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NEWS-7 at FIVE is next--
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Heavy snow is closing businesses and causing traffic problems around the region.
Conflicting reports on whether safety precautions were taken during a deadly airplane incident. Plus-- three's a charm for Bedford City Police attempting to arrest a suspect.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


What a way to wrap up the year. But after the snow tapers off this evening, blowing snow will be the problem tomorrow.

medical-heads


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Tonight on Health check...one state's bar patrons will breathe a little easier in the New Year.
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VO-NAT


A popular allergy drug is coming off the market... And Hong Kong takes action to wipe out a mysterious, deadly flu.
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ANCHOR=Tonya


Stick around NEWS-7 at Five is straight ahead.

Video-Open


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VO-NAT


The first major snow storm of the season-- and its a doozie.
As more than a foot of snow is expected to pile up by tomorrow morning--
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5-winter-storm


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double boxes robin/scott
(robin tosses to scott)
SUPER=@scott1;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;

By noon most folks planning to leave realized they'd have to spend another night in Roanoke.
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SOT
IN Q=they don't
SUPER=01-Bill Holcomb/Stranded Traveler;
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Carole Kivlighan/Stranded Traveler; (quick!!)
SUPER=01-Jeff Echols/Va. Department of Transportation; (QUICK!)
RUNS=:53
OUT Q=tendency to slide.

((
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SOT13:14:33
IN Q=they don't

((THEY DON'T REALLY SEE MUCH CHANCE OF FLIGHTS GETTING OUT THIS EVENING. SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT BOOKING A FLIGHT TOMORROW AROUND NOON.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=around noon


Bill Holcomb took it in stride, like most of the travelers stranded at the airport.
A couple of flights were able to make it off the runways early this morning.
But the snow started falling faster than anyone expected, making it too risky to take off or land.
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SOT 12:23:40
IN Q=the visibility

((CAROLE KIVLIGHAN/STRANDED TRAVELER: THE VISIBILITY IS TOO LOW HERE TO GET OVER THE MOUNTAIN.))
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OUT Q=the mountain

quick natsound:snowplows
Virginia Department of Transportation crews knew it was coming.
They even borrowed extra equipment to make sure they could handle the load.
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SOT 14:01:15
IN Q=

((JEFF ECHOLS/VDOT:WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR SOMETHING AND KNOWING IT WAS USUALLY GOING TO COME SO THIS IS A GOOD TIME. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=GOOD TIME


V-DOT says its priority is keeping the interstates and primary routes clear.
But the fast-falling snow is covering the roads as soon as plows clear them.
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SOT 14:01:44
IN Q=as you

((JEFF ECHOLS: AS YOU TRAVEL AROUND YOU GOTTA BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU STOP. YOU CAN'T STOP REAL QUICKLY AND YOU HAVE A TENDENCY TO SLIDE. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=tendency to slide
LIVE=scott full
SUPER=22-Roanoke
(ad lib)


If you're heading out tonight and need to check road conditions, dissolve to vdot page V-DOT has a hotline you can call.
That number is 1-800-367-ROAD. valley metro
And if you're taking buses, Valley Metro is on a snow schedule.
To see if your route is running, call 982-0305.
double boxes Scott/Andrew


(toss to Andrew)

5-ANDREW-WX


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TOSS WITH SCOTT
(ad lib)
SUPER=@Andrew1;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
(andrew snow totals on wxpro)

FULL SCREEN/WXPRO
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
andrew/teresa double boxes
(AD LIB TOSS TO TERESA)



5-western-snow


ANCHOR=teresa
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Teresa Hamilton joins us now from the New River Valley where folks there are seeing anywhere from eight to ten inches.
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=22-Blacksburg;


That's right, Andrew. It's been coming down steady since around eight thirty this morning--
And, as you might imagine-- people were out early--making a bee line for those last minute essentials.
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IN Q=Dog food
SUPER=01-Mary Lipscomb/Floyd Co. Resident; :00 QUICK!!!!!
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :07
SUPER=01-Tim Atkinson/Wades Co-Manager; :15 QUICK!!!!!
SUPER=01-Ed Kirkman/Heavener Hardware Mgr.; :28
RUNS=:40
OUT Q=variety of birdseed.


