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ANCHOR=Jean
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Up next on news 7 at eleven-
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The latest information on the roads and airports.
Plus the story of the twins that arrived in the world during the Storm of 96.
And a verdict in the case of the man accused of stalking Madonna.
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Plus Kim says we could see more snow by the week's end.
News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good evening.
Snow, Snow everywhere is the story across the region.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Despite efforts of countless road workers and snowplows, many residents can not take advantage of many driveable PRIMARY roads.
The reason? No one can get out of their driveway.
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SOT 04:32:34
IN Q=I just

((RANDY BOHON/MOTORIST: I JUST SEE UNSCRAPED ROADS BEING PACKED DOWN, GONNA BE WORSE TOMORROW BECAUSE IT'S SOLID ICE NOW.))
SUPER=01-Randy Bohon/Motorist;
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OUT Q=solid ice now.
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VO-NAT


In Roanoke officials expect to have All roads cleared by Thursday.
That's just in time for a possible snowfall expected on Friday.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


A homeless man is found guilty of stalking and terrorizing pop superstar Madonna.
Robert Hoskins scaled a wall at Madonna's home and was shot by a bodyguard.
Hoskins could face ten years in prison.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Night-Snow


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


The weather emergency is over, but our troubles related to the record snowfall have really just begun.
The question many people want answered is: when will my street get plowed so I can get back to work?
CHROMAKEY=Live/Len


Len Besthoff has some answers.
Len, I imagine it's fair to say it remains slow going for most people.
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LIVE=Len/Newsroom
SUPER=@Len1;


Jean, my neighbor began digging his car out around 10 this morning, and he only moved about 50 yards in four hours.
Snowplow crews throughout our region know they won't be able to please everyone.
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SOT
IN Q=Soon as you
SUPER=01-Randy Bohon/Motorist;
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; (QUICK!)
SUPER=03-Danville;
SUPER=01-Gary Bowman/Roanoke Snowplow Operator;
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
RUNS=:51
OUT Q=vehicle in the way.

((
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SOT 04:32:21
IN Q=Soon as you

((RANDY BOHON/MOTORIST: SOON AS YOU HIT THE ROANOKE CITY LINE, ROADS ARE JUST LIKE THIS ARE HORRIBLE SHAPE, YOU KNOW AS MUCH PROPERTY TAX AS WE PAY HERE, THERE'S NO REASON FOR THIS, THERE'S NO EXCUSE FOR IT AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Randy Bohon/Motorist;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=for it at all.


Public works crews all across our region, from greater Lynchburg to Southside, snowplows are working around the clock to clear the roads.
But it's not so simple dealing with a record snowfall, as we found out while driving with Gary Bowman from Roanoke's snowplow crew.
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SOT 20:59:28
IN Q=It's not

((GARY BOWMAN/ROANOKE SNOWPLOW OPERATOR: IT'S NOT A HEAVY SNOW, IT PUSHES FAIRLY WELL, BUT AS FAR AS THE PAST 15 YEARS IT'S THE MOST THAT I'VE SEEN. I'VE BEEN OUT PUSHING FOR AROUND 15 YEARS PLUS.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=fifteen years plus.


Bowman says it's unfair to compare the condition of the city roads to the state roads, because municipal snowplow drivers have to deal with cars parked along the streets, and state crews don't.
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SOT 20:57:52
IN Q=And if we're widening a

((GARY BOWMAN/ROANOKE SNOWPLOW OPERATOR: AND IF WE'RE WIDENING A ROAD OUT OR MAKING OUR FIRST PASS, A LOT OF TIMES WE'RE STUCK WITH ONE PASS, WE'RE NOT ABLE TO MAKE THE SECOND PASS BECAUSE THERE'S A VEHICLE IN THE WAY.))
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OUT Q=vehicle in the way.))



LIVE=Len/Full


Jean, we can't tell you how fast the streets will be cleared in every town we cover, but here's a general idea.
Roanoke expects to have all of its sidestreets roads cleared by Thursday.
Lynchburg says it should have residential roads pushed by Wednesday afternoon.
We also spoke with the more rural area of Halifax and Charlotte counties, that say their local roads will be passable by tonight.
The state says its primary roads are all cleared, but some have a thin layer of packed snow on some of them...it expects to get to all the secondary roads it covers by late this week.
(QUESTION: WHAT ABOUT THE AIRPORTS LEN?)


