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News-Heads

ANCHOR=Jean
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Snow snow and more snow.
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VO-NAT


Coming up next on news 7 at five- live reports from all around the region- as Virginians dig out.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Shovel when you can, we have a few good days before our next batch of snow on Friday.

Medical-heads


ANCHOR=Connie
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And digging out from under.
Before you get too far--
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On Health Check, physicians have some advice-- they don't want you to end up in the emergency room.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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The snow finally stopped falling-- now the digging out is underway-- but what lies ahead for Southwest and Central Virginia?
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5-storm-travel


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
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TAPE#595-33
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five

Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=winter weather


Even though the snow has stopped the affects of the white stuff are being felt all over the region.
Driving is difficult and major airports are still closed.
double boxes Jean/Ron


Ron Jones is in Roanoke with an update.
LIVE=Ron full
SUPER=@Ron1;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
(Ron ad libs)
(roll cue:"...and they want out now!")
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IN Q=The Roanoke Regional Airport
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Salem Resident; :20 quick
SUPER=01-Leroy Johnson/Salem Resident; :25 quick
SUPER=01-Fred Altizer/VDOT Administrator; :39
RUNS=:59
OUT Q=still is in control.

(( The Roanoke Regional Airport is frozen.
Empty gates, cancelled flights, and snow draped planes.
The highway even looked like a barren waste land-- spotty traffic at best.
But neighborhoods are bustling.
Folks trying to tunnel their way to freedom and food-- and relieve themselves of cabin fever.
SOT 12:11:45

((BETH POFF/SALEM RESIDENT: I GET CABIN FEVER REALLY BAD THAT'S WHY I'M TRYING TO GET OUT. NOT JUST GO TO THE STORE BUT TO JUST GET OUT OF THE HOUSE.))
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BUTT, BUTT, BUTT
SOT 12:25:21

((LEROY JOHNSON/SALEM RESIDENT: I GOT TWO KIDS, TWO TEENAGED KIDS AND THEY'RE CABIN FEVER... I AM TOO.))
RUNS=:05


Some neighbors are working in teams... and at times the heavy artillery comes to the rescue.
VDOT officials are asking for patience.
SOT 11:51:33

((FRED ALTIZER/VDOT ADMINISTRATOR: IN SOME OF THESE COUNTIES IT MAY BE SEVERAL DAYS BEFORE WE REALLY BEGIN TO SEE ANY GREAT PROGRESS IN TERMS OF THE TOTAL NUMBER OF ROADS THAT WE OPEN. AND I KNOW THAT THIS IS A FRUSTRATION TO THE PUBLIC AND THE PEOPLE THAT DRIVE BUT SOMETIMES MOTHER NATURE IS STILL IS IN CONTROL.))
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))
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SUPER=22-Roanoke;
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2-SHOT RON/PATRICK 5-PATRICK
LIVE TOSS RON TO PATRICK FULL

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SUPER=22-Roanoke;
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ESS/FULL=BLIZZARD DEFINITION


STORM COMPARISON
LIVE/PATRICK
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN

5-Numbers


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=dal
TAPE# NONE
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There's a highway helpline for those who must travel today.
SS/Full=Highway Number 1070


That number is 1-800-367-Road. That's 1-800-367-Road.
SS=Pinnacle #s 1020


Roanoke city has created a phone bank for non-emergency calls, because of so many calls on Roanoke's 9-1-1 center.
Residents should call the phone bank with non-emergency questions.
Those numbers are:
981-2417
981-2725
981-2609
981-2550

5-State-Snow


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#595-39
GRAPHIC=winter wx


The winter storm that may be the worst Virginia's seen this century has left five people dead statewide.
Additionally, a private plane disappeared over the Chesapeake Bay Saturday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But officials at the state Emergency Operations Center say in some ways this storm is less dangerous than the ice storms in 1994 -- when a million were without power statewide.
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SOT 02:12:50
IN Q=When we get

((GEORGE FORESMAN/VA. EMERGENCY OPERATIONS: WHEN WE GET THIS LIGHT, FLUFFY SNOW, ONE ADVANTAGE IS IT DOESN'T BUILD UP ON THE POWER LINES, IT DOESN'T BUILD UP ON THE TREE LIMBS. THE DISADVANTAGE IS IT BLOWS QUITE EASILY. SO YOU EXCHANGE A GOOD FOR A BAD. BUT WE WOULD JUST PREFER TO HAVE THE LIGHT POWDERY STUFF.))
SUPER=01-George Foresman/Va. Emergency Operations;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=powdery stuff.
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VO-NAT


The Governor's state of emergency is still in effect, and 20 localities have also declared emergencies.
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5-Zaire-Plane


ANCHOR=Jean
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A cargo plnae crashed into a marketplace in Zaire today-
U-S officials say as many as 300 people may have died.
The Russian-made plane had just taken off from a downtown airport when it plummeted to the ground.
It skidded across a street and plowed into cars and the marketplace.
No word on a cause.

