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ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
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VO-NAT


Keep those shovels handy.
The National Weather Service says more snow is headed our way.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And for Governor Allen a kinder and gentler opening session of the General Assembly. wx-head
(beth ad lib)

live-head
(larry ad lib)


Tonite-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-02
GRAPHIC=NONE


With the second storm on the way, it looks like the road to recovery will still be paved with snow.
Many primary roads are clear, but most have wet pavement with icy patches.
And of course, most secondary roads are still covered with snow.
Now, while V-Dot is preparing for the next onslaught of wintry precipitation-- so are 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=@Kimberly2; :39
SUPER=07-Bertha Williams; :48
SUPER=01-Tom Webster/Harris Teeter Co-Manager; 1:06
RUNS=1:19
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.))
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


Icy conditions caused two tractor- trailers to jack-knife last night on Route 220, near Eagle Rock.


Tractor-Trailer


ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC= 2 shot


The accident happened at about 10-30 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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XGR-Speech


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


Meantime, Governor Allen is trying to MELT the ice in the General Assembly.
Last night he urged lawmakers to work together.
Ellen Qualls reports on the OPENING DAY of the 1996 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.))
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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))
ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


Meantime, what was expected to be a power struggle in the Senate is certainly living up to expectations.

Senate


ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=2 shot


The Senate adjourned last night without getting much done.
Steve Smallshaw has that story.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke; :16
SUPER=01-@Cranwell; :34
SUPER=01-Sen. Virgil Goode/(D) Rocky Mount; :52
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:06
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=steve smallshaw, news 7

(( When the day started, Senate Republicans had equal numbers but not equal power...
A surprise offer from Democratic leader Dick Saslaw gave the GOP chairmanships of three lesser committees, and more representation on some of the meatier committees like Finance.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:13:29

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/ D- ROANOKE: IT'S A FAIR PLAN. IT'S ONE THAT THE REPUBLICANS OUGHT TO ACCEPT IN THE SPIRIT IN WHICH IT WAS OFFERED.))
RUNS=:07


But Republicans weren't necessarily buying.
And as the Senate spent most of its time gavelling in and out of session, both sides were trying to wrangle behind the door deals.
9:30 came and there was still no consensus.
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SOT 20:16:10

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- ROANOKE: THIS IS NOT REALLY ABOUT SHARED GOVERNMENT. THIS IS ABOUT POWER. AND THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT EFFORT BY PEOPLE IN THE SENATE TO SECURE MORE POWER.))
RUNS=:11


The biggest proponent of shared power, Democratic outcast Virgil Goode, still holds out hope a consensus can be reached Wednesday.
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SOT 12:53:23

((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D- ROCKY MOUNT: THEY'RE KIND OF AT A STALEMATE, BUT I'M HOPEFUL SOMETHING WILL BE WORKED OUT. I DON'T THINK THERE'S MUCH DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT PROPOSALS THAT I'VE HEARD PEOPLE PUT FORTH.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News 7.))

1-Sports


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


In sports --
The Miami Dolphins will name Jimmy Johnson as their new head coach, replacing Don Shula.
Johnson's mother tells The Associated Press the former Dallas coach will be introduced at a news conference today.
Now -- on to college basketball.
Steve Mason has the highlights.
Good morning Steve.
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SOT
IN Q=good morning
RUNS=1:48
OUT Q=media tour

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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record set
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(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



SUPER=13-Vaunda Leftwich/Wedding Consultant;



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BRIDAL GUIDE -Wedding Expenses -Planning the events -Wedding Details & Appointments -Wedding Day Checklist -Wedding Budget Sheet
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(Toss to Beth)



BUDGET


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=govt shutdown


Republican Congressional leaders are pessimistic about reaching a budget agreement this year, or at least before November's election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/Last Night;


Speaking at a fundraiser last night in Seattle, the House Speaker said that Congress will have to find ANOTHER way to fund the government.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( I THINK IT'S SAD AND UNFORTUNATE. I WISH WE COULD DO BETTER FOR OUR CHILDREN." ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/House Speaker;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=for our children.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


The President has yet to give up.
He says the differences are a matter of pure ideology, that could be solved apart from the budget.
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SOT
IN Q=

((THE ISSUE HERE IS OVER THE POLICIES INVOLVING MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND EDUCATION, THE ENVIRONMENT OUR OPPOSITION TO RAISING TAXES ON THE LOWEST PAID WORKING PEOPLE AND ON THE SIZE AND STRUCTURE OF THE TAX CUT. ))
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OUT Q=of the tax cut.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=none


The president will give a press conference this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

Japan


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
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In Japan, lawmakers have elected (ryoo-tah-roh hah-shee-moh-toh) Ryutaro Hashimoto as the EIGHTH prime minister in seven years.
His election marks the RETURN to power of the Liberal Democratic party, whose four-decade rule was interrupted in 1993 by voters angry over corruption.