Western-Snow


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


Digging out has been especially tough in the New River Valley, and not just because of the deep snow.
Strong wind is also to blame.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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IN Q=I guess sooner
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :03
SUPER=01-Steven Moore/Christiansburg Resident; :08
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :18
SUPER=01-John Thompson/Asst. VDOT Resident Engineer; :31
SUPER=01-Josh Barnett/Sledder;

:50 QUICK!!!
SUPER=@Tracy2; :54
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OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

((
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SOT 11:02:37

((I GUESS SOONER OR LATER WE'LL DIG OUT OF HERE. ))
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It may be later for a lot of folks if this wind keeps up, making shoveling a frustrating task.
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SOT 11:06:23

((STEVEN MOORE/CHRISTIANSBURG RESIDENT: YOU'LL THROW IT RIGHT BACK UP BEHIND YOU AND IT'LL BLOW RIGHT BACK UP AGAINST YOU. IT'S WONDERFUL, JUST WONDERFUL. ))
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Certainly wonderful if the wind would blow the snow off our roads and cars, as it has this hillside.
But it's done much more harm than good, especially for road crews who are finding themselves having to double back on some of the main roads.
That means it will take longer to get to the secondaries, which are piling up with drifts.
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SOT 15:22:42

((JOHN THOMPSON/VDOT ASST. RESIDENT ENGINEER: WE HAVE CONSIDERABLE PERCENTAGE OF OUR SECONDARY SYSTEM IS BLOCKED RIGHT NOW DUE TO DRIFTING CONDITIONS. ))
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Patience may be the name of the game, as it may take a couple of days to see major improvement.
SOT nat of sledding
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But with this deep snow, that's just fine for sledders.
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SOT 14:35:58

((JOSH BARNETT/SLEDDER: WE HAVEN'T BEEN GOING IN THE DEEP SNOW BECAUSE IT'S JUST TOO HARD TO GET AROUND MOSTLY. ))
RUNS=:04


Despite the problems, people are slowly tunneling out.
As interstate 81 clears and primary roads improve, signs of life are emerging again, evidenced by the handful of businesses which managed to open to a few customers by late afternoon. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Snow-Babies


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


Imagine going into labor with TWINS in the middle of this snowstorm?
It happened to Ivey Lupacchino (loo-puh-CHEE-no) and her husband Rick.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Botetourt County couple managed to get to Community Hospital with more than eight inches of snow already on the ground Saturday night, but not without a few scary moments.
To top it all off, Eli and Elena Lupacchino were born a month early.
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SOT 04:58:19
IN Q=And we had

((IVEY LUPACCHINO/MOTHER OF TWINS: AND WE HAD TO CALL THE AMBULANCE TO COME GET US ABOUT 11 O'CLOCK WE CALLED. AND IT TOOK THEM AN HOUR TO GET THERE AND AN HOUR TO GET US HERE. SO BY THE TIME WE GOT HERE CONTRACTIONS WERE FOUR MINUTES APART.))
SUPER=01-Ivey Lupacchino/Mother of Twins;
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OUT Q=four minutes apart(laughs).
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SOT 05:03:07
IN Q=Well the ride

((RICK LUPACCHINO/FATHER OF TWINS: WELL THE RIDE WAS PRETTY SCARY WE HAD AN ELDERLY WOMAN WHO WAS THE AMBULANCE DRIVER, AND I WAS A LITTLE CONCERNED AT FIRST, BUT APPEARANCES ARE DECEIVING AND SHE WAS TREMENDOUS.))
SUPER=01-Rick Lupacchino/Father of Twins;
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OUT Q=she was tremendous.
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Eli weighed in at six-pounds, one ounce.
His sister Elena is five and a half pounds.
The family guesses that Community Hospital will let them stay until they can make it back home.
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Health


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=WinterStorm


As Southwest Virginia crawls out from under, emergency rooms are bracing for a busy spell.
Connie Stevens has some safety advice from the experts, so you won't go from house-bound to hospital-bound.
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IN Q=You've heard it
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Rick McGarry; :09
SUPER=01-Dr. Evelyn Manetta; :33
SUPER=07-Loren Thomas; 1:06
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((
ANCHOR=Connie


You've heard it before.
There are plenty of ways to hurt yourself when suddenly trying to manage with the world buried under two feet of the white stuff.
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SOT 11:33:22
IN Q=My back is

((RICK MCGARRY: MY BACK IS SCREAMING, I HEARD SOMEBODY SAY THAT BY THE TIME YOU START DOING THIS FOR A REAL SHORT TIME, YOUR HEART RATE GETS WAY UP THERE AND I CAN BELIEVE IT. I FEEL LIKE I'VE RUN A MARATHON.))
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OUT Q=a marathon.


