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It's a big one alright... not quite a foot of snow... YET, but it's not over yet, either!
On NEWS-7 at SIX in just a moment, we're ready with a series of LIVE reports for you.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we've got the touching story of three children from the Dominican Republic who have found the medical help they need right here in the Roanoke Valley.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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In sports, Martina Hingis receives an honor from the A-P Steve Mason has a report on Alltell Stadium the site of the Gator Bowl.
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And the N-b-A is looking into a fight last night between Philadelphia and Sacramento.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
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Warnings are still in effect for this winter storm, but thhe bulk of the snow has already fallen. A windy forecast is just ahead.

Winter-storm


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-80
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Traveling in treacherous this hour throughout Southwest and Central Virginia as the region deals with its first major snowstorm of the season.
Anywhere from four to 11 inches of snow have fallen making vehicular travel dangerous.
V-DOT says Interstate 81 near Roanoke is hazardous.
Things are even worse on Route 220- south of Roanoke near the Franklin-Roanoke County lines.
Motorists heading that way should expect a three- hour delay because of accidents.
Double Boxes=Keith/Scott MICROWAVE


Scott Goldberg has been monitoring the traveling situation and he checks in now from the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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Carole Kivlighan was like most travelers.
They knew the snow meant cancelled flights.
So they put on their best faces and got ready for a long night in Roanoke.
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Early this morning city crews and the Virginia department of Transportation were preparing for the worst.
By noon the snow was falling fast, and crews knew that meant they'd earn their money today.
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Wet snow and slush made a slippery mixture on the roads. I-81 wreck
This accident happened on Interstate-81 between Roanoke and Salem.
V-DOT says it's doing its best to clear interstates and primary roads.
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LIVE-Weather

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western-Snow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


The New River Valley clearly a resembles a "winter wonderland".
There anywhere from eight to ten inches is on the ground.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us from Blacksburg-- where the snow is beginning to taper off.
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Keith, the snow may be tapering off but it's still very cold.
And, the roads are treacherous-- both primary and secondary.
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((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER:CERTAINLY WE HAVE ALL OF OUR PEOPLE OUT, THEY SPLIT AND WORK 12 HOUR SHIFTS, WE HAVE 120 PEOPLE.))
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VDOT has also hired outside help-- to assist in clearing the roads.
Right now-- even Route 460 is snow covered and slick.
Marvin Caldwell is one of the contract workers-- hired by VDOT.
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((MARVIN CALDWELL/CONTRACT WORKER:IT'S SLICK, IT'S REAL BAD WHERE I'M AT, YOU KNOW, ON THE EXCHANGE BETWEEN 114 AND BLACKSBURG, PRICES FORK, IT'S BAD. ))
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It's no easier for folks trying to clear their driveways and sidewalks.
At Heavener Hardware-- sand, salt and shovels were in demand.
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((ED KIRKMAN/HEAVENER HARDWARE MGR.:YOU DO HAVE SOME THAT HAVE THE METAL STRIPS HERE AND THE REINFORCING IN THE BACK, THAT'S ALWAYS A GOOD CHOICE BECAUSE IT WILL LAST YOU LONGER. ))
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There were also those shopping with a lighter theme in mind.
Although the snow is a headache for many-- it's also a source of fun.
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((JASON DEANE/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: OH, DEFINITELY, DEFINITELY, I'VE LIVED HERE FOR A FEW YEARS SO I'M USED TO GETTING SOME SNOW BUT I THINK THIS ONE IS GOING TO BE AS GOOD AS WE'VE GOTTEN. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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A man from South Boston apparently killed himself after firing at police. We'll have that story next,
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And then we'll see how some local families are trying to make life easier for sick children and their parents.
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Halifax-Shooting


