12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
SS=None


It's Storm number two, the snow keeps piling up in the commonwealth.
A power sharing deal in the state Senate puts the G-O-P on nearly equal ground.
And President Clinton heads to Bosnia today to deliver greetings to American peacekeepers.
(/////////////)
TALENT=Patrick
SS=NONE


The snow bows out early, and leaves us wanting NO more. I'll tell you all about the storm, and what's to come over the weekend. Stay tuned.
(/////////////)
ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=none


News 7 at Noon is next.

PATRICK-WX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=News-7 at noon


Good Afternoon this is NEWS-7 at NOON, I'm Melanie Moon.
SS=snow Sequel


Rarely does a 5 inch snowfall bring sighs of relief in the Roanoke Valley, but today everyone was glad to see there wasn't any MORE snow on the ground. 2-SHOT melanie/patrick
Patrick Evans is here, have we seen the last of it for a while?


Snow-Today


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=snow sequel


It was business as usual for many folks around the region--
double boxes melanie/scott


Scott Prince joins us from Roanoke.
Scott, were there any major problems this morning?
(scott ad lib)
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(roll cue: "...Major problems were avoided .")
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's a sequel
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Cyndi Edwards; :11
SUPER=01-Fred Altizer/VDOT; :35
RUNS=:50
OUT Q=48 to 72 hours

(( It's a sequel no one wanted to see, but it's not as bad as the original.
Sure there's plenty of shoveling and scraping, but lots of folks are able to make it out of the house today.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 1 00:33:56
IN Q=I think it's

((CYNDI EDWARDS: I THINK IT'S MUCH EASIER. LAST TIME I COULDN'T EVEN GET IT OUT. I HAD MY FRIENDS DIG ME OUT. THIS TIME IT'S LIGHT AND POWDERY. IT'S NOT HEAVY AT ALL SO... AND IT'S NOT AS MUCH! ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=not as much


Meanwhile, snow plows and bulldozers continue to clear away what mother nature left behind.
Primary roads are passable for the most part... as are some of the secondary roads.
But it will still be a while before all of the roads are clear.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT tape 2 2:20:20
IN Q=Start again

((FRED ALTIZER/VDOT: START AGAIN. PUSHING, PLOWING BACK, APPLYING ABRASIVES AND HOPEFULLY THE TEMPERATURES, IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY, WILL BE COMING UP THIS WEEKEND. SO I HOPE TO SEE SOME PROGRESS MADE IN THOSE AREAS IN THE NEXT 48 TO 72 HOURS. ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=48 to 72 hours

))
LIVE=scott full
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
(scott ad lib)
double boxes Melanie/Scott
(question: What if people can't get there vehicles out today... can they still

get around? )

Henry-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-01
GRAPHIC=HOLD


Henry County roads are also covered with several additional inches of snow after this latest storm.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Workers are getting tired and say the extra snow has certainly made conditions worse and the clean up more difficult.
(/////SOT/////)

3 46 20 00 - 3 46 30 00
SOT
IN Q=I tell ya

((DOUG TIBBS/SNOW PLOW DRIVER: I TELL YA SOMETHING THIS SNOW, ONCE IT PACKS DOWN, IT AIN'T SCRAPING. ALL YOU'RE DOING IS MOVING THE SNOW TO THE SIDE, THAT BLADE GETS ON TOP THE SNOW AND IT AIN'T MOVIN' NO SNOW. ))
SUPER=01-Doug Tibbs/Snow Plow Driver;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=no snow.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Many businesses in the Henry County area have been closed-- which has made the Dodge store extra busy since it was able to stay open.
(/////SOT/////)

3 49 40 00 - 4 39 55 00
SOT
IN Q=We run out

((DAN ANKENY/THE DODGE STORE: WE RUN OUT OF BREAD AND MILK BUT AS FAR AS BUSINESS THEY ARE IN HERE BUYING COFFEE, GAS AND CIGARETTES AND WHATEVER WE GOT.))
SUPER=01-Dan Ankeny/The Dodge Store;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=whatever we got.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


If you have to get out on the roads in the Henry County area this afternoon, snow tires and chains are recommended for travel.
(----------------)

wipe wipe wipe

Monty-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#95-106

wipe wipe wipe
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


The snow made driving treacherous in the New River Valley as well this morning.
A tractor-trailer bound for Lynchburg ran off the highway near Christiansburg.
State police say the driver lost control of his rig on the wet pavement and slid down an embankment.
No one was hurt, but it's going to be a while before the truck can be moved.
The New River Valley got about eight inches of new snow, on average.
That should make for some slow going, as students from Radford and Virginia Tech return from winter break.
(----------------)

wipe wipe wipe

BUS-AX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NONE

wipe/wipe/wipe
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsburgh;


