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Coming up next on News 7 at 6, a child is hospitalized tonight after she was run over in a neighborhood driveway.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And as the battle rages out west over medical use of marijuana, it's been legal in Virginia for years.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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In sports, The Panthers and Cowboys are playing in Carolina this afternoon New England beats Pittsburgh.
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And the Duke Blue Devils come from behind to beat Georgia Tech.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
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Morning showers gave way to sunny skies this afternoon--
Meanwhile colder, more seasonable temperatures make up the forecast.
Details on that-- coming up.

Bedford-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-98
GRAPHIC=Accident


A young Bedford County girl remains hospitalized after she was run over by a car near her home this afternoon.
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The accident happened around 3 in this cul-de-sac at the end of Franklin Place off Hawkins Mill Road.
State police say the girl and two friends were playing in the street when she ran to a nearby driveway to pick up some rocks.
At the same time, a neighbor was backing out of the driveway, and struck the girl.
Authorities say the driver could not see the girl because of a pickup truck parked in the street.
Trooper Rick Snead says it's not likely any charges will be placed, but he will forward the information to the commonwealth's attorney.
The girl was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital where her condition has "not" been released.
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L'burg-Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 96-95
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Lynchburg man trying to renovate his home ended up nearly burning it down this morning.
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Fire authorities say Ryan Ganim (GAN-im) and his landlord were stripping the floors in his James Street home when the fire broke out.
The two men apparently were using a blowtorch to dry up water on the floor.. the flames from the torch ignited fumes from the floor, catching the house on fire.
Ganim and the other man escaped the burning home, although both suffered minor burns.
All but one room in the four- room house was gutted by fire.
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Animal-Zoning


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-99
GRAPHIC=None


Yesterday we told you about a Franklin County breeder who was charged with animal neglect.
County officials say Valery Green's kennel is just a symptom of the problem.
Humane Society representatives say the county has no ordinances governing the number of animals residents can own.
As Denise Allen reports they say zoning may be an answer.
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(( The Poindexters say they been trying for months to get county officials to do something about their neighbor's dogs.
Officials say Valery Green had about one hundred dogs and cats on the property.
The Poindexters say the noise and smell made life unbearable.
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((RHONDA POINDEXTER: WE FOUND OUT THAT WITH NO ZONING, NO RESTRICTIONS OF THE NUMBER OF DOGS THAT YOU CAN HAVE, THAT WE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME DEALING WITH THIS.))
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Investigators began their looking into complaints on November 18th.
And on December second Valery Green was charged with failure of a pet dealer to provide adequate care.
Valery Green says these charges are false and plans to fight them.
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((DONNA ESSIG/FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY: THIS IS A GOOD CASE FOR WHEY WE NEED ZONING. YOU COULD NOT OPERATING A BUSINESS IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA. SHE WOULD BE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION.))
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Essig says the Humane Society would like to see a limit on the number of animals a person can own.
And that they are in the process of discussing animal control issues with the board of supervisors.
These residents say they hope zoning is in the future.
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((MIKE DILLON: THEY HAVE TO BE ENFORCED BY COUNTY OFFICIALS OR INVESTIGATED BY COUNTY OFFICIALS FASTER. I THINK ZONING WOULD PROTECT PEOPLE MORE.))
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Humane Society officials say more improperly run kennels will keep cropping up until county ordinances are developed to protect the animals and surrounding property owners.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Payne


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; 96-66 (payne)
GRAPHIC=Payne, LF


Former Fifth District Congressman L- F Payne will formally announce tonight he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor.
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Payne begins a statewide tour in Northern Virginia.
He's planning to tour eleven cities in the next three days.
He'll be in Roanoke tomorrow and Danville and Lynchburg Tuesday.
Payne announced his retirement from the House of Representatives earlier this year after serving for almost nine years.
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XGR-Preview


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 96-93
GRAPHIC=Allen, George


Governor George Allen wants lobbyists to provide detailed accounts of money they spend.
The proposal is part of an ethics reform package the governor will formally unveil Wednesday night when he addresses the opening of the General Assembly.
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Local lawmakers say they don't expect the legislature to make any major changes in the state's tax structure.
And they say there are no other issues that promise lasting controversy.
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((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D- ROANOKE: IT'S THE LAST YEAR OF THE ALLEN ADMINISTRATION AND I FULLY ANTICIPATE THERE WILL BE A LOT OF COOPERATION ACROSS THE BOARD ON MOST OF THE ISSUES.)) ((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: I THINK THAT EVERYBODY OUGHT TO BE EXTREMELY HAPPY THAT I PERCEIVE THIS TO BE A VERY BORING SESSION. PROBABLY PEOPLE WON'T EVEN BE AWARE THAT WE'RE THERE FOR THE 45 DAYS. THERE ARE NO BIG ISSUES OUT THERE. PEOPLE GENERALLY SEEM TO BE SATISFIED WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THEIR LIVES AT THE LOCAL LEVEL, STATE LEVEL, AND NATIONAL LEVEL.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Virginia lawmakers will be concentrating more on politics than on policies when the General Assembly session begins.
Republicans and Democrats say much of the seven-week session will be spent jostling for position as they prepare for November's election.
Up for election are the offices of governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general and all 100 seats in the House of Delegates.


