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SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Roy Stanley;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=tonight on news-7

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... MORE LAYOFFS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY-- AS ABOUT 400-HUNDRED EMPLOYEES AT ONE COMPANY LEARN THEY'LL BE OUT WORK IN MARCH--
((BANG! THE SENATE WILL COME TO ORDER.))
AND WITH THAT THE 1997 SESSION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY BEGAN ITS 45- DAYS OF WORK TODAY IN RICHMOND...
IT'S WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8TH- TONIGHT'S TOP STORY
READY OR NOT, HERE IT COMES-- A WINTRY MIX IS ON THE WAY TO OUR AREA WITH THE THREAT OF SOME VERY ICY CONDITIONS. ))
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OUT Q=very icy conditions.


P-Snow-Preps


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=NONE
(Robin tosses to Kimberly)
SUPER=@Kimberly1;
SUPER=71-Roanoke;
(ROLL CUE: a relatively mild start to winter.)
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-John Sabean; :08 quick
SUPER=07-Billy Ray Valentine; :15
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Department of Transportation; :38
SUPER=01-Vickie Ratcliff/American Electric Power; 1:06
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OUT Q=freezing rain.

(( It's become a ritual with every snow forecast-- customers lining up at grocery stores, preparing to be stuck at home.
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SOT 3:33:16

((JOHN SABEAN: I'VE GOT A WHOLE HOUSE FULL OF TOILET PAPER AND MILK AND BREAD, AND I NEED SOME WINE. You need some wine to cope with the storm? NEED SOME WINE FOR THE SNOW, YEAH. ))
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SOT 3:33:52

((BILLY RAY VALENTINE: SOME HAMBURGERS AND SOME DIFFERENT THINGS TO MAKE THE EVENING A SUCCESS. I'M HOPING I'LL BE SNOWED IN FOR THE NEXT THREE OR FOUR DAYS. Oh, so you're hoping for snow? YEAH, 22 INCHES. ))
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Hope springs eternal, but the forecast does promise a mixed bag of wintry precipitation.
And as shoppers make last- minute preparations-- the Virginia Department of Transportation is ready for just about anything.
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SOT 1:44:40

((LAURA BULLOCK/V-DOT SPOKESPERSON: THERE'S SOME UNPREDICTABILITY ABOUT THIS STORM, AND THERE'S BIT MORE TENSION WHENEVER ICE AND FREEZING RAIN ARE MENTIONED. WE'D MUCH RATHER DEAL WITH SNOW THAN THE ICE. BUT IN THIS CASE, WE WILL BE READY TO PUSH THE SNOW AND WHERE WE HAVE THOSE SLICK SPOTS THAT WE'RE WELL AWARE OF WE WILL BE SPREADING ABRASIVE MATERIALS. ))
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Bullock says V-DOT is armed with 750 workers and 400 pieces of equipment.
Likewise, the potential for icy power lines will American Electric Power crews busy through the night.
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SOT 2:34:16

((VICKIE RATCLIFF/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IT SEEMS LIKE THE MORE OFTEN WE DO THIS, THE BETTER WE GET AT IT. SO, WE'RE JUST HOPING THAT WE GET A LIGHT DRY SNOW INSTEAD OF A WET SNOW OR FREEZING RAIN. ))
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))
TALENT=KIMBERLY
(kim ad lib)
SUPER=71-Roanoke;
(ad lib)
double boxes Connie/kim


P-school-closing


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info.


Of course, the next question following the forecast is school information.
So far NO school systems have reported changes in their normal operating schedules.
For the most complete list, watch NEWS-7 Mornin' starting at 6 AM on WDBJ.

