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1-News-Head

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VO-NAT


SNOWBOUND. We've just begun to dig out from the blizzard of 96.
Though the snow shutdown everything almost, the record-setting storm kept us plenty busy today... as you'll see in just a moment on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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And one-on-one: George Allen and Ellen Qualls with a preview of the Governor's State of the Commonwealth.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


In sports, the snow has affected the sporting world both locally and nationally; we will have the postponements, Mike Stevens previews this week's NASCAR media tour in the Carolina's,
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VO-NAT


and we will hear from one sportsman who is not having a lot trouble getting around.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Large snow drifts, bread running out and cars that won't go anywhere soon. Weather is the big news tonight....

Storm-Travel


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=winter weather


Good evening I'm Keith Humphry and this is News 7 at Six.
Shutdown. Virginia was just about at a standstill today.
A record- setting blizzard dumped from one to three feet of snow across the Commonwealth.
Most people stayed at home, but those who did venture out found travel very difficult.
Roads and airports are closed and now blowing and drifting snow are making things worse.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Microwave


Ron Jones has been monitoring conditions and has an update.
LIVE=Ron full
SUPER=@Ron1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(Ron ad libs)



(roll cue:"...VDOT officials say they are doing what they can.")
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SOT
IN Q=The primary roads are clear
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Donette Spence/Salem Resident; :16
SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Salem Resident; :28
SUPER=01-Fred Altizer/VDOT Administrator; :44
RUNS=1:02
OUT Q=still is in control.


(( The primary roads are clear-- even though not many are using them.
Most of the would be drivers are stuck at home trying to free themselves from old man winter's grip.
Most secondary roads are clogged with snow and-- snow shovels.
But there are a few benefits.
SOT 12:06:35

((DONETTE SPENCE/: WE KEPT OUR MOVIES LATE FROM BLOCK BUSTER. WE COULDN'T GET THEM BACK SO WE GOT TO WATCH THEM OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THAT'S KIND OF WHAT WE'VE DONE.))
RUNS=:09


Even some teachers say being out of school isn't all that bad.
SOT 12:11:32 (LET HER GIGGLE)

((BETH POFF/SALEM RESIDENT: I THINK SOMETIMES THE TEACHERS LOOK FORWARD TO IT MORE THAN THE STUDENTS DO...))
RUNS=:04


But what took a team of neighbors three hours to clear... it only took this Salem City battering ram three seconds.
VDOT officials say they're working on it.
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.))
RUNS=:20



Live=Ron Full
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(Ron ad-libs, then Q & A with Keith)


Numbers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


If you must be out on the roads there is a number you can call to get the latest on conditions.
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 a phone bank in operation for non-emergency calls. The lines are open until eight p-m tonight and re-open at six a-m tomorrow.
Authorities are asking that you use these numbers and NOT call 9-1-1 for non-emergency calls.
Those numbers are:
981-2417
981-2725
981-2609
981-2550
Talent=Keith
SS=School Watch


Also, a number of schools will be closed again tomorrow.
We will have our complete Schoolwatch list for you following the newscast, during the CBS Evening News.

Western-Snow


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


People are digging out all over, but the process has been especially difficult in the New River Valley today.
Blame it on the wind.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy


Tracy Altizer joins us from Blacksburg with more on that situation.
Live=Tracy Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tracy1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;

Keith, I think most of us who have ventured out today will be nursing a case of windburn tonight.
Here in the New River Valley, Old Man Winter hasn't cut us any slack.
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SOT
IN Q=I guess sooner
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :03
SUPER=01-Steven Moore/Christiansburg Resident; :09
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :19
SUPER=01-John Thompson/Asst. VDOT Resident Engineer;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=get around mostly.

((
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SOT 11:02:37

((I GUESS SOONER OR LATER WE'LL DIG OUT OF HERE. ))
RUNS=:02


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. ))
RUNS=:06


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. ))
RUNS=:07
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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
RUNS=:03


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 ))



TALENT=Tracy Live Full
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Cabin fever is hard to fight, but VDOT and emergency officials still want people off the roads so as not to hamper their efforts.
Even Virginia Tech is asking people to stay away from campus so they can get streets and sidewalks cleared for returning students.
Double Boxes=Tracy and Teresa


For now, let's go to Danville where Teresa Hamilton is standing by with the latest from Southside Virginia

Danville-Snow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=None


Teresa Hamilton has been wading through the snow in Danville.
I understand the wind isn't as big a problem in Southside.
Double-box=Teresa/Tracy/Microwave;


Tracy, that's right.
Here in Danville, the sun actually poked its head out today, warming things up for folks who aren't accustomed to this much white stuff.
LIVE=Teresa/Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=22-Danville;


But finding a business that was open was tough, depending on what you were looking for.
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IN Q=

