18:00-01

1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

We're not out of the winter woods yet, but it looks like the worst weather is ALMOST gone.
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VO-NAT


Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, comprehensive storm coverage- -along with a local Army reserve unit gearing up for deployment overseas.
And we assess the bottom line of Tech's bowl appearance ...in dollars and new facilities.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports, Mike Stevens will check in with us from Charlotte with a report on the Carolina Panthers, we will also hear from a former UVa star now with the Jaguars,
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VO-NAT


and Rick Mast gives us an update on how things are going with his new Butch Mock Racing team.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Winter Weather Advisories stay up for some lingering freezing drizzle. Bundle up after that. Readings drop into the teens this weekend.

Day-Storm


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Winter is back in southwest and central Virginia.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff says the messy mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain that blanketed the region over the past 24 hours has left a varied set of conditions. Here's Len.
Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith as the day went on crews got a handle on the thin layer of snow and other icy matter, and many streets are now passable.
But if you're looking for a reason to stay off the roads, take a look at what we found in Floyd County just a little while ago.
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SOT
IN Q=Fog's
SUPER=07-Glenn Waldron; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Christian/Professional Auto Towing; :41
SUPER=03-Salem; :35
SUPER=03-Danville; :45
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :51
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :57
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Roanoke Information Officer; 1:05
RUNS=1:12
OUT Q=more than usual.



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SOT tape two 00:19:07
IN Q=Fog's coming

((GLENN WALDRON: FOG'S COMING IN, LOT OF PEOPLES GONNA HAVE TO BE CAREFUL.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=be careful.


On route 221 thick patches of fog have cut visibility down to 50 yards in some places, and while road crews have made a lot of passes up here, odds are this thin, harmless looking layer of mush will be a road hazard.
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SOT 00:18:55
IN Q=The side

((GLENN WALDRON: THE SIDE ROADS ARE GETTING RIGHT ICY GETTING SLIPPERY AGAIN. IF IT FREEZES TONIGHT IT'S GOING TO BE RATHER TREACHEROUS. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=rather treacherous.


And if you think we're out of the woods on the possibility of power outages, think again....that's ice on those branches.
Here's the good news...many main roads have been successfully cleared, keeping towtruck crews just a little busy.
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SOT 00:04:59
IN Q=State police

((ROBERT CHRISTIAN/PROFESSIONAL AUTO TOWING: STATE POLICE ISSUED A WARNING THIS MORNING AND EVERYONE PRETTY MUCH LISTENED TO THEM.))
SUPER=01-Robert Christian/Professional Auto Towing;
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=to them.


And nearly all of the more urban parts of our area fared well.
Danville had just a little bit of morning ice.
In Lynchburg, the roads are pretty clear, and the city is not plowing the residential streets because there's not enough snow.
Roanoke is clearing streets, and it's having an easier time of it, because after the past few years, the city came into this winter better prepared.
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SOT tape two 00:10:49
IN Q=We have six

((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE INFORMATION OFFICER: WE HAVE SIX NEW SPREADERS THAT ARE OUT ON THE STREET FOR THIS STORM. WE'VE GOT A VERY LARGE SUPPLY OF SALT, ABOUT THREE TIMES MORE THAN USUAL.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=than usual.




Live=Len Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;



Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave




Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=School Information


The weather is prompting about a dozen schools in our area to cancel classes for this evening; many more are also closed tomorrow. Take Fullscreen--Schoolwatch Boards
Here is the latest information: Classes called off for tonight at Danville Community College, Dominion Business School and E-C-P-I of Roanoke. Change Board
Evening classes also cancelled at Jackson River Tech Center, Mary Baldwin College and National Business College in Roanoke. Change Board
No night classes at New River Community College, Patrick Henry Community College and Sylvan Learning Center. Change Board
And no night classes at Virginia Western Community College Change Board
Appomattox County has cancelled classes for Friday, along with Bland County and Campbell County. Change Board
Carlisle School is closed tomorrow, as is Carroll County. Covington city schools will operate on a two hour delay. Change Board
Craig County schools are closed Friday; Dayspring Christian Academy is closed; Faith Christian Pre-School will operate on a two hour delay. Change Board
Also closed tomorrow: Franklin County, Giles County, and Grayson County. Change Board
Henry County and Martinsville city schools closed tomorrow; Roanoke's National Business College will have no day or evening classes on Friday. Change Board
Also closed on Friday: Nelson County, Patrick County, and Rockbridge County. Change Board
Stanleytown Baptist Academy and Wythe County schools are closed tomorrow.

