06:00-01

1-Snow

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


It snowed overnight leaving mostly slush on the roads this morning.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret is out in the thick of it -- Tina tell us what to expect.
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Well Melanie -- driving conditions are not too bad this morning -- police are reporting very few accidents through our viewing area and none of them major.
(ad lib live interview)
SUPER=01-Terry McMahan/AEP Representative;
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Now even though you should be okay on the main roads and cities -- it's still snowing in Botetourt and mountain regions.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave

And the trouble spots everywhere are the small roads that may not be cleared.

CLINTON


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


Despite the scandal swirling around him, President Clinton received a warm welcome in Congress last night, where he delivered his state of the Union Address to a national television audience.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;

4:02:49
There was no mention of Monica Lewinsky, but instead a lengthy rundown of the national agenda.
Mr. Clinton urged Congress to save Social Security, raise the minimum wage and pass consumer health care protections.
On the subject of Iraq, Mr. Clinton praised U-N weapons inspectors who on several occassions have been denied access to certain sites and did not rule out the possibility of military action.
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SOT
(last part of speech)
IN Q=

((PRESIDENT CLINTON: I SPEAK FOR EVERYONE IN THIS CHAMBER, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, WHEN I SAY TO SADDAM HUSSEIN: YOU CANNOT DEFY THE WILL OF THE WORLD. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=cannot defy the will of the world.
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VO-NAT


Senate Republican Leader Trent Lott, responded to President Clinton's speech with a pledge to cut taxes, combat drug abuse, and show commitment to family values, faith and freedom.
He also promised to reform the Internal Revenue service.
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SOT
(NEAR END OF SPEECH)
IN Q=

(( TRENT LOTT: IT IS MORALLY WRONG FOR A FREE PEOPLE TO LIVE IN FEAR OF ANY GOVERNMENT AGENCY. UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT.
SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/Majority Leader;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=until proven innocent.
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VO-NAT


In addition to I-R-S reform Senator Lott pledged to replace the tax code with a system that is fair, consistent and easy to understand.
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E-Barnette


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#598-3
GRAPHIC=Legal scales


(A-keel-ia) Aquilia Barnette could be sentenced to death.
This, after a federal jury in Charlotte, North Carolina found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend in Roanoke, and a man in Charlotte.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/January 6


Barnette was convicted of killing Robin Williams of Roanoke in June, 19-96.
Prosecutors said he killed her after murdering a man at the Charlotte airport and stealing his car.
Barnette showed no reaction as the verdict was read.
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E-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


The tracks are being laid as Lynchburg continues its efforts to renovate its old train station.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
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.))
SUPER=01-Bob White/Special Projects Planner; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=avenues of support.
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VO-NAT


The cost of the entire project is expected to exceed three million dollars.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;
SUPER=13-Susan Rolfe/North Star Karate;
SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;



(toss to stocks)

STOCKS COMM

2-Snow


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


As far as driving conditions go this morning-- the key word seems to be slush.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret has been trekking through it -- Tina what can you tell us?
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


It snowed overnight -- but now it's a mixture of snow and rain depending where you are.
Police report it's snowing in Catawba and in the mountains -- but it's raining in cities like Roanoke and Lynchburg.
(Rollcue: )
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SOT
IN Q=Main roads are clear
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Main roads are clear in Roanoke -- except for some slushy spots.
No accidents have been reported since about 3 am -- and that was mostly cars sliding into ditches.
V-DOT is still concentrating on clearing the main roads but flooding is also a problem.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:09:37
IN Q=Please don't attempt

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: PLEASE DON'T ... DAMAGE.))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=DAMAGE
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VO-NAT


Again, steer clear of the back roads -- where snow may still be piled up.
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Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


About 200 customers woke up without power this morning -- mostly in Boones Mill, Salem and Botetourt -- power's scheduled to be restored around noon.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


Power outages were caused by heavy wet snow forcing tree limbs to fall and a total of about 2000 people lost power since the storm began yesterday.

E-Liberty-Teacher


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Bedford County teacher was released on bond after being charged with buying marijuana from one of her students.
37- year- old Suzanne Renee Hudson was picked up on the grounds of Liberty High School yesterday.
Authorities say Hudson had a small amount of marijuana on her when she was arrested.
She's charged with possession and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Charges against the student may be pending.

Aerosmith


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#net o
GRAPHIC=NONE


Large crowds braved the inclimate weather to rock along with a legendary band at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Aerosmith fans 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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SOT-09:08:03
sot-09:10:09
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;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=MADE IT.
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VO-NAT


Fans said, on a day like yesterday, the concert was the stress reliever the doctor ordered.
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;
(I'll call for board)
ESS#8705



DOUBLE BOXES=SPA & KMC
(toss to Kimberly)



3-Snow


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


This wintry mix is keeping V-DOT on its toes.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret is out in the snow and rain.
So what's the latest on the roads this morning?
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: )
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SOT
IN Q=Main roads are clear
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Main roads are clear in Roanoke -- except for some slushy spots.
No accidents have been reported since about 3 am -- and that was mostly cars sliding into ditches.
V-DOT is still concentrating on clearing the main roads.
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SOT
IN Q=Please don't

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: PLEASE DON'T...DAMAGE.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=DAMAGE



Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave




PRESIDENT


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


President Clinton tried to reassert his leadership in his state of the Union address last night.
He made no mention of the White House sex scandal, instead he spoke about saving Social Security, a higher minimum wage and a forceful strategy against Iraq.
Drew Levinson reports.
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SOT

5:00-INSERT PKG
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Trent Lott/Majority Leader; 1:20
SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:57 (SU)
RUNS=2:08
OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON



IRAQ


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


In his speech last night, Mr. Clinton issued a veiled threat to Iraq, saying Baghdad "cannot defy the will of the world."
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Senate Republican leader Trent Lott backed the President with his own blunt warning to Iraq.
He said, "Congress will vigorously support the president in full defense of America's interests throughout the world.''
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=NONE


Meantime, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright travels to Europe and the Persian Gulf today seeking backing for a military response to put maximum pressure on Iraq.

