06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
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VO-NAT


After letting thousands of hostages go in southern Russian, Chechen rebels continue to hold more than 100 captive as they try to return home.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And the on-again off again budget talks are off again. wx-head
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live-head
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larry-Hello
SUPER=11-Roanoke;


Nite-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-02
GRAPHIC=Snowbound 96


Forty employees were evacuated from the Westvaco plant in Low Moor this morning after snow caused a portion of the plant's warehouse roof to collapse.
No one was injured in the incident, which damaged about five percent of the building's roof.
Westvaco officials say the plant will resume operation later today, after they assess the damage and mop up water from a broken fire line.
And when it's not scaring Westvaco employees, the heavy snowfall is nerve-wracking for travelers.
Transportation officials say it's going to be several days before things are back to normal.
But Kimberly McBroom spoke with some people who've had their fill of cabin fever-- and decided to venture out.
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IN Q=When it's this much
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12
SUPER=07-Rick Church; :28
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :40
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Dept. of Transportation; :46
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OUT Q=McBroom, News 7


(( When it's this much of a challenge to make it out of your driveway-- it's no wonder there's an outbreak of cabin fever.
But while secondary roads are still rough going-- people are starting to come out of the woodwork.
Several people made it out to catch a movie-- escaping the confines of home.
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SOT 6:50:33

((STEVE LASH AND BETTY GILLESPIE: TOO MUCH OF EVEN A GOOD THING CAN BE BAD. YOU GET ON EACH OTHER'S NERVES, I THINK AND NEED TO GET OUT. ))
RUNS=:06


And cooped up customers made for a busy couple of nights for neighborhood restaurants.
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SOT 7:29:09

((RICK CHURCH: WHEN YOU CAN GET OUT AND SEE WHEN EVERYBODY ELSE IS OUT WALKING AROUND AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAND AROUND WITH THE DOG AND THE CAT LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW ALL DAY LONG.))
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But if you weren't able to get out of hibernation-- keep in mind that crews are working round the clock to get your street clear.
But it's going to take a while. (/////SOT/////)
SOT bullock tape 20:43:00

((LAURA BULLOCK/VIRGINIA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION: THE BYWORD FOR NOW IS PATIENCE. AND I KNOW THAT IS HARD TO COME BY, PROBABLY AS HARD TO COME BY AS MILK IN SOME PLACES, BUT WE REALLY NEED TO ASK PEOPLE FOR THEIR PATIENCE. ))
RUNS=:10


Patience being a virtue most of us will have to find.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


Well the wind on Monday slowed V-DOT's efforts to clear roads in the New River Valley.
But, crews tried to make up for it yesterday.

NRV-Roads


ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=2 shot


By late afternoon, 90 percent of the secondary roads in Giles County and 75 percent in Pulaski County were passable.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;


Drifting snow does remain a problem in many areas.
In Montgomery County, forty percent of the secondaries were still CLOSED as of late yesterday.
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SOT 57:40
IN Q=

((MONICA SHELOR/MONTGOMERY CO. RESIDENT: I JUST CAME OUT TO SEE HOW THIS ROAD WAS LOOKING, JUST TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE FOR WALK FOR A WHILE. ))
SUPER=01-Monica Shelor/Montgomery Co. Resident;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=for a while.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


V-DOT hopes to have most of the roads passable today, but it may take longer in some of the outer-lying areas.
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Wilson


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-01
GRAPHIC=Murder


A Roanoke man is behind bars, accused of killing an auto mechanic.
It was January second
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 2;

that 26- year- old Christopher Lee Wilson was found at the General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue.
An autopsy revealed he died from a blow to the head with a blunt object.
Early Saturday morning, police arrested 19- year- old Christopher Saul.
Saul is charged with capital murder, but he has not been arraigned because of the weather.
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SOT 15:15:24
IN Q=He was originally

((CAPT. RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: HE WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED ON MONDAY. I'M ASSUMING HE'LL BE ARRAIGNED AS SOON AS THE COURTS ARE OPEN. ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=are open
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VO-NAT


Right now Saul is the only suspect in the case.
Police have not nailed down a motive, but think Wilson might have been killed during a robbery attempt.
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Russia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


In southern Russia, some three thousand hostages are free this morning after being seized by Chechen rebels yesterday at a hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dagestan, Russia;


