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HEADLINES

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A pre-winter blast prompts a number of schools to adjust their schedules today, the latest coming up.
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And some historic choices on the President's second term national security team.

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Last night's winter weather has changed the schedules of many schools in our area-- take schoolwatch full screen
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2SNOW


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The calender may not read winter, but don't tell that to those of us living here in Southwest Virginia.
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Snow began falling yesterday afternoon dumping several inches some areas.
The timing of the snow resulted in a rush hour headache for motorist.
Some major highways experienced major traffic jams.
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The National Weather says about two to four inches fell in most regions.
The Alleghany Highlands got the most of the white stuff.
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The snow may have stopped, but the roads are still slick.
State police so far report one weather related fatality in Amherst County.

Worker-death


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A construction worker died in a freak accident in Salem yesterday.
He fell off a ladder to his death at G-W Carver Elementary School.
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Larry Lucadoo was installing a metal frame on a set of windows above the front door.
According to management at Jeffco, the company LUCK-a-doo was working for, Lucadoo slipped and fell about 20 feet.
The 48- year- old landed on his head on a concrete sidewalk.
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CLINTON


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Comments from Republican Senate leaders suggest President Clinton's latest Cabinet nominees will get easy confirmations.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jesse Helms says the choices will be "viewed favorably."
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Yesterday the President chose U-N Ambassador Madeleine Albright as Secretary of State.
She will be the first woman to hold that position.
Mr. Clinton has also selected William Cohen as Defense Secretary and Anthony Lake as C-I-A director.
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2-closings


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Last night's winter weather has changed the schedules of many schools in our area-- take schoolwatch full screen
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Amherst-Body


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Central Virginia authorities are looking for the person who murdered a New York City man and dumped his body in Amherst County.
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Yesterday, investigators with the regional homicide squad traveled to the spot where Vincent Lee (SHUL-ter-brant's) Schulterbrandt's body was found by a highway worker.
The 24- year- old Bronx resident had been shot once in the head.
It appeared he had been dead for several days.
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The car that police believe (SHUL-ter-brant) was driving had been found in Lynchburg Tuesday.
Its front passenger seat was covered with blood.
If you have information about the crime to contact the Amherst County Sheriff's department.
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2-HEADLINES
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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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With the official start of winter still weeks away city and state road crews get to find out if they're snow ready.
Meantime, a number of school districts are closed or delayed this morning.
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Some historic choices on the President's second term national security team.

He names a woman and a prominent Republican to key cabinet positions.
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And in northwestern Japan fourteen members of a construction crew have been buried by a mudslide.
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nd thats what's making news on this Friday, December 6th.
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3-closings


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Last night's winter weather has changed the schedules of many schools in our area-- take schoolwatch full screen
(melanie ad libs)

Fatality


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Be careful on the roads this morning.
State police report a weather related fatality in Amherst County, but have no details available.
Throughout the region police are reporting minor accidents.
V-Dot reports slow traffic on northbound 220 in Franklin County due to a tractor trailer accident. One lane is open.

SNOW


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Old Man winter paid an early visit to southwest Virginia yesterday.
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Snow began falling yesterday afternoon dumping several inches on some areas.
The timing of the snow resulted in a rush hour headache for motorist.
Some major highways experienced major traffic jams.
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The National Weather says about two to four inches fell in most regions.
The Alleghany Highland got the most of the white stuff.
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2-Salem-Coach


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Pee wee football coach Keith Gaines may have taken his team to the top last month.
But now he says he's at a low point after allegations surfaced that he assaulted some of his players.
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Here he is November second, coaching his North Salem Eagles as they won the championship in the seven to eight year old age group.
But police say the incident happened the night before during practice at Oakey's Field.
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Gaines is accused of hitting three of the kids with his belt.
Yesterday, he admitted that he took his belt off... but says he NEVER struck a child.
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Gaines says he's already hired a lawyer.
A trial date is scheduled for January 13th.
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EXPLOSION