P-AMP


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


AMP, Incorporated told its employees today that the plant on Hollins Road is shutting down.
Employees say they got word this afternoon that AMP facilities in Roanoke County and Roanoke City will close in March...leaving 400 people out of work.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=layoffs


AMP makes connectors for computers.
The move is part of a company- wide change being made by the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania manufacturer.
It says a down-turn in the home computer business is part of the reason behind the changes.
Earlier this week we heard about a temporary shutdown at the Salem G-E plant, and 40 job cuts at Trigon in Roanoke.

p-XGR


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=EQU
TAPE#596-42 rolled from truck
GRAPHIC=SESSION 97


The State of the Commonwealth Address Governor George Allen delivered tonight was in sharp contrast to the speech he made three years ago.
Tonight members of both parties, said they preferred the new and improved version.
DOUBLE BOXES Connie/JoeD


Joe Dashiell has been gauging the reaction to Allen's address, he joins us from Richmond.
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=06-Richmond;
(roll cue: "...easier to sell a tax cut to lawmakers.)
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SUPER=@Allen; :10
SUPER=@Bryant; :34
SUPER=@Jackson; :47
RUNS=:55
OUT Q=yes, i think that's good.
LIVE=Joe/full
SUPER=06-Richmond;
(joe ad lib)
double boxes Joe/connie
tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Ahead in the newscast--eleven Citadel cadets now face disciplinary action in the hazing of two female cadets.
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VO-NAT


And we'll hear from the woman recently charged with animal neglect--who says she's already on trial by the media.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

P-Citadel


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=the citadel


At the Citadel, 11 cadets now face disciplinary action over the hazing of two female cadets.
And the school's commandant today said one suspended upperclassman threatened a female cadet-- saying that he'd cut her heart out if he ever saw her off campus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC/File Tape; KEEP UP!!


The death threat was made public at a hearing today before a federal judge on improving security at the school.
Cadets also allegedly poured nail polish remover on two of the women's clothes and set them on fire-- twice.
Also, a rifle allegedly was pushed into one woman's face.
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P-Green


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=None


The woman charged with failing to provide adequate care for almost one hundred dogs and cats in Franklin County defended herself today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Valery Green spoke from her hospital bed at Roanoke Memorial-- maintaining the animal neglect charges are false.
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Yesterday;


The charges followed Green from Floyd County when her home was reportedly
soiled with animal feces. (/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=So there were

((VALERY GREEN/ANIMAL BREEDER: SO THERE WERE LITTER BOXES THERE AND THERE COULD HAVE BEEN A COUPLE OF PLACES ON THE FLOOR MAY BE WHERE THEY WERE MISSED. BUT THERE WASN'T ANY DOG FECES BECAUSE I DIDN'T KEEP DOGS IN THERE. ))
SUPER=01-Valery Green/Animal Breeder;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q= dogs in there
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VO-NAT


Green says another animal breeder is spreading lies about her.
Green has a history of cancer and has been in the hospital with complications...but she says she always makes sure the animals are cared for.
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P-Apt-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596=44
GRAPHIC=fire aftermath


Roanoke County fire officials are still trying to figure out what sparked the blaze yesterday that left a dozen families homeless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday;


Tenants were evacuated from this building at Bent Creek Apartments after smoke filled the air.
A few minutes later, flames ripped through the building.
The fire burned for about two hours... causing tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage.
SUPER=04-Today;


Investigators returned to the scene today... and allowed some of the tenants to retrieve their valuables.
The Red Cross was also on hand to provide assistance.
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SOT 10:36:38
IN Q=They're not

((ANN SINES/AMERICAN RED CROSS: THEY'RE NOT SURE WHAT TO DO. MOST FOLKS REALLY GET SCARED AND UPSET AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING. WE'RE HERE TO GIVE THEM MORAL SUPPORT ALONG WITH ANY OTHER SUPPORT WE CAN HELP THEM WITH. ))
SUPER=01-Ann Sines/American Red Cross;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=help them with.
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VO-NAT


Officials believe it could take as long as three months to rebuild the structure.
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P-Monty-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-03

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


In Montgomery County, a family also lost their home to fire this morning.
No one was home when the blaze broke out at 339 Teasel Road.
Owner Scott Seitz returned to find smoke charing the six year- old log house.
When firefighters arrived it was engulfed in flames.
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SOT 3:54:42
IN Q=