But the rebels, who escaped in buses headed for Chechnya, are still holding about 160 captive.
They reportedly are seeking a guarantee of safe passage home.
Dozens of hostages have already been killed.
The rebels took over the hosptial yesterday demanding the withdrawal of Russian troops from their breakaway republic.
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govt-shutdown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Govt Shutdown


In Washington, budget talks are on hold as both sides explore areas of compromise.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Yesterday President Clinton and Republican Congressional leaders stopped budget negotiations for at least a week.
The talks ended with the same issues unresolved: How much to cut taxes, health care and welfare.
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IN Q=

(( SENATOR BOB DOLE/ SENATE MAJORITY LEADER:WE BELIEVE WE'VE MADE GOOD FAITH PROPOSALS, LEADING THE WAY TO BIPARTISAN COMMON GROUND IN ALL MAJOR AREAS. WHILE TALKS STAND IN RECESS, WE STAND READY TO CONTINUE DISCUSSION...WHEN THEY ARE PREPARED TO MOVE TOWARD BIPARTISAN COMMON GROUND. ))
SUPER=01-Senator Bob Dole/Majority Leader;
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OUT Q=To get their feedback.
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VO-NAT


The lack of a budget means a possible third government shutdown January 27th.
But the current IMPROMPTU government shutdown is not over yet.
Federal workers in Washington will take another day off after more snow fell yesterday.
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1-Sports


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


From the snow to the ice -- the Roanoke Express makes a few trades.
Steve Mason has the details.
Good morning Steve.
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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-2 Mill
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) We're making bread at Heartland Bread Company.
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IN Q=Well, we're excited...
SUPER=13-Bob Hartman/Heartland Bread Co.; :00
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :20
SUPER=13-Dave Linden/Heartland Bread Co.; 1:04
RUNS=2:18
OUT Q=nat sound.
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LIVE=Larry/Full



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Charlotte-Ax


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


An elderly Wylliesburg man is DEAD following a car accident in Charlotte County last night.
Police say 74-year-old Rufus Jones was driving a vehicle north in the southbound lane of Route 15 when it ran into ANOTHER car going southbound.
The accident happened at about 5:30. Jones died at the scene.

air-travel


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


Air travel is slowly getting back to NORMAL at some of the nation's busiest airports in the wake of the Blizzard of '96.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


The THREE major New York City area airports FINALLY reopened yesterday but normal air traffic will NOT resume for two or three more days.
Hundreds of passengers have been stranded since Sunday.
The storm, which blanketed some areas with up to three feet, is being blamed for at least 96 deaths.
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ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


It's bad enough being house-bound in the storm -- but there are those with a CRITICAL need to get out.
Take for example, dialysis patients.


Health


ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-104
GRAPHIC=2 shot


As Connie Stevens reports, many are relying on the kindness of strangers to get to their life-saving treatments.
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IN Q=Without dialysis
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Trish Rappold/Crystal Spring Dialysis; :12
SUPER=01-Vicky Kelley/Crystal Spring Dialysis; :32
SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross Blood Services; :52
SUPER=@Connie2; 1:08
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OUT Q=CS, News 7.

((
ANCHOR=Connie



These patients with kidney problems must undergo dialysis treatments three times a week-- and with all this snow, many have been desperate for rides to the area's outpatient dialysis centers.
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SOT 10:44:18
IN Q=We're real

((TRISH RAPPOLD/CRYSTAL SPRING DIALYSIS: WE'RE REAL FORTUNATE THAT THE PEOPLE AROUND THE AREA HAVE BEEN SO GOOD ABOUT BRINGING THESE PATIENTS IN TO US. ))
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OUT Q=in to us.


The National Guard is even helping out, picking up those hard-to-reach patients in the Hum-Vee ambulance.
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SOT 11:07:32
IN Q=Humvee NAT SOUND leaving
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=Humvee NAT SOUND leaving


Maybe you don't have a set of wheels like this to offer, but there are other ways the community can help these patients.
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SOT 10:47:28
IN Q=If you have

((VICKY KELLEY/CRYSTAL SPRING DIALYSIS: IF YOU HAVE A NEIGHBOR THAT YOU KNOW IS ON DIALYSIS, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP THEM OUT AT LEAST TO THE STREET TO THE VEHICLE, THAT'S ANOTHER PROBLEM ONCE THE VEHICLE COMES TO PICK THEM UP, GETTING THEM TO THE STREET, ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=getting them to the street.


