08:25-01

7Tonite-Snow

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


As much of the commonwealth continues to dig out from a record- break snowstorm, there's word another storm is on the way.
Forecasters say this time around we could get up to a foot of the white stuff.
V-Dot has already started preparing for the new snow and as well as most people.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Snow-laden roads
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Shockley/Rent-A-Wreck; :21
SUPER=@2Kimberly; :39
SUPER=07-Bertha Williams; :48
SUPER=01-Tom Webster/Harris Teeter Co-Manager; 1:06
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=mcbroom, news 7


(( Snow- laden roads are a nightmare for drivers-- and not every automobile has the stamina to navigate through it.
And now that more snow is in the forecast-- many people are shopping around for four- wheel drive vehicles.
Dealerships say they've gotten numerous calls about the four- by- four's-- even those that don't carry them.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:40:53

((STEVE SHOCKLEY/RENT-A-WRECK: A LOT OF BUSINESSES IN TOWN HAVE CALLED, WANTING TO KNOW IF WE HAVE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVES SO THEY CAN TRANSPORT EMPLOYEES TO AND FROM, AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE DON'T CARRY THOSE. BUT WE'VE HAD UPWARDS OF 40 TO 45 CALLS TODAY. ))
RUNS=:12


Meanwhile, the promise of more snow prompted a rush of customers at local supermarkets.
Checkout lines extended into store aisles-- as people prepare to be snowed in once again.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:48:08

((BERTHA WILLIAMS: WE'RE STOCKING UP FOR THE BIG SNOW. I DIDN'T GO OUT LAST WEEKEND BECAUSE I THOUGHT I HAD PLENTY AND WHAT WE HAD, WE USED.))
RUNS=:08


Staples like bread were disappearing quickly off the shelves-- with customers grabbing whatever they needed to get through the next winter storm.
But store officials say they're working hard to stay stocked and ready.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 21:08:50

((TOM WEBSTER/HARRIS TEETER CO- MANAGER: OH, IT'S BEEN GOOD BUSINESS, HECTIC AND ROUGH ON US, BUT WE'VE ENJOYED IT AND IT'S BEEN A LOT OF FUN AND THE CUSTOMERS HAVE REALLY BEEN ENJOYABLE, THEY'VE UNDERSTOOD AND HAVE BEEN PATIENT WITH US. ))
RUNS=:08

))
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Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

7Tractor-Trailer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=NONE


An accident on Route 220 last night is blamed on icy road conditions.
Two tractor- trailers to jack-knifed near Eagle Rock at about 10-30.
The accident happened on the Craig Creek bridge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


Authorities say BOTH tractor trailers were heading southbound when they apparently hit a patch of black ice.
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SOT 3:16:12
IN Q=Seems where the snow

((CAPT. RODNEY MOORE/EAGLE ROCK FIRE DEPT.: SEEMS WHERE THE SNOW HAD MELTED AND RAN ACROSS THE ROAD, IT FROZE JUST ABOUT-- I DON'T KNOW, IT LOOKED LIKE MINUTES BEFORE THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Rodney Moore/Eagle Rock Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=accident happened
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VO-NAT


Both drivers suffered some injuries.
One was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital-- the other to Lewis Gale.
Authorities did not release any names.
The accident blocked both lanes of route 2-20 for a couple of hours.
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7General-Assembly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 95-106
GRAPHIC=session 96


In Richmond there's a bit of a chill in the air, and were not referring to the weather but politics.
Lawmakers remained deadlocked in the state Senate.
They opened the 1996 General Assembly session unable to agree on how much control the once-dominant Democrats would cede to Republicans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


Party leaders plan to meet privately today to discuss a power-sharing plan that would give the G-O-P some committee chairmanships.
The Senate spent virtually all day yesterday in party caucus meetings discussing the issue.
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7Beamer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=beamer


The Hokies are mourning a loss today.
Head coach Frank Beamer's father, Raymond Harden Beamer, died yesterday at Twin Regional Hospital in Galax.
Mr. Beamer was 85 years old.

7Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning to the forecast, there's more winter weather on the way -
Today is going to be cloudy with highs in the lower 30s.
Snow will be developing tonight- with temperatures dropping into the 20s.
The snow may be mixed with sleet, and become heavy after midnight.
Expect significant accumalations by tomorrow - temperatures will be high around 30 degrees.