((JIM EPPERLY/CHRISTIANSBURG FIRE CHIEF: OF COURSE WE ESTABLISHED THE FACT THERE WASN'T ANYBODY IN THE HOUSE, GAVE UP PART OF THE HOUSE, THE BACK PART OF THE HOUSE, HAD TO GIVE UP THE BACK PART OF IT TO DO WHAT GOOD WE DID. THOUGHT WE MIGHT LOSE THE WHOLE DEAL AND WORKED ON SAVING THIS GARAGE FOR A LITTLE BIT, BUT THESE GUYS HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Epperly/Christiansburg Fire Chief;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=a good job.
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VO-NAT


Epperly says the house and its contents are a total loss.
He's certain the fire was accidental, but officials have not determined how it started.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Still ahead in the newscast--
The Supreme Court may decide by July whether dying people have a right to doctor-assisted suicide.
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VO-NAT


And a recording studio, that's rebuilding from a fire, has already built itself a good reputation with a grammy nominee.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

P-Doobie-Shea


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=None


The best blue grass record album of the year-- may turn out to have been the last thing recorded at Doobie Shea studios before the fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.


The studio near Boones Mill was struck by lightning last summer and burned to the ground.
But not before "The Stanley Tradition" was recorded.
It's a tribute to the mountain-style country music of Ralph and Carter Stanley.
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SOT
RUNS=:13
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None


Now it's been nominated for a Grammy.
As we told you Monday, Doobie Shea is rebuilding. Tim Austin expects the studio to be back in business next month. Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Winter Storm Warning/Sleet & Snow/24-28/Freezing Rain/Icing

Likely/30-32;
SUPER=331-Winter Storm Warning/Sleet Likely/24-28/Significant Icing/Freezing

Rain/30-34;
SUPER=332-Winter Storm Warning/Snow Totals 2-4''/21-23/Snow & Sleet/Freezing

Rain/28-32;
SUPER=333-Winter Storm Warning/Snow & Sleet/22-26/Freezing Rain/Icing

Likely/28-32;
SUPER=334-Winter Storm Warning/Snow Totals 2-4''/20-25/Snow & Sleet/Snow

Totals 3-6''/28-32;
SUPER=X5001;

RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=tracy


There's more NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, right after this short break. cc sponsor go to break

P-Assisted-Suicide


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=supreme court


It is one of the mostly hotly debated issues of our time.
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VO-NAT


The right of a competent but terminally ill patient to chose suicide over suffering.
The U-S Supreme Court today began wrestling with the issue-- hearing appeals from New York and Washington state on physician-assisted suicide.
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SOT 18:02:40
IN Q=It is a

(( C. EVERETT KOOP, RETIRED SURGEON GENERAL: IT IS A TRAGIC COMMENTARY ON OUR SOCIETY THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE RIGHT TO ASSISTED SUICIDE AND WE DON'T EVEN HAVE THE RIGHT TO HEALTH CARE )) ((DENNIS VACCO, NY ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE CAN CALL IT WHATEVER WE WANT BUT IN THE FINAL ANALYSIS THIS IS NOW TAKING WHAT WAS PREVIOUSLY CRIMINAL CONDUCT AND TURNING IT INTO AN UNRECOGNIZED AND UNACCENTED MEDICAL PROCEDURE. LAURENCE TRIBE/ATTORNEY: THE EXISTING LEGAL REGIME DOESN'T REALLY PROTECT EITHER LIFE OR LIBERTY. DR. PAUL JUNG/AMERICAN MEDICAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION: THERE IS A LOT OF GREY AREA BUT IN THOSE INSTANCES WHEN THERE IS A CLEARCUT ABILITY FOR THE PATIENT TO MAKE THAT DECISION, WE BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE AVAILABLE.))
SUPER=01-Dr. C Everett Koop/Retired Surgeon General; :03
SUPER=01-Dennis Vacco/NY Attorney General; :09
SUPER=01-Lawrence Tribe/Attorney; :18
SUPER=01-Dr. Paul Jung/American Medical Students Assn.; :23
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OUT Q=should be available.
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VO-NAT


