06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#heads
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT


Just ahead, The Russians are coming- a show of force against Chechen rebels.
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And the nation observes Martin Luther King Day. larry-Hello
SUPER=11-Roanoke;


Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-97
GRAPHIC=fire


Roanoke authorities are investigating two house fires that broke out in the Historic Gainsboro district last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The blaze broke out around eleven thirty in the first block of Patton Avenue.
A house caught fire and set an abandoned one next to it on fire.
No one was injured in the blaze.
One neighbor called the fire department when he saw smoke coming from both roofs.
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SOT 20:54:21
IN Q=And I ran

((LAWRENCE PANNELL/WITNESS: AND I RAN BACK IN THE HOUSE AND CALLED 9-1-1 AND WHEN I CAME OUT HERE BOTH OF THEM ROOFS WERE ON FIRE AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED IT OR WHAT HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Pannell/Witness;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=or what happened.
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VO-NAT


The owner wasn't home at the time but was notified by a friend.
She says she lost everything.
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SOT 18:18:25
IN Q=When we was at

((ANGEL SMITH: WHEN WE WAS AT THE MOTEL RIGHT HERE. WHEN I LOOKED OUT OF MY WINDOW IT LOOKED LIKE MY HOUSE FROM THE TOP AND I CALLED MY GRANDFATHER AND ASKED HIM IF MY HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AND HE SAID YES HE HAD BEEN TYRING TO CONTACT ME. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.))
SUPER=07-Angel Smith;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=don't know what happened.
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VO-NAT


Smith says she and her four children will have to stay with relatives for now.
The Fire Marshal is still investigating.
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CHECHNYA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


There is no word yet on casualties after Russian forces today attacked a village where Chechen rebels were holding more than 100 hostages.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pervomayskaya, Russia;


Russia's security service says the attack was prompted by a radio message ordering the rebels to execute the hostages.
The hostages were among thousands seized last Tuesday in a rebel attack on a southern Russian town.
They were used as human shields as the rebels headed back to Chechnya.
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MLK


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


President Clinton celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior today in Atlanta.
The president will lay a wreath at the grave of the slain civil rights leader and attend a church service where King preached.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta;


Yesterday, Jesse Jackson was at the pulpit of Providence Baptist Church in King's hometown.
Jackson and other leaders will take part in activities honoring King all day in Atlanta.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


Among them will be a ceremony to mark the transfer of five acres of land to a historic district.
The land will be turned into a parking lot for a King visitors' center.

Disabled


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-107
GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


While MUCH of the snow and ice has MELTED-- getting around is still a little tricky.
And if you're disabled, it can be NEARLY impossible.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Wheelchairs do NOT move through snow and ice.
The winter weather also changes the terrain, making it difficult for the blind to find their way.
Christene Montgomery, a member of the Mayor's Committee For the Disabled, says keeping your sidewalks clear will help.
But she says staying in touch with your neighbors is the most important thing to do.
And it's not just the disabled that need help making it through the winter weather.
Montgomery says you should also check in on people who are injured and on crutches or use canes.
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SOT 5:03:44
IN Q=the elderly

((CHRISTENE MONTGOMERY/MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR THE DISABLED: THE ELDERLY AND SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE PARALYZED HAVE IMPAIRED CIRCULATION. SO THEY HAVE A DANGER OF FROST BITE. SO THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO STAY OUT AS LONG, TO DO THE SNOW REMOVAL IF THEY COULD.))
SUPER=01-Christene Montgomery/Mayor's Committee For the Disabled;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=IF THEY COULD
Anchor=Beth
SS=NONE


Montgomery reminds everyone that the disabled often need help YEAR ROUND.
Many need assistance around the house or getting to the grocery store.


1-Sports


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


In Sports, Three River Stadium was rocking, as the Pittsburgh Steelers corralled the Colts. Roy has more on yesterday's A-F-C championship game.
Good Morning, Roy.
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SOT
IN Q=THANK YOU
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=Over the packers

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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Harold Carpenter/Fitness Director;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to Beth)


roof


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=winter storm


Last week's blizzard is causing a number of roof collapses around the country.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston;


Four people were hurt last night outside Boston when an awning at a roller rink collapsed under the weight of ice and snow.
The anwning fell minutes before about 250 people, mostly children, were leaving the rink.
SUPER=03-Springfield, OH;


In Ohio part of the roof of a Service Merchandise Store collapsed under the weight of three feet of snow.
One woman was injured and had to be hospitilized, several others received minor cuts and bruises.
SUPER=03-Potomac Mills;