55Winter-Storm


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#edit of 96-02 with new field bite for cutin
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Get ready for the sequal of the big storm of '96.
Forecasters say a second storm is heading our way tonight and could bring with it an additional foot of snow.
Today, many primary roads are clear, but most secondary roads are still snow covered.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Now, V-Dot is preparing for more snow and people are taking their own action.
Car dealerships say they've gotten numerous calls about four wheel drive vehicles... even some that don't carry them.
Meanwhile, the promise of more snow prompted a rush of customers at local supermarkets.
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SOT 20:52:32
IN Q=It's getting

((GARY FISHER: IT'S GETTING LOW, BUT IT'S STILL HERE. I BOUGHT PLENTY OF BEER, COULDN'T FIND NONE LAST TIME. ))
SUPER=07-Gary Fisher;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=none last time


Store officials say they're working hard to keep the shelves stocked.
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55Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# edit of 95-112 (tractor-trailers)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Ice left behind from last weekend's storm contributed to a late night accident on Route 2-20, near Eagle Rock.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


The accident happened at about 10-30 on the Craig Creek bridge.
Authorities say both tractor trailers were heading southbound when they apparently hit a patch of black ice.
Both drivers suffered some injuries.
One was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital-- the other to Lewis Gale.
Authorities have not released any names.
The accident blocked both lanes of route 2-20 for a couple of hours.
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55XGR-Speech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=session 96


Meantime, Governor Allen is trying to warm the chill in the General Assembly.
Last night he urged lawmakers to work together.
Ellen Qualls reports on the opening day of the 19-96 legislative session.
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SOT
IN Q=Cheers, pomp
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :06
SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk; :23
SUPER=@Cranwell; :29
SUPER=01-Del. Tom Jackson/(D) Hillsville; 1:09
SUPER=@Woodrum; 1:18
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:27
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=ellen qualls, news 7


(( Cheers, pomp, and circumstance greeted Governor George Allen at mid-term.
SOT 19:48:40

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: LET US RESOLVE IN THE THE DAYS AHEAD TO CONDUCT OURSELVES NOT AS AN ALL-KNOWING ELITE IN A FAR-DISTANT CAPITOL, BUT AS SERVANTS OF DECENT AND SENSIBLE PEOPLE WHO RIGHTLY DESIRE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN WAY FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COMMUNITY.))
RUNS=:16



SOT 20:18:42

((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: IT WAS NOT AN IN YOUR FACE TYPE SPEECH THAT HE'S BEEN DOING BEFORE. IT WAS A REACH-OUT SPEECH.))
RUNS=:06



SOT 20:14:41

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I THOUGHT THE TONE OF THE SPEECH WAS VASTLY IMPROVED OVER WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST. THERE WERE STILL A FEW LITTLE PINS AND NEEDLES IN THERE. BUT YOU KNOW OLD HABITS ARE SOMETIMES HARD TO BREAK.))
RUNS=:09


One of those pins and needles was an anecdote about his seven- year old daughter Tyler -- who didn't get everything on her Christmas list.
SOT 19:41:15

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO I HOPE THAT THOSE WHO INCESSANTLY CRITICIZE AND DEMAND MORE AND MORE SPENDING WILL UNDERSTAND THAT IF SANTA CANNOT MEET ALL DEMANDS, NEITHER CAN THE TAXPAYERS OF VIRGINIA.))
runs=:11


Allen thinks Virginia public schools have had their stockings stuffed, with flat test scores to show for it.
He'd like to see tougher standards more than bigger spending.
SOT 11:16:17

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I AGREE WITH HIM VERY MUCH ON THE ACCOUNTABILITY ASPECT OF EDUCATION. I THINK IT'S TIME THAT WE DID MORE IN THAT AREA. AND THE TESTING IS SOMETHING THAT I INTEND TO SUPPORT.))
RUNS=:09



SOT 20:13:35

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: I'M VERY PLEASED THAT THE GOVERNOR IS BEGINNING TO TAKE HIS FIRST, IF SOMEWHAT HESITANT STEPS TOWARD TRYING TO DO SOMETHING FOR EDUCATION.))
RUNS=:08


insert standup here (( ))
runs=:00))



55Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning to the forecast, there's more winter weather on the way -
Today is going to be cloudy with highs in the lower 30s.
Snow will be developing tonight- with temperatures dropping into the 20s.
The snow may be mixed with sleet, and become heavy after midnight.
Expect significant accumalations by tomorrow - temperatures will be high around 30 degrees.