We should know by this summer whether the Supreme Court considers this sanctioned murder, or a merciful answer to human suffering.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Tonight's video pick comes from Miami-- it's a mountain of moolah.
You could compare it to ALMOST winning the lottery.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Miami;


A Brinks armored car rolled off an overpass, cracked open and more than 3 million dollars in cash dumped into the streets.
It happened in one of the city's poorest communities.
Residents scrambled to pick up the spilled money.
But police warned people they couldn't keep the cash--
No word on what caused the crash, although, there were reports of heavy fog in the area.
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toss to roy

SP-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


On Primetime sports tonight, We'll catch up with Mike Stevens who's on the NASCAR Media Tour and Dom Capers talks about the new turf in Green Bay.
Cincinnati Red's owner Marge Schott is back in the news today.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cincinnati; :


Schott says she will sell her Chevrolet dealership after being accused of faking car sales.
The dealership's general manager says Schott notified Chevrolet that she's been working with a local dealer to sell the franchise since November.
Now here's the numbers.
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SUPER=0098-/VMI/77/j/Richmond/83///j/ODU/94//George Mason/85///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Ferrum///Newport News///No Report/j/W.Va./91//Seton Hall/76///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Marshall/85//Davidson/81////Roanoke/87/j/Washington/113///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Wake Forest#2/30//Georgia
Tech/17/1///Cincinnati#6/46//Ala.-Birmingham/35/2//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Villanova#8/64//Oral
Roberts/46////Minnesota#11/57//Indiana#15/62/2//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/UNC#13/75/j/Maryland#19/85////Texas Tech#20/31//Oklahoma

St./22/1//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Georgia#24/22//Vanderbilt/27/1//;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/San Antonio/83/j/Boston/107////Dallas/100//Philadelphia/81/4//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Phoenix/102//Washington/103/4///Houston/73//Cleveland/71/4//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Seattle/77//Denver/74/3///Utah/38//Milwaukee/44/3/Three Late

Games/;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Tampa Bay/3//N.Y. Rangers/3/3///Colorado/0//New Jersey/1/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Edmonton/0//Chicago/3/2///Detroit/0//Dallas/1/2//;
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SP-Racing


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-26
GRAPHIC=Media tour


The NASCAR media tour is well underway.
Tonight Mike Stevens and Photographer Lynn Eller check in From Ft. Worth, Texas with an update on the brand new Texas Motor Speedway.
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IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Ft. Worth, TX/January 1996; :00
SUPER=04-This Week; :15
SUPER=01-Eddie Gossage/Texas Speedway General Manager; :23
SUPER=@mike1; :31
SUPER=01-Bruton Smith/Texas Speedway Owner; 1:22
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
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SP-Panthers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=Panthers Logo


The Carolina Panthers are preparing for this weeks N-F-C championship game with the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau field.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Poolsville, MD; :


When the Panthers arrive in Green bay they will be looking at a new turf in the stadium.
The Summitt Hall Turf Farm in Poolsville, Maryland has peeled up the turf and taken it to Green Bay.
And Carolina head coach Dom Capers is hoping the new turf is in place.
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SOT
IN Q="I've been

((DOM CAPERS/PANTHER HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Dom Capers/Panther Head Coach; :
RUNS=:21
OUT Q= ........GET THERE."
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


Here's what're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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dissolve to boards
SUPER=x5024;


Ellen Qualls has a live report from Richmond with more analysis on tonight's State of the Commonwealth Address--
SUPER=76-The Governor Speaks

Along with the first hours of the 1997 session of the General Assembly.
SUPER=77-Session 97
SUPER=78-Winter Weather on the Way?


Plus the latest on the winter weather warnings.
SUPER=x5025
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. These are just some of the stories you'll see in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11