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ANCHOR=Jean
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More LIVE snow coverage coming up with reports blanketing Danville, Lynchburg and the New River Valley.
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VO-NAT


And ambassadors say they have lost a great friend-- following the death of former French president Francois Mitterrand.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check--
What the snow situation means for scheduled elective surgeries and dialysis patients.
Plus, some advice on maneuvering your way around the pharmacy, while looking for the best cold and flu remedies. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Steve has sledding highlights--
ANCHOR=Connie


A full report in tonight's Ticker-- stick around. cc sponsor

5-Central-Snow


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#595-37
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A family of ten in Lynchburg is looking for shelter tonight after fire forced them from their home this afternoon.
double box=Jean/Steve


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom.
Steve, there's never a good time to have a fire, but was this an especially tough day for firefighters?
LIVE=Steve/Jean


It sure was Jean...getting to the fire wasn't a problem
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=22-Lynchburg;

because it was on a main road, but crews did encounter some trouble putting it out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


It happened just before 3 at 22- 08 Memorial Avenue.
Authorities say a woodstove apparently sparked a blaze that spread to the second floor of the home, filling it with smoke.
Firefighters had to dig out a hydrant buried in four feet of snow, and accessing the fire through a second floor window was especially treacherous.
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SOT 6:21:19//6:22:06
IN Q=It's an awful

((DAVID ST. CLAIR/LYNCHBURG FIRE COMMANDER: IT'S AN AWFUL TIME TO HAVE ONE IN CONDITIONS LIKE THIS, THE SNOW HAMPERED US FROM GETTING ON THE ROOF, GETTING ACCESS TO THE BUILDING. AS YOU CAN SEE WE CAN'T GET AROUND THE SIDES OF IT LIKE WE'D LIKE TO. IT'S AWFUL TREACHEROUS AND IT ADDS AN ELEMENT OUR GUYS ARE NOT USED TO WORKING WITH. IT'S SOMETHING YOU DON'T TRAIN ON, AND IT'S SOMETHING WE EXPECT, BUT IT'S SOMETHING WE DON'T TRAIN ON AND IT WOULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN ACTUALLY GET A FIRE LIKE THIS.))
SUPER=01-David St. Clair/Lynchburg Fire Commander; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=a fire like this.
LIVE=Steve/Full
SUPER=22-Lynchburg;


Fortunately, everyone who was inside the house when the fire broke out got out okay.
They probably will be spending the night at the Salvation Army while they look for a more permanent place to stay.
DOUBLE BOX=Steve/Teresa


Teresa Hamilton is in our Danville bureau...

5-Danville


ANCHOR=Teresa
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DOUBLE BOXES=TERESA/STEVE


Steve, as the sun started to make its presence, so did Southside residents.
LIVE=teresa/full
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=22-Danville;


In Danville, the streets were virtually deserted this morning, but by mid-afternoon the city was beginning to bounce back.
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SOT
IN Q=Well we got
SUPER=01-Bobby Bryant/Hardee's Manager; :00
SUPER=03-Danville; :10
SUPER=01-Bob Hutson/Branch Manager; :24
SUPER=07-Steve Belosky; :45
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OUT Q=long enough.
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IN Q=Well we got a lot of

((BOBBY BRYANT/HARDEE'S MANAGER: WELL, WE GOT A LOT OF CUSTOMERS THAT ARE USUALLY HERE EVERY MORNING SO WE LIKE TO BE HERE FOR THEM, I MEAN THEY'RE HERE FOR US, SO WE'RE GOING TO RETURN THE FAVOR. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=the favor.


Bobby Bryant is one of the few who ventured into the virtual Winter Wonderland early this morning.
By lunch, folks were lining up, especially those who'd worked up an appetite shoveling out.
However, some businesses, like the Cooperative Savings Bank, decided to enjoy a three day weekend.
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SOT
IN Q=If they

((BOB HUTSON/BRANCH MANAGER:IF THEY WANT TO CONDUCT BUSINESS THEY EXPECT YOU TO BE OPEN, IT'S A HARD DECISION BUT IN SNOW LIKE THIS YOU HAVE TO MAKE THAT HARD DECISION TO CLOSE. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to close.