In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania today, stormy weather contributed to a deadly collision between two City buses.
The buses hit head-on, on a snow covered highway killing one and injuring more than four dozen.
It took crews more than two hours to remove the body from the wreckage.
(----------------)



General-Assembly


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# edit of 95-105 (xgr)
GRAPHIC=general assembly


Democrats and Republicans have reached a landmark deal on how to share power in the deadlocked state Senate.
And Republicans say the deal favors THEM.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


Under an arrangement hammered out early this morning, Republicans will get outright control of three of eleven committees in the Senate -- a first in Virginia.
They'll also chair a Democrat- majority committee, and share the chairmanship of the powerful Finance Committee, which gains two new members in the shuffle.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Norfolk Senator Yvonne (ee-von) Miller also becomes the first woman to chair a Senate Committee in state history.
Democrats lost their stronghold on the Senate for the first time this century when the November elections left the chamber with 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans.

Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=allen


In a slew of turnovers in the Allen Administration, Governor Allen has fired the director of the Virginia Employment Commission.
A source close to the Administration tells News 7 Kenneth Bolles was fired because he was quote "a horrible manager."
The "Richmond Times-Dispatch" reports today that Bolles opposed Allen's proposal to merge the V-E-C into a new Department of Business Assistance.
The head of the Department of Social Services resigned with NO explanation in the middle of welfare reform efforts in Virginia.
A new ABC Commissioner was also appointed.
SS=bell, brandon


Former Roanoke Senator Brandon Bell had applied for the ABC position but was NOT appointed.
SS=ALLEN


Allen's spokesman says turnover is NOT unusual at the midpoint of a Governor's term, and he says the Allen Administration's has NOT been high.

tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


When News 7 returns, the President talks about his legal woes...
(---------------)
VO-NAT


and government employees are spending yet another day at home, but this time at the hands of mother nature.
(----------------)

music up full
comm1


clinton-bosnia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


Budget, Whitewater, travel office, shutdown... President Clinton is leaving those words behind and heading for Bosnia today, where he'll visit the troops.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nashville;


He stopped over in Nashville last night to attend a campaign fundraiser.
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


At a news conference yesterday he defended his budget proposals again, but spent more time defending his wife against several days of allegations.
The president said allegations are not facts, and that Hillary has endured more criticism than any first lady since Eleanor Roosevelt.
He also commented on reports that the first family has been bankrupted by the lawsuits generated by the Whitewater investigation.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=i'M ASSUMING

((I'M ASSUMING I'LL HAVE TO PAY THE LEGAL EXPENSES OF THE WHITEWATER LAWSUIT. I DIDN'T TAKE THIS JOB FOR THE MONEY - GO AWAY.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=go away.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tuzla;


Also making a first time appearance in Bosnia, Russian soldiers.
Russian paratroopers flew into Tuzla today.
They are the first Russian troops to serve in the NATO- led peace keeping force.
(----------------)



dc-snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=snow sequel


And it's another day at home for federal employees in Washington.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Our nation's capital also picked up several more inches of snow shutting down government offices.
And if drivers think they can get off easy by hopping in a cab it's going to cost them.
The District Taxicab Commission has declared today a taxi emergency day.
That means drivers can charge twice the usual fares.
(----------------)



Saul


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-03
GRAPHIC=Murder


The man accused of killing a Roanoke garage mechanic alledgedly told a police informant he needed the victim's car because his own was in the shop.
The car was discovered two days later-- just 100 yards from the suspect's home.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Christopher James Saul is charged with capital murder and robbery.
According to a search warrant affidavit, Saul says Chris Wilson picked him up, hitchhiking
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 2;


He says they went to General Imports on Brambleton Avenue where Saul allegedly admits he struck Wilson in the head with "some type of bar."
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The affidavit says Saul tried to use Wilson's A-T-M card.
The bank's security camera caught Saul and the informant at the A-T-M machine at 1:09 A-M, according to the affidavit.
Police seized 18 items- -mostly shoes and clothing- -from Saul's apartment, hoping to find traces of the victim's blood.

