06:00-01

ANCHOR=Melanie

(----------------)
VO-NAT


More wind, rain and snow are in the forecast today.
The winter storm that began pounding the state Tuesday night had resulted in a number of flooding problems.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie


And Prosecutors give Monica Lewinsky the cold shoulder in her bid to testify in exchange for immunity.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


Light rain and light snow continue dampening the area this morning, with various advisories and warnings still in effect.
When will things finally dry out?
We'll tell you in the forecast.
ANCHOR=Steve
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Night-Flooding


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#net (edit of 98-3)
GRAPHIC=Flooding

***ANCHOR TAG****
A day of rain mixed with last week's melting snow forced small streams, creeks and rivers over their banks.
Today the cleanup for valley residents forced to seek higher ground yesterday.
David Johnson has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=OUR MOBILE HOME
SUPER=01-Janice Reedy/Blue Ridge Resident; :01
SUPER=03-Blue Ridge; :09
SUPER=01-John Dooley/Blue Ridge Fire Dept.; :25
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :35
SUPER=03-Vinton; :45
SUPER=@david2;
SUPER=01-Lesha Van Buren/Vinton Resident; :54
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=DJ, N7.
(((/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:33:13

((JANICE REEDY/BLUE RIDGE RESIDENT; OUR MOBILE HOME WAS ALMOST FLOODED. WE HAD TO GET OUR CRIPPLED GRANDSON OUT BEFORE IT FLOODED.))
RUNS=:08


Reedy's family was among several living in a trailer park in Blue Ridge that was evacuated after a small backyard creek spilled it's banks.
The Reedy's stayed at one of two shelters set up by the local Red Cross, waiting for a green light to return home to see what's left.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-08:18:29

((JOHN DOOLEY/BLUE RIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT; FROM WHAT WE CAN TELL AND WHAT WE'VE DISCOVERED, WE THINK IT'S SAFE ENOUGH FOR THEM TO COME BACK AT THIS TIME.))
RUNS=:06


Some endured the storm and are busy cleaning up the aftermath.
Earlier, 40-or more roads in Roanoke and a number of them in the County were blocked off due to heavy rains.
Public drains were unable to handle the additional water, making for hazardous driving conditions.
Some streets in low-lying places in Vinton were also closed as Glade creek overtook the front yards and homes of some residents.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-03:44:54

((I HAD A SUB PUMP, THE MOTOR BURNED OUT AND IT'S GONE. THE MOTOR BURNED OUT SO ALL OF THE BACK UP IS COMING INTO THE BASEMENT.))
RUNS=:08

DJ, N7))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Some roads in Roanoke that were previously blocked off because of high water have been reopened but motorists are still cautioned to not drive over roads where the street is not visible.

Shelter


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=flooding


This morning those families that took shelter at W.E. Cundiff are back at home.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


Red Cross Volunteer Mike Stephens says his beds have been empty since last night around 10 pm.
That's when E-M-S personnel informed families that their homes were no longer in the danger area.
Stephens says he's happy the shelter's empty, but it won't be closing up shop just yet.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=I do know

(( ))
SUPER=01-Mike Stephens/Red Cross Volunteer
RUNS=:14
OUT Q= by water
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The water is still running quickly through Salem, but the shelter at the Civic Center is empty as well.
(----------------)


IRAQ


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


Efforts continue in Washington and the Middle East to resolve the standoff between the United States and Iraq.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Saddam Hussein is calling for a "balanced political solution".
The White House is threatening military action.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


President Clinton today welcomes Tony Blair to the White House.
Britain's prime minister is a friend and close ally, strongly supporting Clinton's stand in the Iraq crisis.
(----------------)


Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


Meantime, a showdown of a different kind for the White House.
White Water prosecutor Kenneth Starr has rejected White House efforts to invoke executive privilege to limit questioning of key aides in the intern sex scandal.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Yesterday


Starr has also rejected another testimony offer from Monica Lewinsky in exchange for immunity.
SUPER=03-Brentwood, CA;/Yesterday;


A source close to the case says Lewinsky was willing to testify she did have sex with President Clinton, but she apparently was not willing to say Clinton suggested she lie about it.
(----------------)


S-Williams


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-56
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Police reports show Evelyn Williams' car never left the travel lane the day she hit and killed a Virginia Tech student.
A judge found her NOT guilty of involuntary manslaughter.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 12, 1997;


