Snow news may not be good news to some people.
But it's the subject that tops NEWS 7 at SIX in just a moment.
A LIVE report on the current situation and what to expect.
And some dramatic testimony, as the abortion debate continues in Richmond.
ANCHOR=Mike (ON TAPE)
IN Q=Tonight in sports
((AND TONIGHT IN SPORTS, WE'LL HAVE THE RESULTS OF TODAY'S TWIN 125 MILE
QUALIFYING RACES PLUS WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHERE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITES WILL BE
STARTING SUNDAY'S DAYTONA 500.))
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Snow totals will range from 2 to 4 inches. It came in quickly and it will
go out fast later tonight. Details just ahead.
Snow is falling tonight throughout Western Virginia as winter makes another
assault on the area.
The Weather has already caused accidents on the interstate and other
The night promises even worse traveling conditions.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave
Joe Dashiell has more tonight from Roanoke where the snow has been been
falling for about two hours.
Joe, how bad is it out there now?
((Rollcue: definitely made driving more difficult.))
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SUPER=01-Eddie Hopkins/Northwest Hardware; :24
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Roanoke Spokesperson;:42
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Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave
Let's check in with Meteorologist Robin Reed to find out what's in store for
MCU/WEATHER OFFICE Robin in office
WX/PRO/FULL RADAR LOOP
(Toss to Keith)
Here is the latest school information called into our newsroom.
Schoolwatch Full Screen
(Keith reads boards)
HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on News 7 at 6--
a former Presidential candidate visits the Roanoke Valley, with thoughts about
term limits for politicians.
and in our series "Voices From The Past," we'll meet a radio deejay who's
entertaining listeners who weren't even born when he first hit the airwaves.
MUSIC UP FULL
Virginia Democrats on a key Senate committee put a stop to two abortion
But as usual, NOT without drama.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach; :30
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; :41
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :52
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
(( We were asked NOT to show her or reveal the woman's identity, as she spoke
to the Senate Education and Health Committee.
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((ANONYMOUS SPEAKER: I GOT UP AND WALKED LIKE A ZOMBIE, STILL UNSURE OF WHAT I
WAS DOING, AND UNDERWENT AN ABORTION. FOLLOWING THAT, I WAS MARRIED SEVERAL
YEARS LATER, BECAME PREGNANT AND HAD AN ULTRASOUND. PROBABLY BETWEEN TEN AND
14 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY. AND WHEN I LOOKED AT WHAT WAS ON THAT SCREEN, I WAS
MORTIFIED AND I WAS AMAZED. BECAUSE I HAD NO IDEA OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF A
FETUS AT THAT POINT IN MY PREGNANCY.))
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((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: YOU OUGHT TO GET AT LEAST AS MUCH
INFORMATION AS WHEN YOU'RE GOING IN FOR A TONSILLECTOMY.))
Abortion rights supporters see "informed consent" as an attempt to talk a
woman out of her right to have an abortion.
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW: OR TO DISCOURAGE HER FROM HAVING ONE AFTER, NOT BEFORE,
I'M GOING ONE STEP FURTHER, AFTER SHE'S ALREADY MADE UP HER MIND.))
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL: IT'S AS IF SOME PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT THE WOMEN WHO MAKE
THESE CHOICES HAVEN'T THOUGHT THEM THROUGH AND AGONIZED.))
Informed consent went to its grave on a 9 to 5 vote.
Next up, a bill banning some so-called partial birth abortions.
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((THE VOTE IS 7-7. THE BILL IS NOT REPORTED.))
A Republican returned to the meeting and added a vote.
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((MADAME CLERK THE VOTE THEN IS 8-7. THE BILL IS REPORTED.))
video at 01:13:46
Then, Senate Majority Leader Dick Saslaw realized fellow Democrat Emily
Couric had voted for the bill.
After a stern talking to by her party mates, Couric reconsidered.
Democrats got a re-vote.
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((LUCAS? NO. SENATOR HOWELL? NO. SENATOR EDWARDS? NO. SENATOR COURIC? NO.
7-8. THE BILL IS SEVEN IN FAVOR, EIGHT AGAINST. THE BILL IS NOT REPORTED.))