Maybe even worse, for some.
E-R- personnel know they can always expect cardiac cases, when people
suddenly become snow warriors. (/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:43:50
IN Q=It's always important

((IT'S ALWAYS IMPORTANT THAT ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE HEART DISEASE OR MAY BE OLDER BE CAREFUL WHEN THEY SHOVEL SNOW. IT'S A LOT OF WORK SHOVELING SNOW. IT'S A LOT OF WORK JUST WALKING AROUND IN SNOW. YOU NEED TO TAKE IT EASIER AND JUST DO THINGS MORE SLOWLY. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=more slowly.


If while shoveling snow you start having chest pains, and feel nauseous, dizzy, or light-headed-- STOP. If the symptoms persist, contact your doctor.
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SOT
IN Q=NAT SOUND SHOVELING
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=NAT SOUND SHOVELING


But for others with healthier hearts-- the walkway workout serves as a stand-in for an hour at the gym.
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SOT 11:40:52
IN Q=It was better

((LOREN THOMAS: IT WAS BETTER THAN DOING AEROBICS INSIDE FRESH AIR, THAT KIND OF STUFF.. AND IT WAS THE ONLY WAY TO GET MY HUSBAND HOME TODAY. SO!))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=so!


If sledding rates higher with you than shoveling, safety and supervision are still the prescriptions.
Adults also need to be careful about over-indulging in alcohol, another popular pastime for some.
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SOT 10:44:56
IN Q=The old cartoons

((THE OLD CARTOONS OF USING BRANDY TO RESUSCITATE PEOPLE WHEN THEY'RE COLD ARE REALLY INCORRECT. ALCOHOL AND COLD DO NOT DO WELL TOGETHER. YOU BECOME DEHYDRATED AND YOU'RE MUCH LESS TOLERANT OF THE COLD AND CAN BECOME HYPOTHERMIC.))
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OUT Q=hypothermic.


A few other health notes-- elective surgeries at many hospitals have been postponed-- contact your hospital.
Also, check on the elderly, or those with known medical conditions.
They may need you-- as some are just more mobile than others.
Connie Stevens, News 7.

L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Lynchburg family is spending tonight in a shelter after fire heavily damaged their home on Memorial Avenue.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Heavy smoke was pouring from the building when firefighters first arrived around 2:30.
Snow around the house and on the roof made it difficult for crews to get to the fire.
Authorities say a faulty wood stove apparently sparked the blaze which gutted the home's second story.
A family of ten escaped without harm, but is reportedly staying at the Salvation Army tonight while they seek more permanent shelter.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on the broadcast, we'll have more on the region's record snow, including reports from Lynchburg and Danville,
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VO-NAT

and from sunny California, a jury decides if a homeless is guilty of stalking pop star Madonna.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


Jean, the Weather is closing many school closings tomorrow.
We will have that complete list coming up after News 7 at 11.
Well, we're finally getting rid of the massive winter storm that dumped record snowfall to the region.
But it'll be a while before we see any melting of that snow-- the temperatures aren't helping us out with that at all.
Very cold tonight-- with wind chills falling below zero.
It didn't get all that warm today-- let's roll you through the day's highs and lows.... Roll Lake level
Roll
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SUPER=81-32/19/0.00/25/15/0.00/13/10/0.00;
SUPER=82-2.99/plus/2.32/2.99/plus/2.32;
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Nat'l-Wx


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net A
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


The storm that crippled much of the East Coast is now moving off to Sea.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


While the big dig out continues into the night.
Crews are working non-stop to get out from under all the snow.
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SOT 32:07:19
IN Q=

((BETWEEN NATIONAL AIRPORT AND DULLES AIRPORT WE'VE HAD OVER 250 PEOPLE WORKING ROUND THE CLOCK NOW TO CLEAR BOTH AIRPORTS. WE EXPECT TO OPEN BOTH DULLES AND NATIONAL TUESDAY AT NOONTIME.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=Tuesday at noontime."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston;


From Dixie to New England plows are out. Wind is making it tough to keep the snow off the roads.
SUPER=03-New York City;


Meanwhile, New York has its own mini epidemic.
Several people were injured by carbon monoxide poisoning.
The problem- people sitting in running cars with the tailpipe stuck in the snow.
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Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net B
GRAPHIC=NONE

********WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clinton, MD;


Heavy snow is blamed for a ceiling collapse at a Maryland nursing home.
It happened at the Bradford Oaks Retirement Home forcing about 125 residents- out into the cold and snow.
Most were taken to nearby hospitals and hotels.
No one was injured- but the collapse caused a power outage and a gas leak.
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Zaire-Plane


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Plane crash


The African nation of Zaire (zah-EAR) is coping with a tragedy that's left more than 200 people dead.
A cargo plane crashed just after take-off smashing into a crowded outdoor market.
The plane plowed through cars, people and shacks.
No word on a cause.