Also, for those willing and able-- the American Red Cross is in serious need of blood donations.
They've extended hours in the Roanoke office, and are even willing to pick up donors and bring them in.
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SOT 11:43:47
IN Q=This is something

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES: THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL TAKE MANY DAYS TO TURN AROUND AGAIN BECAUSE THE WHOLE EASTERN PART OF THE UNITED STATES THAT NORMALLY COLLECTS 15-16 THOUSAND PINTS A DAY IS REDUCED TO LESS THAN A DAY'S SUPPLY THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. ))
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OUT Q=throughout the country.


The only thing saving the system is that many elective surgeries have been postponed-- but still, the need is urgent.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))

Rural-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=snowbound


The rural areas of Rockbridge County are still feeling the sting of The storm of 96.
V-DOT and County officials say they're trying to loosen the grip of Old Man Winter.
Ron Jones has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Quaint, charming, and
SUPER=03-Collierstown; :00
SUPER=01-Hilary Bergmann/Rockbridge Co. Resident; :15
SUPER=@Ron2; :50
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.


((Quaint-- Charming-- and Serene describes the Collierstown area.
Tucked away in the hills of Rockbridge County-- this christmas post card community comes to life.
And since the storm of 96 blanketed the area some residents here say it's been... ((HILARY BERGMANN/ROCKBRIDGE CO. RESIDENT: HELL. IT HAS BEEN HELL...NOBODY GOING DOWN THE ROAD SINCE TODAY WHICH IS WHAT? TUESDAY? NOBODY'LL COME UP AND PLOW THE ROADS. IT'S JUST NO WAY OF GETTING OUT.))
Hilary Bergmann says her family have been in their home since saturday.
She finally made here break-- her mission? Find Food. ((LET ME GET A COUPLE OF TWIX CANDY BARS. WILL YOU TAKE A CHECK?))
County Officials and the National Guard have been working around the clock to bring relief.
But there are rumors old man winter may strike again. ((WHAT IF WE GET A STORM THIS FRIDAY? OH... I'LL JUST CRY..))
And residents here will find out if the sequel to Winter Storm 96 will play here soon.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=nba logo


Time now for sports --
Toronto set an N-B-A record by failing to hit a free throw in a loss to Charlotte.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Charlotte/=92/Toronto/=91//New York/=98/Boston/=93;
SUPER=96-Atlanta/104/Sacramento/=88//Orlando/=92/New Jersey/=84;
SUPER=96-San Antonio/=88/Houston/=82//Indiana/=91/Dallas/=84;
SUPER=96-Seattle/=97/Milwaukee/=92//LA Clippers/105/Phoenix/100;
SUPER=96-Golden State/109/Vancouver/103//LA Lakers/106/Minnesota/104;




Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-2 Loafing
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) From the Stone-Burr mill to the mixing area, the kitchen at

Heartland Bread Co. is already hopping this morning.
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SOT
IN Q=We're making the...
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=13-Dave Linden/Heartland Bread Co.; 1:11
RUNS=2:15
OUT Q=for two pound loaves.
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LIVE=Larry/Full



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2HEADLINES


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


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


The great blizzard has given way to the great dig-out, even as the death count keeps climbing.
Officials along the Eastern Seaboard now blame at least 96 deaths on the storm that dropped up to three feet of snow this week.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


The bad weather is delaying the arraignment of a 19- year- old man accused of killing a Roanoke auto mechanic.
26- year old Christopher Lee Wilson was bludgeoned to death January 2nd.
Christopher Saul was arrested Saturday.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And republican congressional leaders say they're ready to continue discussions when the White House has some new ideas.
Talks are on hold for at least a week.
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And that's what's making news on this Wednesday January 10th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Stick around. The news will continue.