((
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1:09:56
SOT
IN Q=Dog food

((MARY LIPSCOMB/FLOYD CO. RESIDENT:DOG FOOD, DIAPERS, AND JUST SOME SNACKS FOR HANGING AROUND THE HOUSE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=couple of days.


Mary Lipscomb wasn't the only last minute shopper--
At Wades in Blacksburg-- there was a line outside the door-- even BEFORE the store opened.
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SOT
IN Q=All the

((TIM ATKINSON/WADES CO-MANAGER: ALL THE PERSONNEL WE HAD WERE ON DUTY, THAT RUN THE REGISTER AND THE LINES WERE BACKING UP INTO THE AISLES.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=into the aisles.


They were out buying OTHER last minute essentials, too.
At Heavener Hardware-- shovels, sand and salt were in high demand.
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3:53:04
SOT
IN Q=We've

((ED KIRKMAN/HEAVENER HARDWARE MGR.: WE'VE ALSO HAD SOME CUSTOMERS FOR BATTERIES AND SOME OF THE CANNED GAS IN CASE POWER WOULD FAIL AND SOME WHO'VE REMEMBER THE BIRDS, SO WE'VE GOT SUET AND ALL KINDS OF VARIETIES OF BIRD SEED. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=bird seed.

))
LIVE=teresa full
SUPER=22-Blacksburg;
(Teresa-- ad lib about road conditions, here.)
double boxes TONYA/Teresa


5-Bedford-Escape


ANCHOR=Tonya
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In other news tonight-- it took three tries, but Bedford County authorities finally were able to nab a man who escaped from them TWICE in two hours.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Early this morning, Bedford city police attempted to arrest 18- year- old Richard Howard Busby at his Short Street apartment.
Busby broke away from the officers, but a tracking dog helped find him and take him into custody.
But when Busby was being booked at the sheriff's department, he took off again.
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SOT 16:56:48
IN Q=Mr. Busby went

((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: MR. BUSBY WENT OU AN UNSECURED DOOR WHILE THE JAILOR WAS PROCESSING HIM. CAME THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR OF THE JAIL AREA AND OUT A WOODEN DOOR THAT THE PUBLIC USES WHEN WE'RE TALKING TO THE VISITORS OUT IN FRONT HERE.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kent Robey/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=in front here.
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VO-NAT


Police arrested Busby around 10 a-m at his mother's home in Bedford.
He's charged with malicious wounding and felonious escape.
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5-Halifax-Shooting


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In South Boston-- police say a man shot and killed himself after shooting at police and setting his apartment on fire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston;


Early this morning police responded to a report of gunfire at Tanglewylde
(Tangle-wild) Apartments.


Officers say gunfire continued when they arrived, hitting three police vehicles.
The officers did NOT return fire, but finally had to act when they saw smoke coming out of the apartment.
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IN Q=we did have the

((JIM HALL/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF; WE DID HAVE THE RESCUE SQUAD AND FIRE DEPARTMENT ON STANDBY AT THAT TIME. I HAD TO MAKE THE CALL OF WHEN TO SEND IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT AND WHE I DID SEND IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT, I SENT IN POLICE OFFICERS WITH THE FIREMEN.))
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/South Boston Police Chief;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=with the firemen
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VO-NAT


As firefighters extinguished the fire, one of the police officers found the suspect, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
His name has not been released
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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The Governor-elect's cabinet is filling up-- coming up on NEWS-7 at FIVE-
we'll run down the latest list. (----------------)
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But first-- what happened aboard a United Airlines flight that was hit by major turbulence-- killing one person and injuring dozens.
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ANCHOR=Tonya