Closer to home, larger stores reopened yesterday at Potomac Mills Mall, a day after it was closed because the roof was sagging under the weight of snow.
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Snow-Farmers


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-114
GRAPHIC=Winter wx


Farmers were among those effected by the recent HEAVY snow.
For some the winter blast meant a LOSS of revenue--for others it was just a nuisance.
Denise Allen reports.
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IN Q=The snowfall
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Henderson/Dairy Farmer; :15
SUPER=01-James Firebaugh, Jr./Farmer; :52
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:14
RUNS=1:30
OUT Q=News 7

(( The snowfall didn't stop milk production at Jeff Henderson's dairy farm.
But Henderson couldn't move the milk and ended up dumping 10-thousand pounds. ((JEFF HENDERSON/DAIRY FARMER: THE MILK TRUCK COULDN'T GET HERE. THE DRIFT AND THE ROAD CONDITIONS. THE MILK TRUCK JUST COULDN'T MAKE IT ALL THE WAY AROUND. HE GOT WHAT HE COULD GET AND TOOK IT TO THE PLANT AND SOME PLANTS HE COULDN'T GET TO.))
Henderson will be re-embursed for his product by the Mid-American Dairymen Co-op. ((BUT IT'S STILL NOT GETTING TO THE PLANTS AND TO THE CONSUMER, SO SOMEBODY'S GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AND I THINK IT'S MORE OR LESS PASSED OUT BETWEEN ALL OF US.))
30 inches of snow gives new meaning to working hard on the farm.
Farmers say they spend four hours on chores that normally take an hour.
First, just getting to the cattle was a problem. ((JAMES FIREBAUGH, JR/FARMER: WE COULDN'T WALK IN IT. IN PLACES THERE WERE FOUR, FIVE OR SIX FEET DEEP DRIFTS. WE HAD TO MOVE IT TO GET TO THE CATTLE.)) ((HENDERSON: WE JUST ENDED UP PUTTING SACKS OF GRAIN ON OUR BACKS AND CARRYING HAY BAILS THROUGH THE SNOW DRIFTS AND WADING THROUGH THEM UP TO OUR WAISTS JUST TO GET TO THE CATTLE.))
The Firebaughs used a back-hoe to break the ice on their ponds and then cleared a path so the cattle could get to their water supply.
The warmer temperatures seem to be a welcome relief to everyone.
But with two more months of winter yet to come, these farmers say they're prepared to face mother nature's wrath again--before the spring thaw.
Denise Allen News 7. ))

Shuttle


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=endeavour


Two astronauts from the space shuttle Endeavour have been practicing construction techniques during a six- and- a- half hour space walk this morning.
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VO-NAT


It's the first time for Leroy (Chow) Chiao and Daniel Barry.
The astronauts are building a space walk platform 200 miles above Earth.
NASA needs experienced spacewalkers to help assemble an international space station in a few years.
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3 05 51 00 - 3 06 01 00
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IN Q=The objective of these

((ENDEAVOUR ASTRONAUTS: THE OBJECTIVE OF THESE SPACE WALKS FOR THE AIR NATIONAL SPACE STATION WILL BE EVALUATING DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE AND ASSEMBLY CONCEPTS.))
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OUT Q=assembly concepts.
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VO-NAT


Tuesday night another space walk is planned.
New construction tools will be tested as well as modified space suits designed to keep the astronauts warm in deep space.
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School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# edit of
GRAPHIC=None


School bells are no longer heard at Glasgow Elementary School-- now it's the sound of door bells-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow;


The school closed in the 80's--
Now it has reopened as a historic landmark housing 32-apartments.
Skyline Manor is designed for one or two people per unit who are handicapped, disabled or age 62 or older.
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SOT 29:48
IN Q=The building

((HELEN CASH/SKYLINE MANOR MANAGER: THE BUILDING HAD JUST ABOUT GONE. IT NOW CAN BE USED AND HOPE MAKE USE OF FOR A LONG TIME AND TO HELP THESE ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO NEED PLACES TO LIVE. ))
SUPER=01-Helen Cash/Skyline Manor Manager; :03
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OUT Q=places to live.
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VO-NAT


The historic status helped the town get financial aid to help with the construction.
Residents pay according to their monthly income and many conveniences are nearby--
So far only two people are living in the complex.
The Manor says it expects 16 of the units to be filled next month.
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2-scores


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


In sports the Super Bowl stage is set--as the Steelers and the Cowboys now prepare for their third meeting for the championship.
Yesterday Pittsburgh and Dallas won their conferences-- for those scores, let's go to the boards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=100-Indianapolis/=16/Pittsburgh/=20//Green Bay/=27/Dallas/=38;
SUPER=96-Cleveland/=89/Phoenix/=74;
SUPER=103-Anaheim/==6/Winnipeg/==4//New Jersey/==7/Dallas/==2;
SUPER=103-St. Louis/==3/New York/==3//Chicago/==5/Los Angeles/==2;
SUPER=103-Calgary/==4/Colorado/==4;
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out=calgary/colorado.


Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Harold Carpenter/Fitness Director;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to Melanie & Beth)


2HEADLINES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#heads
GRAPHIC=NONE


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


Russian troops today attacked the Chechen rebels holding some 100 hostages.
Russian authorities feared the rebels were about to kill the hostages.
There is no word yet on their fate.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


A fire destroys two houses in Roanoke's historic Gainsboro District.
No one was injured but the fire has left a family of five without a home.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


Last week's snowfall still poses a threat because of building damage.
A number of people have been injured throughout the snow covered eastern U-S after roof tops caved in under the weight of ice and snow.
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And that's what's making news on this Monday January 15th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Don't go away. News 7 mornin will continue.
larry-Hello
SUPER=11-Roanoke;


Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-97
GRAPHIC=fire


Fire destroyed two houses late last night in the Historic Gainsboro District in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


The blaze broke out around eleven thirty in the first block of Patton Avenue.
A house caught fire and set an abandoned one next to it on fire.
No one was injured in the blaze.
One neighbor called the fire department when he saw smoke coming from both roofs.
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SOT 20:54:21
IN Q=And I ran

((LAWRENCE PANNELL/WITNESS: AND I RAN BACK IN THE HOUSE AND CALLED 9-1-1 AND WHEN I CAME OUT HERE BOTH OF THEM ROOFS WERE ON FIRE AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSED IT OR WHAT HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Pannell/Witness;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=or what happened.
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VO-NAT


The owner wasn't home at the time but was notified by a friend.
She says she lost everything.
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SOT 18:18:25
IN Q=When we was at

((ANGEL SMITH: WHEN WE WAS AT THE MOTEL RIGHT HERE. WHEN I LOOKED OUT OF MY WINDOW IT LOOKED LIKE MY HOUSE FROM THE TOP AND I CALLED MY GRANDFATHER AND ASKED HIM IF MY HOUSE WAS ON FIRE AND HE SAID YES HE HAD BEEN TYRING TO CONTACT ME. SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.))
SUPER=07-Angel Smith;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=don't know what happened.
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VO-NAT


Smith says she and her four children will have to stay with relatives for now.
Fire officials are still investigating.
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Russia


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The fate of DOZENS of Russian hostages is UNKNOWN this morning following a FIERCE attack between the Chechen rebels holding them and Russian troops.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pervomayskaya, Russia;


Russian officials say it was necessary to save the lives of more than 100 hostages.
Yesterday the rebels killed two hostages, and today a rebel radio message was intercepted ordering that the rest of the hostages be executed.
The hostages were among thousands seized last Tuesday in a rebel attack on a southern Russian town.
They were used as human shields as the rebels headed home to Chechnya.
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BOSNIA


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A HUGE prisoner of war swap is set to take place TODAY in Bosnia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sarajevo;


The International Red Cross says some 900 P-O-Ws will be RELEASED today and tomorrow.
The prisoners are being released under the terms of the Bosnia peace accord.
SUPER=03-Mrkonjic Grad, Bosnia;


Meanwhile, troops continue to withdraw from the front lines.
NATO officials say thousands of Bosnian government, Serb and Croat troops pulled away from front-line trenches and bunkers in central and northern Bosnia yesterday.
Under the Bosnian peace plan, a two and a-half mile wide buffer zone must be created by January 19th, and all prisoners must be freed.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#net-h
GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court


Later this week, Justice Department Lawyers will present closing arguments in the government's bid
SS=VMI


to force the Virginia Military Institute to accept women.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


The six-year legal battle comes to a climax Wednesday.
The Clinton administration will ask the nation's highest court to force the state-supported school to admit women.
SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;


The lawyers also plan to argue that Mary Baldwin College's women leadership program is unconstitutional.
V-M-I is one of two state-supported, male-only military colleges in the nation.
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/File Tape;


The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, also is under legal attack -- but that dispute is at a standstill pending the outcome of the V-M-I case.
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Skyline-Manor


