06:00-01

HEADLINES

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The Eastern U-S slowly diggs out from the Blizzard of '96.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And Chechen rebles take dozens hostage in Russia. wx-head
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larry-head
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BLIZZARD


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=snowbound


Throughout the Eastern U-S, the grip of the Blizzard of '96 should loosen a bit today.
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VO-NAT


Several of the nation's major airports are expected to reopen.
Crews are also making steady progess on area highways.
Still lots of school districts and businesses remain closed.
The winter blast is now blamed for at least fifty deaths.
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Night-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


In our area --
Roanoke expects to have all of its sidestreets roads cleared by Thursday.
Lynchburg says it should have residential roads pushed by tomorrow afternoon.
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.
Still, snowplow crews know they won't be able to please everyone.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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IN Q=Soon as you
SUPER=01-Randy Bohon/Motorist; :00
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday; :10 (QUICK!)
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday; :15
SUPER=01-Gary Bowman/Roanoke Snow Plow Operator; :29
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :35
SUPER=@Len2; :42 (Quick)
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OUT Q=len besthoff, news 7.

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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.))
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.))
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.))


Len Besthoff, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
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And here's some good news -- the airports in Lynchburg and Roanoke will be open today, although the Roanoke Regional Airport will not open until ten am.
The airports advise passengers to call the airlines before trying to catch a flight.

Western-Snow


ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=2 shot


Now let's go to the New River Valley, where digging out has been ESPECIALLY tough because of STRONG winds.
Tracy Altizer has that story.
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SOT
IN Q=I guess sooner
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday; :03
SUPER=01-Steven Moore/Christiansburg Resident; :08
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday; :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. ))
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
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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=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=snowbound 96


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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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


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 (loo-puh-CHEE-no)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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VO-NAT


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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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
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Well the snow cancelled some sporting events up and down the east coast, but it didn't stop NASCAR from making news.
Steve Mason has the latest in sports.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-1 Snow Blowers
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record Set
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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) When it comes to getting this snow off the sidewalk, you need a

snow remover with more power.
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IN Q=Well, if you don't....
SUPER=13-Alex Wood/Cutting Edge of Virginia; :15
SUPER=12-Salem; :30
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OUT Q=whole lot with.
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LIVE=Larry/Full



(Toss to Beth)


L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Fire


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


Heavy smoke was pouring from the building when firefighters first arrived yesterday afternoon.
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, and is reportedly staying at the Salvation Army while they seek more permanent shelter.
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MADONNA


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=legal news


In other news --
Pop star Madonna says she is RELIEVED that the man accused of stalking her has been found GUILTY.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/File;


A Los Angeles jury deliberated for four and half hours yesterday before finding Robert Dewey Hoskins GUILTY of stalking, assault and making terrorist threats.
He could be locked up eleven years. Hoskins was shot by Madonna's bodyguard afer he scaled the walls of her estate.
He also made threats that he would either marry Madonna or slash her throat from ear to ear.
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rebels


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# none
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In Russia this morning another MAJOR hostage taking.
Hundreds of Russian security forces are surrounding a hospital where Chechen rebels reportedly are holding about a thousand hostages.
The rebels are DEMANDING Russian troops LEAVE Chechnya.
Chechen rebels seized a hospital in a similar incident in June.

Budget-Talks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=govt shutdown


In Washington, budget talks are reaching a crucial stage.
That's according to negotiators on both sides.
Bargainers gather again today at the White House.
Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole says they should know by tonight whether a deal is possible.


2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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In the N-B-A -- Cleveland shot 59 percent and made it six wins in its last seven games over Washington.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Cleveland/109/Washington/=91//Utah/=94/Miami/=92;



SUPER=97-Kansas/=76/Ok. State/=61//Memphis/=57/NC-Charlotte/=55;
SUPER=97-New Mexico/=77/San Diego St./=74//Fresno St./=65/Utah/=64;



SUPER=103-Pittsburgh/==8/Vancouver/==5//Tampa Bay/==3/Montreal/==3;
SUPER=103-Winnipeg/==6/Detroit/==4//Los Angeles/==4/Dallas/==4;
SUPER=103-Florida/==5/San Jose/==2;




Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-1 Cold Pets
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SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) Winter is definitely here and we have to look after our little

four-legged friends.
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IN Q=Well for many of them...
SUPER=13-Dr. Mark Finkler/Veterinarian; :00
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :12
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OUT Q=at the auto stores.
(ANIMAL HEALTH CLOSING BILLBOARD)
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


East Coast cities will try to re-open major U-S airports today but government offices, schools and some roads remain closed.
In some areas snow has piled up to a record- breaking three feet.
Dozens of deaths are blamed on the storm.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


In central and southwest Virginia crews are working around the clock trying to clear residential streets.
In Roanoke, it could be Thursday before all of the sidestreets are cleared.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And for one Lynchburg family, heating a home proved hazardous.
A faulty wood stove is credited for sparking a fire yesterday that left a family of ten without a home.
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And that's what's making news on this Tuesday, January 9th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Don't go away. The news will continue.

coastal-wx


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
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The East Coast Blizzard is turning out to be a real killer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


The storm is now blamed for at least 50 deaths -- seven of those in Virginia.
In New York City, carbon monoxide poisoning put some people in the hospital, they were overcome by fumes from car engines left running in the snow.
While some of the nation's major airports plane to try and reopen today, many Eastern Cities remain shut down.
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Federal workers in Washington have been told to stay home again today.
And many school districts and roads remain closed.
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Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


In our area -- the big question is: when will streets get plowed so I can get back to work?
Roanoke expects to have all of its sidestreets roads cleared by Thursday.
Lynchburg says it should have residential roads pushed by tomorrow afternoon.
The state says its primary roads are all cleared, and it expects to get to all the secondary roads it covers by late this week.
Len Besthoff reports.
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IN Q=Soon as you
SUPER=01-Randy Bohon/Motorist; :00
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday; :10 (QUICK!)
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday; :15
SUPER=01-Gary Bowman/Roanoke Snow Plow Operator; :29
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :35
SUPER=@Len2; :42 (Quick)
RUNS=:55
OUT Q=len besthoff, news 7.