Bassett-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Employees at a Henry County furniture plant reportedly ran for cover when a co-worker allegedly shot his girlfriend inside the factory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


It happened this morning at the "Bassett Superior Lines" plant where the victim and suspect were employed.
Investigators say 35- year old Timothy Dexter Walton was apprehended inside the plant shortly after the shooting.
Walton apparently left his work station, pulled out a sawed off shotgun, and fired at least two shots in the direction of 37- year old Susie Penn.
No one else was injured.
So far, authorities have questioned about a dozen witnesses who were in the room.
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SOT
IN Q=The first

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THE FIRST FEW MOMENTS WERE CHAOS, EVERYBODY WAS FLEEING, TO LEAVE THE AREA, FEARING WHAT WOULD HAPPEN TO THEM, SOME PEOPLE JUST KNEW SOMETHING HAD HAPPENED AND THAT THEY NEEDED TO FLEE, AND SOME DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAD HAPPENED, SOME HEARD WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS AN EXPLOSION, BUT WAS IN FACT A GUNSHOT. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=was a gunshot.
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VO-NAT


Penn underwent surgery this afternoon, but her condition is unknown.
Investigators believe she may have been trying to end a relationship with Walton.
Walton is being held in jail without bond.
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XGR


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Session 97


If you thought the battle over single sex education in Virginia was over, you weren't in Virginia's Senate today.
Ellen Qualls brings us some fightin' words over VMI.
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SOT
IN Q=First he said
SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :04
SUPER=03-Richmond; :34
SUPER=@Griffith; :40
SUPER=@file; :46
SUPER=01-Linwood Holton/Former Governor; :53
SUPER=@Woodrum; 1:14
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:36
RUNS=1:50
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
First he said he was just venting his spleen.
sot 12:23:23

((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IT'S THE WEAKNESS OF MEN THAT HAS BEEN CREATED WHEN WE SAY TO MEN THAT YOU'VE GOT TO BE AN AGGRESSIVE WARRIOR. BUT WE SAY THAT THIS AGGRESSIVE WARRIOR HAS GOT TO EXIST IN A SOCIAL SLUMBER PARTY. WHEN YOU PUT OIL WITH WATER IT SEPARATES. WHEN YOU PUT MILK WITH CREAM IT SEPARATES. WHEN YOU HAVE GASOLINE AND YOU MIX IT WITH MATCHES IT'S EXPLOSIVE.))
runs=:22


But when questioned later, Senator Barry said he was laying the groundwork for legislative action.
It's NOT clear what he has in mind.
NAT SOT BREAK
runs=:03


It was also Explore Park day at the Assembly.
sot 01:28:54

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: USUALLY WHEN THE DELEGATES AND THE SENATORS SEE WHAT EXPLORE'S ALL ABOUT THEY SEE THAT'S IT'S NOT SOME PET PROJECT OF ONE DELEGATE OR ANOTHER.))
runs=:07


Remember the project was once dubbed Dickieworld, after House Majority Leader and patron saint Dick Cranwell.
sot 02:01:48

((LINWOOD HOLTON/FORMER GOVERNOR: THOSE THINGS-- THEY'RE MOSTLY DONE IN FUN. AND I DON'T THINK ANY SERIOUS HARM WAS DONE.))
runs=:06


Today Cranwell left the talking up to the less controversial former Governor.
And a new video helped make the case for three million dollars in water and sewer needs.
Meanwhile, Roanoke Delegate Chip Woodrum taking the push to overturn a newly discovered medical marijuana law one step further.
sot 04:26;31

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: THE ISSUE WAS NOT BROUGHT BY ME. THE ISSUE WAS BROUGHT BY THOSE WHO ...HEROIN, WHICH IS A MUCH MORE DEBILITATING DRUG THAN MARIJUANA.))
runs=:21



sot STANDUP

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN SAYS HE WOULD PROBABLY SIGN THE BILL TO REPEAL THE MEDICINAL USE OF MARIJUANA. WE DON'T YET KNOW WHAT HIS STANCE IS ON THE MEDICINAL LEGALIZATION OF HEROIN LAW HE HELPED PASS IN 1988. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
runs=:15))
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--a loss in the Orange Bowl still translate into big dollars for Virginia Tech. So how will the school spend it?
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VO-NAT


and some Army reservists in Salem are preparing for a long stint away from home, as they are called in to support the U-S effort in Bosnia.
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ANCHOR=Robin

wx ad lib Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Salem-reserve


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-97
GRAPHIC=None

Note: **Anchor tag**
About 100 "weekend warriors" in Salem were sworn in today as regular U-S Army soldiers.
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SOT
IN Q=Detachment, attention
SUPER=03-Salem; :04
SUPER=01-Jerry Shepherd/Christiansburg; :27
SUPER=01-Beverly Owens/Virginia Beach; :52
SUPER=01-Vanessa Payne/Roanoke; 1:12
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=happy about that.