The 48- year- old Blacksburg woman hit 20- year- old Daniel Kelly a year ago, as he and his girlfriend walked by the side of the road.
Williams says she drank two double vodka tonics with dinner, which she finished about an hour before the accident.
Police waited six hours after the accident to give her a blood test.
Experts clashed sharply in court yesterday on whether she was under the influence when she struck Kelly.
(----------------)


S-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Fire


It was a miserable day to do ANYTHING outside, let alone battle a stubborn fire that heavily damaged a home near Huddleston.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


Around noon, crews from three volunteer fire companies were called to a house off Roachtown Road in southeastern Bedford County.
A neighbor had reported smoke coming from the roof of the single- story brick building.
Firefighters were attempting to ventilate the house when the blaze erupted out a front window.
Authorities say strong winds and a driving rain made it difficult for crews to get a handle on the fire.
They spent more than three hours, trying to extinguish flames that had reached into the roof.
No one was home when the fire broke out.
(----------------)



1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=None


In sports,
A big effort wasn't enough to allow a home victory for U-V-A.
Roy Stanley has more.
Good Morning Roy.
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SOT
IN Q=Good Morning
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=on Mornin'.



ANCHOR=Melanie
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One-Steve


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


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome Back...
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Dwight Talley/Chinqua-Penn; :24
SUPER=12-Reidsville, N.C.; :50
RUNS=3:09
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns



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E-Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-97
GRAPHIC=Session 98


Charter schools are expected to win final approval from the House of Delegates today.
Yesterday the State Senate approved the proposal after five years of debate.
Ellen Qualls has more.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Black Senators
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Maxwell/(D) Newport News; :08
SUPER=01-Sen. Yvonne Miller/(D) Norfolk; :20
SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :38
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :48 QUICK!!
SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :50
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; :57
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:08
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Black senators who lived through the days of segregated schools and massive resistance saw it as a question of race.
sot 12:38:45 BRUCE

((SEN. HENRY MAXWELL: MAYBE NONE OF YOU HERE TODAY REMEMBER THOSE DAYS BUT I DO VERY WELL. I DO NOT NEED A RESEARCH TEXTBOOK TO FIND OUT INFORMATION BECAUSE I LIVED IT.))
runs=:11



sot bruce 12:54:09

((SEN. YVONNE MILLER/D-NORFOLK: WE ARE LOOKING FOR A QUICK FIX. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SOUNDBITE. WE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME EXCUSE TO SAY THAT SOME OF VIRGINIA'S CHILDREN ARE WORTHY OF EDUCATION AND OTHERS ARE NOT.))
runs=:16



sot BRUCE 12:31:31

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: CAN WE AFFORD TO EXPERIMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN?))
runs=:05



sot ROXANE

((SEN. JOE GARTLAN/D-FAIRFAX: WHAT THIS REPRESENTS IS THE WHITE FLAG OF SURRENDER.))
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sot ROXANE 14:22:14

((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: I SAY IT'S NOT A WHITE FLAG. I THINK IT'S A BATTLE FLAG. IT'S A BATTLE FLAG THAT SAYS WE'RE GONNA TRY A LITTLE SOMETHING DIFFERENT.))
runs=:07



sot ROXANE 13:16:13

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-SPRINGFIELD: CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE NOT GONNA SAVE AMERICA. I'LL BE THE FIRST TO ADMIT THAT. BUT--))
runs=:05



SOT ROXANE 13:16

((SASLAW: YOU CAN'T SIT HERE YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT AND DO NOTHING.))
RUNS=:04



sot standup


These bills have strict requirements.
Only two charter schools can be created per district.
They'd be approved by the local school boards.
But beyond that, they'd have almost NO regulations and rules beyond the new academic standards.

Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))NRV-SNOW


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORN
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#net u
GRAPHIC=winter storm


The New River Valley woke up yesterday expecting snow-- and residents there ONLY got a wintry mix.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;


Roads in Southwest Virginia were wet all day-- not slick.
There were several creeks and streams that left their banks, but as of last night, there were no major flooding problems.
YESTERDAY MORNING, emergency workers had a lot less to do than they expected.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:13
IN Q=ALL PUMPED UP

((All PUMPED UP, WAITING FOR THE SNOW, WAITING FOR WRECKS, WAITING FOR POWER TO GO OUT, READY FOR WRECKS. AND NOTHING'S HAPPENING. ))
SUPER=02-Martha Spencer/Montgomery Co. Dispatcher;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=NOTHING'S HAPPENING.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Yesterday;


At elevations above three thousand feet, snow, ice and high winds made road conditions treacherous.
(----------------)


E-GE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Last week General Electric laid off 245-workers from its plant in Salem.
This week, those workers are starting over.
As Scott Goldberg reports, this is not the first time they've been through this.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=A week into
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Reginald Berry/Laid-off Worker; :08
SUPER=01-Judy Scheder/Laid-off Worker; :26
SUPER=01-Marjorie Skidmore/Virginia Employment Commission; 1:00
SUPER=@Scott1; 1:08
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=News 7.

