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7Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


The wet, snowy weather has stayed around long enough to cause some travel concerns this morning.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret has a live report.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Melanie VDOT says most of the main roads are clear of snow -- but it's raining in most cities and that's causing problems with flooding.
(Rollcue:problems with flooding)
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IN Q=Please don't

((Please don't... damage ))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT;
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Police are reporting no major accidents -- but they say be careful now that the morning commute to work has begun.
It's mostly slush on the roads and that's created some wet, slick spots on the roads --
the worst places are the back roads that haven't yet been cleared and the higher regions where it's still snowing.
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Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


And one of those higher regions is Botetourt County -- heavy snow overnight dropped several tree limbs onto power lines. About 200 people are still without power -- but American Electric Power say they'll be back up around noon.
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7E-Rockbridge-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Rockbridge County schools did NOT close early yesterday, leaving some parents there unhappy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


The schools remained open as the snow came down yesterday afternoon, sending students home at the normal time.
That worried some parents and students who had to drive home.
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SOT 5:40:30
IN Q=they are right

((IRENE TYREE/PARENT; THEY ARE RIGHT CRAZY FOR NOT CLOSING SCHOOLS THE WAY THE WEATHER IS. YOU THINK IT'S DANGEROUS? YES I DO! WHAT ARE THE ROADS LIKE OUT THERE? THEY'RE GETTING SLICK. 5:44:34 TIFFANY HILL/JUNIOR; I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE CLOSED SCHOOLS CAUSE THE ROADS ARE PRETTY SLICK, PLUS THE BUSSES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. YOU FEEL SAFE DRIVING HOME IN THIS STUFF? NOT AT ALL. ))
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SUPER=01-Tiffany Hill/Junior; :12
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The school superintendent says the weather took a turn for the worse so quickly yesterday, they did not have time to mobilize the buses early.
They did put chains on the buses before putting them on the road.
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7S-Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cut in
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TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=Accident


The start of the messy weather caused an accident near Troutville yesterday.
A bus carrying handicapped children hit two other vehicles.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The four children on board were NOT hurt-- the school's transportation supervisor says the bus slid through a ditch and down an icy hill.
It hit a car and truck that had already collided at the bottom of the hill.
The transportation supervisor says only one woman was taken to the hospital, but she was NOT seriously injured.
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7E-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-94
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The wheels are in motion in Lynchburg's effort to renovate its old train station.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Last night, city council voted to spend nearly 200-thousand dollars on the second phase of the project.
That matches twenty percent of the 900-thousand dollars the city has already received in federal grants.
SUPER=@file;


The money will help to buy up the surrounding land and to stabilize the 80- year- old building.
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SOT 7:59:43
IN Q=We anticipate the

((BOB WHITE/SPECIAL PROJECTS PLANNER: WE ANTICIPATE THE NEXT STEPS FOR THE PROJECT TO INCLUDE TAKING APPROPRIATE MEASURES TO STABILIZE THE EXISTING TRAIN STATION AS WELL AS THE A.C.S. BUILDING, TO CONTINUE IDENTIFYING FUNDING SOURCES AND DEVELOPING A MARKETING PLAN TO PROMOTE THE PROJECT BOTH WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND TO OTHER POTENTIAL SOURCES OR AVENUES OF SUPPORT.))
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The cost of the entire project is expected to exceed three million dollars.
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7BIRTHDAYS!1/29/98
Thursday:

SUPER=130-10/Jonathan Hodge/Martinsville;



SUPER=130-4/Marshall Conner/Lexington;



SUPER=130-11/Kevin Richardson/Danville;



SUPER=130-5/Daniel Walker/Penhook;



SUPER=130-17/Deanna Martin/Hoges Chapel;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-39th/Jimmie & Betty Marion/Fancy Gap;



SUPER=130-49/Judy Shelton/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-13/Christopher Laffoon/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-6/Casey Clark/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-12/Paige Birdsall/Chatham;



SUPER=130-25/Letitia Pannell/Gretna;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-56/Michael Brightwell/Salem;



SUPER=130-/Angela Reynolds/Truevine;



SUPER=130-/Curtis Washburn/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/"Gen" Habbernig/Pembroke;



SUPER=130-47/William Brown/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Carolyn Carroll/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-69/Estelle Hodges/Ridgeway;

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45Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm

The winter storm that brought gusty winds and several inches of snow to southwest and central Virginia yesterday also disrupted traffic.
But traffic is moving this morning, although there's still a lot of snow and slush on the roadways.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret joins us with more.
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Melanie -- the main roads are pretty clear but the back roads are the danger spots. VDOT says it won't clear the small roads until this afternoon it's raining in most cities but it's still snowing in Botetourt -- many people still don't have power.
(Rollcue:don't have power)
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SOT 6:06:47
IN Q=We're estimating

((TERRY MCMAHAN/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: WE'RE ESTIMATING... BACK IN SERVICE.))
SUPER=01-Terry McMahan/American Electric Power;
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Fallen tree limbs caused the power outages.
And those tree limbs combined with heavy rain is causing flooding problems -- so avoid roads with water buildup.
Most of the interstates are clear but the New River Valley could be running a bit behind -- VDOT has just started clearing Routes 460 and 11 there.
Rain began replacing snow in most cities -- but even the slush is causing some wet slick spots -- mostly on back roads.
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Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


No major accidents or traffic tieups in Roanoke right now -- in fact police across our viewing area say that the roads are staying clear.
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But again -- stay off the back roads.