COLOMBIA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net-
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Colombian Drug Cartel King has escaped from Jail.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bogota, Colombia;


Jose Santacruz Londono was driven away in broad daylight from a maximum security prison in Bogota yesterday.
He's the third-ranking leader of Colombia's Cali Cartel and has been linked to a number of murders.
He's also reportedly one of the richest men in the world.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Londono was one of six Cartel leaders captured last year when a U-S backed crackdown was conducted.
A two- million dollar reward is being offered for information leading to his re- capture.
(----------------)


Child-Support


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=NONE


Child support advocates say it's tough to collect from unwilling parents.
But it's even harder across state lines.
Teresa Hamilton has the story of a Danville woman's struggle.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Diane Bowen
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=07-Diane Bowen; :30
SUPER=03-Danville/September 1995; :40
SUPER=@Teresa1; :54
SUPER=01-Jeff Cumbo/Child Support Advocate; 1:22
RUNS=1:39
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.


((Diane Bowen works part time--
But with two children-- money is tight.
Making ends meet could be easier, she says, if her estranged husband would pay the nearly 6- thousand dollars he owes in child support.
Diane says she's tracked him down, but she's in Danville-- he was in Roxboro, North Carolina.
Officials with the state Child Support Enforcement Agency confirm Diane's story.
Bottom line, she's frustrated by the lack of progress in finding her estranged husband.
(/////SOT/////)

19:59:11
SOT
IN Q=He grew

((DIANE BOWEN: HE GREW UP DOWN THERE, THERE'S NOT A POLICE OFFICIAL DOWN THERE THAT DOESN'T KNOW HIM, SO I MEAN, HOW HARD CAN IT BE TO FIND ONE LITTLE PERSON. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=little person.


Ron Harris is a district Manager for Child Support Enforcement and handles cases like Diane Bowen's.
He spoke at a candle-light vigil held in Danville last fall to draw attention to the 400- thousand children in Virginia without child support. take su
Harris says interstate cases are some of the most difficult because no two states operate alike.
Sometimes he says, his agency's hands are simply tied.
To make matters worse, he says, his agency is understaffed-- for every case that's resolved there are two waiting in line. end su
Jeff Cumbo has stood in Diane Bowen's shoes.
He helped organize the vigil and today helps other parents.
He says if you're dealing with Child Support Enforcement, get to know your caseworker.
(/////SOT/////)

18:38:18
SOT
IN Q=When I

((JEFF CUMBO/CHILD SUPPORT ADVOCATE: WHEN I PUT MY OWN FILE TOGETHER, I PUT PICTURES OF MY CHILDREN IN THE BEGINNING OF IT, SO WHENEVER I TALKED TO SOMEONE NEW, I PULL THESE PICTURES OUT AND I SAY THAT'S WHO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=talking about.


Cumbo says above all else, don't give up and make copies of all your files. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))


Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7,
(----------------)
VO-NAT


These furry creatures need more than their winter coat on days like today -
We'll tell you how caretakers are taking extra precautions with the animals at Mill Mountain Zoo-- stick around.
(-------------)

music up full comm2

Zoo


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-023
GRAPHIC=winter storm


The elements have created new problems for caretakers at the Mill Mountain Zoo.
Several workers were actually snowed in at the zoo during last week's record snowfall.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


One lane up the mountain has been cleared.
But zoo-keepers must still wade through the snow to do their daily chores--plus a few extra weather related duties.
Workers carry around lighters to open frozen locks.
And a hammer makes a good ice breaker, to give animals drinking water.
Zoo-keepers also had to keep an eye on drifting snow.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 9:45:53
IN Q=some of the fencing

((LAURIE SPANGLER/ZOO KEEPER: SOME OF THE FENCING AROUND THE PENS IS 3 AN A HALF TO FOUR FEET HIGH, WITH THE AMOUNT OF SNOW WE GOT THIS TIME THE DRIFTS WERE INDEED THREE FEET IN SOME PLACES AND OF COURSE WE DON'T WANT ANIMALS HOPPING OVER THE FENCE CAUSE WE DON'T NEED TO BE CHASING ANIMALS ALL OVER THE MOUNTAIN.))
SUPER=01-Laurie Spangler/Zoo Keeper;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=OVER THE MOUNTAIN
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The Zoo says the animals are NOT in danger due to the weather.
Spangler says as cold weather approaches, the animals develop thick winter coats.
And many of them spend much of the winter sleeping.
(----------------)

toss to patrick

Southern-Virginia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=None


Southern Virginia College in Buena Vista is closing its doors.
The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to end all operations after the spring semester.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Financial problems have been well documented at the all- women's junior college.
And last month the school lost it's accreditation.
The former Southern Seminary has an enrollment of 165 students.
The college has been in existence for 129 years and is considered to have one of nation's top equestrian programs.
(----------------)