(( A week into their layoffs, a group of former General Electric employees is trying to figure out what the future holds.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:31:56
IN Q=we're still

((REGINALD WHITE/LAID OFF WORKER: WE'RE STILL TRYING BUT IT'S HARD. WE MIGHT HAVE TO SELL THE HOME. I THINK IT'S GOING UP. FOR REAL. AND WE'RE JUST TRYING TO MAKE IT.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=MAKE IT


Reggie White is a technician who has worked at G-E for four years.
He's been laid off twice.
Same deal for Judy Scheder.
And she's willing to go through it all again.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT11:39:52
IN Q=if you had

((JUDY SCHEDER/LAID-OFF WORKER: IF YOU HAD TO MAKE THE CHOICE OF WORKING SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE VALLEY FOR MINIMUM WAGE OR A LITTLE ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE, OR YOU CAN GO TO GE AND HAVE AN EXCELLENT SALARY AND EXCELLENT BENEFITS, WHAT CHOICE WOULD YOU MAKE?))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=WOULD YOU MAKE


G-E laid off 245-workers last week.
The company said there wasn't enough work in Salem to keep everyone busy.
The company also said it would try to rehire everyone by June, if production picks up.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:33:31
IN Q=most people

((REGINALD BERRY: MOST PEOPLE MOST PEOPLE, IF THEY KNOW YOU WORK FOR G-E THEY WON'T HIRE YOU BECAUSE THEY KNOW YOU'RE GOING BACK WHEN THEY CALL YOU. SO YOU'RE ALWAYS KIND OF IN LIMBO. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=in limbo
** bump sots **
SOT 10:25:39
IN Q=companies may be reluctant

((MARJORIE SKIDMORE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: COMPANIES MAY BE RELUCTANT TO HIRE THOSE INDIVIDUALS KNOWING THAT IF THEY MAKE AN INVESTMENT OF TRAINING AND TIME, THAT THOSE INDIVIDUALS MAY GO BACK TO THEIR OLD JOB.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=old job
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:02

standup
IN Q=last year

((((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: LAST YEAR GENERAL ELECTRIC LAID OFF 450-PEOPLE FROM THE SALEM PLANT, BECAUSE, LIKE THIS YEAR, THE COMPANY SAID THERE WASN'T ENOUGH TO WORK TO KEEP EVERYONE BUSY. BUT PRODUCTION PICKED UP AND MOST OF THOSE WORKERS WERE RECALLED. THAT'S THE SAME OUTCOME G-E SAID IT'S HOPING FOR THIS YEAR. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.)) ))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=news-7
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2-Scores


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


In sports,
Tracy Murray came off the bench to pour in 24 points as Washington rolled to its third straight win over Cleveland.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
(/////SOT/////)

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SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Miami/98//Philadelphia/84////Chicago/93/j/Utah/101///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/New York/88/j/Minnesota/95///j/Sacramento/101//Denver/99///;
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RUNS=:35
OUT Q=.....last score."

(-------------)Two-Steve



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


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;



Double Boxes=KMC & SPA

(toss to Kimberly)US-IRAQ



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


President Clinton has reiterated his "bottom line" on Iraq.
(----------------)
VO-NAT

4:43:31
He insists the U-S will deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them.
He also says the U-S is not satisfied with Iraq's latest compromise offer.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Meantime, President Clinton welcomes Tony Blair to the White House today to discuss Iraq.
Britain's prime minister is a friend and close ally, strongly supporting Clinton's stand in the Iraq crisis.
(----------------)


E-Highland-Storm


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Heavy rain and melting snow causing some flooding problems throughout our area.
In parts of Rockbridge County
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow;

officials evacuated four adults and two children and set up an emergency shelter because of flooding.
Some people say the high water caught them off guard.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10.32.50 - 10.32.57
IN Q=I've been living