Mitterrand


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net D
GRAPHIC=NONE


A moment of silence at the United Nations today for France's former President Francois Mitterrand.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-United Nations;


The French leader died this morning.
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SOT 15:19:56
IN Q=

((SIR JOHN WESTON/SECURITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT: IN RECENT YEARS PRESIDENT MITTERRAND WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE PROCESS OF THE UNIFICATION OF EUROPE.))
SUPER=01-Sir John Weston/Security Council President;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=UNIFICATION OF EUROPE."
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VO-NAT


Mitterrand led the country for 14 years. He stepped down last year suffering from Prostate Cancer.
Mitterrand was 79.
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Madonna


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net C
GRAPHIC=NONE


Jurors in Los Angeles agree a homeless man did terrorize Madonna.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Robert Hoskins was found guilty of stalking, assault and making terrorist threats.
Madonna testified she was haunted by nightmares about Hoskins.
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SOT 20:11:26
IN Q=

((HE'S A SICK MAN. I WOULD BE AFRAID IF HE WERE WANDERING AROUND MY HOUSE BREAKING INTO IT.))
SUPER=01-Penny Parker/Juror;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=BREAKING INTO IT."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hollywood Hills, Ca;


At one point, Hoskins was shot by Madonna's bodyguard after he scaled the wall into her estate.
He could face ten years in prison.
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Allen


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=George Allen


George Allen has won some big showdowns over the last two years.
Abolishing parole, making people statewide work for welfare and ushering high- tech jobs into the state.
But he's also faced problems with a budget many thought too radical for Virginia.
Wednesday night, Allen kicks off year number three.
Tonight, he takes a look back with Ellen Qualls.
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IN Q=The most devastating
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :05
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 1993; :21
SUPER=@Ellen2; :43
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( The most devastating moment over the last two years?
Not a moment's hesitation. 04:30:34 ((LOSING MY ANTERIOR CRUCHET LIGAMENT LAST YEAR PLAYING WITH THE GOVERNOR'S INTERNS JULY 27TH.))
RUNS=:06


Not the devastating election day that weakened him by failing to oust his enemies.
But the knee injury that literally hobbled him -- and made him a more cautious quarterback.
George Allen's learned something since January 1993.
sot INAUGURATION 20:04

((THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CHANGE THAT IS NEEDED. THEY HAVE GIVEN US A CLEAR MANDATE.))
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In 1995, he's seeking bi- partisan compromise.
sot 04:53:33

((I WOULD HAVE DONE IT EITHER WAY, REGARDLESS OF THE ELECTIONS. BUT GET THE LEGISLATORS MORE INVOLVED IN IT. SOME STATED THAT THEY WERE SURPRISED BY THE BUDGET.))
runs=:11


That was last year's budget amendments, with the surprise income tax cut that died a dramatic death.
This year's effort -- the first full budget of his administration -- was put together around a vigorous campaign schedule.
It was, he says, the toughest part of the job so far.
sot 04:43:09 TAPE ONE

((GOT IN THE BED AND ALL I DREAMT THE WHOLE NIGHT WAS WAS THIS FISCAL '97 OR FISCAL '98, HOW MUCH CAN WE SHIFT TO THIS YEAR OR THE OTHER. WOKE UP EARLY IN THE MORNING TO GET BACK IN, AND I JUST FELT LIKE I WAS IN ONE OF OUR BUDGET MEETINGS ON MY BED AND EVERYONE WAS JUST AROUND ME WHILE I WAS LAYING DOWN.))
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To sell that spending plan, Allen has a new mantra.
sot 04:54:56

((SURE I THINK DIPLOMACY'S VERY IMPORTANT. WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO CLOSE A BUSINESS DEAL YOU DON'T JUST SAY HERE THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GONNA OFFER YOU. LIKE IT AND TAKE IT.))
runs=:10


statue to allen shot
With two more years in the saddle, Allen seems to be looking for a ride that's a little less rough.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