First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=First Union


One of the region's largest employers had a profitable year in spite of an expensive merger.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


First Union released its year end figures yesterday.
The Charlotte bank had earnings of close to one and half BILLION dollars in 1995.
First Union chairman Ed Crutchfield says the bank entered the new year with some great momentum.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 18:36:14 FIRST UNION TAPE
IN Q=The southeast

((ED CRUTCHFIELD/FIRST UNION CHAIRMAN: THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES FROM REALLY MARYLAND AND WASHINGTON SOUTH, IS IN A STRONG ECONOMY AND SO EVERY FACET, IT'S ONE OF THOSE HAPPY TIMES WHEN EVERYTHING WORKS WELL, EVERYTHING COMES TOGETHER IN THE RIGHT WAY, AND KINDA WISH YOU COULD FREEZE FRAME THAT AND MAKE IT HAPPEN EVERY YEAR.))
SUPER=01-Ed Crutchfield/First Union Chairman;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=happen every year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Last night Crutchfield was in town for the annual meeting of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


First Union is the nation's sixth-largest bank holding company.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
SS=Stocks


On Wall Street at Noon the Dow was down 24 and a half points.
tease#3

SPORTS MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Melanie


Just ahead,
What is the price tag for Janet Jackson?
(----------------)
VO-NAT


and in sports-- it's a partnership that's been 25 years in the making.
Mike Stevens explains as he continues his trip on the NASCAR Media Tour.
(----------------)

MUSIC UP FULL comm4

Charlotte


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-31
GRAPHIC=1996 NASCAR Media Tour


1996 marks the 25th year of Richard Petty's partnership with STP.
What's in store for the silver anniversary?
Mike Stevens caught up with the NASCAR legend and his team along the Media Tour.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Level Cross, NC; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Haglund/President of STP; :16
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Owner of STP Racing Team; :33
SUPER=@Mike1; 1:06
RUNS=1:50
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"

((A stroll through the Richard Petty museum is always good for rekindling some memories of the king's illustrious career.
But this year, Petty fans will have to look no further than the track for a dose of nostalgia. ((MARK HAGLUND/PRESIDENT OF S-T-P: I THINK IT'LL BE A HISTORY LESSON OF WHAT'S BEEN GBOING TO N THE LAST 25 YEARS IN NASCAR RACING, PARTICULARLY WITH STP AND RICHARD PETTY, BUT ALL OF RACING)) The S-T-P anniversary and the formation of a new super truck team, and a formal run for North Carolina's secretary of state office will leave the king with little room for rest. ((RICHARD PETTY/OWNER OF S-T-P RACING: I KNOW THE GOOD LORD WILL GIVE ME 24 HOURS - IT'S JUST THAT I USE IT. I GUESS I'M NOW USING A FULL 24 HOURS SO I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE.))
Petty turns 59 this July and despite a recent bout with cancer, his health couldn't be better these days. ((RICHARD PETTY: AS FAR AS I KNOW, ALL IS WORKING GOOD. I'VE BEEN BACK A COUPLE OF TIMES AND EVERYTHING HAS CHECKED OUT OKAY. SO LIKE I TOLD THEM BEFORE, IF I DIE OF CANCER, IT'S GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT KIND - NOT PROSTATE.))
Despite his clean bill of health, all the hooplay and a little bit of desire to get back into that car just one more time, Richard says he really has no choice but to sit out this silver anniversay party. ((RICHARD PETTY: WHEN THEY PUT ME IN THAT PINE BOX AND MY TOES ARE TURNED UP, I'M GOINNA WISH I'D GOTTEN IN IT ONE MORE TIME, BUT I THINK THAT AS TIME PROGRESSES, I'VE GOT SENSE ENOUGH TO KNOW I DON'T NEED TO.))
Richard may channel some of that energy to the drawing board. S-T-P is sponsoring a contest this year tghat will allow a lucky fan to design a paint scheme for the S-T-P pontiac for 1997.
In Level Cross, North Carolina with my sharpened pencil, Mike Stevens, News 7 Sports.))

JANET-JACKSON


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


Janet Jackson reportedly is about to become an 80-million dollar woman.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The ``Los Angeles Times'' says the 29 year old pop singer will sign a deal worth that much with Virgin records today.
It's the richest record contract ever.
The payoff would surpass the music industry's record of 60 million, which has been claimed by her brother, Michael, and pop-star Madonna.
(----------------)