In tonight's health check report-- A new law in one state has some smokers fuming. That report and the Two Minute Ticker right after this break. cc sponsor
Comm Break#1


5-Tokyo-jet


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United Airlines says the seat belt sign was ON when severe turbulence struck a jumbo jetliner over the Pacific Ocean.
Passengers on the Japan-to-Hawaii flight report the sign was off.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan;


Sudden turbulence hit flight 8-2-6 sending it plunging one-thousand feet towards the ocean late last night.
One woman was killed and 102 passengers were injured.
The plane returned immediately to Tokyo following the incident.
Passengers say the turbulence was so violent it sent unbuckled people flying headfirst into the top of the plane.
Japan Airlines said nine of its flights passed the same area around the same time but none experienced turbulence. The National Transportation Safety Board in Washington, D.C. is conducting an investigation.
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5-Nichols


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Family members of victims killed in the Oklahoma bombing testified today in the sentencing phase of Terry Nichols trial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver;

2:00 feed--14:02
The government is pushing for the death penalty.
Last week the jury found Nichols guilty of conspiracy, as well as eight counts of involuntary manslaughter.
Nichols could be given the death sentence because of the conspiracy charge-- although many legal experts say its doubtful the jury will reccommend that sentence.
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5-Gilmore-Cabinet


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Republican Governor-elect Jim Gilmore is hinting strongly again that another Democrat will join his administration.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But all white Republicans were named today in his latest round of cabinet appointments.
A long-time Gilmore loyalist will assume oversight of state prisons and law enforcement.
Public Safety Secretary-designee Gary Aronholt worked for Gilmore in the Henrico prosecutor's office and in the Attorney General's office.
He's a former police officer.
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SOT 13:45:23
IN Q=And I chose

((GARY ARONHOLT/PUBLIC SAFETY SECRETARY-DESIGNEE: AND I CHOSE TO BECOME A POLICE OFFICER. I STARTED OUT ON THE STREETS. AND THAT WAS ONE OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE TIMES OF MY LIFE. IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO HELP.))
SUPER=01-Gary Aronholt/Public Safety Secretary-Designee;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=to help.
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VO-NAT


George Allen's Finance Secretary will keep his job under Gilmore.
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SOT 13:48:57
IN Q=From our

((RON TILLETT/FINANCE SECRETARY: FROM OUR BROAD-BASED ECONOMY TO OUR CONSERVATIVE DEBT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, VIRGINIA HAS BEEN, AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER THE BEST OF THE BEST NATIONALLY FOR IT'S FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT PRACTICES.))
SUPER=01-Ron Tillett/Finance Secretary;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=management practices.
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VO-NAT


A-B-C Board Chairwoman Anne Petera (pa-TEER-uh) takes over as the administration's record-keeper as Secretary of the Commonwealth.
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TALENT=Tonya
SS=ALLEN


George Allen's latest Secretary of Public Safety has taken a judgeship in Virginia Beach.
SS=TUCKER


So former Roanoke- based federal prosecutor and current Parole Board Chairman Monty Tucker will fill out the remaining two weeks of Trish West's term in the Cabinet.

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ANCHOR=Tonya
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They're taking a chapter from several other law enforcement agencies...
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VO-NAT


Now the Hill City wants YOU to help them track down criminals-- that story's next on NEWS-7 at FIVE.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-Crimestoppers


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It started in Albequerque 20- years ago, and now the Crimestoppers program has finally made its way to central Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Law enforcement personnel from nine jurisdictions kicked things off with a parade of sorts in Lynchburg this morning.
Local businesses have contributed nearly ten thousand dollars in reward money for callers who contribute tips to help solve crimes.
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SOT 23:21:41
IN Q=We know it's

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND BASED ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN THE NATION, IT'S BEEN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL. AND THE NUMBERS AS FAR AS ARRESTS AND PROPERTY RECOVERED AND DRUGS SEIZED IS JUST ASTRONOMICAL SO I'M SURE IT'S GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL HERE AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=here as well.
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VO-NAT