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=Shooting


South Boston police say a man charged with carrying a concealed weapon during an early morning traffic stop, went home and started shooting.
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Police were called to Tanglewylde (tangle-wild) Apartments, where gunfire was coming from 31-year old Malcolm Sherwood Young's residence.
Chief Jim Hall says Young told officials over the phone he would shoot any officer that came near him.
Police tried to wait him out, but finally had to enter the building when Young's apartment started burning.
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((JIM HALL/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF; WHEN I ARRIVED AT THE SCENE, SMOKE WAS COMING FROM THE APARTMENT AND WE DID HAVE THE RESCUE SQUAD AND FIRE DEPARTMENT ON STANDBY AT THE TIME. I HAD TO MAKE THE CALL OF WHEN TO SEND IN THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ))
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When police and firefighters went in, they found Young dead from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound.
No one else was injured, four cars and a house were hit by gunfire.
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Bedford-Escape


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-78
GRAPHIC=NONE


The third time was the charm for Bedford County authorities in their attempt to get their hands on a suspected felon.
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18- year- old Richard Howard Busby was wanted on a malicious wounding charge in the city of Bedford.
He escaped from officers who tried to arrest him early this morning, but was recaptured.
Then when Busby was being booked at the sheriff's department, he slipped away again.
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((LT. KENT ROBEY/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT WAS BASICALLY HE WAS GRABBING DOORS TO SEE WHAT WAS UNLOCKED, WHILE THE JAILOR WAS BACK GETTING HIS PERSONAL BELONGINGS PROCESSED AND HE MADE HIS WAY OUT, OUT THE FRONT DOOR.))
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This time Busby was able to elude authorities for about seven hours.
They finally caught up with him at his mother's home, near the site of his first escape.
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Children-Surgery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Children's Health


Living in the United States, we often take the quality of our medical care for granted.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has the story of three children from the Dominican Republic... who travelled to Virginia for surgery and a new start.
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((Three- year- old Arlim Guerrerro came to western Virginia for the medical care she couldn't receive at home.
She was suffering from Hirschsprung's disease, a life- threatening intestinal disorder.
In May, Arlim moved in with Bedford County residents Patty and Ed Stanley and their children.
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((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.))
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Arlim wasn't the first child the Stanleys welcomed into their family.
Five year-old Julie came in 1992.
Eight- year- old Eurys followed a year later.
and then Arlim...
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The Stanleys say they don't deserve the credit for the childrens' success. They praise the group Medical Care for Children, Virginia Baptist and Carilion Hospitals, doctors, nurses and other volunteers.
And with the support of other families, they hope more children like Arlim will return to their homes with hope for a better life.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
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Investors looking for year end bargains helped boost the stock market today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW gained 113 points to close at 77-hundred-92.
NASDAQ gained 26.
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Gilmore-Cabinet


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Governor- elect Jim Gilmore is three secretaries closer to a cabinet.
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VO-NAT
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Gilmore's second round of appointees is less diverse than his first.
All three named today are all Republicans.
The Public Safety Secretary- Designee was Gilmore's assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Henrico County -- and his Deputy Assistant Attorney General in that office's criminal division.
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((WE RESTORED TRUTH IN SENTENCING. WE DID AWAY WITH PAROLE. WE CAME UP WITH BIFURCATED TRIALS. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT, GOVERNOR, I THANK YOU FOR THE TRUST THAT YOU'VE PLACED IN ME. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU WITH ALL THE DEDICATION AND SKILL AND ABILITY THAT I HAVE.))
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Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Chairwoman Anne Petera (pa-TEER-uh) will take over as Secretary of the Commonwealth.
And George Allen's second Finance Secretary -- Ron Tillett -- will keep the job under Gilmore.
Tillett has been helping Gilmore decide if he under- estimated the cost of the "no car tax" plan during his campaign.
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((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: AND WE ARE LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS RIGHT NOW TO DETERMINE WHETHER THAT WILL BE THE CASE.))
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Gilmore says even if the tax cut costs more -- he's committed to making it happen.
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Former U-S Attorney Monty Tucker will fill out the final two weeks of George Allen's term as Public Safety Secretary.
Tucker is also chairman of the state Parole Board.
He replaces Trish West -- who got a judgeship in Virginia Beach.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
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And coming up, A U-V-A soccer player is turning pro the NationsBank Holiday Hoops tournament is postponed.
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And Steve Mason will show you the ends and outs of Alltell Stadium the site of the Gator Bowl match up between Virginia Tech and North Carolina.
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S-Web