Local-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-02
GRAPHIC=Snowbound 96


The drifting snow is causing problems for Westvaco this morning.
It accumulated on the roof of the company's warehouse in Low Moor, and caused part of it to collapse.
Forty employees were evacuated.
No one was injured in the incident, which damaged about five percent of the building's roof.
Westvaco officials say the plant will resume operation later today, after they assess the damage and mop up water from a broken fire line.
And the snow continues to cause problems for travelers in our area.
Transportation officials say it's going to be several days before things are back to normal.
But Kimberly McBroom spoke with some people who decided to venture out anyway.
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SOT
IN Q=When it's this much
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12
SUPER=07-Rick Church; :28
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :40
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Dept. of Transportation; :46
RUNS=1:02
OUT Q=McBroom, News 7


(( When it's this much of a challenge to make it out of your driveway-- it's no wonder there's an outbreak of cabin fever.
But while secondary roads are still rough going-- people are starting to come out of the woodwork.
Several people made it out to catch a movie-- escaping the confines of home.
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SOT 6:50:33

((STEVE LASH AND BETTY GILLESPIE: TOO MUCH OF EVEN A GOOD THING CAN BE BAD. YOU GET ON EACH OTHER'S NERVES, I THINK AND NEED TO GET OUT. ))
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And cooped up customers made for a busy couple of nights for neighborhood restaurants.
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SOT 7:29:09

((RICK CHURCH: WHEN YOU CAN GET OUT AND SEE WHEN EVERYBODY ELSE IS OUT WALKING AROUND AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO STAND AROUND WITH THE DOG AND THE CAT LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW ALL DAY LONG.))
RUNS=:08


But if you weren't able to get out of hibernation-- keep in mind that crews are working round the clock to get your street clear.
But it's going to take a while. (/////SOT/////)
SOT bullock tape 20:43:00

((LAURA BULLOCK/VIRGINIA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION: THE BYWORD FOR NOW IS PATIENCE. AND I KNOW THAT IS HARD TO COME BY, PROBABLY AS HARD TO COME BY AS MILK IN SOME PLACES, BUT WE REALLY NEED TO ASK PEOPLE FOR THEIR PATIENCE. ))
RUNS=:10


Patience being a virtue most of us will have to find.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


The Storm of '96 created a major obstacle for the Henry County Sheriff's Department.

Henry-Snow


ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=2 shot


As Teresa Hamilton reports, residents were NOT the only ones caught withOUT a four- wheel drive.
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SOT
IN Q=When the
SUPER=@Teresa1; :10
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :25
SUPER=01-Sgt. E. H. Painter/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :38
SUPER=01-Sgt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; 1:02
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.


((When the sky opened, dumping snow up and down the East Coast.
It left countless rescue crews in a bind-- including the Henry County Sheriff's Department.
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IN Q=Since Saturday


Since Saturday, fire and other emergency calls in Henry County and Martinsville have increased 41- percent.
But with a lack of four wheel drive vehicles-- some of those calls have gone unanswered.
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OUT Q=gone unanswered


The Sheriff's Department owns just three four- wheel drive vehicles.
So when the going got tough, the Sheriff's Department got down to business, borrowing additional vehicles from Parks and Recreation, as well as Animal Control.
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SOT
IN Q=We did

((SGT. E. H. PAINTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE DID HAVE ACCESS TO SIX, USING THIS ANIMAL CONTROL VEHICLE, WE LOST ONE TODAY, SO WE'RE NOW DOWN TO FIVE. THEY COULD CALL AND GET THIS THING BACK ANY DAY WHICH WOULD ONLY LEAVE US FOUR WITH OUR DEPARTMENT. ))
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OUT Q=with our department


To make matters worse, the four- wheel drive vehicles on loan don't have police radios.
And, should the officers need to make an arrest, the borrowed vehicles aren't equipped with cages to protect the officers from suspects.
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19:42:47
SOT
IN Q=We're making

((SGT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'RE MAKING DUE, BUT IT CERTAINLY WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO HAVE MORE AND WE COULD GET MORE SNOW ON TOP OF THIS. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=on top of this.