There was a positive side, by not having to work, many homeowners were able to take their time shoveling out.
Others, like Steve Belosky, turned the snow into money.
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SOT
IN Q=It's getting

((STEVE BELOSKY: IT'S GETTING ME IN MY LOWER BACK, IT'S PROBABLY GETTING HIM TOO, IT REALLY IS. REPORTER SPEAKS: BUT YOU SAY THE MONEY'S WORTH IT? STEVE BELOSKY: YEAH, YEAH, IT'S WORTH IT IF YOU CAN STAY WITH IT LONG ENOUGH. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Belosky; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=long enough.))
TALENT=TERESA
SUPER=22-Danville;


At six, we'll visit a Danville business that decided to open for the day and is actually running out of supplies.
double boxes tracy/teresa


Let's now head to Blacksburg where Tracy Altizer's been wading through the snow.

5-Western-Snow


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tal
TAPE#595-35
double boxes tracy/teresa


Teresa, I don't know about the Danville area, but here in the New River Valley we're putting up with some nasty wind.
LIVE=tracy full
SUPER=@Tracy1;
SUPER=22-Blacksburg;


You may not be able to see it very well where I'm standing.
But the snow blows around so hard it stings your skin, and it's making efforts to dig out more than a little frustrating.
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SOT
IN Q=I got my
SUPER=01-Ray Page/Christiansburg Resident; 00
SUPER=01-John Thompson/VDOT Asst. Resident Engineer; 09
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; 14
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; 30
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=signs of life.

((
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SOT 14:46:06

((RAY PAGE/CHRISTIANSBURG RESIDENT: I GOT MY CAR OUT THIS MORNING, OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, AND JUST THIS AFTERNOON IT ALREADY BLEW IT RIGHT BACK OVER TOP. ))
SOT 15:21:55

((JOHN THOMPSON/VDOT ASST. RESIDENT ENGINEER: THE WIND IS CAUSING US THE MOST PROBLEMS. THAT'S CREATING A SIGNIFICANT DRIFTING PROBLEM.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=drifting problem.


The wind is so bad we're actually seeing some grassy hillsides.
Thompson says the drifting is most troublesome along the secondary roads, most of which he says are impassable for anything other than four-wheel drive vehicles, and even they're having problems.
As for Interstate 81, it's looking good at this point, and most of the other primary roads are looking much better also, though many are still snow-covered.
Despite the difficulties, the digging-out process is in full swing, and though most businesses remain closed, by early this afternoon we were seeing a few more signs of life around here. ))
LIVE=Tracy/Full
SUPER=22-Blacksburg;


Right now, keep your fingers crossed that the wind will die down so crews won't have to double-back and re-clear roads they had already cleared previously.
double boxes jean/tracy
(QUESTION: What's the time-range prediction for those secondaries?)



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ANCHOR=Jean
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There's also big time snow in the Big Apple--
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Up next-- a look at Mother Nature's wrath on the Northeast-- Don't go away.
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stocks bump next

5-Mitterrand


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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France is mourning the loss of its former leader-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York;


Francois Mitterrand died this morning-
This afternoon a moment of silence at the United nations.
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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=:08
OUT Q=UNIFICATION OF EUROPE."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Mitterrand lead the country for 14 years.
He stepped down last year suffering from Prostate Cancer.
Mitterand was 79.
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5-Nat'l-Wx


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
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It's not just this area, but much of the East that's under a blanket of snow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Philadelphia;


Philadelphia broke a record with more than 30 inches.
So much snow, even fire trucks got stuck.
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SOT 14:06:18
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((IT'S REAL BAD. ITS THE WORST I'VE SEEN IT. ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=WORST I'VE SEEN IT."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York;


In New York City 27 and a half inches fell- turning usually busy streets into pedestrian walkways.
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SOT 11:05:37
IN Q=

((GEORGE PATAKI/NEW YORK GOVERNOR: THIS IS STILL VERY DANGEROUS. IT'S NOT JUST THE SNOW IT'S THE COLD AND THE WIND.))
SUPER=01-George Pataki/New York Governor; :00 very quick!
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=the cold and the wind."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Newark, NJ;


Most major airports across the Northeast were closed-
With hotels booked, many folks spent the night in the airport.
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


In D-C and elsewhere people had trouble getting around-
Some traded their trucks for possibly a better option- skies.
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toss to robin Stats
SUPER=302-24/-2/31/NW-16mph/29.92/r;
SUPER=303-28/2/32/W-6mph/29.88/r;



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ANCHOR=Jean
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How is this snow for sledding? Steve will tell us in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


And on Health Check--
Some safety concerns, as Southwest Virginia unearths itself.
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VO-NAT