5-Barnette


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#598-3
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A federal jury in Charlotte, North Carolina has found (A-keel-ia) Aquilia Barnette guilty on all counts.
The jury took three hours to convict him of killing his ex-girlfriend in Roanoke, and a man in Charlotte.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/January 6


Barnette was convicted of killing Robin Williams of Roanoke in June, 19-96.
Prosecutors said he killed her after murdering a man at the Charlotte airport and stealing his car.
Barnette showed no reaction as the verdict was read.
He could get the death penalty when he's sentenced tomorrow.
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Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Microwave
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;
SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;
SUPER=13-Allen Hartman/North Star Karate;
SUPER=11-Roanoke Co.;



double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(toss to Melanie)


5-Rabies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-55
GRAPHIC=Morning health check


In this morning's health check,
SS=Rabies


The number of rabies cases reported in Virginia is on the rise.
Health officials say as many as 15 people and 13 animals may have been exposed to the disease through contact with an Amherst County farm family's puppy.
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VO-NAT


The state health department reported 667 rabies cases in 19-97, up from 612 cases the previous year.
Rabies is mostly found in wild animals like raccoons, skunks, and foxes, but recently has been discovered more frequently in domestic animals.
Pet owners can protect themselves by having their pets vaccinated.
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SOT 18:09:11
IN Q=The best prevention

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT DIRECTOR:THE BEST PREVENTION OF RABIES FOR DOMESTIC ANIMALS CATS AND DOGS IS RABIES VACCINATION AND IT'S A STATE LAW IN VIRGINIA TO HAVE YOUR CATS AND DOGS BEGIN RABIES VACCINATION BY FOUR MONTHS OF AGE AND THEN TO HAVE ANNUAL BOOSTERS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health District Director;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=annual boosters.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The Amherst County family's ten dogs and three cats are being quarantined at the Humane Shelter for ten days.
None of the animals had received a rabies vaccination.
(TOSS TO BUMP)

BUMP COMM

4-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


The morning commute may take a bit longer this morning.
The mix of snow and rain is bearing down on the roads.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave


Tina Tenret is braving the elements this morning.
How's it look on the roads, Tina?
Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Tina1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


It's mostly slush on the roads -- with major roads clear of snow -- VDOT tells us flooding will be a problem because it's raining in cities like Roanoke and Lynchburg.
Up in Botetourt it's snowing and that's left people without power.
(Rollcue:without power )
(/////SOT/////)
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;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=back in power
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


About 2000 people lost power since the storm began yesterday morning, but looks like the worst is over.
Most people will be driving through slush this morning -- and the main roads are clear.
VDOT says it will start working on back roads this afternoon -- so stay away from them until the sun rises.
Rain will also continue to be a problem -- avoid roads that seem to be full of water because chances are they're flooded.
Police are reporting no major accidents throughout our viewing area, but they say this might change as people head to work.
RUNS=:00
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Live=Tina Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Melanie and Tina/Microwave




S-Bus-Ax


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


The weather is being blamed for 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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2-E-Liberty-Teacher


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Drug charges are facing a Bedford County teacher.
37- year- old Suzanne Renee Hudson was picked up on the grounds of Liberty High School yesterday.
Authorities say Hudson had a small amount of marijuana on her when she was arrested.
She's charged with possession and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Hudson has been released on a 25-hundred dollar recognizance bond.
Charges against the student may be pending.

E-Trials


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


There was some unusual testimony yesterday in the Abed family trial.
A former girlfriend of one of the defendants sent a horseshoe to prosecutors and a box with three canes and a crutch to defense attorneys.
Questioned about the items yesterday afternoon, Jane Gott testified that she sent them as a gift.
IN ANOTHER federal courtroom, a cocaine conspiracy case moved forward.
In opening statements, lawyers representing Julio Roberto Castellanos
(COST-eh-YAHN-ohs) and Earl Frith questioned the credibility of Javier Cruz and

another key prosecution witness.

E-Botetourt-Water


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=none


A water bill has become a point of contention between Botetourt County and the town of Fincastle.
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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;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=their main line
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VO-NAT


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
IN Q=We do not

((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;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=to protect us
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VO-NAT


Botetourt County says it will pay the bill but will not forget the financial hit.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA


In sports,
Indiana needed Reggie Miller's three-pointer with 36 seconds left to beat Washington by a single point.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO BOARDS
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/LaSalle/72//Va. Tech/68////Virginia/55/j/Wake Forest/62///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Va. Tech/86/j/Duquesne/99//Women/j/Old Dominion
#3/80//Virginia/51//Women/;
SUPER=x5029;
SUPER=0104-j/South Carolina/3//Raleigh/2///j/Louisiana/7//Charlotte/4///;
SUPER=x5028;
SUPER=0096-/Washington/84/j/Indiana/85////Phoenix/113/j/Charlotte/120//Double

Overtime/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Minnesota/113//Atlanta/96///j/Milwaukee/83//Detroit/81///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Houston/115//LA

Clippers/109///j/Dallas/84//Cleveland/77//Overtime/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-/Denver/87/j/New Jersey/120///j/Chicago/103//Vancouver/85///;
RUNS=:49

(-------------) OUT Q=......last score."