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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
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Still to come on News 7 at Six,
State law allowing medical use of marijuana has been a hazy subject for nearly two decades but the smoke is now clearing.
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And now that more seasonal temperatures are closing in on the Commonwealth, local ski resorts hope to close the book on poor conditions.
(Toss to Kim)
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
The forecast should be promising for ski resorts-- especially toward the end of the week.
A passing cold front brought some showers and breezy weather today-- you'll also notice some cooler temperatures later this evening.
Let's roll through the numbers... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Marijuana


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Marijuana


Initiatives in California and Arizona to allow the medical use of marijuana have set off a storm of protest from the federal government -- but Virginia passed a similar law two decades ago.
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If you use marijuana in Virginia on a doctor's advice to treat cancer and glaucoma the police can't bust you.
The law is so little-known and little-used that many law enforcement officials were unaware of its existence.
The medicinal use of marijuana was approved by the Virginia General Assembly as part of a general loosening of the state's laws against possession and distribution of small amounts of the drug.
State medical authorities don't know if Virginia doctors have ever prescribed marijuana since the law was approved.
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AIDS


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=AIDS


More than 250-thousand-dollars spent to keep AIDS patients in western Virginia from having to live on the streets won't be coming from Washington in 19-97.
A state Department of Housing and Community Development official said the total number of reported AIDS cases in areas including Charlottesville, Roanoke and Danville was nine shy of qualifying for federal funding.
The money provided rental assistance, utility payments and other housing services to families infected with HIV/AIDS.
Local AIDS workers say they'll depend more on local private donations.

Falwell


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-97; edit 596-36(Faldwell-Flynt)
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell has been boycotting the movies since he became a Christian 45 years ago.
So he won't see a new film release that deals with a battle he fought to the Supreme Court.
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"The People vs. Larry Flynt," produced by Oliver Stone, opens in theaters this week.
It chronicles a First Amendment court fight that started when Flynt's Hustler magazine published a parody of Falwell in 19-83.
The Liberty University founder sued for libel.
Falwell says he holds no grudge against Flynt and still prays for him on a regular basis.
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Wintergreen


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-94
GRAPHIC=Skiing


Now that SEASONABLE temperatures are in the forecast, managers of state ski resorts are breathing a sigh of relief.
A relatively warm December and a balmy start to January has shut down the snowguns, closed two Virginia ski resorts and is melting what's left of the precious snow inch by inch.
The warm temperatures didn't stop skiers at Wintergreen Ski resort in Nelson County, but it did limit their slope options.
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The warm temperatures of the past week have created spring- like snow conditions at the resort.
While it's been perfect for snow-boarding, it hasn't been cold enough to make snow.
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((JOHN KIRCHNER/SKI MANAGER: THE PRINCIPLE INGREDIENT IS COLD AIR. IT NEEDS TO BE BELOW FREEZING AND WE SUPPLY THE WATER.)) ((MARK GLICKMAN/WINTERGREEN SPOKESPERSON: WE ALWAYS ANTICIPATE THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A WEEK OF WARM WEATHER IN VIRGINIA. WE JUST DON'T KNOW WHEN IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. BUT WE ANTICIPATE IT AND THAT'S WHY WE STOCKPILE SNOW AND WE MAKE SNOW EVERY OPPORTUNITY WE GET. THE FACT THAT WE HAVE A BIG CROWD OUT HERE AND WE'VE HAD A REAL GOOD SKI SEASON SO FAR IS A TRIBUTE TO OUR SNOW MAKING TEAM.))
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Glickman says the heart of Virginia's ski season is late January and February.
Wintergreen has 17 trails and offers night skiing.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Both the Homestead Ski area and Bryce Resort closed last week because of the lack of snow.

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Va Employment


Employment in our region is off to a bad start in 1997, at least in the manufacturing sector.
SS=Business Review


Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in our area with the News-7 Business Review.
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The last day of 1996 turned out to be the last day on the job for some Radford workers.
Intermet's New River Castings plant in Radford announced 110 layoffs due to production changes in the castings it makes for the auto industry.
A low workload has made the employment picture a little gloomy at the Salem G-E plant.
The plant will shut down for two weeks, starting Monday, and management says it's still assessing its employment needs for the first half of the year.
About 100 metal sign workers in Lynchburg are starting the New Year on the the unemployment line.
The Allen- Morrison company abruptly closed its doors Thursday, a victim of what officials call a cash flow problem. DJIA PRE PRO
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 17 points, while Nasdaq finished up 19 points.
Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
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Up next, 'Tis the season to train those pets you got as holiday gifts. We'll have some easy tips,
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and we may not be in Pittsburgh, but you couldn't tell the difference this afternoon as the Star City Steelers Fan Club was out in force.
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Dog-Story