When News 7 returns, we'll see how one tow truck operator is dealing with the flood of business,
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VO-NAT

and we'll see how some Danville businesses refused to let the snow slow them down.
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Closed Captioning

Danville-Snow


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Southside is one area UN-accustomed to salt and shovels.
But when the going got tough, many store owners in Danville got going...to work.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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SOT
IN Q=No, we're sold
SUPER=01-Noah Pennell/Dominion Hardware; :00 quick
SUPER=03-Danville; :06
SUPER=01-Pat Sterner/Dominion Hardware Owner; :12
SUPER=01-Bobby Bryant/Hardee's Manager; :34
SUPER=07-Reginald Wilson; :43
SUPER=07-Joann Walter; :54
SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:05
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7, Danville.



(( ((NOAH PENNELL/DOMINION HARDWARE: NO, WE'RE SOLD OUT OF THOSE, SOLD OUT OF THAT, TOO. ))
RUNS=:05


While many Danville businesses made a three day weekend of the snow, others like, Dominion Hardware were busy profiting from Old Man Winter.
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SOT
IN Q=Ice melt and

((PAT STERNER/DOMINION HARDWARE OWNER: ICE MELT AND SALT, WE STILL HAVE SOME OF THAT. SHOVELS, WE'RE OUT OF THE SHOVELS, EXCEPT THE ROUND POINTED SHOVEL, JUST THE SNOW CLEARING MERCHANDISE IS WHAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=they're asking for.


Hardee's on Route 58 was another Danville business that decided to make a go of it.
Manager Bobby Bryant says several regulars were waiting for coffee when he arrived.
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SOT
IN Q=We like

((BOBBY BRYANT/HARDEE'S MANAGER:WE LIKE TO BE HERE FOR THEM, I MEAN, THEY'RE HERE FOR US, SO WE LIKE TO RETURN THE FAVOR. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the favor.


Folks who worked up an appetite clearing their drive ways and sidewalks were among those in line for lunch.
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20:58:21
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IN Q=Everything else

((REGINALD WILSON: EVERYTHING ELSE WAS CLOSED....ALL DAY. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=all day.
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SOT
IN Q=We came

((JOANN WALTER: WE CAME OUT TO VENTURE TO THE STORE, WE STOPPED HERE INSTEAD AND WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO THE STORE. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=to the store.


The sun did manage to make a brief appearance-- threatening the virtual Winter Wonderland. But Old Man Winter managed to keep the upper hand. As for how long the tug of war will last, that's one Mother Nature will have to decide. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville. )) Wx-Tape
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S-Gordon


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-23
GRAPHIC=Media Tour


The 1996 NASCAR Media Tour has hit the track. Yesterday, defending Winston Cup Champion Jeff Gordon was among the drivers to speak up.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Mecklenburg,NC; :00


Among other topics, Gordon and the DuPont Racing team voiced their support for teammate Ken Schrader.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/1995 Winston Cup Champion; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=..also
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Crew Chief Ray Evernham also addressed rule changes and his dominating Monte Carlo.
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SOT
IN Q=All we...

(( ))
SUPER=01-Ray Evernham/Gordon's Crew Chief; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...to hurt it"
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S-Media


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=MEDIA TOUR 96

A public relations official from the The Charlotte Motor Speedway said today, that they received around 6 inches of snow.
But the winter storm has not stopped the 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Tour scheduled this week in the Carolinas.
Mike Stevens will begin his two a day reports tomorrow and has a quick preview of what's a head.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=@MIKE1; :00
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OUT Q=...fort worth area."
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(( Steve, this marks the 14th year for this preseason tour of various Winston Cup shops throughout the Southeast.
Here's a look at some of the stories photographer Lynn Eller and I will be providing our viewers starting TUesday night on news seven at Five and continuing into the weekend. Of course no preseason tour would be complete without a chat with the reigning champion. We'll see what Jeff Gordon has in mind for an encore, plus check in with the other 2 thirds of Rick Hendrick's talented trio.
Visits with the 2 Winston Cup Champions are in store as Dale Earnhardt hopes to regain his championship form and Richard Petty prepares for STP's 25th anniversary in racing.
Speaking of Petty's, we'll try to find out what's up with Kyle and how he plans to rejuvenate his stagnant race team.
Darrell Waltrip has also had his troubles of late, going 3 years without a victory. We'll see if the winningest active driver can squeeze one more win out of the twilight years.
Plus before the Fords head to Daytona for testing, we'll take a look at the new three member team at Jack Roush racing in Liberty, North Carolina, and talks with both Jeff and Ward Burton as they begin the next phases of their Cup careers.
Plus, besides those stories, we'll also give area race fans a look at the brand new Texas Motor Speedway. The one and a half mile superspeedway is currently under construction in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.))
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S-Gant