45E-Botetourt-Water


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#97-100
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Fincastle has a hefty water bill for Botetourt County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fincastle;


Botetourt's new courthouse needs a sprinkler system in case of fire.
It must pay Fincastle fifty thousand dollars for the hookup, about eight times what the job would cost in Roanoke.
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SOT 10:36:54
IN Q=Our contractor

((KURT HODGEN/ASSISTANT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: OUR CONTRACTOR WILL PHYSICALLY MAKE THE CONNECTION AS WELL. WE'RE JUST SENDING THEM $51,000 JUST FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF CONNECTING TO THEIR MAIN LINE.))
SUPER=01-Kurt Hodgen/Assistant County Administrator;
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Fincastle's water rates have been the same for eight years.
In this tiny town, the money is more than just a drop in the bucket.
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SOT 13:49:34
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((HELEN MORRIS/FINCASTLE MAYOR: WE DO NOT HAVE A TOWN TAX. WE HAVE NO OTHER WAY TO RECEIVE ANY INCOME SO WE HAVE THIS TO PROTECT US.))
SUPER=01-Helen Morris/Fincastle Mayor;
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Botetourt County says it will pay the bill but will not forget the financial hit.
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45Aerosmith


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TAPE#97-
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The bad weather could not keep Roanoke Valley rock and roll fans from attending an Aerosmith concert.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And the fans say they were not disappointed by the group and were not about to let a few set backs like snow and bad roads keep them from a little fun.
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IN Q=I MEAN

((WANDA HOLLINS; I MEAN, THE ROADS ARE BAD AND I SEEN IT WAS BACKED UP ON 81. I'M NOT GOING THAT WAY HOME. I'LL PROBABLY TAKE THE LONG WAY. BUT I'M GLAD THEY MADE IT.))
SUPER=07-Wanda Hollins;
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Fans said, on a day like yesterday, the concert was the stress reliever the doctor ordered.
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Movie Review 1/30 If you are not already totally cynical about politicians and political campaigns, "Wag the Dog" will finish the job. When a president is accused of sexual misconduct with a fire fly girl, his Mr. Fix-it, Robert De Niro, is called in to do damage control. De NIro and a presidential aid, Anne Heche, jet to the coast to bring in the number one movie producer, a brilliant performance by Dustin Hoffman to create a diversion. They plan a "Pageant which will look like war with albania, and they want Hoffman to produce it. So he does, complete with a theme song, slogans, commercial tie in and fake war footage. They even find a "war hero" (Woody Harrelson). The strategy sessions and brainstorming by Hoffman and his cronies create the best moments in the film; which sags a bit towards the end. "Wag the Dog" gets a B+. It is funny primarily because it is so plausible; but it does present a warped view of both politics and the gullibility of the American public. cutopen

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8Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


After a day of heavy rain in southwest and central virginia it's been a mixed bag of weather so far this morning.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret joins us now with the latest on road conditions.
Tina.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Rain's switched to snow in Roanoke -- VDOT says stay off the back roads. Meanwhile 200 people are without power this morning in Botetourt County.
(Rollcue:in Botetourt County )
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SOT 6:07:09
IN Q=Heavy wet snow

((TERRY MCMAHAN/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: HEAVY WET SNOW... A COUPLE POLES.))
SUPER=01-Terry McMahan/American Electric Power;
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY WE'RE REALLY... NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS.))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT;
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The main roads will be your best bet this morning -- VDOT will not be clearing the small streets until this afternoon.
Slush is creating slick wet spots on the roads -- and since the snow started, cars have been slipping off the road.
OUT Q=morning commute
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Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


It's been snowing all morning in Botetourt and that's where people are still without power -- and will be until around noon.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave



8E-Rockbridge-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cut in
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Rockbridge County had some unhappy parents yesterday when schools there DID NOT close early.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


The schools remained open as the snow came down yesterday afternoon, sending students home at the normal time.
That worried some parents and students who had to drive home.
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SOT 5:40:30
IN Q=they are right

((IRENE TYREE/PARENT; THEY ARE RIGHT CRAZY FOR NOT CLOSING SCHOOLS THE WAY THE WEATHER IS. YOU THINK IT'S DANGEROUS? YES I DO! WHAT ARE THE ROADS LIKE OUT THERE? THEY'RE GETTING SLICK. 5:44:34 TIFFANY HILL/JUNIOR; I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE CLOSED SCHOOLS CAUSE THE ROADS ARE PRETTY SLICK, PLUS THE BUSSES AND STUFF LIKE THAT. YOU FEEL SAFE DRIVING HOME IN THIS STUFF? NOT AT ALL. ))
SUPER=01-Irene Tyree/Parent;
SUPER=01-Tiffany Hill/Junior; :12
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=not at all
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VO-NAT


The school superintendent says the weather took a turn for the worse so quickly yesterday, they did not have time to mobilize the buses early.
They did put chains on the buses before putting them on the road.
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8S-Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cut in
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=Accident


The weather caused an accident near Troutville yesterday.
A bus carrying handicapped children hit two other vehicles.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


The four children on board were NOT hurt-- the school's transportation supervisor says the bus slid through a ditch and down an icy hill.
It hit a car and truck that had already collided at the bottom of the hill.
The transportation supervisor says only one woman was taken to the hospital, but she was NOT seriously injured.
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