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An arrest is made in the murder of a mechanic found dead in a Roanoke County garage.
Slow signs of recovery from the '96 snowstorm as airports open and some mail delivery resumes.
And while the East chills the West bakes. A look at January in southern California.
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Snow, sleet and some ice may be headed our way by the end of the week. We'll look at the NEXT winter storm, as well as a Snow Advisory in effect for parts of the state TODAY!
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Don't go away the news is next.

Snow-Today


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TAPE# 95-106
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The Roanoke Regional Airport is back in business.
Flights to and from the Valley resumed about an hour ago.
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Joe Dashiell has the latest information for folks who are travelling the country or simply across town.
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Mail


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The post office is attempting mail delivery today.
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Carriers expect some problems on the roads that are not clear.
Some of the delivery vehicles do have chains, but travel is still difficult.
Yesterday, the carriers who got in to work tried to deliver what mail they could, but today looks more promising.
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((BILLY MARTIN/ROANOKE POSTMASTER: TODAY WE'RE IN A LITTLE BETTER SHAPE. MORE EMPLOYEES 65-70 PERCENT ARE IN. WE ARE GOING TO MAKE A PRESENCE ON THE STREET AND GET TO AREAS WHERE WE CAN MAKE DELIVERY. ))
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Not only is mail having trouble getting out, not much is coming in right now.
Ground and air transportation bringing the mail to Roanoke has been delayed as much as 10 hours due to the heavy snow in surrounding states as well as in Virginia.
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Wilson


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The winter storm couldn't slow down the Roanoke County Police.
Saturday, they charged 19- year- old Christopher James Saul with murder.
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It's been one week since 26- year- old Christopher Wilson was found dead.
His body was discovered at General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue.
Wilson died after suffering a blow to the head with a blunt object.
Captain Ray Lavinder says he doesn't know if Saul and Wilson knew each other.
But he believes robbery was the motive.
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Saul will be arraigned as soon as the court system recovers from the snow.

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As for the rest of the snowbound East Coast, a bit of progess.
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Some of the nation's busiest airports are preparing to open today, but it may take several days to restore normal service.
At Washington's Dulles and National airports alone, 250 people have been working to clear runways of a half-million tons of snow.
The East Coast blizzard is turning out to be a real killer.
The storm is now blamed for at least 65 deaths.
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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.
Here's one health note when you are about to warm your car -- clear the tail pipe if it is stuck in the snow.
Now here's Connie Stevens with some more safety advice.
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Health


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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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((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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Maybe even worse, for some.
E-R- personnel know they can always expect cardiac cases, when people
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((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. ))
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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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But for others with healthier hearts-- the walkway workout serves as a stand-in for an hour at the gym.
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((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!))
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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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((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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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.))
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Still to come, another hostage situation in Russia, this one involving hundreds,
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and in Bosnia, the longest airlift in history comes to an end.
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bus-wreck


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A school bus driver is dead and a number of kids are seriously hurt in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
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Their bus collided today with a tractor-trailer truck.
Some of the children were trapped and had to be freed by rescue workers.
As many as 20 children have been taken to hospitals.
Officials say a couple of them are critically injured, and about eight are seriously hurt.
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Reasor


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A third suspect wanted in the Christmas Eve murder and robbery of a southwest Virginia woman has turned himself in.
Police say 22-year-old Dwayne Winley has been charged with first-degree murder.
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Two others surrendered several days after the slaying of 33-year-old Connie Reasor (RAY-zohr) of Dryden.
Reasor was visiting New Orleans with her parents when she was killed.
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Clinton


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A federal appeals court panel says a sexual harassment case against President Clinton may go to trial -- sooner instead of later.
The suit was filed by a former Arkansas state employee.
Clinton's attorney said he should not be forced to testify while serving as president.


bosnia


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The White House now says President Clinton will travel to Bosnia this weekend to visit U-S peacekeeping troops.
And there are signs of progress in the former Yugoslavia.
After three and a-half years U-N humanitarian airlifts came to a close today in Sarajevo.
Meantime a senior American diplomat is trying to resolve an ongoing dispute in Mostar.
Tensions remain high in the city, where Muslims and Croats are supposed to be making peace and not war.
Mark Phillips reports.
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russia


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In Southern Russia, some one thousand people are being held hostage this afternoon.
Their captors are Chechen rebels demanding that Russia pulls out of Chechnya and ends the 13 month war in the breakaway republic.
Officials say the standoff began after fierce street battles today that left 16 people dead.
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Still to come, a snow baby story that's double the fun,
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and while we're talking snow -- California is talking hot fun in the wintertime.
Before you pack your bags for the west coast, stick around for the rest of News 7 at Noon.
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Babies


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Some folks become snowblind in weather like this, but Ivey Lupacchino
(loo-puh-CHEE-no) and her husband Rick were seeing double after giving birth to

twins.
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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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((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.)) ((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.))
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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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CA-WX


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While folks in the east are digging out of the blizzard of '96,
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The only digging Californians are doing is in the sand.
The golden state has been boasting 80 plus temperatures.
Folks are flocking to the beaches, even the fortunate few whose flights home to the east coast were cancelled.
Of course that does have its downside.
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((WE HAD TO BUY HATS FOR THE SUN, WE HAD TO BUY HATS. THE WEATHER IS AMAZING, I JUST CAME FROM NEW YORK. I FEEL BAD FOR THEM. I'D LIKE TO BE THERE TOO, I FEEL BAD FOR THEM. ))
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Sure he does.
But it's not all that great, California does have its cold snaps.
It's only expected to reach 70 today.
Some may have to actually cover up.
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Allen


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The first day of the 60-day General Assembly session tomorrow marks the third year in office for Governor George Allen.
Our Ellen Qualls joined him for a review.
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(( 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.
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((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.
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((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.
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((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.))

Stocks


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Stocks are turning in a mixed performance today.
On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was DOWN 8 points.
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Up next, whether or not Steve Spurrier will go to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,
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and around the world in 80 days? Not hardly. Try 21. And this adventurer say that's not just a bunch of hot air.
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Spurrier


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Sources say Steve Spurrier has rejected an offer from the N-F-L's Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is staying on as football coach at the University of Florida.
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Spurrier is expected to make the announcement at a news conference this afternoon.
Published reports say Tampa Bay sweetened the offer yesterday after Spurrier turned down an initial bid.
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Hoops


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The new Associated Press basketball polls are out and Virginia's women's team remains in the top ten.
The ten-and-three Cavaliers fell from fifth to Number 8 after a loss to Clemson last week.
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Virginia Tech has the state's only ranked men's team.
The seven-and-one Hokies rose from 18th to 15th.

Media


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The Charlotte Motor Speedway 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 beginning tonight on News-7 at Five and continuing into the weekend.

Balloon


ANCHOR=Melanie
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And now let's talk about another mode of travel -- the hot air balloon.
An American balloonist is hoping to float his way into the record books for the second time.
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Steve Fossett took off from South Dakota yesterday for a trip around the world.
His crew is the first of three international teams who plan to make the trip non- stop.
Last year the 51-year-old millionaire adventurer from Chicago, set a long distance record when he ballooned across the Pacific Ocean.
He is competing with English and Dutch balloon teams.
The trip is expected to take 21 days.
Neither of the other two teams has taken off yet.
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wrap


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Coming up today on Health Check--
Connie Stevens has a report on how the snow storm is affecting dialysis patients. That's it for News 7 at Noon. Have a SAFE day. That story and more coming up on News 7 at FIVE.