The latest on this winter weather. Meteorolgist Robin Reed with details.
The clock ticks toward a possible shutdown at American Airlines.
Plus what'll happen to Valentine's flower deliveries with this snow.
And we'll show you the crazy ways some guys show their love.
News 7 is next.
Snow and ice all across the region tonight.
Snow started late this afternoon and it's still coming down.
The snow will taper off later tonight with most areas receiving 2 to four
Winter storm warnings are still in effect. Many roads are still icy.
What length would go to to show your Valentine you loved her. This man
painted his truck-
Another shaved letters on his head. We'll tell you what these Southside guys
are up to this Valentine's Day.
Plus all the school information.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.
Mother Nature is dumping a mixture snow and ice over most of our viewing
So far-- state police have not reported any major accidents.
Double Boxes=Jean and Jay /Microwave
Jay Moore joins us with the latest.
Jean, until now we haven't seen a whole of lot of freezing precipation.
V-DOT crews say the roads are still covered with snow ...they recommend
using snow tires.
( ad lib)
SUPER=01-Chris McDonald/Va. Dept. of Transportation;
SUPER=01-Sam Ramsey/Floral Renditions;
OUT Q=see ya
SOT We've got all of our
OUT Q=the storm's gone.
The big guns are out clearing roads covered with snow and ice.
And while they're are busy trying to keep the roadways clears...others have
IN Q=I hope I
OUT Q=out of school.
Police Departments are spending the night responding to minor fender
In most areas -- snow and sleet accumulations are expected to average
between two-to four inches.
V-Dot crews and police were not the only ones dreading the snow...florists
were just as disappointed to see the white stuff..
Valentine's Day is their single biggest day of the year.
IN Q=I didn't get
OUT Q=or bad weather.
Floral Renditions delivered all of tomorrow's deliveries today.
And there was those last minute shoppers.
IN Q=You have
OUT Q=see ya.
( ad lib)
Florists are hoping the weather clears up before tomorrow's deliveries.
Double Boxes=ROBIN and Jay/Microwave
The Winter Weather has forced most school systems in our area to change
their plans for tomorrow.
Jean Reads the LONG list from Schoolwatch
In just 24 hours American Airlines pilots could walk off the job- flights
will come to halt, and many travelers will be stuck.
Pilots and the company are meeting but still NO agreement.
Lee Cowan has the latest.
SUPER=01-Al Comeaux/American Airlines Spokesman;
SUPER=01-Michael Pingrey/Act Travel;
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/CBS News;
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington."
((PILOTS ARE ASKING FOR MORE MONEY....A BIGGER CHUNK OF
CORPORATE PROFITS, AND DEMANDING THAT AMERICAN AIRLINE PILOTS BE THE ONES
FLYING THOSE REGIONAL COMMUTER JETS...NOW BEING FLOWN BY LOWER PAID PILOTS WHO
BELONG TO ANOTHER UNION, A MOVE THE AIRLINE SEEMS STEADFASTLY AGAINST.
SUPER: AL COMEAUX//AMERICAN AIRLINES SPOKESMAN: IN REALITY, THOSE JETS ARE
EITHER GOING TO BE OPERATED BY AMERICAN EAGLE, OR THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE
OPERATED AT ALL.
Airline spokesman say the demands are unrealistic...that they
would force american into a non-compeditive work structure.
Both sides are re-grouping....but any progress seems to be suck at
the end of the runway...with little hope of getting off the ground before
Travel agents are playing counselors more than bookers, with
little choice but to leave passengers...for lack of a better word- up in the
MICHAEL PINGREY/ACT TRAVEL: YOU MAY HAVE TO BE RE- ACCOMODATED COMING BACK,
AND THAT COULD MEAN DELAYS,
PROBABLY A DELAY IN DAYS RATHER THAN HOURS.
American Airlines chariman Robert Crandall says a prolongoed strike could
destroyt he airline and wants the white house to intervene. Despite pilots
concerns, the president may have to do just that to preserve his strong
CLINTON: IT CANNOT BE A GOOD THING FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE U.S. AND
INDEED PEOPLE COMING TO THE U.S.FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD FOR A
SIGNIFICANT DISRUPTIN TO OCCUR TO TH OPERATIONS FO THIS AIRLINE.
LEE COWAN: THE AFFECTS TO THE ECONOMY ARE STAGGERING. LOSSES OF MILLIONS
EVERYDAY. LEE COWAN CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 11, police say the list of suspects in the Jon
Bonet Ramsey murder is growing smaller,
And in our series "Voices From The Past," we'll meet one of the best known
disc jockeys in Lynchburg, and find out what he used to do to impress one of
the top deejays in Roanoke.
