apply for new benefits would have to wait until after the shutdown was over.
Meanwhile, for the majority of government employees, they'll be off the job.
That means they won't get paid for a while.
Government workers have been told to report to work this morning.
That's when they'll be told whether to stay or go home.
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55weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


We're getting our first taste of winter weather this week.
Let's check in with Beth Myer for the latest weather information. toss to Beth BETH in chrom
(beth ad lib)

toss to Melanie

55school-closings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=NOne
GRAPHIC=School Information


The winter weather has caused some school closings and delays this morning.
(----------------)

take school watch
(mel reads school watch)
OUT=last board
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Winter Storm


And before you head out this morning, if you have any questions concerning weather conditions in your area, ESS/FULL you can call the Virginia Department of Transportation's Highway Helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD. That's 1-800-367-7623.

55Federal-Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#=95-82
GRAPHIC=State Seal


It's expected to be a short work day for some federal employees today.
The governments spending authority expired at midnight, and a late night meetin between President Clinton and Congressional leaders failed to come up with acceptable emergency spending legislation.
That means government operations will soon be shutting down.
But what does that mean for Southwest Virginia?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


For starters, it means CONFUSION for area seniors and veterans.
They're afraid that their government checks will STOP coming.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:08:34
IN Q=It's the only

((GEORGE BALDWIN/VETERAN: IT'S THE ONLY INCOME I HAVE AT THIS TIME AND I'M VERY DEPENDENT ON IT. ))
(/////SOT/////)

((HUDSON CLINE/SENIOR CITIZEN: ANYTHING THAT AFFECTS SENIOR CITIZENS, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT. ))
SUPER=01-George Baldwin/Veteran;
SUPER=01-Hudson Cline/Senior Citizen;:07
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=concerned about
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But Federal officials say all government checks will be delivered.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:18:27
IN Q=The checks to

((FRED AYSCUE/ROANOKE SOCIAL SECURITY DIRECTOR: THE CHECKS TO THE BENEFICIARIES THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THIS SHUTDOWN. ))
SUPER=01-Fred Ayscue/Roanoke Social Security;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=this shutdown
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Ayscue (Askew) did say anyone who wants to apply for new benefits would have to wait until AFTER the shutdown period was over.
Federal workers are suppose to report to work today, but they could be sent home early while White House aides and G-O-P lawmakers meet this morning to negociate a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Mail service will continue under a partial government shutdown, but social security offices will be bare-bone staffed.

8weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


We're getting our first taste of winter weather this week.
Let's check in with Beth Myer for the latest weather information. toss to Beth BETH in chrom
(beth ad lib)

toss to Melanie

8school-closings


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#=NOne
GRAPHIC=School Information


The winter weather has caused some school closings and delays this morning.
(----------------)

take school watch
(mel reads school watch)
OUT=last board
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Winter Storm


And before you head out this morning, if you have any questions concerning weather conditions in your area, ESS/FULL you can call the Virginia Department of Transportation's Highway Helpline at 1-800-367-ROAD. That's 1-800-367-7623.

8federal-budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#=95-82
GRAPHIC=State Seal


White House aides sit down with Republican lawmakers again today to discuss an emergency spending bill.
They are hoping to reach a last-minute deal to minimize the effects ot a government shutdown.
With no agreement, thousands of federal workers will have to be furloughed.
But how will the shutdown effect our part of the country?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


For starters, it means CONFUSION for area seniors and veterans.
They're afraid that their government checks will STOP coming.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:08:34
IN Q=It's the only

((GEORGE BALDWIN/VETERAN: IT'S THE ONLY INCOME I HAVE AT THIS TIME AND I'M VERY DEPENDENT ON IT. ))
(/////SOT/////)

((HUDSON CLINE/SENIOR CITIZEN: ANYTHING THAT AFFECTS SENIOR CITIZENS, I'M CONCERNED ABOUT. ))
SUPER=01-George Baldwin/Veteran;
SUPER=01-Hudson Cline/Senior Citizen;:07
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=concerned about
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But Federal officials say all government checks will be delivered.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:18:27
IN Q=The checks to

((FRED AYSCUE/ROANOKE SOCIAL SECURITY DIRECTOR: THE CHECKS TO THE BENEFICIARIES THEMSELVES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THIS SHUTDOWN. ))
SUPER=01-Fred Ayscue/Roanoke Social Security;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=this shutdown
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Ayscue (Askew) did say anyone who wants to apply for new benefits would have to wait until AFTER the shutdown period was over.
Meantime, federal workers are suppossed to report to work this morning but will likely be sent home until Congress and the President find a way to keep the government running.
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ANCHOR=Melanie

stay on the job. Essential employees like postal workers and military personnel will, however,