Western Virginia is on the move again.
Snow plows have cleared away much of the icy mess left by yesterday's winter
While many neighborhood streets are still covered with snow and ice, the
main roads are greeting drivers with dry pavement.
Double Boxes=Melanie & Joe/Microwave
Joe Dashiell is in Roanoke this morning... where traffic is moving and
residents are scraping their sidewalks clean.
Melanie... traffic is moving well here on Interstate 5-81... and we're told
on Interstates 81 and 77 as well.
IN fact, we started this day in much better shape than we might have
expected... considering the amount of snow that fell yesterday.
IN Q=For those who had to be out
SUPER=07-Connie Bailey; :
SUPER=07-Bob Anderson; :
OUT Q=going on.
((For those who had to be out and on the road, driving was a challenge
But most people heeded the warnings and stayed home... giving snow plows,
both public and private, a chance to do their jobs.
It was a long night for West Virginia resident Connie Bailey and his
They spent the night at the Roanoke Regional Airport waiting on a relative
whose arrival was delayed by the storm.
IN Q=It's just one of those
((IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU CAN'T CONTROL, SO YOU JUST SIT AND WAIT IT
OUT Q=wait it out.
But by daybreak, the interstates and major roads were clear of snow...
Children were taking advantage of a snowy hillside... and the front lines
of the fight had shifted to the neighborhood streets and sidewalks still
covered with snow.
IN Q=I think we're very lucky
OUT Q=going on. ))
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The blanket of snow that covered the New River Valley continues to keep
folks there moving at a slower pace.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us live from Blacksburg with an update on local road
Melanie, it was definitely a good night for V-DOT crews who, at least in
this area, are actually moving along quicker than expected.
IN Q=It was
SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT Resident Engineer; :00 quick
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :07
OUT Q=secondary roads.
IN Q=It was
((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER:IT WAS AVERY GOOD EVENING, WE DIDN'T HAVE
ANY MAJOR EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWNS AND EVERYTHING WORKED REAL SMOOTH. ))
OUT Q=real smooth.
Warmer temperatures than expected also worked to VDOT's advantage.
At this hour-- the primary roads, such as Interstate 81 and Route 460 are in
IN Q=There are
((THERE ARE GOING TO BE PLACES WHERE SNOW IS GOING TO BE BLOWING BACK ACROSS
THE ROAD, IT MIGHT HAVE A FEW ICY SPOTS BUT THEY'RE CLEAR AND WILL STAY CLEAR.
OUT Q=stay clear.
Warmer temperatures overnight also helped crews tackle quite a few side
roads, as well.
Right now, VDOT has already went over nearly 50- percent of the secondary
roads in Montgomery, Giles and Pulaski Counties.
((DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY-- WE'LL GET OVER ALL OF THE SECONDARY ROADS AT
LEAST ONCE AND START THE SECOND PASS AND THEN THIS EVENING WE HOPE TO GET STONE
ON ALL THE SECONDARY ROADS. ))
OUT Q=secondary roads.
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Microwave
The manager of a Clifton Forge car dealership has been found guilty of
selling cars without a title.
In court yesterday, Dave Mann was convicted on two counts of failing to
obtain a title.
He was also found guilty of improperly using temporary and dealer plates.
All of the convictions are misdemeanors.
Mann was fined a total of 18-hundred dollars.
One-third of the fine was suspended, on the condition one of the customers
involved gets his title by January 16th.
Governor- elect Jim Gilmore expanded his cabinet with three more appointees
Gilmore's second round of appointees is less diverse than his first.
All three named yesterday are 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.
IN Q=We restored
((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.))
SUPER=01-Gary Aronholt/Public Safety Secretary-Designee;
OUT Q=I have.
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.
IN Q=And we are
((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: AND WE ARE LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS RIGHT NOW TO
DETERMINE WHETHER THAT WILL BE THE CASE.))
OUT Q=the case.
Gilmore says even if the tax cut costs more -- he's committed to making it
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.
In Indiana, a former nurse who was on duty when dozens of hospital patients
mysteriously died, is in custody this afternoon.
Orville Lynn Majors is officially charged with killing six of those
He also is a suspect in as many as 100 other hospital deaths.
Drew Levinson reports.
SUPER=03-Terre Haute, IN; :00
SUPER=10-Orville Lynn Majors/Defendant/Sept. 14, 1995; :45
SUPER=01-Charles Ellis/Indiana State Police; 1:08
SUPER=01-Richard Marshall/Victim's Son; 1:18
SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:30 (no SU)
OUT Q=cbs news,detroit.
FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS POLICE THOUGHT ORVILLE LYNN MAJORS WAS
RESPONSIBLE FOR SCORES OF DEATHS AT A WESTERN INDIANA HOSPITAL-MONDAY THEY
CHARGED HIM WITH SIX COUNTS OF MURDER.
(NATSOUND LEAVING POLICE STATION)
"Still say you're innocent Lynn? Yes."
THE ONE-TIME NURSE IS ACCUSED OF KILLING PATIENTS AT THE FORMER
VERMILLION COUNTY HOSPITAL NEAR TERRE HAUTE.
THOUGH HE'S NOW CHARGED WITH ONLY THESE MURDERS, HOSPITAL
ADMINISTRATORS SAY DURING A TWO YEAR PERIOD HE WAS PRESENT AT 130 OF THE 147
DEATHS AT THE FACILITY.
MAJORS WAS SUSPENDED MAJORS IN 1995 AFTER INVESTIGATORS DISCOVERED
THE DEATH RATE HAD TRIPLED ON THE INTENSIVE CARE WARD WHERE HE WORKED.
SINCE THE BEGINNING MAJORS CLAIMED HE HAD NOTHING TO DO
WITH THE DEATHS-THIS WAS MAJORS DURING AN 1995 INTERVIEW ON CBS'S 48 HOURS.
(SOT ORVILLE LYNN MAJORS, DEFENDANT, SEPT. 14, 1995, COURTESY CBS NEWS/48
"I like life, I like people, I like caring for people.
Not to the point where you would think of the most merciful thing being to
help what was inevitable?
Absolutely not. I would never do anything to shorten anyone's life,
I'm not God."
(NATSOUND EXHUMING BODY)
DURING THE ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR INVESTIGATION, AUTHORITIES
EXHUMED AND PERFORMED AUTOPSIES ON 15 PATIENTS WHO DIED DURING THE 22-MONTH
(SOT, CHARLES ELLISS (correct), INDIANA STATE POLICE, "IT JUST TOOK TIME TO
PUT THIS TOGETHER WITH ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED AND EVERYTHING. IT JUST TAKES
MAJORS' ARREST DREDGED UP PAINFUL MEMORIES FOR RELATIVES OF THOSE
WHO DIED AT THE HOSPITAL DURING THE TIME IN QUESTION.
(SOT, RICHARD MARSHALL, VICTIM'S SON. )
"There's really nothing they can do to him. He's destroyed a lot
of lives. If he's found guilty, the state of Indiana's not going to do
MAJORS IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND UNTIL HIS COURT HEARING TUESDAY. DREW
LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.))
In Hong Kong today, the massive slaughter of more than a million chickens is
taking longer than expected.
The entire chicken population is being destroyed in attempts to prevent new
cases of the bird flu.
The world health organization is trying to calm worries over the mysterious
It says none of the evidence suggests there will be a widespread
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
Researchers may be on the trail of a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.
Scientists at the University of Michigan injected guinea pigs with genes from
The rodents ended up protected from the infection.
Researchers say if the vaccine can be tested in non-human primates within a
year and is successful, human tests could begin a year after that.
Ebola drew worldwide attention in 19-95 when close to 250 people died from
the disease in the former Zaire.
Some standard medical procedures we take for granted, let alone cutting edge
technology, do not exist in most developing countries.
Some patients from those countries, who are lucky enough to find help,
travel to the U-S for medical attention.
Joe Dashiell shares the story of three children from the Dominican Republic
who came to western Virginia.
IN Q=Three- year- old Arlim Guerrerro
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :10
SUPER=07-Patty Stanley; :16
SUPER=07-Ed Stanley; :27
SUPER=01-Dr. Clint Cavett/Pediatric Surgeon; :52
OUT Q=JD News 7
((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
In May, Arlim moved in with Bedford County residents Patty and Ed Stanley
and their children.
IN Q=When you see those sweet little face
((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.))
OUT Q=what he has given me.
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...
IN Q=To get to know her
OUT Q=take for granted.
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))
Most people do NOT eat the daily recommended five servings of fruits and
A California Hospital -is trying to change that trend-- by teaching children
healthy eating now-- for a healthier future.
Diana Penna reports.
SUPER=01-Denise Jarman/Third-Grader; :15
SUPER=01-Linda Babin/Marshall Hospital;:48
SUPER=01-Diana Penna/Reporting; :58 (no SU)
OUT Q=I'm Diana Penna
((THESE KIDS ARE DANCIN' AND SMILIN' -- ABOUT-- YOU'RE NOT GONNA BELIEVE
EATING FRUITS VEGETABLES...
NAT: DO YOU THINK YOU'LL BE STRONGER? YEAH.