E-R- physicians are urging caution when shoveling snow, when sledding.
Not only can injuries be avoided- but so can hypothermia.
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SOT 10:45:37
IN Q=So it's something

((SO IT'S SOMETHING TO WATCH OUT FOR. PROPER DRESS, NOT GETTING STUCK OUT IN THE COLD, THINKING IN ADVANCE BEFORE YOU GO OUT IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND CHECKING ON PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of themselves.

health bump next

5-Health


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#595-38
GRAPHIC=winter weather


At emergency rooms around the region, they're bracing for an increase in traffic-- as people start digging out from under the snow.
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SOT
IN Q=Think about
SUPER=01-Dr. Evelyn Manetta/Carilion E.R. Physician; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :17
SUPER=07-Rick McGarry; :59
SUPER=07-Loren Thomas; 1:13 quick
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OUT Q=driveway (LAUGHS)

((
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SOT 10:46:03
IN Q=Think about

((DR. EVELYN MANETTA/CARILION E.R. PHYSICIAN: THINK ABOUT EVERYTHING BEFORE YOU DO IT. MOST OF THE TIME YOU CAN GO OUT AND HAVE A GOOD TIME IN THE COLD, BUT YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT AND PLAN FOR IT.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=plan for it.


Things to be mindful of, so you don't end up in the E.R.:
Hypothermia-- just because the temperatures aren't at sub-zero, hypothermia can still be a problem-- it can be triggered by being out too long and being too wet, or drinking alcohol.
Children should be bundled up, with adults supervising their sledding.
Also, it can't be said enough-- shoveling snow can be hazardous to your health.
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SOT 10:44:06
IN Q=If you have

((DR. EVELYN MANETTA/CARILION E.R. PHYSICIAN: IF YOU HAVE TO GO OUT TO SHOVEL SNOW, BE CAREFUL IF YOU FEEL NAUSEA, DIZZINESS, LIGHTHEADED SENSATION, ANY CHEST PAIN OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH TO STOP IMMEDIATLY, GO BACK IN AND IF YOUR SYMPTOMS PERSIST MAKE SURE YOU PHONE YOUR PHYSICIAN OR SEEK CARE FOR THOSE TYPES OF SYMPTOMS.))
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OUT Q=of symptoms.

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IN Q=NAT SOUND SHOVELING
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OUT Q=NAT SOUND SHOVELING


But with their cars under several feet of the white stuff, many people just couldn't avoid the shovel today.
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SOT 11:32:59
IN Q=I've really

((RICK MCGARRY: I'VE REALLY ONLY BEEN WORKING ON THIS ABOUT TEN OR FIFTEEN MINUTES BUT IT WILL BE AN HOUR OR MORE, ASSUMING THAT I STILL HAVE THE STAMINA TO START ON THE SIDEWALK BUT I'M NOT SURE.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=not sure.

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SOT 11:41:18
IN Q=I didn't realize

((LOREN THOMAS: I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW BAD OF SHAPE I WAS IN UNTIL I WENT, GEE, THAT'S A REALLY LONG DRIVE WAY. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=drive way, LAUGHS

))
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Connie VO-NAT


Also,-- don't forget to check on the elderly, and use common sense in everything this week.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


A few other notes-- elective surgeries have been postponed at many facilities-- with only urgent surgeries being schedules.
For dialysis patients around the region, transportation has been a problem-- the National Guard and rescue squads have been helping with that, as most patients must undergo treatment at least three times a week.
If you do know a dialysis patient, and you've got four wheel drive, your services might be needed.

5-Flu


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-02
GRAPHIC=flu


The snow storm falls right on schedule with flu season-- so many people are not only snow-bound, they're stuck at home without medication.
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SOT
IN Q=My head is
SUPER=03-Boston; :04
SUPER=01-John Stofko/Pharmacist; :14
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=congestion.

((
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SOT 10:25:59
IN Q=My head is

((MY HEAD IS ALL STUFFED AND MY NOSE IS RUNNING. ))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=is running.


If you are lucky enough to make it out to one of the few open pharmacies, it may be difficult to decide what to take.
The advice-- identify the specific symptom you want to treat.
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SOT 10:26:17
IN Q=An example

((JOHN STOFKO/PHARMACIST: AN EXAMPLE IF YOU LOOK AT THESE 2 DIFFERENT PRODUCTS ONE IS SUDAFED - A NASAL DECONGESTANT - WHEREAS THE OTHER PRODUCT IS "SEVERE COLD FORMULA". THIS CONTAINS 3 OR 4 DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS WHEN IN FACT YOU'RE JUST INCREASING THE LIKELIHOOD OF ADVERSE AFFECTS BY USING 3-4 DIFFERENT INGREDIENTS. ))
SUPER=01-John Stofko/Pharmacist; :
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=different ingredients.