RUSSIA


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


The military in southern Russia is surrounding a convoy of rebels and hostages at the border into Chechnya.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pervomayskaya, Russia;


The rebels, who held three-thousand people in a neighboring region Tuesday, escaped in buses and trucks.
They took 160-hostages with them to use as human shields.
Some 40 people died in the initial attack.
It's the second time the rebels have conducted such a raid in hopes of forcing the Kremlin to pull out of Chechnya.
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SHUTTLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=endeavour


The space shuttle Endeavour is in orbit this morning following a pre- dawn lift off from the Kennedy Space Center.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kennedy Space Center;


The six astronauts are expected to retrieve a Japanese science satellite that's been orbiting for about a year.
The astronauts also plan two spacewalks to practice some space station exercises.
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2-scores


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


In sports --
The Chicago Bulls easily won a battle between the N-B-A's Eastern and Western Conference leaders.
Michael Jordan poured in 35 points in the Bulls' rout of Seattle.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=96-New Jersey/=92/New York/=79//Chicago/113/Seattle/=87;
SUPER=96-Washington/=98/Philadelphia/=93//Boston/113/Sacramento/104;
SUPER=96-San Antonio/=92/Cleveland/=86//Denver/=91/Vancouver/=85;
SUPER=96-Portland/=90/Miami/=89;



SUPER=103-Toronto/==5/Los Angeles/==4//NY Rangers/==7/San Jose/==4;
SUPER=103-Vancouver/==2/Montreal/==2//Detroit/==4/Dallas/==0;
SUPER=103-Winnipeg/==4/Buffalo/==1//Florida/==4/Colorado/==4;
SUPER=103-Calgary/==3/Hartford/==2;



Two-Larry


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



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.
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SOT
IN Q=This is more like....
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Grumpier Old Men"; :12
SUPER=24-Courtesy: Warner Bros.; :16
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade/"B-"; 1:27
RUNS=1:34
OUT Q=need better material.

((Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer: This is more like "Grumpier Old Men" Lite, since much of the dialogue lacks the spice of the original.
There are some funny moments, but they are not maintained. The plot is non-existent. (("GRUMPIER OLD MEN"/WARNER BROS.: NAT SOUND...WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING? I WAS HERE FIRST.))
They're back! Mattheau and Lemmon...grumpier than ever.
This time, its not the dead of winter, but these two bring a quiet
Minnesota town to life.


Moving into their neighborhood, Sophia Loren--who plays Maria.
She has caught the boys eyes and plans to turn their bait shop into a fancy Italian restaurant.
Lemon and Ann Margaret are still married. But, will hearts be all aflutter between Mattheau and Loren in "Grumpier Old Men II"?
And just how grumpier can these two old men get? ((NAT SO...MORNING MR. GUSTERSON. I DON'T BELIEVE IT. HUMMM. YOU AND THAT BEAUTIFUL LADY? I AM THE THIEF OF HEARTS. I AM THE GANGSTER OF LOVE. GANGSTER HUH? WAS IT MORE OF A HOLD UP THAN STICK UP?))
Other than just the joy of seeing Mattheau and Lemmon together again, Ann Margaret and Sophia Loren have held up well. But "Grumpier Old Men" only gets a "B-".
Its an okay movie--with great closing credit outtakes--but these talented folks need better material.))
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LIVE=Larry/Full



(Toss to Melanie & Beth)


2HEADLINES


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WRITER=MEL
TAPE#
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=


Get ready to pull out the shovels again.
The National Weather Service says more snow is headed our way tonight.
Snow amounts could total up to a foot.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


Icy conditions were a factor in a late night accident involving two tractor trailer rigs.
Both drivers suffered only minor injuries, but traffic was blocked for two hours.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


And while it's cold outside, there was a warm atmosphere inside the state capitol last night between Governor Allen and the legislature.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday, January 11th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Stick around, the News is next.

Snow


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


And with another storm on the way, V-Dot is preparing for the next onslaught of wintry precipitation and so are 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=@Kimberly2; :39
SUPER=07-Bertha Williams; :48
SUPER=01-Tom Webster/Harris Teeter Co-Manager; 1:06
RUNS=1:19
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.))
ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


Even though primary roads look clear, many have wet pavement with icy patches.
And of course, most secondary roads are still covered with snow.

Trucks


ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 95-112
GRAPHIC=2 shot


Icy conditions caused TWO tractor- trailers to jack-knife last night on Route 220, near Eagle Rock.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Night;


The accident happened around 10-30 on the Craig Creek bridge.
Authorities say both tractor trailers 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
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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 220 for a couple of hours.
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Speech


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


The ice MAY be melting in Richmond.
Governor Allen's State of the Commonwealth address last night continued the FRIENDLIER tone he has taken with Democrats since the G-O-P FAILED to win control of the assembly. Ellen Qualls takes a look at the OPENING DAY of the 1996 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

Ellen Qualls, News 7." insert standup here (( ))
runs=:00))
ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


Meantime, the power struggle continues in the Senate.