Such is the nature of abortion politics this year in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
A retired postal manager has been selected to take over for the late Junius
Haskins on Lynchburg city council.
Edward Barksdale emerged from a field of ten applicants to fill the vacant
Ward Two seat.
Barksdale has never held political office before, but he served as treasurer
on several of Gil Cobbs' political campaigns.
Barksdale and his colleagues admit it will be tough following in Haskins'
IN Q=Those shoes
((REV. CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THOSE SHOES CANNOT BE FILLED
BY ANY ONE PERSON AND WE STILL MISS HIM, I KNOW, BUT WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO
WORK TO MAKE LYNCHBURG THE FINEST CITY WE CAN MAKE IT, AND WE'RE GOING TO TRY
CERTAINLY TO REMEMBER THOSE THINGS THAT JUNIUS HAS IN THE FOREFRONT OF HIS MIND
AND HIS VISION.))
((EDWARD BARKSDALE/NEW COUNCIL MEMBER: I HAVE MY OWN AGENDA. OF COURSE, I'LL BE
IN KEEPING WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT HE WAS DOING, BUT I HAVE MY OWN
SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
SUPER=01-Edward Barksdale/New Council Member; :16
OUT Q=my own agenda.
Barksdale says substandard housing, youth recreation and senior citizen
concerns are his top priorities.
He'll serve out the remainder of Haskins' term, which comes up for re-
election in May of 1998.
For months, a student committee at Roanoke College struggled to come up with
a speaker for their Winterfest event. The theme is "The 70's."
Instead of trying to book a popular star from two decades ago... the
committee's decision was politically motivated.
Former South Dakota senator and twice- unsuccessful presidential candidate
George McGovern was the choice.
He spoke to about 300 students and faculty this morning about his
experiences on Capitol Hill.
But before his lecture, he spoke with reporters about current issues... such
as Congressional term limits.
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((GEORGE MCGOVERN/FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I THINK THE OLD SYSTEM IS
BETTER. I'M NOT ARGUING THAT THERE AREN'T PEOPLE THAT SHOULD BE RETIRED, BUT
I'D LEAVE THAT IN THE HANDS OF THE VOTERS, RATHER THAN MAKE IT ARBITRARY. ))
SUPER=01-George McGovern/Former Presidential Candidate;
McGovern spends a majority of his free time lecturing.
He says he's visited more than one- thousand college campuses.
A milestone on Wall Street--with a 61 point gain today, the Dow has finished
above seven-thousand for the first time.
NASDAQ was UP 12 points.
GRAPHIC=Voices From The Past
**Note Anchor Tag**
One of the most well-known disc jockeys in Lynchburg once wanted to get into
radio so badly that he built his own illegal station.
That was almost 30 years ago.
Tonight on our series "Voices From The Past," Ted Stone has the story of a
deejay who's still "Madd" about his job.
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SUPER=03-Madison Heights; :09
SUPER=01-Madd Ladd/WJJS Disc Jockey; :28
OUT Q=News 7.
((Ever listen to Madd Ladd?
((TEENAGE GIRL: YEAH. YEAH!))
((MADD LADD/WJJS DISC JOCKEY: JAMMIN' WJJS. MADD LADD IN THE MORNING.))
((TEENAGE GIRL: YEAH, I LIKE HIM A LOT, TOO.))
((MADD LADD: TIME TO GET YOUR TAIL ON THE TRAIL!))
He's been on the air at WJJS for so long that two generations of listeners
have tuned in the Madd Ladd.
((OLDER MAN: WE USED TO LISTEN TO HIM QUITE OFTEN.))
Quite a career for a deejay who was "discovered" by the radio police.
((MADD LADD/WJJS DISC JOCKEY: BUILT MY OWN BOOTLEG RADIO STATION. JUST GOT ON
THE AIR PLAYING ARETHA FRANKLIN AND ARTHUR CONLEY AND "RESPECT" AND EVERYTHING.