((
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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.))
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.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=vehicle in the way.))


Len Besthoff, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
SS=2 shot


The airports in Lynchburg and Roanoke will be open today, although the Roanoke Regional Airport will not open until ten am.
The airports advise passengers to call the airlines before trying to catch a flight.

New-River-Snow


ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=2 shot


Over in the New River Valley, strong winds are making it TOUGH for folks to dig out of the snow.
Tracy Altizer has that story.
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SOT
IN Q=I guess sooner
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday; :03
SUPER=01-Steven Moore/Christiansburg Resident; :08
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday; :18
SUPER=01-John Thompson/Asst. VDOT Resident Engineer; :31
SUPER=01-Josh Barnett/Sledder;

:50 QUICK!!!
SUPER=@Tracy2; :54
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

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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.
(/////SOT/////)
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


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.))

Health


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


As Southwest Virginia crawls out from under the snow, 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=07-Dr. Evelyn Manetta; :33
SUPER=07-Loren Thomas; 1:06
SUPER=@Connie2; 1:36
RUNS=1:50
OUT Q=CS. News 7.

((
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.))
RUNS=:16
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.))
RUNS=:12
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.))

3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


The Tampa Tribune reports University of Florida coach Steve Spurrier is weighing a coaching offer from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Spurrier tells the paper he expects to make a decision today.
In other news from Florida, will the Dolphins see Jimmy Johnson on their sidelines?
Steve Mason considers that question in sports. Good morning Steve.
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SOT
IN Q=yes its cold
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=you then

$CCOFF
Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
SS=none
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SOT
IN Q=(nat sot music)
RUNS=:38


Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-1 Salts
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record Set
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) When you can't shovel anymore, you may have to rely on salts to do

the job.
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SOT
IN Q=You want to use...
SUPER=13-Bill Wood/Wood's Ace Hardware; :00
SUPER=12-Roanoke Co.; :25
RUNS=2:16
OUT Q=shovel yourself out.
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LIVE=Larry/Full



(Toss to bump)


Storm


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# edit
GRAPHIC=snowbound


38-hundred snow plows across the state are working around the clock to clear the roads after a record snowfall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; (quick!)


Still, it's not fast enough for many residents.
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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.
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VO-NAT


Officials say city areas have a tougher time because cars are parked along the streets.
Roanoke expects to have all of its side streets cleared by Thursday.
Lynchburg says residential roads should be plowed by Wednesday afternoon.
Some more rural areas of Halifax and Charlotte counties expect local roads should be passable.
The state says primary roads are all cleared, but some have a thin layer of packed snow on some of them.
The airports in Lynchburg and Roanoke are expected to reopen today, but passengers should call the airlines before leaving home.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


And here's one health note when you are about to warm your car.
Clear the tail pipe if it is stuck in the snow.
Several people in New York have been injured by carbon monoxide poisoning while sitting in running cars with the tail pipes blocked.
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Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Lynchburg family is out in the cold after fire heavily damaged their home on Memorial Avenue.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday


Heavy smoke was pouring from the building when firefighters first arrived yesterday afternoon.
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 while they seek more permanent shelter.
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Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=goode


Conservative Democratic state Senator Virgil Goode is vowing to defy party leaders tomorrow and vote to share power with Republicans in the evenly divided Senate.
Each party holds 20 seats in the chamber.
Lawmakers will organize Senate committees tomorrow, the first day of a 60-day legislative session.

Allen


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
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.
Tomorrow night, Allen kicks off year number three.
This morning, 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
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 CRUCIATE LIGAMENT LAST YEAR PLAYING WITH THE GOVERNOR'S INTERNS JULY 27TH.))
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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.
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((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.))
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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.))
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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.))

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Virginia Tech is going for a nice ride in this week's Associated Press college basketball poll.
In fact, it's the only state Division One team to rank.
The Hokies rose from 18th place to Number 15 in the poll.
Now let's go to the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-Kansas/=76/Ok. State/=61//Memphis/=57/NC-Charlotte/=55;
SUPER=97-New Mexico/=77/San Diego St./=74//Fresno St./=65/Utah/=64;



SUPER=96-Cleveland/109/Washington/=91//Utah/=94/Miami/=92;



SUPER=103-Pittsburgh/==8/Vancouver/==5//Tampa Bay/==3/Montreal/==3;
SUPER=103-Winnipeg/==6/Detroit/==4//Los Angeles/==4/Dallas/==4;
SUPER=103-Florida/==5/San Jose/==2;




Dialysis


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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The City of Roanoke wants local dialysis center managers to call the city at 981-2417 to schedule dialysis patients for the day.

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That's it for News 7 Mornin'.
Before we go, a look back on the Big Snow of '96.
Stay tuned for the latest school closings in our area. We'll see you back here for News 7 at Noon.
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