SUPER=82-1.08''/minus 0.16''/3.26''/minus 0.60'';
SUPER=83-Down 0.74 foot/Down 1.41 feet;Lake levels
The list of suspects in the Jon Bonet Ramsey murder case is getting smaller.
But it could be months before someone's charged.
Police say that's how long it'll take to complete DNA testing.
Colorado authorities are hiring some big names to help the investigation-
forensic scientist Henry Lee and DNA expert Barry Scheck.
Both worked on O-J Simpson's criminal defense.
SUPER=03-Boulder, CO/December 26;
It's been almost two months since six year old Jon Bonet was found
Today the district attorney had a message for the killer.
((ALEX HUNTER/DISTRICT ATTORNEY: WE WILL SEE THAT JUSTICE IS SERVED IN THIS
CASE AND THAT YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU DID.))
SUPER=01-Alex Hunter/District Attorney;
OUT Q=for what you did."
Hunter says he has no doubt that will happen.
In Richmond today-- the abortion rights bloc of a key Senate committee
prevailed- defeating a ban on some partial birth abortions.
But the defeat came only AFTER two reconsiderations and some heavy peer
pressure on one Senator who initially voted for the ban.
SOT 01:14:30 tape two
IN Q=It has
((SEN. EMILY COURIC/(D) CHARLOTTESVILLE: IT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION
THAT THIS BILL WILL VERY LIKELY BE USED AS A VEHICLE TO SUPPORT OTHER EFFORTS
TO WHICH I'M OPPOSED. AND THEREFORE I ASK THAT WE RECONSIDER THE VOTE.))
SOT tape two 01:15:01
((SEN. STEVE MARTIN/(R) CHESTERFIELD: I THINK WE'VE GOT TO COME TO A POINT
WHERE WE VOTE ON THE BILLS THAT COME BEFORE US ON THE MERITS OF THOSE BILLS.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Emily Couric/(D) Charlottesville; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Martin/(R) Chesterfield; :12
OUT Q=those bills.
It may NOT be the last the legislature hears of the partial birth abortion
issue this year.
SOT tape one 57:41
IN Q=Of course
((DEL. ROGER MCCLURE/(R) CENTREVILLE: OF COURSE TO REMIND THE COMMITTEE, A
PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BASICALLY IS AN ABORTION WHERE THE PHYSICIAN GRABS THE
FEET OF THE BABY, TAKES MOST OF THE BABY OUT OF THE WOMB-- Delegate McClure--))
SUPER=01-Del. Roger McClure/(R) Centreville;
OUT Q=out of the womb.
The Senate committee also defeated a bill requiring that doctors give women
more information about the procedure before performing an abortion.
Lynchburg native and retired post office manager Edward Barksdale is the
unanimous choice to take over the vacant Ward Two seat on Lynchburg city
Barksdale was picked from a field of ten applicants hoping to replace the
late Junius Haskins who died last month.
Barksdale says sprucing up Ward Two is one of his top priorities.
IN Q=People have to
((EDWARD BARKSDALE/NEW LYNCHBURG COUNCILMAN: PEOPLE HAVE TO COME DOWNTOWN TO
CHURCHES THERE IN WARD TWO. ALL OF OUR MAJOR BANKS ARE IN WARD TWO, UTILITY
BILLS ARE PAID IN WARD TWO. WARD TWO IS VERY, VERY ESSENTIAL TO THE REST OF THE
CITY. SO IN THE INTEREST OF THE ENTIRE CITY, WE HAVE TO MAKE WARD TWO LOOK
SUPER=01-Edward Barksdale/New Lynchburg Councilman; :00
OUT Q=two look good.
Barksdale will serve out the remainder of Haskins' term, which comes up for
re- election in May of 1998.
GRAPHIC=Voices From The Past
After nearly 30 years at WJJS, the "Madd Ladd" is more than just a voice on
He's officially part of Lynchburg's history.
Ted Stone explains, in tonight's edition of our series "Voices From The
IN Q=Good morning!
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :11 (QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Madd Ladd/WJJS Disc Jockey; :22
SUPER=03-Madison Heights; :30
SUPER=01-Bart Prater/Former WROV Disc Jockey; 1:16
OUT Q=News 7.
((MADD LADD/WJJS DISC JOCKEY: GOOD MORNING! TIME TO GET YOUR TAIL ON THE
((For the Madd Ladd, radio is more than just a job -- it's a passion.
((VOICE OF MADD LADD/WJJS DISC JOCKEY: IT'S A LOT OF FUN. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT
He's been in the business since he was a student at Lynchburg's Dunbar High
He started by building his own illegal radio station. Federal agents closed
him down -- which got him noticed by the folks starting WJJS.
