06:00-01

1-SWatch

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


Some students will be able to sleep in this morning.
Let's take a look at the list of school delays and closing.. take SWatch

1-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=winter storm


Snow blanketed the area last night, leaving ice in its wake.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince has been out checking the conditions this morning and he joins us live from Salem.
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@scott1;
SUPER=05-Salem;
( ad lib)

rollcue:make some progress
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Paul Maxie/Snowplow Driver;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=all you can do.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
(Scott's mic hot)
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
RUNS=:20
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Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Salem;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave




Partial-Birth


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 597-01)
GRAPHIC=abortion


The abortion rights bloc of a key state Senate committee prevailed yesterday.
They defeated a ban on some partial birth abortions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But the defeat came only AFTER two reconsideration and some heavy peer pressure on one Senator who initially voted for the ban.
(/////SOT/////)
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
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=those bills.
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VO-NAT


The Senate committee also defeated a bill requiring that doctors give women more information about the procedure before performing an abortion.
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2-SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


This wintry weather is changing some school schedules.
Let's take a look at the list... take SWatch

2-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=winter storm


This winter storm has left road conditions in our area a bit hazardous.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince is in Salem with the latest.
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@scott1;
SUPER=05-Salem;
( ad lib)
rollcue=Patrick Co.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;
SUPER=03-Roanoke; (after sign falls)
RUNS=:20
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Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Salem;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave




3-SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


Some area students will get a chance to catch up on their sleep this morning.
Let's take a look at the list of school dealys and closing.. take SWatch

3-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=winter storm


The snow came down fast last night, leaving a blanket of snow and ice behind it.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince has been checking the road conditions this morning.
He joins us live from Salem.
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@scott1;
SUPER=05-Salem;
( ad lib)
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
RUNS=:00
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Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Salem;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave




2-Partial-Birth


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 597-01)
GRAPHIC=abortion


In Richmond yesterday-- the abortion rights bloc of a key Senate committee prevailed- defeating a ban on some partial birth abortions.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But the defeat came only AFTER two reconsiderations and some heavy peer pressure on one Senator who initially voted for the ban.
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Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4
SUPER=64-6/7/6/4/2/4/4;



SUPER=#555; RESET



5-RU-486


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=ru486


The drug RU-486, known as the abortion pill, is now a step closer to being available here in the U.S.
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VO-NAT


The group, The Population Council, which holds the patent to the drug-- says it's settled a lawsuit that was blocking the drug's introduction.
The Population Council says the drug could be available in this country by the end of the year.
The Food and Drug Administration has declared RU-486 safe and effective.
Now it's waiting for more information on the manufacturing and labelling before it gives it's final approval.
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(TOSS TO BUMP)


4-SWatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school information


The snow has caused some schools to change their schedules today.
Let's take a look at the list... take SWatch

4-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=winter storm


Last night's snow is still on the ground mixed with ice.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince has been out checking road conditions this morning.
He joins us from Salem.
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@scott1;
SUPER=05-Salem;
( ad lib)
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
RUNS=:00
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Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Salem;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Scott/Microwave




E-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


Lynchburg native and retired post office manager Edward Barksdale is the unanimous choice to take over the vacant Ward Two seat on Lynchburg city council.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


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.
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4-Scores


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


In the N-B-A,
The Utah Jazz opened the second half with a 25-to-1 run and went on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 110-to-86.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Philadelphia/92/j/New York/107////Indiana/90/j/Miami/106///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/L.A. Lakers/132//Denver/117////Portland/86/j/Utah/110///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Golden State/107//Dallas/99///j/Sacramento/105//L.A.

Clippers/98//;
RUNS=:21

(-------------) OUT Q=....last score."