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 96-77
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If one of your holiday gifts happened to be a new puppy, you're probably thinking about a little training right now.
Beth Myer has some easy tips to help build some discipline in that young pet.
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Steelers


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-91
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Hundreds of Pittsburgh Steelers fans gathered in Roanoke this afternoon to watch their team take on the New England Patriots in an N-F-L playoff game.
But they ended up trading in their "Terrible Towels" for crying towels as the Steelers ended their season with a 28 to 3 loss.
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The Star City Steelers Fan Club has grown over the years to about three hundred members.
Every weekend during the professional football season they gather at Charades to watch their team take on its latest foe.
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((DAVE ROSS/STAR CITY STEELERS FAN CLUB: THAT STARTED ABOUT FOUR YEARS AGO AND IT EVENTUALLY GREW TO WHERE WE HAVE AS YOU CAN SEE ON A DAY LIKE THIS ABOUT 200 FOLKS HERE.)) ((ED WATERS/STAR CITY STEELERS FAN CLUB: I'VE LIVED HERE SINCE 1982 AND WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A LOT OF STEELERS FANS, BUT IT'S A LOT MORE FUN GETTING TOGETHER WATCHING THE GAME AND THE CAMARADERIE. IT'S NOT EXACTLY LIKE BEING BACK HOME BUT IT'S SIMILAR.))
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They'll have to wait until next season for another chance to get together and wave the terrible towels.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, Duke comes from behind to beat Georgia Tech the Cowboys and Panthers are playing in Charlotte.
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And the New England Patriots have advanced to the A-F-C championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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S-Steelers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Steelers/Patriots


The New England Patriots are head to the A-F-C championship game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Curtis Martin rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns as the Patriots routed the Steelers 28 to 3.
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The game looked like the 1988 Fog Bowl game between Chicago and Philadelphia.
But on the second play of the game Drew Bledsoe hands off to Martin and he scores from 2 yards out to make it 7 to nothing New England.
The Patriots would score again in the first quarter. Bledsoe throws the screen to Keith Byars, who played in that fog bowl, and he takes it down the sideline 34 yards for the touchdown and a 14 to nothing lead.
New England added to its 14 to nothing halftime lead when Bledsoe pitches the ball to Martin. He cuts back up the middle and scores from 78 yards out, giving the Patriots a 21 to nothing lead in the third.
Pittsburgh added a field goal in the third but Martin gets the call again this time. He scores from 23 yards out and New England beats Pittsburgh 28 to 3 to advance to the A-F-C championship game.
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Panthers/Cowboys


At Ericsson Stadium this afternoon, The Carolina Panthers were out to continue their undefeated home win streak alive against the Dallas Cowboys.
Michael Irvin suffered a shoulder injury and is out of the game.
Kerry Collins threw two early first quarter touchdown passes and Carolina led 14 to 3.
The game is in the third quarter and Carolina leads 20 to 14.

S-Packers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tf96-2
GRAPHIC=Packers/Niners


The Green Bay Packers are already in the N-F-C championship game after beating the San Francisco 49-ers 35 to 14.
Desmond Howard jump started the Pack by returning San Francisco's first punt 71 yards for a touchdown and he set up the second T-D with a 46 yard return to the Frisco 9 yard line.
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S-Jags


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VF96-2
GRAPHIC=Broncos/Jaguars


The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached the A-F-C championship game by beating the Denver Broncos 30 to 27.
Quarterback Mark Brunell passed for 245 yards and two touchdowns as the Jaguars came from behind to get the win.
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S-Duke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Duke trailed by 11 at the half but the 13-th ranked Blue Devils rallied in the second half to beat Georgia Tech 66 to 56.
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The Yellow Jackets dominated the first half by hitting the Boards hard. Eddie Elisma goes in and gets the offensive rebound and scores to make it 24 to 21 Jackets.
Duke would also go inside on this play to Greg Newton he scores the basket and the lead was cut to one.
But Georgia Tech went on a run Kevin Morris pulls up and nails the three pointer and The Jackets led 37 to 26 at the half.
Blue Devil guard Trajan Langdon then began to take over the game he pulls up and hits the three to start the Duke comeback.
With over 4 minutes left in the SUPER=33-Duke/66/Georgia Tech/56/;game

Jeff Capel gave the Blue Devils the lead when he nails this three pointer and Duke wins it - 66 to 56.
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S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Logo


Over at the Bast Center in Salem tonight, Roanoke College will play for the championship of the Domino's Pizza Lewis-Gale Classic.
Last night, The Maroons got 18 points from Tim Braun and 16 from Jason Bishop in an 81 to 62 win over Allentown college.
The Maroons will play Goucher tonight in the championship we'll have the highlights at 11.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express


The Roanoke Express won its fifth straight game on the road last night beating the Knoxville cherokees 5 to 2.
Five different players scored for the express which has won 9 of is last 10 games.
Ilya Dubkov accounted for 4 points and he has scored at least one point in 13 straight games and has 28 points in the past 13 games. Friday night. The Express will have five days off before traveling to Hampton next