((
NAT SOT-
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SOT
IN Q=Detachment
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=at ease


This reserve unit, a Garrison Support detachment, was placed on alert the week before Thanksgiving for possible deployment overseas.
Now the troops have been told they're definitely going to Europe... part of the Army's peacekeeping mission in Bosnia.
At least a few were due to get OUT of the reserves next month.
Now they'll be in Europe for at least the next FOUR months.
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SOT 12:43:52
IN Q=

((LOOKING FORWARD TO IT AND I'M NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. RIGHT NOW I JUST WANT TO HURRY AND LEAVE, SO I CAN GET BACK.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=


Now that they're on active duty, they need more equipment and additional clothing.
NAT SOT "I'll take it." 12:28:15

trying on field jacket
The weather has provided a perfect training ground for driver's ed.
They've got to learn how to navigate narrow snow-covered highways and read international road signs.
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SOT 12:54:00
IN Q=How many

((HOW MANY 22-YEAR OLDS GET TO GO OVER TO EUROPE AND TO MEET FOREIGNERS AND WORK WITH THE UNITED NATIONS.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=United Nations.


Owens has never been out of the state.
She and her fellow soldiers will backstop troops based in Europe who will be re-deployed to Bosnia.
Vanessa Payne was about to join the the Roanoke County Police force, just finished training.
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SOT 12:59:55
IN Q=

((WELL SEE I'M MP TOO, AND THEY'RE SENDING ME AS A COOK. Sounds like the Army at work. ABSOLUTELY.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=absolutely.



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SOT 13:00:37
IN Q=So you're going

((So you're going to be in Germany, cooking. COOKING. MY CHIEF WASN'T REAL HAPPY ABOUT THAT.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=about that.
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VO-NAT


Chief John Cease would rather she get some on-the-job training in police work while she's gone.
The detachment ships out Saturday night and will be overseas by January 20th.
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Drug-Raids


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust-Cocaine


They called it phase three of "Operation Crackdown".. sheriff Mike Brown's attempt to put a dent in the drug traffic in Bedford County.
News7 was there as arrest teams rounded up nearly two dozen suspects last night.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Their schedule
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Lt. John McCane/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :17 (quick!)
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :34
SUPER=@ssm2; :50
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( Their schedule pushed up by the threat of snow, dozens of officers from across central Virginia gathered Thursday night to send a message to the drug dealers of Bedford County.
First a briefing, and then around eight o'clock, the arrest teams got their assignments.
natsot briefing 8:09:15

((THEIR TARGETS WILL BE FOUR, TEN, SIXTEEN AND TWENTY SEVEN.))
RUNS=:04


They were then armed with folders detailing the crimes and descriptions of each suspect, the product of six months of undercover work where agents bought crack cocaine from some of the county's biggest drug dealers.
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SOT 13:47:03
IN Q=We believe we

((SHERIFF MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO.: WE BELIEVE WE HAVE ARRESTED AND PERFECTED CASES AGAINST THE MIDDLE AND UPPER LEVEL CRACK COCAINE DEALERS IN BEDFORD COUNTY.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=in Bedford County.


Around nine they hit the road, fanning out across the county.
natsot dog barking
RUNS=:02


In places like Moneta, Body Camp, The Ridge and Johnson's Mountain, agents found what they were looking for... nearly two dozen of the suspected drug dealers on their list, along with small amounts of marijuana and cocaine.
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SOT 13:48:29
IN Q=We haven't erased

((MIKE BROWN: WE HAVEN'T ERASED IT, WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN RID OF IT COMPLETELY, BUT I CAN ASSURE THE PEOPLE OF BEDFORD COUNTY WE'VE MADE A BIG DENT IN IT IN THE LAST THREE, THREE AND A HALF, FOUR HOURS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=four hours.


And Brown promises to keep chipping away in the coming months.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))



Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Stocks were back on the fast track after yesterday's drop.
The Dow was UP 76 points, closing at 66- hundred- 26.
NASDAQ gained six points.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=x5005;


Tech-Money


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech may have lost the Orange Bowl game against Nebraska, but financially, it's coming out a winner.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Nebraska's tireless defense
SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale/December 31; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Bourne/Assoc. Athletic Dir.; :29
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Wednesday; :43
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:10
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=News 7 Blacksburg.