2Senate


ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=2 shot


The Senate adjourned last night without adopting its rules.. and with its committee assignments still very much up in the air.
Steve Smallshaw has that story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke; :16
SUPER=@Cranwell; :34
SUPER=01-Sen. Virgil Goode/(D) Rocky Mount; :52
SUPER=@ssm1; 1:06
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=steve smallshaw, news 7

(( When the day started, Senate Republicans had equal numbers but not equal power...
A surprise offer from Democratic leader Dick Saslaw gave the GOP chairmanships of three lesser committees, and more representation on some of the meatier committees like Finance.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:13:29

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/ D- ROANOKE: IT'S A FAIR PLAN. IT'S ONE THAT THE REPUBLICANS OUGHT TO ACCEPT IN THE SPIRIT IN WHICH IT WAS OFFERED.))
RUNS=:07


But Republicans weren't necessarily buying.
And as the Senate spent most of its time gavelling in and out of session, both sides were trying to wrangle behind the door deals.
9:30 came and there was still no consensus.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:16:10

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- ROANOKE: THIS IS NOT REALLY ABOUT SHARED GOVERNMENT. THIS IS ABOUT POWER. AND THERE IS A SIGNIFICANT EFFORT BY PEOPLE IN THE SENATE TO SECURE MORE POWER.))
RUNS=:11


The biggest proponent of shared power, Democratic outcast Virgil Goode, still holds out hope a consensus can be reached Wednesday.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 12:53:23

((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D- ROCKY MOUNT: THEY'RE KIND OF AT A STALEMATE, BUT I'M HOPEFUL SOMETHING WILL BE WORKED OUT. I DON'T THINK THERE'S MUCH DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT PROPOSALS THAT I'VE HEARD PEOPLE PUT FORTH.))
RUNS=:13

Steve Smallshaw, News 7.))

3-Sports


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


In sports, Steve Mason says Jimmy Johnson is Florida-bound. Steve also has the latest on the NASCAR media tour.
Good morning Steve.
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IN Q=good morning
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OUT Q=everybody

$CCOFF
Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
SS=none
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SOT
IN Q=(nat sot music)
RUNS=:44


Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/On Record set
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



SUPER=13-Vaunda Leftwich/Wedding Consultant;



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WEDDING DAY TRAVEL -From Home to the Church -From Church to Reception -From Reception to Hotel or Airport

SS=(Wedding Day Transportation-ESS# )

WEDDING DAY TRANSPORTATION -Limousine $65 per hour,plus gratuity -Horse Drawn Carriage Surrey Carriage-2hrs-$250 plus mileage Carriage Brome-2hrs-$325 plus mileage
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LIVE=Larry/Full



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Storm


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-02
GRAPHIC=NONE


A SECOND storm heading our way could mean an additional FOOT of snow on the ground for the weekend.
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 the next onslaught of wintry precipitation 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.
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SOT
IN Q=A lot of businesses

((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. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Shockley/Rent-A-Wreck;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=calls today.
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, the promise of more snow prompted a rush of customers at local supermarkets.
Store officials say they're working hard to keep the shelves stocked.
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ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


Before you venture out, keep in mind that the primary roads may have icy patches.

Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# edit of 95-112 (tractor-trailers)
GRAPHIC=2 shot


In fact, icy conditions are being blamed for an accident involving two tractor- trailers on Route 220 last night, 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 did not release any names.
The accident blocked both lanes of route 220 for a couple of hours.
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General-Assembly


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


Icy conditions of another sort are being reported in Richmond.
We're talking about the chill between lawmakers in a deadlocked 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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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
SS= 2 shot


Meantime, it sounds like the Governor is trying to keep the peace -- last night calling for more teamwork among lawmakers.

ALLEN


ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=BMY
TAPE# edit of 95-105
GRAPHIC=2 shot


In his State of the Commonwealth Address, Allen urged legislators to impose GREATER accountability on schools and REJECT pleas for MORE money for higher education.
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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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Beamer


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


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

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Virginia tech


In other news concerning Tech -- the Hokies won over Duquesne (Doo-CANE) yesterday, while
SS=Virginia

Virginia lost to Clemson.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-Syracuse/=77/Providence/=75//Va. Tech/=88/Duquesne/=69;
SUPER=97-Clemson/=89/Virginia/=79//Arizona/108/Arizona State/=76;
SUPER=97-Mass./=94/St. Joseph's/=89//Pittsburgh/=75/Georgetown/=56;
SUPER=97-Wake Forest/=57/Duke/=54//Ga. Tech/=80/N. Carolina/=77;

SUPER=97-Purdue/=67/Northwestern/=51//New Mexico/=78/Hawaii/=72; SUPER=97-Iowa/=81/Ohio State/=53//Utah/=69/Air Force/=45;