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1-Swatch

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


Let's get right to the school closings for the day-- schoolwatch full screen
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2-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=winter storm


Now, let's check out the conditions that have caused all of the school closings.
Scott Prince has been outside since the early morning.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave

Scott, what can you tell us?

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Drug-Raids


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=none


More than two dozen suspected drug dealers have been arrested in Bedford County, the culmination of a six- month undercover investigation.
Steve Smallshaw and News 7 videographer Travis Wells were with police last night when the roundup began.
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SUPER=01-John McCane/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :07 (quick!)
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :32
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(( The night started with a briefing for the forty or so officers taking part in Phase Three of "Operation Crackdown".
natsot briefing 8:07:19

((WE'LL COME BACK IN BEFORE WE HEAD ON OUT TO START ROUNDING FOLKS UP.))
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Six months of undercover work had produced 63 charges against 41 suspected drug dealers with connections to Miami, New York and points across the U.S.
Sheriff Mike Brown characterized them as middle and upper- level dealers who have been importing and selling millions of dollars worth of crack cocaine in Bedford County.
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SOT 13:48:10
IN Q=In one instance

((SHERIFF MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY: IN ONE INSTANCE WE HAD A MOTHER COME IN WITH AN INFANT TO CONDUCT A DRUG DEAL, ANOTHER INSTANCE WE HAD A JANITOR OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHO WE HAVE ARRESTED TONIGHT.))
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natsot cars pull out 9:27:36
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Arrest teams began fanning out around 9:30, and met with almost immediate success.
Near Body Camp, a raid on this cabin turned up two arrests, and the seizure of cocaine and marijuana.
A few miles away, DEA agents rounded up a half- dozen suspects, and near Johnson's Mountain, two more names were scratched from the list.
By night's end more than two dozen people were behind bars.
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SOT 13:48:29
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((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.))
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OUT Q=four hours.


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

2-Swatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


Here's another look at the school closings for the day-- schoolwatch full screen
(Melanie ad libs)

1-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=winter storm


Scott Prince has been out in the wintry mix since the early morning hours--
He's standing by live with an update of the conditions outside right now.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott, what can you tell us?

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AMP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Business closing


The Governor's address mentioned the Commonwealth's low unemployment.
Roanoke County's figure is among the lowest, at ONE POINT NINE PERCENT.
But it may be going up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


AMP Incorporated says it will close its Roanoke Valley operations in March. Roughly 400 jobs will be lost including some at a smaller plant in the city of Roanoke.
The company makes connectors for computers.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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It calls the layoffs a streamlining move.
One employee says most production workers average about 10 to 11 dollars.

3-Swatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


Here's another look at the school closings for the day-- schoolwatch full screen
(Melanie ad libs)

4-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=winter storm


As the precipitation continues to fall-- road crews are out at work trying to clean it up.
Scott Prince has been out all morning in the mess.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott, almost all schools in our area are closed-- are things getting any better?

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RAIDS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A six month undercover drug investigation has taken a number of drug dealers off the streets of Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;


The drug sting, also known as "Operation Crackdown," produced 63 charges against 41 dealers with connections to Miami and New York.
Sheriff Mike Brown characterized them as middle and upper- level dealers who have been importing and selling millions of dollars worth of crack cocaine in Bedford County.
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((SHERIFF MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD COUNTY: . 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.))
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford County Sheriff ;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=and a half hours.
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VO-NAT


A series of raids last night led to two dozen arrests and the seizure of cocaine and marijuana.
Sheriff Brown says those arrested included everyone from a mother who was conducting a drug deal with an infant to the janitor of an elementary school.
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5-Beta-Blockers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-43
GRAPHIC=Cardiac Care


The use of a common heart drug could save lives and reduce heart ailments among the nation's elderly.
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VO-NAT


But a study in the "Journal of the American Medical Association" found that only 20 percent of patients who could have gotten beta-blockers.
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SOT 4:30:20
IN Q=If you wanted

((STEPHEN SOUMERAI/HARVARD PILGRIM HEALTH CARE: IF YOU WANTED TO ESTIMATE A RANGE OF LIVES SAVED, ONE WOULD PREDICT PERHAPS 7,000 TO 14,000 PATIENTS LIVES SAVED EACH YEAR. ))
SUPER=01-Stephen Soumerai/Harvard Pilgrim Health Care; :
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OUT Q=each year.
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VO-NAT


So why are doctors reluctant to prescribe beta blockers?
Experts say there may be several reasons-- including concerns about side effects and patient complaints.
But some doctors point to another culprit:
Drug companies are aggressively marketing a newer, more expensive competitor-- the calcium channel blocker-- which is not as effective in preventing second heart attacks.
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4-Swatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=afr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


Here's another look at the school closings for the day-- schoolwatch full screen
(Melanie ad libs)

3-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=winter storm


All of the snow closings are in response to hazardous road conditions.
Scott Prince has been out in the mess all morning.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott, how do conditions look right now?
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave




VA-COMMONWEALTH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=General Assembly '97


Governor Allen addressed the commonwealth last night, laying out a modest legislative agenda for his final year in office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The only major item in the Governor's '97 package that had not been previously announced is an unemployment tax cut paid by businesses.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE SHOULD NOT BE UNNECESSARILY COLLECTING TAXES FROM BUSINESSES WHEN THEY COULD BETTER USE THAT MONEY TO MADE ADDITIONAL INVESTMENTS AND CREATE MORE JOBS. ))
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OUT Q=create more jobs.
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VO-NAT


Governor Allen also urged legislators to embrace his plan to spend an additional 30 million dollars on education.
And he cautioned legislators against watering down his welfare reform program, which is now being phased in statewide.
The Governor also urged them to pass a bill requiring parents to be notified when their teenage daughters seek an abortion.
Parental notification bills have either failed or been vetoed several years in a row.
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2-AMP


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Business closing


A plant shutdown will leave several hundred Roanoke workers out of work.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


AMP Incorporated says it will close its Roanoke Valley operations in March.
400 jobs will be lost including some at a smaller plant in the city of Roanoke.
The company makes connectors for computers.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


It calls the layoffs a streamlining move.
One employee says most production workers average about 10 to 11 dollars.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In the N-B-A, Denver lost at home for the fourth straight time.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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SUPER=0096-/San Antonio/83/j/Boston/107///j/Dallas/111//Philadelphia/93///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Phoenix/113//Washington/115//Overtime/j/Houston/81//Cleveland/78///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/109//Denver/99////Utah/112/j/Milwaukee/119//Overtime/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Miami/85//Portland/81///j/L.A. Lakers/101//Charlotte/97///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Vancouver/109//Golden State/95///;
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OUT Q=....last score."
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Goodbye

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