Wingfield says the area's recent string of 20-armed robberies will be the first crime the program highlights.
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health music under


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In tonight's Two Minute Ticker-- Roy has some basketball cancellations, thanks to Mother Nature--
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VO-NAT


Next on Health Check-- we'll introduce you to members of a Bedford County family, and the difference they have made in the lives of three children from the Dominican Republic.
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SOT 01:17:14
IN Q=It's a bonding for your family

((IT'S A BONDING FOR YOUR FAMILY THAT GOES BEYOND WORDS. THERE'S NO WAY TO TELL ANYBODY THE EXPERIENCES YOU GO THROUGH.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=you go through

health bump
Comm Break#3


5-Bird-Flu


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A mass slaughter of chickens in Hong Kong is taking place in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly bird flu that has killed four people and caused a public scare.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hong Kong; 10 am feed--10:03:26


Government teams are gassing more than one million chickens with carbon dioxide on family farms and at large commercial poultry producers. 10:04:36 Ducks and geese kept near chickens are also being killed for fear of cross-infection.
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SOT 10:04:06
IN Q=By getting

((CHAO LOI/URBAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT:BY GETTING RID OF THE BIRDS, WE GET RID OF THE SOURCE SO THIS WILL BE AN EFFECTIVE MEASURE DEALING WITH THE VIRUS AMONG THE PUBLIC))
SUPER=01-Chao Loi/Urban Services Dept;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=among the public.
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VO-NAT 10:04:52


Meanwhile, Hong Kong has another confirmed bird flu patient.
It's now infected at least 13 people in Hong Kong. Four cases have been fatal.
Health officials still don't know how the mysterious flu made the jump to humans, or if humans can transfer it one another.
There is still no vaccine-- but, the World Health Organization says none of the evidence suggests there will be a widespread epidemic.
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5-Seldane


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-54
GRAPHIC=prescription drugs


Allergy sufferers who use the popular drug Seldane will want to check out the latest relief on the market.
Today the Food and Drug Administration approved a safer alternative to one of the nation's most popular allergy drugs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape; (597-09)


After February first, you won't be able to buy Seldane--the makers are pulling it off the market.
But they're replacing it with Allegra.
The F-D-A proposed banning Seldane a year ago because of potentially deadly side effects.
Now that the F-D-A has approved Allegra the company is complying with the ban.
Allegra-D will also be sold--it contains an added decongestant to the nonsedating antihistamine.
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5-Children-Surgery


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NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-53
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For three children from the Dominican Republic, the road to a better life carried them to central and western Virginia, and the medical care they couldn't receive at home.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Three times since 1992, Patty, Ed Stanley and their children have welcomed young patients into the family, while the visitors received medical care at Virginia Baptist Hospital, and Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital.
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SOT
IN Q=When you see

((PATTY STANLEY: WHEN YOU SEE THOSE SWEET LITTLE FACES, YOU CAN'T... IT'S HARD TO TURN THEM DOWN AND WE'VE REALLY BEEN BLESSED ALL THREE TIMES. OUR KIDS HAVE COME THROUGH SO WONDERFUL.)) ((ED STANLEY: GOD HAS GIVEN ME FIVE HEALTHY CHILDREN AND SO FAR I HAVE THE THREE HEALTHY GRANDCHILDREN AND I JUST WANT TO DO THIS TO PAY HIM BACK FOR WHAT HE HAS GIVEN ME.))
SUPER=07-Patty Stanley; :00
SUPER=07-Ed Stanley; :13
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=has given me.
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VO-NAT


The children were brought to Virginia by the group Medical Care for Children.
The hospitals, doctors, and other supporters volunteered their services.
In November, the last of the children returned to her home in the Dominican Republic with hope for a normal life.
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5-Smoking


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-55
GRAPHIC=kicking the habit

If the U-S wants to reach its goal of reducing the number of smoking Americans to 15-percent by the year 2000, many smokers are going to have to quit and soon.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says nearly one-in-four American adults continued to smoke in 19-95.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;

But 19-98 could change that--as the nations most populous state takes another step towards banning smoking.
California will outlaw the habit in 25-thousand bars.
It's already prohibited in the workplace and restaurants.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Tonya


Time now for sports-- and with it being so frosty outside, Roy's talking hockey. Hi Roy.