GOT CAUGHT BY THE GOOD OLD F-C-C. YOU'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO DO THAT. NO LICENSE,
NO WHATEVER AND SO FORTH. AND IT JUST SO HAPPENED THAT THERE WAS A RADIO
STATION IN THE AREA THAT WAS, I WOULDN'T SAY FAILING, BUT NEEDED A NEW
AUDIENCE, YOU MIGHT SAY. AND THAT WAS WDMS A-M AND F-M. AND THE GUYS FROM THAT
KNOCKED ON MY DOOR A LITTLE AFTER THE F-C-C CLOSED ME DOWN, AND SAID THEY
WANTED TO START A RADIO STATION PREDOMINANTLY TOWARD THE BLACK COMMUNITY. AND
THEY CALLED IT WJJS F-M. AND I WAS ONE THE FIRST PEOPLE THEY HIRED.
That was April, 1968. The Ladd of 15 would finish classes at Lynchburg's
Dunbar High School, then run to the station to go on the air.
With a few interruptions, including time off for college, he's been on the
staff of WJJS ever since.
After nearly 30 years in radio, what does this guy do in his spare time? He
goes home -- and collects radios!
((MADD LADD: VOLUME CONTROL. STATION ON THE BOTTOM))
Seriously collects radios.
((VOICE OF MADD LADD: THESE ARE THE TRANS- OCEANIC SHORTWAVE RADIOS MADE BY
ZENITH. THEY'RE REAL RARE. THEY WERE POPULAR IN WORLD WAR II AND SO FORTH.))
Radios your great-grandfather might have owned.
((MADD LADD: THIS IS AN ORIGINAL ATWATER- KENT. IT'S ABOUT A 1926 MODEL RIGHT
One room of his house is a floor-to-ceiling museum of radios. More than 200
in all, and most of them work.
((MADD LADD: NOW, THESE ARE MY SWEETHEARTS RIGHT HERE. A PHILCO ORIGINAL 90B.
Another room is filled with radios waiting to be fixed. Ladd restores them
himself, on a workbench in his basement.
He enjoys working on a radio almost as much as he enjoys talking on the
radio. Or is it the other way around?
((VOICE OF MADD LADD: IT'S A LOT OF FUN. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING.))
There's radio. And then there's the rest of your life. What's the ratio
((MADD LADD: I'LL TELL YOU, IT'S A LOT. I'M NOT KIDDING. 'CAUSE THERE'S A RADIO
IN EVERY ROOM, EVERYWHERE. I MEAN, IT'S JUST GOT TO BE, OR WHATEVER. YOU KNOW,
I'M NOT INTERESTED IN ANYTHING ELSE BUT RADIO.))
Imagine feeling that way about YOUR job. Ted Stone, News 7.))
Hot wipe wipe wipe
Tomorrow, we'll travel all the way back to the 1950s, with the first deejay
ever to play rock 'n'roll on the air in Roanoke.
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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
Todays Twin 125 Qualifying Races at Daytona produced two winners named
Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/StarLink
Mike Stevens checks in with more on Jarrett and Earnhardt and some bad news
concerning the man from Rockbridge-Baths.
(MIKE AD LIB)
(roll cue: rolled from truck: "
SOT **Tape Rolled from StarLink**
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-Lenoard Wood/Wood Brothers Team Mgr.; :202
OUT Q=.....you know."
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Double Boxes=Roy and Mike/StarLink
The Atlantic Coast Conference says an error was made by the officials
Tuesday night in Charlottesville in a game between Virginia and Duke.
And last night, The Express loses a heart breaker at the Roundhouse.
The Atlantic Coast Conference has acknowledged an error was made by the
crew officiating the Duke Virginia game on Tuesday.
The conference 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 their remaining conference
The Roanoke Express rallied for five goals but a Charlotte goal in the
closing minutes of the third gave the Checkers a 6 to 5 win over the Express.
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We pick the action up late in the second period with the express trailing
5 to nothing. Then Dave Stewart skates inside the blue line and fires the slap
shot for the score to make it 5 to 1 Checkers.
Then just 12 seconds later Wayne Strachan wins the face off and during a
pile up in front of the goal he scores to make it 5 to 2.
Then in the third quarter Jeff Jablonski gets the deflected shot while
diving in the crease and scores the goal and the Express trailed 5 to 3.
Roanoke would add another goal in SUPER=38-Charlotte/6/Roanoke/5/;the
fourth period close to the goal Ilya Dubkov picks up the lose puck and scores
to make it 5 to 4 but the Express loses it 6 to 5.
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