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Fire and an explosion at New York City's historic Rockefeller Center has left at least eight injured.
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The fire started in a ground floor restaurant.
Smoke rose through a ventilation shaft causing an explosion thirty-three stories up on the roof.
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MUD-SLIDE


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A rescue effort is under way in northwestern Japan where 14 workers have been buried in a mudslide.
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More than 100 police officers and firefighters are searching for the workers who are believed to be buried in 65 feet of mud.
The mudslide struck as about 50 men were repairing a concrete dam that was damaged by flooding last year.
It has been snowing and raining in the region for several days.
The region is set to host the Winter Olympics in 19-98.
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NOMINATIONS


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Four down and at least five more to go.
President Clinton has begun rebuilding his second term cabinet and yesterday he started with historic choices-- nominating a woman and a Republican for key positions.
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The President chose U-N Ambassador Madeleine Albright as Secretary of State.
She will be the first woman to hold that position.
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The President also nominated retiring Republican Senator William Cohen as Defense Secretary, Anthony Lake as C-I-A Director and Samuel Burger as National Security Adviser.
All appointees except Berger must be confirmed by the Senate.
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4-closings


ANCHOR=melanie
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Last night's winter weather has changed the schedules of many schools in our area--
Here's a look at the list. take schoolwatch full screen
(melanie ad libs)

2-Worker-death


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A freak accident in Salem-
A construction worker fell off a ladder to his death at G-W Carver Elementary School yesterday.
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Larry Lucadoo was installing a metal frame on a set of windows above the front door.
According to management at Jeffco- the company LUCK-a-doo was working for- Lucadoo slipped and fell about 20 feet.
The 48- year- old landed on his head on a concrete sidewalk.
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2-Amherst-Body


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Central Virginia authorities are investigating the murder of a New York City man whose body was dumped in Amherst County.
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Yesterday, investigators with the regional homicide squad traveled to the spot where Vincent Lee (SHUL-ter-brant's) Schulterbrandt's body was found by a highway worker.
The 24- year- old Bronx resident had been shot once in the head.
It appeared he had been dead for several days.
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The car police believe (SHUL-ter-brant) was driving had been found in Lynchburg Tuesday.
Its front passenger seat was covered with blood.
If you have information about the crime to contact the Amherst County Sheriff's department.
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Dudley


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Allen Dudley's campaign for the state senate is picking up speed.
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The Republican hopes to fill the seat vacated by congressman elect Virgil Goode. He campaigned in Henry County last night.
Dudley was joined by fellow Republicans Jim Gilmore and Jerry Kilgore.
The three who are each running for office, spoke about cracking down on crime.
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There's less than two weeks before the special election-- which pits Dudley against Democrat Roscoe Reynolds.
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4-Scores


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There's no place like home for the Hokies. The Tech hoopsters lost 2 out of 3 in Hawaii last weekend but returned to Blacksburg and the cassell for their season home opener.
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The Hokies took on 2 and 1 East Tennessee State. Tech leads the series 10-1.
The Bucs came out hot. Lee Walker drives and gets the shot to fall for a 2 point lead for E-T-S-U.
Tech goes to its ace in the hole. Ace Custis nails the J, but his Hokies still trailed by a basket.
The Bucs Titus Shelton then takes SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/83/ETSU/41;

the rock inside and gets the blue collar basket to keep a 1 point advantage.
Former Patrick Henry star Troy Manns would answer with this pull up jumper and the Hokies win 83 to 41.
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Roads


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Be very careful on the roads today.
State police report a number of minor accidents.
V-Dot officials say traffic is slow in Franklin County on route 220. A tractor trailer accident has closed one lane.
Overall they say that main roads should be clear, but secondary roads still have some snow.

National-Tree


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We close now with a brief look at a Roanoke Valley choir, singing at yesterday's national tree lighting ceremony in Washington. take video
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