(( Nebraska's tireless defense and in-your-face offense may have had the Hokies seeing nothing but red in the Orange Bowl.
But now Tech officials are seeing green, and it has nothing to do with the grass at Pro-Player Stadium.
If you subtract the one-point-two million dollars in travel expenses, Tech's take-home pay from the Alliance appearance still adds up to a cool two- point-three million.
Officials are still identifying ways to use the money. Most will go into a cash reserve fund, some will go for academic initiatives.
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SOT 5:51:51

((JEFF BOURNE/ASSOC. ATHLETIC DIR.:IT MIGHT BE AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSHIP, IT COULD BE A PROJECT OF SOME KIND, A SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROJECT, AND WE THEN TAKE THOSE MONIES AND TRANSFER THEM BACK TO THOSE NEEDS. SO IN A WAY IT'S A A WAY FOR THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THE UNIVERSITY. ))
RUNS=:14


Bowl money is also benefitting other campus sports.
Money from the previous two bowls has allowed Tech to build a new track and soccer complex and women's softball field, all of which are still under construction.
It has also boosted the athletic department's cash reserves.
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SOT 5:52:50

((THIS MONEY HAS ACTUALLY ALLOWED US TO BUILD UP AN OPERATING RESERVE AND HAVE MONEY IN THE BANK, WHICH WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE. SO IN THE EVENT THAT THE RAINY DAY SHOULD COME AT SOME POINT IN TIME WE COULD DEAL WITH THAT. ))
RUNS=:11


With the Orange Bowl earnings included, the reserve for 1997 is projected at four million dollars.
To give you some perspective, Bourne says just the interest on that amount would fund three of Tech's non-revenue sports. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


We will here from Jeff lagemen, one of Virginia's former standouts. He's gonna talk about the Jaguars mind set going into the New England game, plus we will have an interview with Rick Mast,
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VO-NAT


and Mike Stevens will have a report from Erickson Stadium in Charlotte with the Panthers.
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S-Mast


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=Media Tour


The 1997 NASCAR Media Tour rolled on throughout the Carolinas today.
SS=Rick Mast


Rockbridge Baths own Rick Mast's new year and new team are doing well.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00


Just check out his new team's complex. Mast is in his first season with Butch Mock Motorsports where he will drive the Remington Ford.
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SOT
IN Q="So

((RICK MAST/DRIVER OF REMINGTON FORD:))
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Driver of Remington Ford; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=....we'll see"
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Hampton Roads


The Express practiced for about an hour this morning and then hit the Road for hampton where Roanoke will meet the Admirals tomorrow night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Albequerque, NM; :00


In other minor league hocket news, this past Saturday, a WPHL game between the New Mexico Scorpions and the Central Texas Stampeded turned into an all out brawl on and off the ice.
Jock Maiohot brought players and security guards off the hard water for this one. He was suspended for 20 games.
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S-Jaguars


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Jaguars


The buzz around the NFL is the Panthers...what about the OTHER expansion team. Jacksonville can also reach the Super Bowl in only it's second year
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL; :00


with a win over the New England patriots this Sunday in the AFC championship. The Patriots are lose, but so are the Underdog Jaguars, especially former UVa star Jeff lageman.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm

((JEFF LAGEMAN/JAGUARS DEFENSIVE END:)) ((BILL PARCELLS/PATRIOTS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Lageman/Jaguars Defensive End; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Parcells/Patriots Head Coach; :16
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=...we won't"
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
TAPE#=FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Panthers


Most of the snow and ice missed the Charlotte area today. But Mike Stevens says the Carolina Panthers won't be so lucky when they arrive in Green Bay, Wisconsin tomorrow. He and photographer Lynn Eller caught up with the team before it left the Queen City this afternoon.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;:00
SUPER=04-Last Weekend; ;08
SUPER=01-Mark Carrier/Panthers' Wide Receiver; :27
SUPER=01-Kevin Greene/Panthers' Linebacker; :38
SUPER=@Mike1;:48
SUPER=01-Wesley Walls/Panthers' Tight End; 1:07
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=News 7 Sports
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Tech basketball


The 5 and 6 Virginia Tech men's basketball team will try and rebound from losses to Xavier and Duquesne tonight at the Castle against 4 and 6 William and Mary. Game time is 7pm.
SS=Radford


6 and 6 Radford hosts 6 and 6 UNC-Asheville at the Dedmond bubble in the Highlanders Big South opener. Game time is 7, highlights of both tonight at 10 and 11. Wx-Tape
SUPER=305-37/29/66/1949/-1/1970;
SUPER=306-30/29/96/SE-5mph/29.55f/7:34am/5:21pm;


Forecasts
SUPER=#566;
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Winter Wx Advisory/Freezing Drizzle/28-30/Variable Clouds/Flurries

Late/35-40;
SUPER=331-Winter Wx Advisory/Freezing Drizzle/30-32/Afternoon Clouds/Wind

W-15/40-42;
SUPER=332-Cloudy Skies/Occasional Flurries/24-26/Partly Cloudy/Snow Shower

Late/33-36;
SUPER=333-Winter Wx Advisory/Cloudy Skies/20-25/Cloudy Skies/Snow

Showers/30-32;
SUPER=334-Cloudy Skies/Flurries Likely/20-24/Snow Showers/2-3''

SUPER=X5001; Accumulation/27-29;