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT Wipe to #eng!!
SUPER=@File; :00


After retiring in 1994, Harry Gant has decided to get behind the wheel again; this time in NASCAR's Supertruck series.
Gant, who turns 56 Wednesday, said he will run around 10 races on the 24 race Supertruck schedule this season.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-22
GRAPHIC=NBA


The Magic/76ers came was cancelled and the Washington Bullets wished their game with Cleveland was called as well.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Bullets vs. Cavaliers; :00


The Cavs dropped the Bullets 109 to 91. Danny Ferry was one of many Cavaliers who shot 59 percent from the field. His three is good.
Cleveland has now won six of seven and with give and goes like this one from Ferry to Bobby Phills.
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Wipe to boards!!

S-Score


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nnoe
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Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=last score
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


And still to come tonight, the class of 1996 for Cooperstown..strikes out,
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VO-NAT


while a snow goer in Roanoke hits the jackpot. Those stories when we come back.
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S-Hall


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-26
GRAPHIC=MLB Logo


For the first time in 25 years, no player was selected to the baseball hall of fame.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00


A player is required to have 75 percent of the vote needed for the induction and Phil Niekro, who was 32 votes shy with 321, Tony Perez and Don Sutton all came up short.
The vote; or lack there of, marks the first time since 1971 that the Baseball Writers of America failed to select anyone to Cooperstown.
The class of 96 still has a chance when the veterans committee meets March 5th.
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S-Snow


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=WINTER WEATHER


If most of you are frustrated by your inability to get around in the snow either by car or foot, take a look at one man who is not having one bit of trouble making hay in the snow.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


T.C. Clark is a former Buffalo resident who has managed to turn the streets of the Roanoke Valley into his own private cross country skiing course.
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SOT
IN Q="This is actually...

((T.C. CLARK/CROSS COUNTRY SKIER:))
SUPER=01-T.C. Clark/Cross Country Skier; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...URBAN SKIING."
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Central-Snow


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


With hundreds of snowbound vehicles clogging the streets, you'd expect tow truck drivers to be shoveling up the money these days.
But for one Lynchburg wrecker service, that's not necessarily the case.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SOT
IN Q=natsot
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Jean Phillips/Receptionist; :24
SUPER=@ssm1; :29
SUPER=01-Glenn Trent/Wrecker Service Owner; :56
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.



(( natsot truck 4:02:36


For more than fifty years, Glenn Trent's wreckers have been a familiar site on the streets of Lynchburg.
And on the heels of one of the biggest snowfalls in years, his office has been a beehive of activity.
As weary drivers stand by, Jean Phillips has been taking requests for service...more than 150 in the last two days...and they've turned away dozens more.
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SOT 3:57:32
IN Q=Some of em's

((JEAN PHILLIPS/RECEPTIONIST: SOME OF EM'S ON THE SIDE STREETS AND THE SNOW'S JUST SO DEEP THAT WE CAN'T GET THROUGH TO THEM.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=through to them.
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SU 4:43:00
IN Q=This is one

((This is one of the problems Glenn Trent has been running into. Before one of his big trucks can get in and rescue a stranded vehicle, he has to use his own snow plow to clear a path to that vehicle. Of course all of this takes time, and in the wrecker business, time is a valuable commodity.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=valuable commodity.


So even though they're running more calls than usual, it takes more time to handle each call.
The toll is showing on the trucks and their drivers.
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SOT 3:43:15
IN Q=We've got three

((GLENN TRENT/WRECKER SERVICE OWNER: WE'VE GOT THREE TRUCKS ALL TORN TO PIECES RIGHT NOW, CLUTCHES OUT OF 'EM, DRIVE SHAFTS OUT, AXLES BROKEN, YOU DON'T MAKE ENOUGH MONEY. AND I DON'T THINK ANYBODY DOES. IN THIS KIND OF WEATHER, I THINK IT'S JUST A LOSS FOR EVERYBODY BUT WE HAVE TO PUT UP WITH IT.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=put up with it.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) Just like everyone else.