((MADD LADD: YES, IT CERTAINLY DREW ATTENTION TO MYSELF, THAT THERE WAS A
LITTLE GUY OVER THERE THAT WAS REALLY INTO RADIO. WE BETTER GO GET HIM FIRST,
AND WORRY ABOUT EVERYBODY ELSE LATER.))
That was 1968. With a few interruptions, he's been on the staff of WJJS ever
At 48, he often gets a chuckle out of his younger listeners' taste in music.
((MADD LADD: SAY FOR EXAMPLE THE GROUP WE PLAY CALLED THE FUGEES. THEY HAVE A
RECORD OUT CALLED "READY OR NOT." THE KIDS NOW THINK THAT'S A NEW RECORD. IT
WAS DONE BY THE DELFONICS IN '69. THEN I'LL DIG OUT THE OLD ONE AND PLAY IT FOR
MY DAUGHTER. "YOU'RE KIDDING!" THAT'S THE ORIGINAL VERSION.))
When Ladd isn't on the radio, he's collecting radios.
((MADD LADD: NOW, THESE ARE MY SWEETHEARTS RIGHT HERE. A PHILCO ORIGINAL 90B.
He has more than 200 in all, and most of them work. He restores them himself
in his basement.
((MADD LADD: I'M NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING ELSE BUT RADIO.))
Well, he did go through a car phase awhile back.
((BART PRATER/FORMER ROANOKE DISC JOCKEY: EVERY YEAR, HE'D BUY A NEW CORVETTE.
AND HE'D DRIVE IT TO ROANOKE, AND SHOW ME THIS NEW CORVETTE.))
((MADD LADD: I WAS A CORVETTE NUT FOR AWHILE. I JUST WENT OUT, AND, I'VE HAD
((BART PRATER: I MEAN, I'D BE ON THE AIR, HE'D COME TO THE DOOR, KNOCK ON THE
DOOR, I'D GO OUT AND -- "GOT A NEW CAR!"))
((MADD LADD: OH, YEAH, I DEFINITELY WOULD. YOU KNOW, IF I WAS DOING O.K.
RADIO-WISE IN LYNCHBURG, I JUST WANTED IT KNOWN LYNCHBURG IS ON THE MAP, TOO.))
These days, Ladd is on more than just the map. Take a look at artist Ann Van
DeGraaf's painting of the most important African- Americans in Lynchburg's
history -- the mural with Junius Haskins near the front.
Who's that in the upper left corner? Someone who always knew radio was more
than just a job. Ted Stone, News 7.))
Tomorrow, we'll travel back to the 1950s, with the first deejay ever to play
rock 'n'roll on the air in Roanoke.
SOT (under video)
IN Q=People started
((VOICE OF DISC JOCKEY: PEOPLE STARTED CALLING. THE MAIL STARTED COMING IN LIKE
OUT Q=like crazy.
That's tomorrow night, in the conclusion of our series "Voices From The
Soft Music Under
Stay with us, coming up next.
we'll see how one local man is doing some shameless promotion in effort to keep
his love on the roll.
MUSIC UP FULL
Head over "wheels" in love could easily describe a Pittsylvania County man
this Valentine's Day.
Tim Barrett agreed to paint his truck "white" with "red hearts" to win Garth
Brooks concert tickets for his wife, Janice.
The "shamelessly in love" contest was sponsored by Budweiser and W-A-K-G
radio in Danville.
((HOW SURPRISED WERE YOU TO FIND OUT WHAT YOUR HUSBAND HAD DONE? JANICE
BARRETT: REALLY SUPRISED, SPEECHLESS, ESPECIALLY WHEN HE SHOWED UP AT WORK AND
I HADN'T SEEN THE TRUCK, THIS WAS THE FIRST DAY, I WAS LIKE, OH, MY GOD.))
SUPER=07-Janice Barrett; :00
OUT Q=oh, my god.
Brantley Riddle won second place honors by attempting to shave W-A-K-G's
call letters on the back of his head to prove how much he loves his wife,
His hot pink boxer shorts and tennis shoes were an added touch.
IN Q=There is
((BRANTLEY RIDDLE/"SHAMELESS" WINNER:THERE IS NO LINE BETWEEN ME AND HERE, IT'S
LOVE, THAT ALL IT IS. I JUST WANTED TO DO SOMETHING TO PROVE HOW MUCH I LOVED
SUPER=01-Brantley Riddle/"Shameless" Winner; :00
OUT Q=loved her.
Riddle won concert tickets for taking second place.
He only has about a month for his hair to grow in time to see Vince Gill and
Bryan White in concert.