((RANDOLPH JOHNSON/GLASGOW RESIDENT: I'VE BEEN LIVING IN GLASGOW FOR 10 YEARS AND I'VE NEVER SEEN THE WATER GET IN HERE, AROUND THE BUILDING LIKE THIS BEFORE.))
SUPER=01-Randolph Johnson/Glasgow Resident;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=like this before.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Rockbridge County officials declared a county-wide state of emergency.
(----------------)


SEVERE-WX


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=winter storm


The massive noreaster storm system is also causing problems along the Virginia coastline.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Virginia Beach;


It's whipped up the surf along Virginia Beach, eroding away precious sand.
At the same time, several inches of driving rain caused instant lakes in some areas and concern over dangerous flooding elsewhere.
SUPER=03-Ocean City, NJ;


Up the coast in Ocean City, New Jersey, high tides have reached up to five feet above normal.
SUPER=03-Chattanooga, TN;


Tennessee was hit the hardest with tens of thousands of power outages and roads clogged with stranded motorists.
(----------------)



E-Williams


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=98-7
GRAPHIC=NONE


A judge dismissed charges of drunk driving against a woman who killed a Virginia Tech student in a car crash.
Tina Tenret has the story.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=48-year-old
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=04-January 1997; :11
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Attorney; :33
SUPER=@Tina1; :46
SUPER=01-Michael Kelly/Victim's Father; 1:03
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=News7, Montgomery County

((48-year-old Evelyn Williams was found innocent of driving under the influence and involuntary manslaughter.
About a year ago, she hit 20-year-old Daniel Kelly as he walked on the side of a Virginia Tech road with his girlfriend.
Williams says she had two double vodka tonics before leaving the house that night -- but Virginia Tech police waited six hours to give her a blood test.
In court, experts could not determine if Williams was drunk when she killed Kelly.
Judge Ray Grubbs dismissed all charges.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:33:22
IN Q=It's a tragic situation

((MARC LONG/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IT'S A TRAGIC SITUATION. I'M VERY SORRY FOR THE KELLY FAMILY. BUT MY CLIENT'S BEEN THROUGH A LOT TOO. AND FOR SOMEONE, SHE WAS NOT GUILTY. SHE WAS NOT DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE THAT EVENING. EVIDENCE BORE THAT OUT.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=bore that out
(take su)
SOT 11:23:37
IN Q=But Commonwealth's Attorney

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: BUT COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY PHIL KEITH SAYS CERTAIN EVIDENCE WAS NEVER ADMITTED. FOR EXAMPLE, HE SAYS FIELD ALCOHOL TESTS TAKEN AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT WERE IGNORED BECAUSE THE POLICE OFFICER LOST HIS NOTES. ACCORDING TO KEITH, EVELYN WILLIAMS FAILED SOME OF THOSE TESTS.))
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:33:22
IN Q=It's a tragic situation

((MICHAEL KELLY/VICTIM'S FATHER: NOW A WOMAN WHO ADMITTED ON THE STAND UNDER OATH THAT SHE DRANK TWO DOUBLE VODKA TONICS THEN DROVE AN HOUR AND A HALF LATER WILL BE BACK ON THE ROAD. SO THE CHILDREN OF THIS COMMUNITY ARE THE ONES IN DANGER.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=ones in danger


The Kelly family plans to file a civil lawsuit against Evelyn Williams.
Tina Tenret, News7, Montgomery County))

3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=None


In sports,
The Hokies went into last night's game with a questionable record, but came out with a win.
Roy Stanley has highlights.
Good Morning Roy.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Good Morning
RUNS=2:07
OUT Q=day everybody.



ANCHOR=Melanie
(Melanie ad lib toss to Kimberly/Wx)

Lottery
Pick 3/Pick 4/Cash 5/Lotto
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Three-Steve


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


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=This Mornin' we have
SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00
SUPER=13-Martha Knox/Chinqua-Penn; :19
SUPER=12-Reidsville, N.C.; :36
RUNS=2:39
OUT Q=Right on I'd say



double Boxes=SPA & MEL

(toss to Melanie)Health-Check



ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check


In medical news,
Fat deposits caused by some new drug treatments are catching the attention of researchers.
Rick Jackson has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Rick Jackson/Reporting; :00
SUPER=@file; :06
RUNS=1:04
OUT Q=CBS News, New York.