8Tonite-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


Keep those shovels handy.
The National Weather Service says more snow is on the way, possibly dummping up to a foot of more snow.
The threat of more of the white stuff has many folks scrambling for everything from 4 wheel drive vehicles to groceries.
Kimberly McBroom has more on the pre-storm rush.
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SOT
IN Q=Snow-laden roads
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Shockley/Rent-A-Wreck; :21
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :39
SUPER=07-Bertha Williams; :48
SUPER=01-Tom Webster/Harris Teeter Co-Manager; 1:06
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=mcbroom, news 7


(( Snow- laden roads are a nightmare for drivers-- and not every automobile has the stamina to navigate through it.
And now that more snow is in the forecast-- many people are shopping around for four- wheel drive vehicles.
Dealerships say they've gotten numerous calls about the four- by- four's-- even those that don't carry them.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:40:53

((STEVE SHOCKLEY/RENT-A-WRECK: A LOT OF BUSINESSES IN TOWN HAVE CALLED, WANTING TO KNOW IF WE HAVE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVES SO THEY CAN TRANSPORT EMPLOYEES TO AND FROM, AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE DON'T CARRY THOSE. BUT WE'VE HAD UPWARDS OF 40 TO 45 CALLS TODAY. ))
RUNS=:12


Meanwhile, the promise of more snow prompted a rush of customers at local supermarkets.
Checkout lines extended into store aisles-- as people prepare to be snowed in once again.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:48:08

((BERTHA WILLIAMS: WE'RE STOCKING UP FOR THE BIG SNOW. I DIDN'T GO OUT LAST WEEKEND BECAUSE I THOUGHT I HAD PLENTY AND WHAT WE HAD, WE USED.))
RUNS=:08


Staples like bread were disappearing quickly off the shelves-- with customers grabbing whatever they needed to get through the next winter storm.
But store officials say they're working hard to stay stocked and ready.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 21:08:50

((TOM WEBSTER/HARRIS TEETER CO- MANAGER: OH, IT'S BEEN GOOD BUSINESS, HECTIC AND ROUGH ON US, BUT WE'VE ENJOYED IT AND IT'S BEEN A LOT OF FUN AND THE CUSTOMERS HAVE REALLY BEEN ENJOYABLE, THEY'VE UNDERSTOOD AND HAVE BEEN PATIENT WITH US. ))
RUNS=:08

)) Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

8Tractor-Trailer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=NONE


Ice on Route 2-20 caused two tractor trailers to jack knife near Eagle Rock last night.
The accident happened at about 10-30 on the Craigs Creek bridge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


Authorities say BOTH rigs were heading southbound when they apparently hit a patch of black ice.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:16:12
IN Q=Seems where the snow

((CAPT. RODNEY MOORE/EAGLE ROCK FIRE DEPT.: SEEMS WHERE THE SNOW HAD MELTED AND RAN ACROSS THE ROAD, IT FROZE JUST ABOUT-- I DON'T KNOW, IT LOOKED LIKE MINUTES BEFORE THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED. ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Rodney Moore/Eagle Rock Fire Dept.;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=accident happened
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Both drivers suffered some injuries.
One was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital-- the other to Lewis Gale.
Authorities did not release any names.
The accident blocked both lanes of route 2-20 for a couple of hours.
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8Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=BMY
TAPE# edit of 95-105
GRAPHIC=Allen


The ice seems to be melting between the Democrats and Republicans at the state capitol.
In his State of the Commonwealth Address, Allen urged legislators to work together.
He asked them to impose GREATER accountability on schools and REJECT pleas for MORE money for higher education.
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SOT
IN Q=Let us resolve

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: LET US RESOLVE IN THE THE DAYS AHEAD TO CONDUCT OURSELVES NOT AS AN ALL-KNOWING ELITE IN A FAR-DISTANT CAPITOL, BUT AS SERVANTS OF DECENT AND SENSIBLE PEOPLE WHO RIGHTLY DESIRE TO CHOOSE THEIR OWN WAY FOR THEMSELVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COMMUNITY.)) ((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I THOUGHT THE TONE OF THE SPEECH WAS VASTLY IMPROVED OVER WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST. THERE WERE STILL A FEW LITTLE PINS AND NEEDLES IN THERE. BUT YOU KNOW OLD HABITS ARE SOMETIMES HARD TO BREAK.))
SUPER=@Allen; :00
SUPER=@Cranwell; :17
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=hard to break.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Some local democrats are pleased that the governor is taking some steps toward improving public education.
The governor said he wants to improve test scores and see tougher standards.
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8Weather


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=nle
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Turning to the forecast, there's more winter weather on the way -
Today is going to be cloudy with highs in the lower 30s.
Snow will be developing late this afternoon or tonight- It will be heavy at times after midnight. Lows will be in the mid 20s.
Expect significant accumalations by tomorrow morning with snow and sleet continuing. Highs will be around 30 degrees.
We're expecting another foot of snow here in Southwest Virginia. temperatures by Sunday. The weather is supposed to clear up some on Saturday with warmer