Decongestants open airways, making breathing easier-- but they can cause nervousness or insomnia.
Antihistamines stop a runny nose and sneezing, but can make you sleepy.
Cough suppressants reduce the urge to cough but can also make you drowsy.
Expectorants can loosen a tight chest and are often combined with a cough suppressants.
It's important to take only the reccommended dose of any medication.
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SOT 10:27:04
IN Q=This is an

((THIS IS AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT - AFRIN - IT HAS ONE SINGLE INGREDIENT-EACH DOSE WILL LAST 12 HOURS. THE CAUTION I WOULD GIVE IS TO ONLY USE IT 3-4 DAYS OR YOU RISK HAVING REBOUND CONGESTION.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=congestion.

))
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connie VO-NAT


That is-- your nose becomes addicted to the product, and you end up with even worse congestion.
Another consideration-- cost.
Generic brands often have the exact same ingredients as expensive brand names.
Also, if you get to a doctor early enough-- Amantadine or Flumantadine can help.
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2-SHOT-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Besides shoveling, what can you do in this snow?
ANCHOR=Connie


OUr own snow man Steve Mason has some answers.

S5-Snow


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the Monday two minute ticker as we continue to dig out from the snow, find ways to entertain ourselves and somehow get around in this stuff.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Traveling was still slow for most folks in the city late this afternoon, including those who were trying to have some fun on a sled.
The downhill runs near the Memorial street bridge and close to Fishburne Park were just average, as the depth of the snowfall made for some tough sledding.
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SOT
IN Q="You gotta go down...

((DANNY STANLEY/FRUSTRATED SLEIGH RIDER:))
SUPER=01-Danny Stanley/Frustrated Sleigh Rider; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=...ON THE WAY UP."
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VO-NAT con't


One person who has not had a problem getting around the valley in the snow is T.C. Clark.
The former Buffalo, New York resident has been outrunning most vehicles on his cross country skis.
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SOT
IN Q="This is probably...

((T.C. CLARK/CROSS COUNTRY SKIER:))
SUPER=01-T.C. Clark/Cross Country Skier; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...20 MILE SKI."



S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-18
GRAPHIC=None


Local, regional and national level sporting events have been sidelined. The Radford and Roanoke mens basketball games have been postponed as has the Liberty/UNC Greensboro game.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MI/Yesterday; :00


Age not weather might have gotten the best of Kansas City Chief running back Marcus Allen. After his team lost to the Colts in the AFC playoffs; the 35 year old indicated his plans for next year were unclear.
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SOT
IN Q="this

((MARCUS ALLEN/KANSAS CITY TAILBACK:))
SUPER=01-Marcus Allen/Kansas City Tailback; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=..for a while"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=04-Major League Baseball;

One baseball note. Today; The San Francisco Giants signed free agent short stop Shawn Dunston for a reported deal worth 1.5 million dollars. The 32 year old is a career .265 hitter in 11 years.
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ANCHOR=Steve


Mike Stevens will preview this week's NASCAR Media Tour but there is more news 7 at 5 to come.

5-Kicker


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-h
GRAPHIC=NONE


The celebrity killer whaler made the voyage to his new home safely.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Newport, OR;


Keiko made his first public appearance today at the Oregon Coast Aquarium.
The ailing star of the Free Willy movies was living in poor conditions in Mexico for the past ten years.
The movies brought attention to his plight--prompting schoolchildren across the country to raise money.
His new tank is four times the size of his old home.
He's fed 300-pounds of fresh fish daily.
The price tag-- just over seven million dollars.
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six-preview


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
GRAPHIC=NONE
(toss to robin)
RUNS=:15
(robin tosses to jean)
ANCHOR=Jean


Coming up at Six, Governor George Allen takes a deep breath and looks back at the midpoint of his term.
double boxes Jean/Keith


Here's Keith Humphry with a preview.
ANCHOR=Keith


It's been a rollercoaster ride so far for George Felix Allen.
SUPER=@Keith1;


But the Governor says he's learned a little along the way.
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IN Q=

((I THINK DIPLOMACY'S VERY IMPORTANT.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=very important.
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VO-NAT


The Governor who promised to kick Democrats' "soft teeth down their whiny throats" says he now knows he'll get better results if he gets legislators more involved.
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ANCHOR=Keith


George Allen reflects -- on both the good and and the bad.
double boxes Jean/Keith


That story and more snow stuff In 30-minutes on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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