((NOAH PENNELL/DOMINION HARDWARE: NO, WE'RE SOLD OUT OF THOSE, SOLD OUT OF THAT, TOO. ))
SUPER=01-Noah Pennell/Dominion Hardware; :00
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=sold out of that, too.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Dominion Hardware was one of the few Danville businesses that decided to take advantage of those who weren't prepared for Mother Nature.
It turned out to be a profitable decision-- as one by one customers began filing in.
Shovels and sleds were big items-- in short supply.
Even store owner, Pat Sterner was surprised by the snow and the number of people who ventured out.
Many were looking for ways to clear their drive-way and side walk before heading back to work.
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21:21:17
SOT
IN Q=Ice melt

((PAT STERNER/DOMINION HARDWARE OWNER: ICE MELT AND SALT, WHICH 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.))
SUPER=01-Pat Sterner/Dominion Hardware Owner; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=asking for.
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LIVE=Teresa/FUll/Microwave
SUPER=22-Danville;


The streets of Danville were nearly deserted this morning, but by this afternoon the city had really begun to bounce back.
Double Boxes=Teresa and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg Newsroom, Steve I understand you spent the day with some tow truck driver who were also cashing in on the weather-- that is if you could find one?

Central-Snow


ANCHOR=Teresa
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=NONE


With thousands of snowbound vehicles clogging the streets and highways, tow truck drivers are in greater demand than ever before.
Double box=Teresa/Steve


Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg, Steve is there any guarantee that even if you call for a wrecker, one will respond?
LIVE=Steve/Full/Microwave
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Certainly not Teresa...it may take them a couple of hours, or it may take another day depending on where you live.
And while you might expect wrecker drivers to be laughing all the way to the bank in weather like this, for one central Virginia service, that isn't the case.
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SOT
IN Q=But I can
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Glenn Trent/Wrecker Service Owner; :34
RUNS=:48
OUT Q=don't make enough money.



(( sot 3:55:21

((BUT I CAN PULL THAT CAR RIGHT THERE TODAY, IN ALL THAT SNOW AND IF I DAMAGE ANY PART OF IT, THE CUSTOMER WANTS ME TO PAY FOR IT, SO WHAT DO YOU MAKE?))
runs=:09


Such is the life of a wrecker service owner during the biggest snowstorm of the year.
Glenn Trent has been towing cars in Lynchburg for more than fifty years, but a major snowstorm is not necessarily a welcome sight for him.
Two feet of the white stuff translates into long hours for his overworked staff, and all the tugging, grinding and pulling has taken a toll on his equipment as well.
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SOT 3:43:09
IN Q=You don't make

((GLENN TRENT/WRECKER SERVICE OWNER: YOU DON'T MAKE ANY MONEY, YOU'RE SATISFYING THE CUSTOMER IS ONE THING, BUT YOU'RE TEARING UP YOUR EQUIPMENT. WE'VE GOT THREE TRUCKS TORN ALL TO PIECES RIGHT NOW, CLUTCHES OUT OF 'EM, DRIVE SHAFTS OUT, BROKEN AXLES, YOU DON'T MAKE ENOUGH MONEY.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=make enough money.))
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LIVE=Steve/Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


Glenn Trent says he's run about 150 calls in just the past two days.
Double Boxes=Keith/Steve


They've also had to refuse dozens of people, because they live on snow- covered side streets where even a tow truck can't go. Keith?


Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--You might think if you HAD to be out on the road today, then behind the wheel of a big rig was your best bet.
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VO-NAT


But think again--the snow humbled even the mighty tractor trailers, creating one traffic jam of very large proportions.
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SOT 24:59
IN Q=Pull over here

(("PULL OVER HERE ON THE RIGHT I RECKON WHERE YOU AIN'T BLOCKIN' ENTRANCE AND EXITS"))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=entrance and exits
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VO-NAT


You know it's bad when the eighteen wheelers are having trouble just getting on the highway. We'll have that story.
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Toss to Robin Roll Lake Level Roll
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L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Fire


A faulty wood stove apparently sparked a blaze that left a Lynchburg family homeless this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Just before three, firefighters arrived at 22- 08 Memorial Avenue to find smoke billowing from the rear of the building.
It took crews about ten minutes to get inside the house and knock the fire down.
Authorities say ten family members were living there, and all escaped the blaze without injury.
The family reportedly will stay at the Salvation Army tonight before seeking more permanent shelter.
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State-Snow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


The state climatologist says the Blizzard of '96 may take the cake as Virginia's worst winter storm this century.
It's claimed five lives statewide, and a private plane is believed down in the Chesapeake Bay.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Richmond shut down with about a foot of snow, while neighbors to the northwest got three feet of fluff.
State emergency officials say the sledders aren't the only ones thankful for the powdery snow.
It may strand people, but has caused many fewer power outages than the ice storms just two years ago.
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SOT 02:13:21
IN Q=Going back to