(( RESEARCHERS AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGIES AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES ARE STUDYING ANOTHER SIDE EFFECT OF AIDS TREATMENT. SCIENTISTS SAY THEY'RE INTRIGUED BY UNUSUAL FAT DEPOSITS, IN PATIENTS TAKING A NEW CLASS OF DRUG THERAPIES. FAT DEPOSITS ARE NOT JUST WEIGHT GAIN AND HAVE BEEN GIVEN NICK-NAMES LIKE "BUFFALO HUMP" AND "PROTEASE PAUNCH". DOCTORS WANT TO ENSURE SIDE EFFECTS DON'T POINT TO A MORE SERIOUS PROBLEM, LIKE A METABOLIC DEFECT.

ONCAM=RICK

(RICK)
DOCTORS CLAIM THEY CAN NOW PREDICT SURVIVAL CHANCES OF BURN VICTIMS. IT'S DONE BY ASSESSING THE EXTENT OF BURNS, THE VICTIMS AGE, AND WHETHER THEY HAVE LUNG DAMAGE. BOSTON DOCTORS SAY THEIR SIMPLE FORMULA CAN HELP QUICKLY PREDICT WHICH PATIENTS WILL LIVE. THE REVIEW TOOK PLACE OVER FOUR YEARS AT MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL, AND SHRINERS BURN INSTITUTE IN BOSTON.

ONCAM=RICK

(RICK) THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL SAYS INFLUENZA OUTBREAKS HAVE STRUCK AT LEAST 44 STATES ... AND ARE AT EPIDEMIC LEVELS IN ONE-HUNDRED-22 CITIES. MORE THAN SIXTY-PERCENT OF THE FLU CASES ARE THE SYDNEY FLU STRAIN... WHICH WASN'T INCLUDED IN MOST VACCINATIONS THIS YEAR. THE GOVERNMENT BLAMES THE FLU FOR AT LEAST 20-THOUSAND DEATHS NATIONWIDE.
AND THOSE ARE TODAY'S MEDICAL HEADLINES. I'M RICK JACKSON, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None
(ad lib toss to bump)

BUMP-Chyron
COMM #6


High-Water


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=djo
TAPE#98-9
GRAPHIC=flooding


Rain took its toll in the Roanoke Valley over the past couple of days, flooding some areas and sending some people seeking shelter in higher ground.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blue Ridge/Last Night;


Some Blue Ridge mobile park residents were evacuated yesterday as water in a nearby creek began to rise.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-06:33:13
IN Q=OUR MOBILE

((JANICE REEDY/BLUE RIDGE RESIDENT; OUR MOBILE HOME WAS ALMOST FLOODED. WE HAD TO GET OUR CRIPPLED GRANDSON OUT BEFORE DID FLOOD.))
SUPER=01-Janice Reedy/Blue Ridge Resident;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=did FLOOD.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Red Cross emergency shelters were set up at W.E. Cundiff in Vinton and the Salem Civic Center, providing hot meals, warm beds and medical treatment.
While others prayed for snow.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT-03:33:46
IN Q=BRING THAT SNOW IN

((MARTY HOWELL/VINTON RESIDENT; BRING THAT SNOW IN. WE WANT TO SEE THAT SNOW COME IN. THAT WILL STOP A LOT OF THIS FLOODING HOPEFULLY FOR A TIME BEING, YOU KNOW.))
SUPER=01-Marty Howell/Vinton Resident;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=YOU KNOW.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Several streets throughout the valley were blocked off before the high waters began to recede.
(----------------)


Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 97-97)
GRAPHIC=Session 98


The House of Delegates is expected to give the final approval to charter schools today.
Yesterday, despite much debate, the State Senate approved the program.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Charter schools are public schools that are freed from some regulations so they can try innovative methods.
(///////SOT////////)
sot BRUCE 12:31:31

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: CAN WE AFFORD TO EXPERIMENT WITH OUR CHILDREN?))
SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond;
runs=:05
OUt Q=our children?
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Four of the Senate's five black members voted against the bill, saying it would return Virginia to the days of Massive Resistance to desegregation.
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((SEN. HENRY MAXWELL: MAYBE NONE OF YOU HERE TODAY REMEMBER THOSE DAYS BUT I DO VERY WELL. I DO NOT NEED A RESEARCH TEXTBOOK TO FIND OUT INFORMATION BECAUSE I LIVED IT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Maxwell/(D) Newport News;
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These bills have strict requirements.
Only two charter schools can be created per district.
They'd be approved by the local school boards.
But beyond that, they'd have almost NO regulations and rules beyond the new academic standards.
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E-State-Budget