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-112
GRAPHIC=None


When Glasgow Elementary School closed several years ago, the doors were chained SHUT and the windows boarded up.
But last month the eyesore RE-opened.
Jay Moore tells us how the school is once again BENEFITING the community.
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SOT
IN Q=Small children
SUPER=03-Glasgow; :00 Quick!!!
SUPER=@Jay1; :12
SUPER=01-Helen Cash/Skyline Manor Manager; :33
SUPER=01-Edith Wallace/Skyline Manor Resident; :50
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(( Small children use to roam these halls.
But now a different age group is learning its way around the old schoolhouse.
The town and county teamed up with a private company to turn this.... into this.
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SOT 15:59:29
IN Q=In 1939

((JAY MOORE/REPORTER: IN 1939 GLASGOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENED. IT CLOSED IN THE 80S AND NOW HAS REOPENED AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK. ))
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The historical aspect helped the town get financial aid to turn the school into 32 apartments.
They're designed for one TO two people who are 62 or older, handicapped, or disabled.
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SOT 15:12:07
IN Q=The building

((HELEN CASH/SKYLINE MANOR MANAGER: THE BUILDING HAD JUST ABOUT GONE. IT NOW CAN BE USED AND HOPE MAKE USE OF FOR A LONG TIME AND TO HELP THESE ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO NEED PLACES TO LIVE. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=places to live.


Edith Wallace found she needed a new place to live when it became too difficult for her to get in and out of her home.
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SOT 14:44:36
IN Q=It was hard

((EDITH WALLACE: IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO GET UP AND DOWN THE HILL SO I HAD TO FIND A LEVEL PLACE TO LIVE.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=place to live.


The manor has many nearby conveniences.
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SOT 15:13:06
IN Q=The post office

((HELEN CASH: THE POST OFFICE IS ACCESSIBLE. THE BANK IS ACCESSIBLE. WE HAVE OUR GROCERY STORES AND FILLING STATIONS. SO EVERYTHING IS RIGHT HERE THAT THEY'LL NEED. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=they'll need.


The residents pay according to their monthly income.
And water and sewer are included.
With all this what more could residents what....
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SOT 14:46:10
IN Q=I'm planing

((EDITH WALLACE: I'M PLANING ON MAKING A LOT OF FRIENDS HERE. I NEED PEOPLE TO TALK TO. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=to talk to.


It may be awhile before Wallace has anyone to talk to.
Currently, there's only two people living there.
But by roll call next month, management expects classes to be half full.
In Glasgow, Jay Moore, News 7.))

3-Sports


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


Turning to Sports, the Packers Cinderalla Season was ended last night in Dallas.
Roy Stanley has highlights from last night's N-F-C Championship game.
Good Morning, Roy.
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IN Q=THANK YOU
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=DAY EVERYBODY

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Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
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IN Q=(nat sot music)
RUNS=1:08
out= back to you.


Three-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;
SUPER=11-Roanoke;



SUPER=13-Harold Carpenter/Fitness Director;



SUPER=11-Roanoke;



(Toss to bump)


collapse


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=winter storm


The snow from last week's blizzard has OVERWHELMED large roof tops from Virginia to New England.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston;


Four people were hurt last night outside Boston when an awning at a roller rink COLLAPSED under the weight of ice and snow.
The awning fell minutes before about 250 people, mostly children, were leaving the rink.
SUPER=03-Springfield, OH;


In Ohio, part of the roof of a Service Merchandise Store collapsed under the weight of three feet of snow.
One woman was injured and had to be hospitilized. Several others received minor cuts and bruises.
SUPER=03-Potomac Mills;


Closer to home, larger stores reopened yesterday at Potomac Mills Mall-- it was closed for a day because the roof was sagging under the weight of the snow.
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King-Day


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


President Clinton travels to Atlanta today to lead the nation in observing the birthday of Martin Luther King Junior.
Clinton will lay a wreath at the crypt of the slain civil rights leader and attend a service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King preached.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta;


Yesterday, Jesse Jackson was at the pulpit of a church in King's hometown.
Jackson reminded the congregation that King's goals for African-Americans have still not been attained.
He encouraged the congregation to continue the fight for equality.
Today, Jackson and other leaders will take part in activities honoring King throughout the day in Atlanta.
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BLOOD-DRIVE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 95-106
GRAPHIC=Red Cross