((GEORGE FORESMAN/VA. EMERGENCY OPERATIONS: GOING BACK TO 1994, WE HAD A MILLION PEOPLE WITHOUT POWER IN THE STATE -- SOME FOR UP TO A WEEK, OR IN SOME CASES TEN DAYS TO TWO WEEKS. AND OUR GREATEST CONCERN WITH EVERY WINTER STORM EVENT IS LOSING POWER, PARTICULARLY IN RURAL AREAS WHERE IT'S DIFFICULT TO GET THE PEOPLE OUT AND GET THEM TO SHELTER FACILITIES.))
SUPER=01-George Foresman/Va. Emergency Operations;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=shelter facilities.
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VO-NAT


More than 600 bus passengers have been stranded at Richmond's Greyhound terminal, and seven shelters have opened statewide.
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Trucks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-104
GRAPHIC=None


About the time the sun came out around mid-morning,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Troutville

thousands of truckers decided it was time to fire up the rig.
Benita and Butch Quick found themselves in a bit of a jam.
NAT SOT-wheels spinning


They'd been parked behind Hardee's since Saturday night.
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SOT
IN Q=Yeah, we couldn't
SUPER=01-Benita Quick/Mississippi Trucker; :00
SUPER=01-Trooper Louis Patrick/Virginia State Police
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=nightmare or not.



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SOT
IN Q=Yeah, they think

((BENITA QUICK/MISSISSIPPI TRUCKER: YEAH, WE COULDN'T SEE THE HIGHWAY ANYMORE, AND THEY WERE SAYING IT WAS GETTING WORSE. SO WE STOPPED HERE. THIS IS AS FAR AS WE GOT.))
SUPER=
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=as we got.



NAT SOT: digging snow out from wheels


Eighteen wheelers that WERE moving dug up other problems:
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NAT SOT
IN Q=How much fuel

((HOW MUCH FUEL YOU GOT? ABOUT HALF.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=about half.


The truckstop was full; fuel tanks were not. Long lines at the pumps fueled short tempers.
nat sot:


Let's calm down and act like adults.
RUNS=:01


The trooper had ordered the rig removed from the highway. It took two tow trucks to haul it. The truck driver refused to pay. The wrecker operator found HE was stuck.
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SOT
IN Q=

((BETWEEN AND ROCK AND A HARD PLACE.))
SUPER=
RUNS=:01
OUT Q=


The storm had threatened to shutdown the Interstate overnight. With thousands of tractor trailers lining route 11, state police finally decided there was nothing else to do but park 'em there.
They all seemd to move at once.
SOT
IN Q=Yeah, they think it's

((TROOPER LOUIS PATRICK: YEAH, THEY THINK IT'S GOOD TO GO. YOU GET PEOPLE OUT THERE IN FOUR-WHEELERS AND BIG TRUCKS TOO, AND THEY THINK EVERYTHING'S FINE BUT IT'S NOT.))
SUPER=
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=BUT IT'S NOT.


Meanwhile the Quicks were still stuck in the Hardee's parking lot.
NAT SOT wheels
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SOT
IN Q=

((Is this a nightmare or what?))
SUPER=
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=or what?))




Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was an abbreviated, mixed session on Wall Street today, because of the bad weather.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 16 points.
NASDAQ ended down a point.

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RUNS=:25
SUPER=#D-69;


Allen


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=George Allen


He says he's NOT the hard-hearted extremist some think.
He's proudest of keeping campaign promises.
Wednesday night -- nature and parliamentary procedure willing -- George Felix Allen will address the Virginia General Assembly for the first time -- at the midpoint of his term as Governor.
Tonight, he looks back with Ellen Qualls.
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SOT
IN Q=The most devastating
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :05
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 1993; :21
SUPER=@Ellen2; :43
RUNS=1:39
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.))
runs=:06


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.))
RUNS=:17


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.))

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


harry gant retired in 1994 and now he's coming back to racing in 1996, local and national postponements to talk about,
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VO-NAT


and Mike Stevens will go over what's on the menu for this week's annual NASCAR Media Tour from the Carolinas.
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S-Media


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=MEDIA TOUR 96


Despite some snow; The Charlotte Motor Speedway's 1996 NASCAR Winston Cup Media Tour is on schedule for this week in the Carolinas.
Mike Stevens is among the 150 media members that will be on the tour.
Let's see what he has in store for us this week.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=@MIKE1; :00
RUNS=1:28
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=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT Wipe to #eng!!
SUPER=


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-Cancel


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=winter weather


The Winter weather up and down the east coast has played havoc with sports scheduling both on a local, regional and national level.
SS=Radford Univ. Logo


Tonight men's basketball game at the Dedmon Center between Radford and UMBC has been postponed.
And the Radford women's game in Baltimore has also been wiped out.
No dates have been set for rescheduling the games at this time.
SUPER=Roanoke College


And the Roanoke at Washington & Lee men's basketball game, that was set for Saturday night; and then was moved to tonight, has been postponed again. Wx-Tape SUPER=305-27/18/70/1965/0/1970/23/-3/31/NW-20mph/29.94/r;