Whether that happens is out of Kimmy Nester's hands, just like the decision to purchase additional vehicles. That's up to the County Board of Supervisors.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Murder


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPEedit of #96-01
GRAPHIC=Murder


The snow is delaying the arraignment of a Roanoke man accused of killing an auto mechanic.
It was January second
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 2;

that 26- year- old Christopher Lee Wilson was found at the General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue.
An autopsy revealed he died from a blow to the head with a blunt object.
Early Saturday morning, police arrested 19- year- old Christopher James Saul.
Right now Saul is the only suspect in the case.
Police haven't nailed down a motive, but think Wilson might have been killed during a robbery attempt.
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Budget


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Govt Shutdown


In Washington, they've agreed to disagree.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


President Clinton and Republican Congressional leaders stopped budget negotiations last night for at least a week.
The talks ended with the same issues unresolved: How much to cut taxes, health care and welfare.
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SOT
IN Q=

((HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH WE FEEL THAT ON EVERY ONE OF THESE ITEMS, WE MOVED TOWARDS A VERY BIG BIPARTISAN MAJORITY IN THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH...TIME HAS COME TO PAUSE AND TO LOOK AT THIS, TO SEE WHERE THE CLINTON ADMINISTRATION IS AND TO GET THEIR FEEDBACK. ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/House Speaker;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=To get their feedback.
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VO-NAT


The lack of a budget means a possible third government shutdown January 27th.
But the current impromptu government shutdown is not over yet.
Federal workers in Washington will take another day off after more snow fell yesterday.
Meantime the death count from the east coast blizzard now stands at 96.
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IRS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=snowbound 96


It may be hard to believe, the weekend snow storm has even made an impact on the I-R-S.
The Internal Revenue Service says it's giving a break to taxpayers in filing their income tax returns.
Because of the snow, the service says it's going to give them an extra week to make quarterly payments.
The payments were due January 16th.

3-Sports


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


In sports, Steve Mason takes us to the track for the Charlotte NASCAR Media Tour.
Good morning Steve.
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OUT Q=everybody

$CCOFF
Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
SS=none
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Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-2
GRAPHIC=none



(ROLL TAPE STRAIGHT OUT OF BIRTHDAYS)
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back to...
SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy; :00
SUPER=13-Dave Linden/Heartland Bread Co.; :17
SUPER=12-Roanoke; :30
SUPER=13-Bob Hartman/Heartland Bread Co.; 1:17
SS=(FRESH BREAD BOARD-ESS# ) 1:31
(Take board out at 2:00)
RUNS=2:33
OUT Q=more news seven mornin.
(TAPE TOSSES TO BUMP)


Storm


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


Forty employees were EVACUATED from the Westvaco plant in Low Moor this morning after snow caused a portion of the plant's warehouse roof to COLLAPSE.
NO ONE was injured in the incident, which damaged about FIVE percent of the building's roof.
Westvaco officials say the plant will resume operation later today, after they assess the damage and mop up water from a BROKEN fire line.
Meantime, Virginia remains under a state of emergency because of the Storm of '96, which has claimed the lives of at least 13 people.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Governor Allen says it could cost Virginia 20 million dollars.
Road crews are working around the clock to clear all streets, but transportation officials say it's going to take awhile.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VIRGINIA DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION: THE BYWORD FOR NOW IS PATIENCE. AND I KNOW THAT IS HARD TO COME BY, PROBABLY AS HARD TO COME BY AS MILK IN SOME PLACES, BUT WE REALLY NEED TO ASK PEOPLE FOR THEIR PATIENCE. ))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Dept. of Transportation;
RUNS=:10
OUT=their patience
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;


40 percent of the secondary roads in Montgomery County were still closed yesterday afternoon.
BUT, 90 percent of the secondaries in Giles County and 75 percent in Pulaski County are passable.
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Yesterday;


Since Saturday, emergency calls in Henry County and Martinsville have increased 41- percent.
But some of those calls have gone unanswered because of a shortage of four- wheel- drive vehicles.
The Sheriff's Department has borrowed some, but they still put deputies at a disadvantage.
The borrowed vehicles do not have police radios and are not equipped with cages to protect officers from those in custody, if they have to make an arrest.
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Chris-Wilson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-01
GRAPHIC=Murder


The snow didn't stop Roanoke County police from business as usual.
They've arrested a Roanoke man in the murder of an auto mechanic.
It was January second
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 2;

that 26- year- old Christopher Lee Wilson was found at the General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue.
An autopsy revealed he died from a blow to the head with a blunt object.
Early Saturday morning, police arrested 19- year- old Christopher James Saul.
Saul is charged with capital murder, but he hasn't been arraigned because of the weather.
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SOT 15:15:24
IN Q=He was originally