Blood is in short supply, and the American Red Cross is asking for your help.
The recent winter storms have canceled several blood donor drives in the past ten days.
Officials say the blood shortage has caused some elective surgeries to be canceled when there was a possibility a transfusion was expected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Red Cross officials have scheduled an emergency blood drive to help alleviate the problem.
The drive is today--which is a holiday for some.
Officials hope that many will decide to celebrate Lee-Jackson-King Day by giving the gift of life.
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SOT 9:27:42
IN Q=it might be

((NORMA TOMLINSON/RED CROSS HEAD NURSE: IT MIGHT BE YOU OR ME THAT NEEDS THE BLOOD. SO WE CERTAINLY NEED TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN AND I UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE INCREASED THE STAFF FOR MONDAY SO WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE MORE PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Norma Tomlinson/Red Cross Head Nurse;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=MORE PEOPLE
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VO-NAT


The drive begins this morning at 8:30 at the Roanoke Donor Center on Church Avenue.
It runs until five today.
All blood types are needed.
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Farmers


ANCHOR=beth
NEWSCAST=am
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# edit of 95-114
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Many of us are well aware of the demand for MILK and other staples during the recent snowstorms--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


To keep stores filled with dairy foods, that meant milk production could NOT stop because of the white stuff.
But getting it to its destination was the tough part.
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SOT 15:57
IN Q=

((JEFF HENDERSON/DAIRY FARMER: THE MILK TRUCK COULDN'T GET HERE. THE DRIFT AND THE ROAD CONDITIONS. THE MILK TRUCK JUST COULDN'T MAKE IT ALL THE WAY AROUND. HE GOT WHAT HE COULD GET AND TOOK IT TO THE PLANT AND SOME PLANTS HE COULDN'T GET TO.))
SUPER=01-Jeff Henderson/Dairy Farmer; :03
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=get to.
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VO-NAT


Feeding the animals was also very difficult during the storm as well as the aftermath.
Some farmers had to use back-hoes to break ice on ponds so cattle could have drinking water.
Basic chores in about 30-inches of snow became all-day activities.
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SOT 16:39
IN Q=

((JAMES FIREBAUGH, JR/FARMER: WE COULDN'T WALK IN IT. IN PLACES THERE WERE FOUR, FIVE OR SIX FEET DEEP DRIFTS. WE HAD TO MOVE IT TO GET TO THE CATTLE.))
SUPER=01-James Firebaugh, Jr./Farmer;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=to the cattle.
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VO-NAT


Firebaugh says he's ready for Spring, but next time he'll be even more prepared to deal with Old Man Winter.
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Feedback-01/07


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#Feedback#4
GRAPHIC=Feedback


A recent story about the controversy surrounding two Virginia Tech football players received attention from one of our viewers.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean with News-7 feedback.
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SOT
IN Q=A story in our noon
SUPER=@File;
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=McKean, News-7.

(( A story in our noon newscast on the federal lawsuit filed against Tech and football players Tony Morrison and James Crawford brought a reponse within minutes from a viewer in Blacksburg.
She sent an E-mail note, defending the university's system for handling complaints such as this, in which a student accused the players of raping her.
"Because of the sensitive nature of this issue it is the (alleged rape) VICTIM'S choice as to whether or not the case is tried by the University judiciary system or taken to criminal court. The lawyer [for the student] just made it sound like it is university policy to handle cases internally and diminish the severity of the accusation, and this is just not so. If the victim does not want to involve other family members or expose details to public scrutiny, she may choose to keep all information within the confines of the university. While I do not know any details of this case, I do know that the university judiciary system has worked fair and justly in the past."
Whether you want to respond within minutes of seeing a news story, or want to reflect a bit, you can get in touch with us by mail at News-7 Feedback, PO Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022.
Send your faxes to Feedback at area code 540-343-7269.
And for E-mail, our address is WDBJ7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=college hoops


In sports, Doctors are still running tests to find out why Unversity of Massachusetts basketball star Marcus Camby collapsed minutes before a game yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY;


Camby was rushed to the hospital just before the U-Mass Saint Bonaventure game in New York.
The pre-season All-American was in stable condition and held overnight in a hospital.
Camby's mother says she was told by a coach that her son took cough medicine that may have made him lightheaded.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=college hoops


Despite losing Camby, the Minutemen beat the Bonnies- for that score and others from college hoops, here are the boards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-Massachusetts/=65/St. Bonaventure/=52//Memphis/=60/South Florida/=59;
SUPER=97-North Carolina/=86/Clemson/=53//Syracuse/=81/Rutgers/=80;
SUPER=97-Southern Cal/=84/Stanford/=80;
SUPER=96-Cleveland/=89/Phoenix/=74;

out= cleveland/phoenix. RUNS=:28