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The combination of wet snow, rain and more snow adds up to power outages, flooding AND slippery roads.
The latest on all that coming your way on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a look at just ONE of the cultural institutions in our area that may suffer from Governor Gilmore's attempt to cover the cost of the car tax cut.
WX-Head
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All this water laying around for a quick freeze tonight then a huge meltdown tomorrow. open
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NRV-Snow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-
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This latest winter storm has turned into double trouble for the New River Valley.
Many roads are still snow covered and nearly 20- thousand homes are without electricity.
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Teresa Hamilton joins us live from Blacksburg with the latest information.
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Keith-- crews have been brought in from surrounding states to help AEP restore power here in the New River Valley-- which is pretty much been paralyzed by this latest blast of winter weather.
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((TAMMY LAFON/GILES CO. RESIDENT:PITIFUL AND NOT FUN, IT'S BEEN DEVASTATING. ))
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Tammy LaFon is one of the thousands struggling to care for loved ones without electricity.
But home owners aren't the only ones coping with the wintry weather.
Numerous businesses in Giles County were also affected--
Businesses-- like the Foodland grocery store-- in Richcreek which was forced to close down.
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((KELLY JEWELL/FOODLAND MANAGER:OH, YEAH, WE'VE PULLED ALL OF OUR MEAT, ALL OF OUR ICE CREAM ANYTHING CAN GO BAD, GOT THE DOOR OPEN SO THAT SOME OF THE AIR WILL MAYBE GO IN THERE AND KEEP IT COOL. ))
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In the meantime- American Electric Power is working to restore power.
Crews from as far away as Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Ohio have been brought in to help.
The heavy snow and ice that fell for hours was simply more than a lot of power lines could handle.
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((REPORTER SPEAKS:DO YOU ANTICIPATE BEING HERE THROUGH THE NIGHT? OH, YEAH, PROBABLY TOMORROW, TOO. ))
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(Were road crews able to make any headway today?)




Other-Storm


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


Several hundred customers of the Craig-Botetourt Electric Co-op and American Electric Power are without power at this hour.
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Most of A-E-P's customers are in the Eagle Rock community.
Officials say it could be Friday before electricity is restored.
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In Roanoke, flooding along the Roanoke River was a concern.
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((BILL CLARK/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR; THE LAST WORD I HAD AND DON'T KNOW IF IT IS THE LATEST WORD, WAS THAT THE RIVER ITSELF WOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM. IT HAD GROWTH CAPABILITY IN IT FROM THE STANDPOINT OF BEING ABLE TO HANDLE MORE RUNOFF.))
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Clark says the city is ready for tonight's below freezing temperatures.
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((CLARK; WE WILL HAVE CREWS ON OVERNIGHT WITH SALT CAPABILITY AND THEY WILL BE MINDFUL OF AND LOOKING OUT FOR THOSE ISOLATED LOCATIONS WHERE WE STILL HAVE WATER IN THE STREETS THAT MIGHT FREEZE UP.))
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State-Emergency


ANCHOR=Keith
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Governor Jim Gilmore has declared a statewide state of emergency.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THERE'S BEEN IN SOME PLACES AS MUCH AS 20 INCHES OF SNOW. IT'S IMPEDING THE ABILITY OF THE PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TO GET AROUND TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOMES. TO BE ABLE TO GET EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT. SO I HAVE ISSUED AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL ORDER TO PLACE THE NATIONAL GUARD ON STANDBY, TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY, SO THAT THEY CAN BE ACTIVATED AS NECESSARY IN THE SOUTHWEST TO PROTECT LIVES.))
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Emergency operations officials are blaming the storm for one death -- a Tazewell County asthma patient could NOT get to the hospital for treatment because of snow.
State officials say they're hoping for a slow melt instead of a fast melt to decrease flooding.