((CAPT. RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: HE WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED ON MONDAY. I'M ASSUMING HE'LL BE ARRAIGNED AS SOON AS THE COURTS ARE OPEN. ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=are open
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VO-NAT


Right now Saul is the only suspect in the case.
Police haven't nailed down a motive, but think Wilson might have been killed during a robbery attempt.
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Assembly


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#edit of 95-107 (6pm version)
GRAPHIC=snowbound 96


Despite the snow -- the show MUST go on.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


More snow fell in Richmond yesterday.
But today's General Assembly session still has to start on time.
The Virginia State Police have been authorized to help lawmakers get to Richmond.
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SOT 04:40:12
IN Q=Very heavy

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: VERY HEAVY SNOW. LOTS OF ACCUMULATION. YEAH I HAD SOME SECOND THOUGHTS. BUT WE MADE IT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Danville;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=made it.
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VO-NAT


A flurry of bills is expected over the next few days on such issues as education funding, increasing rural speed limits, repealing the new concealed weapons law, and state worker pay raises.
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Hot-Line


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=general assembly


The General Assembly will again provide a toll-FREE hot line to allow Virginians to express their views. ess/full
The Constituent Viewpoint hot line is open from seven a-m to seven p-m EACH legislative workday.
The hot line's toll-free number is (800) 889-0229.
ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


The session that kicks off today will only be the THIRD George Allen's overseen from the Governor's office.

Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-105
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Ellen Qualls spoke with the Governor about the road ahead.
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SOT
IN Q=Those close
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 8, 1995; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :17
SUPER=@Ellen2; :35
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Those close to the Governor said election day 1995 left him "depressed."
sot MORNING AFTER TAPE 10;17:55

((THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA HAVE MADE THEIR DECISIONS AS TO WHO THEY WANTED REPRESENTING THEM IN THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH.))
runs=:06


Allen himself admits he's scaled back his agenda and -- and wants to dispel what he considers a crippling myth.
sot tape two 04:50:38

((THE PORTRAYAL OF ME AS THIS HARD-HEARTED SCOUNDREL WHO'S JUST THIS RADICAL WHO DOESN'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO REALITY AND WANTS TO CUT THINGS WHICH I CONSIDER TO BE IMPORTANT.))
runs=:13


But Allen's fans should NOT fear.
Their Governor is NOT ready to play dead.
He's pushing to eliminate public radio and t-v spending.
He's limited his own pet priority of economic development to divert more money to education.
sot tape one 04:35:45

((BUT THAT SPENDING MUST BE COUPLED WITH ASSESSMENTS TO MAKE SURE...PRECIOUS TREASURE OF PARENTS.))
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Precious treasures he'd still like to see go to controversial charter schools.
sot tape two 04:51:52

((AND THE COMMISSION ON IT HAS COME UP WITH I THINK AN OUTSTANDING BILL WHICH I'M GONNA SUPPORT AND PROMOTE WHOLEHEARTEDLY.))
runs=:07


So if George Allen's final two years only achieve school systems he thinks are earning the money spent on them...he'll be a happy man.
sot 04:30:57

((I THINK IT'S BEEN.. RESPONSIBILITY.))
runs=:06


So is a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Something political observers predict is a stop on Allen's road ahead.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

4-SCORES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=nhl logo


In sports --
The Detroit Red Wings will have four players on the ice when Boston hosts the N-H-L All-Star Game January 20th.
Detroit shares the league's top record with the New York Rangers.
Now for the N-H-L scores and latest from the college hardwoods, let's go to the scoreboards.
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Igloo


ANCHOR=Melanie2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPEedit of #95-115
GRAPHIC=2 shot


A Danville neighborhood has created a work of art that hinges on the next forecast.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


Residents of Margarene Mobile Home Park spent six hours creating an igloo-- complete with an air vent.
The igloo does serve a purpose.
The mound of snow gives kids a place to hibernate while waiting in line to sled down a neighboring hill.
So far, no one's crashed into the igloo, but with the cold temperatures chances are the igloo would come out with fewer scratches than the sled.
You be careful out there. Stay tuned for the latest school closings. We'll see you later.
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