SUPER=330-2-3'' Snow Ending/Light Winds/24-26/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Late/34-38;
SUPER=331-1-2'' Snow/Ice Pellets Ending/25-27/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Late/35-40;
SUPER=332-3-5'' Snow/Ending/20-22/Mostly Cloudy/Rain Late/38-40;
SUPER=333-2-4'' Snow Ending/Later Tonight/22-24/Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-10/34-38;
SUPER=334-2-4'' Snow/Wind E-15/30-32/Rain Likely/Wind E-10/35-40;
The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College upped their record to 17 and 0 in the
ODAC last night beating Lynchburg 81 to 62.
SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Lynchburg; :
The bad weather kept the crowd away from the Bast Center last night.
Roanoke's Jessica Ficaro throws it inside to Amy Athey who scores two of
her 15 points but The Maroons trailed by three.
Roanoke continued the comeback Cheryl Rhodes drives the lane gets her own
rebound and puts it back in and the Lady Maroons took the lead.
Lynchburg didn't give up easy Dawn gibson drives to the foul line and
hits the running jumper and the game was tied again.
But Roanoke picked up the pace SUPER=33-Roanoke/81/Lynchburg/62; Ficaro
passes to Ashley McCallum who scores two of her 15 points and the Maroons win
it 81 to 62.
Also last night, Methodist beat Ferrum 67 to 54.
Virginia Tech Freshman Kim Seaver scored 23 points tonight to lead the Lady
Hokies over dayton 84 to 65.
Seaver has 365 points breaking the freshman scoring record set by Julie
Williams in the 1979-80 season.
An error was made by the crew officiating the Duke Virginia game on Tuesday
that according to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The league says that officials wrongly failed to allow virginia player
Willie Dersch to come into the game.
The error allowed Duke to drive the length of the court while the clock was
stopped drawing the foul and scoring the free throws that decided the final
score of the game.
Commissioner Gene Corrigan says the crew that worked the game Rick
Hartzell, Zellton Steed and Tim Higgins will have a remaining conference
That's it for sports. Have a great day everubody.
The Los Angeles Lakers were in Denver tonight for a game with the Nuggetts.
But center Shaquille O'Neal missed the game after injuring his left knee
last night in Minnesota.
The injury will not require surgery but Shag will be out 8 to 10 weeks.
IN Q="It kind of
((SHAQUILLE O'NEAL/LAKERS CENTER ))
SUPER=01-Shaquille O'Neal/Lakers Center; :00
OUT Q=........I'LL BE BACK."
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT; :
Utah head coach Jerry Sloan will be back with the Jazz next season. Sloan
has received a one year contract extension through the 1998-99 season worth
between one million and one point five million dollars over the next two
Now here's the scores.
WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=0098-j/Cincinnati#8/69//Saint Louis/56///j/New Mexico#13/81//Rice/64///;
SUPER=0098-/Tulane#23/31//UAB/26/3//j/C. Of Charleston/85//Fl
SUPER=0103-/San Jose/2//Chicago/4/3///N.Y. Rangers/1//St. Louis/3/3//;
OUT Q=....last score."
And coming up, A rough day for Rick Mast at Daytona this afternoon.
We'll Hear from Mast and the Winners of today's Twin 125 qualifying races.
The Dale's, Jarrett and Earnhardt were the big winners in yesterday's Twin
125 Qualifying Races at Daytona.
Mike Stevens has more.
IN Q="Doctor J...
SUPER=04-First Qualifying Race; :07
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/First Gatorade 125 Winner; :24
SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Fails to Qualify for Daytona 500; :53
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Second Gatorade 125 Winner; 1:12
SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/Finished 3rd in Second Race; 1:36
SUPER=01-Leonard Wood/Wood Brothers Team Mgr.; :202
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
More sports coming up later on Mornin.
42 cars qualified for the Daytona 500 and here's a look at the top 25.
WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=0107-1. Mike Skinner/189.813/2. Steve Grissom//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Dale
Earnhardt//5. Ernie Irvan//;
SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Gordon//7. Jimmy Spencer//8. Bill Elliott//9. Sterling
Marlin//10. Ken Shrader//;
SUPER=0107-11. Mark Martin//12. Michael Waltrip//13. Ricky Rudd//14. Rusty
Wallace//15. Bobby Labonte//;
SUPER=0107-16. Johnny Benson//17. Ward Burton//18. Terry Labonte//19. Robert
Pressley//20. Robby Gordon//;
SUPER=0107-21. Jeremy Mayfield//22. Darrell Waltrip//23. Jeff Burton//24. Dave
Marcis//25. Geoff Bodine//;
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
Would you eat an Oreo with sky-blue filling?
Nabisco hopes so.
It's changing the white-creme to honor Oreo's 85th anniversary.
About 100-thousand people nationwide chose the color.
Sky-blue beat out pink, yellow and lavender.
The Spring Oreo takes to the shelves for six weeks.
But traditional Oreo lovers need not worry- the originals will also be