S5-Express


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GRAPHIC=Two Minute Ticker


Thank you and welcome to this snowy day of the two minute ticker.
SS=Roanoke Express


The Roanoke Express made a statement this weekend. Playing 3 nights in a row, Roanoke picked up 5 out of a possible 6 points by beating the Hampton Road Admirals last night at the Roundhouse 3 to 1.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express Vs Admirals; :


Express Goalie Dave Gagnon getting the start in the net for last night's game.
In the first minute of the first period the Admirals would get on the board. Ron Majic picks up the loose puck from behind the net and bangs it in to make it 1 to nothing Hampton.
But 30 seconds later the Express comes right back. Pete Brearly centers the puck to Kelly Hollingshead who scores the goal to tie the game at one to one in the first.
After a Chris Lipsett goal in the second, The Admirals were forced to
SUPER=38-Roanoke/3/Hampton/1/;pull their goalie and Tim Christan gets the

pass and puts home the empty netter and the Express beats the Admirals 3 to 1.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


With the win, The Express remained in third place in the northeast Division but moved to within a point of the second place Admirals.
Richmond leads the Division two points ahead of Hampton.

S5-NHL


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The National Hockey league says it will review a videotape of Tomas Sandstrom's hit on St. Louis Blues star Brett Hull.
The 8-time all star was hurt Saturday night when Sandstrom struck Hull on the left hand with his stick.
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IN Q="Slashes like...

((CRAIG CONROY/BLUES CENTER: ))
SUPER=01-Craig Conroy/Blues Center; :00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=.....for that."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Hull had surgery on his broken hand yesterday and he could miss as many as six weeks. The Blues contend that Sandstrom should be disciplined for the hit.

S5-Hoops


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WRITER=Roy
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GRAPHIC=NationsBank Logo


The final round of the NationsBank Holiday Hoops tournament has been postponed. And tournament Officials hope to get the games in tomorrow.
William Fleming and Cave Spring will play for the championship at 7 oclock.
In the consolation games, Floyd County and William Byrd hook up at three and Salem Faces Glenvar at 5:15.
More Sports at Six-- see you then.

5-nat'l-snow


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-H
GRAPHIC=snow


The Commonwealth isn't alone in the snow department....today, the winter storm dropped snow in many other places.
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VO-NAT 10:30:45
SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN;


Up to four inches of the white stuff fell throughout Tennessee-- more snow is expected tomorrow mainly in the mountains.
SUPER=03-Atlanta; 11:03:11


In Atlanta, more than two inches-- and a lot of dangerous ice began the morning-- but the rest of the day was simply gray and wet.
SUPER=03-Albuquerque, NM; 10:20:11


And this may look like the Antarctic-- but after several days of snow, the sun finally made a bright appearance in New Mexico.
Even the livestock looked cold.
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5-robin


ANCHOR=Tonya
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Sledding may be on the agenda for many people in SOuthwest and Central Virginia tonight and tomorrow- and for one last check on the weather-- here's Robin for what we should expect later tonight... (( MCU/Robin Weather Center
WXPRO/FULL LATEST RADAR
MCU/Robin Wrap Up and toss to Tonya ))
ANCHOR=Tonya
SS=winter wx


If you are planning to drive tonight or tomorrow, the Virginia Department of Transportation suggests you check out the status of the roads before you start travelling. dissolve to VDOT
Again V-DOT's phone number for road conditions is 1-800-367-Road.
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ANCHOR=Tonya
SS=NONE


We'll be here all night monitoring the storm so stick with us-- thanks for watching NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Stay warm, goodnight.