SOT: DENISE JARMAN/THIRD-GRADER
THEY MAKE ME RUN FASTER AND MAKE ME STRONGER
NAT: THE KIDS ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME!
MARSHALL HOSPITAL IS WORKING WITH MORE THAN 5-HUNDRED THIRD-GRADERS -- AS YOU
USING CREATIVE WAYS TO GET KIDS TO HAVE THEIR FIVE SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND
VEGETABLES A DAY IS WORKING. SOME OF THE FAVORITES MAY SURPRISE YOU!
NAT: I MOSTLY LIKE THE GRAPES WITH CREAM CHEESE!
NAT: I EAT A LOT OF CARROTS.
PROBLEM IS... THESE KIDS ARE THE HEALTHY FEW. MORE THAN 50-PERCENT OF CHILDREN
ACROSS THE COUNTRY DON'T GET THEIR FIVE A DAY!
SOT: LINDA BABIN/MARSHALL HOSPITAL
IT'S OUR LIFESTYLE... OUR FAST FOOD LIFESTYLE-- WORKING PARENTS-- A VARIETY OF
THINGS MARKETING OF FOODS THAT ALL SAY THEY HAVE FRUIT IN THEM BUT THEY DON'T
HAVE ANY FRUIT IN THEM.
PROGRAMS LIKE THIS ARE CHANGING BAD HABITS...
THESE KIDS WON THEIR WEEK-LONG CHALLENGE ... MANY WILL MAKE HEALTHY EATING
SOMETHING THEY DO FOR A LIFETIME.
DIANA PENNA FOR CBS NEWS.))
In the Big Apple, timing is everything -- even in avoiding disaster.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;
The upper floors of a vacant six-story building collapsed this
morning in New York City's Times Square.
No was was injured as debris rained down on the area.
But a city spokesman says if it had happened two days from now -- during the
annual New Year's Eve celebration -- a lot of people would have been hurt.
A television commercial being blamed for copycat deaths has been banned from
New Zealand television.
The commercial shows two rugby stars jumping off a water fall, south of
Auckland in pursuit of a can of juice.
SUPER=03-New Zealand/December 26;
Three people have jumped to their deaths from the waterfall since Christmas
Eve, apparently imitating the commercial.
The Beverage Company had refused to take the commercial off the air, despite
a petition drive.
If you've ever thought of making a citizen's arrest, a new program in
Lynchburg could be a step in that direction... and it could also put some extra
money in your pocket.
Law enforcement personnel from nine jurisdictions helped kick off the
Lynchburg area's first Crimestoppers program.
Citizens can phone in tips to help solve crimes while remaining anonymous.
There will also be cash rewards of up to a thousand dollars.
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
OUT Q=here as well.
Wingfield says the area's recent string of twenty armed robberies will be
the first case publicized by the Crimestoppers program.
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Once again the Nationsbank Holiday Hoops classic is postponed.
The final round of play is now set for tomorrow at the Salem Civic Center.
Floyd County takes on William Byrd at noon.
Salem faces Glenvar at 2 and William Fleming and Cave Spring play for the
title at 4.
N-B-A legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (----------------)
faces charges in an alleged parking lot dispute.
A California man says he was attacked by the former Laker center in April
when Jabbar pushed his face against a plate glass window and then shoved him to
The 50- year- old Jabbar is charged with single counts of Misdemeanor
battery and false imprisonment.
The N-B-A has issued fines and suspensions after a fight during the
Philadelphia and Sacramento game Sunday night.
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
Nobody left the benches but teammates who were in the game including Olden
Polynice and Allen Iverson moved in to break up the pair.
Williamson was fined 15-thousand dollars and suspended for three games and
Coleman was fined 10-thousand dollars and suspended for two games.
The Bowl season continued last night as West Virginia of the Big East and
A-C-C member Georgia Tech hooked up in the Carquest Bowl.
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/WTBS; :
The Yellow jackets would get on the board on their first possession of the
first quarter when fullback Ed Wilder bulled over from the 2 to make it 7 to
But West Virginia came right back on its possession capping a drive when
Amos Zereoue (Zeraway) goes outside and scores from the 20 yard line to tie it
Georgia Tech would take the lead again in the first quarter when
SUPER=36-Georgia Tech/35/West Virginia/30/;quarterback Joe Hamilton calls his
number on the draw and scores from 30 yards out and Georgia Tech goes on to win
it 35 to 30.
The Virginia Cavaliers bounced back yesterday afternoon in the Rainbow
Classic in Honolulu.
Curtis Staples scored 17.
Norman Nolan scored a game high 24 as Virginia beat Brigham Young 72 to 54.