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-2
GRAPHIC=Session 98


A budget amendment filed yesterday could mean bad things for the Roanoke Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Isle of Wight Senator Richard Holland has proposed eliminating all state support for the proposed Roanoke Higher Education Center.
Governor Jim Gilmore had already cut 3-point-6 million dollars from the nine million Governor George Allen had proposed.
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S-GE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=General Electric


Some layoffs for General Electric workers may seem routine, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating.
Scott Goldberg has the story.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Reginald Berry/Laid-Off Worker; :10 --quick!!
SUPER=01-Judy Scheder/Laid-Off Worker; :28
SUPER=01-Marjorie Skidmore/Virginia Employment Commission; :42
SUPER=@Scott1; 1:06
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(( It's their first week off the job.
And some of the 245-workers let go from one of the area's biggest employers are wondering what to do now.
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IN Q=most people

((REGINALD BERRY/LAID-OFF WORKER: MOST PEOPLE, IF THEY KNOW YOU WORK FOR GE, THEY WON'T HIRE YOU BECAUSE THEY KNOW YOU'RE GOING BACK WHEN THEY CALL YOU.))
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OUT Q=CALL YOU

GE file on tape 97-94
General Electric's plant in Salem has a history of laying off workers, then calling them back when production picks up.
Judy Scheder has worked at G-E for four years.
She's been laid off twice.
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SOT 11:39:50
IN Q= why do you keep

((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: Why do you keep doing this? JUDY SCHEDER/LAID-OFF EMPLOYEE: IF YOU HAD TO MAKE THE CHOICE OF WORKING SOMEWHERE ELSE IN THE VALLEY FOR MINIMUM WAGE OR A LITTLE ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE, OR YOU CAN GO TO GE AND HAVE AN EXCELLENT SALARY AND EXCELLENT BENEFITS, WHAT CHOICE WOULD YOU MAKE?))
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IN Q=the particular

((MARJORIE SKIDMORE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: THE PARTICULAR SITUATION OF THESE EMPLOYEES IS THAT THEY WERE VERY HIGH-SALARIED, WHICH MAKES IT VERY DIFFICULT FOR THEM TO FIND JOBS AT A SIMILAR SALARY.))
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OUT Q=SIMILAR SALARY


Making the job search even more difficult is G-E's prediction that MOST workers will be recalled by this summer.
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"GE Standup" tape
IN Q=WE REALLY DON'T KNOW

((JUDY SCHEDER: WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHEN TO EXPECT TO BE CALLED BACK. INFORMALLY WE'VE HEARD JUNE. BUT WE DON'T KNOW ANYTHING FOR SURE. SO THAT'S FRUSTRATING.))
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OUT Q=THAT'S FRUSTRATING
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standup
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((SCOTT GOLDBERG/REPORTER: LAST YEAR GENERAL ELECTRIC LAID OFF 450-PEOPLE FROM THE SALEM PLANT, BECAUSE, LIKE THIS YEAR, THE COMPANY SAID THERE WASN'T ENOUGH TO WORK TO KEEP EVERYONE BUSY. BUT PRODUCTION PICKED UP AND MOST OF THOSE WORKERS WERE RECALLED. THAT'S THE SAME OUTCOME G-E SAID IT'S HOPING FOR THIS YEAR. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.))
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SUPER=#4059;Local Recap
2-Shot=Mel/Kmc
ANCHOR=Melanie


Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


Flooding continues to plague parts of our region as rain and melting snow mount up.
For many this will be a day of clean up after yesterday's high waters.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Kimberly


A judge determined Evelyn Williams is NOT guilty of the involuntary manslaughter of a Virginia Tech student.
Williams says she drank two double vodka tonics before she hit 20- year- old Daniel Kelly last year.
Police waited six hours after the accident to give her a blood test.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


Charter Schools could get the official go ahead today from the house of Delegates.
Yesterday the Senate capped years of debate by passing the measure.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
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2 shot=Mel/Kmc
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ANCHOR=Melanie


This weekend on News 7 Saturday Morning take Wknd Am Promo 9403essC
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Andrew Freiden will be cooking marinated chicken with Sheila Costa in the Weekend Diner segment.
For that and the rest of the news, sports and weather, don't forget to tune in from 8 to 9.
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ANCHOR=Steve
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