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF97-2
GRAPHIC=GATOR BOWL W/ HELMETS


Alltell Stadium is the site of the Gator bowl. It's also the home of the NFL jacksonville jaguars. And while the Hokies are already there, jacksonville journey full Steve mason explains in this edition of Journey to Jacksonville that some fans might have seen the stadium first.
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((In the Toyota gator Bowl committee's pursuit of rolling out the Red Carpet for the Virginia Tech football team; it has also given the fans the royal treatment. A two year old Gator Bowl web page consisting of a layout of Alltell Stadium provides everything from a parking map to Cyber park; a sub-file that shows the fan where; his or her section is.)) ((:)) ((The elaborate page covers just about every nook and cranny of the 141 million dollar Stadium; which seats over 73 thousand. While the web page practically puts you on the 50 yard; there's nothing like being there in person.)) ((:)) ((:)) (( The web page; which is updated by volunteers; seems to continue the foundation of excellence this bowl is building.)) ((:)) STEVE MASON:THE OLD CLICHE; YOU CAN'T PLEASE EVERYONE DOES RELATE TO THE GATOR BOWL WEB PAGE. SOME FANS HAVE WONDERED ..WHY CAN'T YOU ORDER TICKETS OFF IT. GATOR BOWL OFFICIALS SAY THAT'S NOT IN THE UPGRADING PLANS ANYTIME SOON. STEVE MASON, NEWS 7 SPORTS.))
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Full Screen Web page graphic
You can find a link to the Gator Bowl page in the Web Watch section of the WDBJ-7 Internet Home page.
ANCHOR=Roy
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Steve Mason and Photographer Greg Moore are in Jacksonville and they will begin live reports tomorrow at 5 and 6.

S-Holiday


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NationsBank Logo


Area high school basketball fans will have to wait one more day for the final round of the NationsBank Holiday Hoops tournament.
The tournament has been rescheduled for tomorrow night at the Salem Civic Center.
William Fleming and Cave Spring play for the championship at 7 oclock Floyd County plays William Byrd at three and Salem faces Glenvar at 5:15.

S-Brawl


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The N-B-A has issued fines and suspensions after a fight during the Philadelphia and Sacramento game last night.
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Philly's Derrick Coleman and the Kings Corliss Williamson slugged it out in front of the scorers table after elbows and forearms were thrown under the basket.
Nobody left the benches but teammates who were in the game including Olden Polynice and Allen Iverson moved in to break up the pair.
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Williamson was fined 15-thousand dollars and suspended for three games and Coleman was fined 10-thousand dollars and suspended for two games.

S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


The University of Virginia is losing soccer star Ben Olsen.
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The junior midfielder has decided to give up his final year of eligibility and turn pro signing a contract with Major League Soccer through Project 40.
That means that Olsen will assigned to a M-L-S franchise which has not yet been determined.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Olsen led the nation in scoring with 54 points on 19 goals and 16 assists. He was named the National Player of the year by Soccer News.
Olsen was all A-C-C for two straight years and he was also selected as a first team all American by the National soccer Coaches Association of America.

S-Hingis


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-18
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


The top female tennis player is also the A-P's Female athlete of the year.
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Martina Hingis wins this years award after winning three grand slams and finishing 75 and 5 for the year.
The 17 year old Hingis won the Australian open and later reached the French open finals after suffering a knee injury.
Hingis also won Wimbledon and the U-S Open.
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