WV-power


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There's also a state of emergency in parts of West Virginia.
The winter storm brought down trees-- and power lines there.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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(( The drive into west Virginia gives an idea of the mess-- immediately after crossing the state line on I-64, traffic narrows from 2 lanes to one.
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((JIM CHILDERS/GREENBRIER COUNTY HIGHWAYS: IN SOME PARTS OF THE COUNTY, WE HAVE PROBABLY 17-18 INCHES OF SNOW, IN OTHER PARTS, WE HAVE MAYBE 30 INCHES. ))
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And that means snapped phone and power lines-- Greenbrier County began losing power overnight, and by daybreak-- 10,000 homes, businesses, and traffic signals were dark.
Rudy Holbrook keeps track of emergency services in the county-- now that primary roads are clear-- he's worried about the thaw.
He's having bad memories of the flood of two years ago.
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((RUDY HOLBROOK/GREENBRIER COUNTY EMERGENCY COORDINATOR: SO I DON'T THINK WE HAVE ANOTHER 96 COMING-- I HOPE NOT ANYHOW.))
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Too much water wasn't the problem at a dairy barn north of Lewisburg-- That's where a fire broke out this morning, and rescue crews found the going tough.
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((Ralph Boone/Frankford Fire Chief: THE ROAD WAS A LITTLE TREACHEROUS, GETTING UP HERE, IT HADN'T BEEN PLOWED. THE TRUCKS WERE CHAINED, WE HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE GETTING HERE. IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME WITH CHAINS, OF COURSE, IN A STORM LIKE THIS.))
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At least the Greenbrier Valley airport is up and running--
It's ready to welcome tourists headed to the Greenbrier resort to enjoy the winter landscape.
So SOME of the snow will be put to good use.
AF, news 7, GB county, WV.))
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Right now, there are still 7500 families without power in Greenbrier County.
AEP, and West Virginia Power estimate in some spots, power won't be restored until Saturday.

Lake-Level


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The water's been rising at Smith Mountain Lake.
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A-E-P says the lake will end up about a foot over full pond, from all the stormwater runoff.
That might be a nuisance for some boat owners, but officials say it shouldn't cause any serious flooding.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Goodyear voters are trying to determine their new schedules. We'll have that in a moment.
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and the Martinsville Museum of Natural History is learning what one Governor giveth, another can take away.
We'll have reaction from former Governor Allen as Jim Gilmore proposes funding cuts for some pet projects.
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M'ville-Museum


ANCHOR=Keith
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Every storm cloud has a silver lining.
Today, board members of the Virginia Museum of Natural History tried to find theirs.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M PREPARED AT THIS POINT TO LOOK AHEAD TO THE FUTURE, ONCE WE SEE A COMPLETE PLAN, AND THEN WE'LL KNOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH MONEY NEEDS TO BE PUT INTO THE FUTURE.))
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If George Allen was the budget Santa Claus, Jim Gilmore turned out to be the Grinch for Martinsville.
The 10 million dollars Allen giveth for a new Museum of Natural History -- Jim Gilmore taketh away to pay for his tax cut.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WAS SURPRISED BY THAT IN THAT THE LOGIC BEING THAT IT NEEDED TO BE STUDIED FURTHER...SOME CONCERN ON THE PART OF THE VERY GENEROUS AND HARD-WORKING BOARD OF THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.))
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((TOM HARNED/CITY OF MARTINSVILLE: WE WERE ELATED IN DECEMBER WHEN GOVERNOR ALLEN MADE THE 10-POINT-1 MILLION DOLLAR ANNOUNCEMENT. AND YES WE WERE DISAPPOINTED WHEN GOVERNOR GILMORE ANNOUNCED HE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO FULLY FUND THE PROJECT IN THIS BIENNIUM. BUT WE ARE DETERMINED OPTIMISITS.))
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Indeed they are.
The museum's director told his board he's glad to get more up front planning money than Allen gave.
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((STEVE PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WELL I'M CERTAINLY HAPPIER TO HAVE 650-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PLAN A MAJOR BUILDING THAN TO HAVE A HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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But with the old hospital site cleared and ready for the dinosaurs and other museum treasures... Ten million dollars can't come too soon.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Car-Tax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-2
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Martinsville's own senator took the fight a step further today, with the latest in a string of attacks on the car tax bill.
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((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: THEY'RE TELLING US...DEALING WITH.))
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Reynolds says the only tax more hated than the car tax is the real estate tax -- which local officials might have to raise.
With almost a majority of the General Assembly actually sponsoring the car tax bill -- it's a political slam dunk in some form.
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Goodyear


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=chu
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Union workers at Goodyear in Danville will soon know what hours they'll work... once the company moves to continuous operations.
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In voting today members of Local 8-31 are picking between an eight-hour or a twelve-hour shift schedule.
Last month workers reluctantly agreed to keep the plant operating seven days a week.
Now it seems most workers favor a 12-hour shift.
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((JAMES WITHERS/UNION WORKER: I LIKE THE 12-HOUR SHIFT. WHY? BECAUSE IT GIVES YOU TWO WEEKENDS OFF A MONTH. THE 8-HOURS WILL KEEP YOU IN THERE WORKING ALL THE TIME. YOU GOT TO WORK SEVEN DAYS TO BE OFF ONE DAY. SO I THINK I'LL GO WITH THE 12-HOUR SHIFT.))
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Goodyear has not decided when it may implement the new seven-day work schedule.
Results of the voting are expected later this evening.
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Stocks


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A surge in technology stocks helped boost the whole market today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW gained more than a hundred points to close at 79-hundred-15.
NASDAQ was up 32 points.
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COMEDIAN


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A comedian who frequents the improv in Los Angeles is heading to Radford University.
Patrick Evans has a quick preview of Pablo Francisco's show.
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Sports Tease


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Coming up tonight in sports a big day for local high school stars as Suggs becomes a Hokie and Maxey hopes to max out at VMI.
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Plus, the wild weather we've been experiencing this week could force the basketball players at PH to play with an umbrella.
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S-Suggs


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The wait is over for three-time Friday Football Extra player of the week Lee Suggs.
This afternoon the Fleming star running back told Roy Stanley he's headed to Virginia Tech to play his college football.
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((For the past couple of weeks, The Phone in the Suggs household has been busier than a telephone company.
The calls ended when Suggs announced that he would attend college and play football at Virginia Tech. ((LEE SUGGS/2892 RUSHING YARDS IN 1997: )) ((Suggs rushed for over 28 hundred yards and scored 27 touchdowns while leading the Colonels to the Group Three championship against Hampton.
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The Hokies got another huge commitment today as quarterback Michael Vick from Warwick High School picked Tech over Syracuse.
Vick, who is 6-2 and weighs 190 pounds, had 47 career touchdown passes.

S-Maxey


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Another former FFE player of the week made his college decision today.
Franklin County kicker Matt Maxey made a verbal commitment to VMI.
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The senior says VMI has offered him a partial scholarship.
And the B plus student says academics were as much a factor as football.
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((MATT MAXEY/VERBALLY COMMITS TO VMI:))
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The second team all state performer set the Eagle record for the longest field goal; a 51 yarder and had a message for his competition in Lexington.
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S-Patrick


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The high school basketball schedule has also been disrupted. Steve mason says Patrick henry is one of many schools with worries that go far beyond rescheduling.
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S-Lynch


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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The man who used to rain jumpers in the PH gym and reign over the Roanoke Valley district in 1998, George Lynch, saw his team's three game win streak come to a close last night.
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The much improved Grizzlies lost to Phil Jackson's Bulls 103-to-85.
But big George continues to play well off the bench for the Grizzlies.
Last night he, stepped outside in the fourth quarter and knocked in this jumper.
He later got loose on the break for a layin. He scored 11 last night and is averaging 8 points and 4 rebounds a game for the season.
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