08:25-01

Body-Found

ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=SatAM
WRITER=ssa
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Fire


A body was found inside a burning home this morning in Danville.
Fire crews were called to 41 Milton Avenue before five.
Rescuers discovered a burned body- police have not been able to determine the gender or identity of the victim.
The fire is under investigation.

220-Ax


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=dse
TAPE#98-
GRAPHIC=accident


The past week's winter weather has closed part of U-S route 220 near Boone's Mill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./This Morning;


The north-bound lanes were closed-down this morning around seven.
Traffic is being re-routed to one of the southbound lanes.
V-Dot is removing a wrecked tractor-trailer from the median.
The rig was involved in an accident Tuesday night.
But because of the weather, they decided to move it into the median rather than interrupt traffic during the storm.
The north-bound lanes are expected to be closed for several hours.
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11-Bent-Mountain


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Winter WX


Many residents of Bent Mountain are still without power today, but they're hoping the weekend will bring some good news.
Utility crews are hard at work, while residents are making the best of a difficult situation.
Joe Dashiell has their story.
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SOT
IN Q=With the power out
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :05
SUPER=01-Karen Scott/Bent Mt. Resident; :15
SUPER=01-Eddie Durham/WDBJ-7 Engineer; :57
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=JD News 7


((With the power out, the front porch is the fridge.
And the family is gathered around the wood stove.
Three days into their adventure, the Scotts are thankful for deliveries of fresh food and the company of neighbors.
SOT 12:10:26
IN Q=We're reading books

((KAREN SCOTT: WE'RE READING BOOKS, PILGRIM'S PROGRESS TO THE BOYS. JUST PLAYING GAMES. DURING THE DAY WE CAN FUNCTION PRETTY MUCH S NORMAL BECAUSE WE HAVE SUNLIGHT, BUT DURING THE NIGHT IT'S ROUGH.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=it's rough.


Power company and contract crews are busy replacing poles, reconnecting fallen wires, but there is enough work to keep them busy for days. NAT SOUND
On Poor Mountain, the same conditions that spell trouble for homeowners are causing problems for the radio and tv stations that have transmission towers there.
Most are running generators and worrying about the thick layer of ice that covers everything.
SOT 13:47:11
IN Q=Instead of the power

((EDDIE DURHAM: INSTEAD OF THE POWER GOING OUT THE ANTENNA, IT STARTS COMING BACK DOWN THE LINE TO THE TRANSMITTER. AND SO IT'S CAUSING US PROBLEMS, AND NOW THAT IT'S WARMING UP A LITTLE BIT THE ICE IS MELTING AND IT'S CAUSING THE ANTENNA TO DO SQUIRRELLY THINGS, BUT WE JUST HAVE TO KEEP AN EYE ON IT AND KEEP THE FUEL COMING IN AND JUST KIND OF BABYSIT IT, THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=that's all we can do.


And all Karen Scott and her family can do is wait, for utility crews to do their work... and for life on Bent Mountain to return to normal.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

6-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Snow and fog forced Governor Gilmore to cut short his tour Virginia storm damage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Abingdon


The governor flew into Abingdon yesterday after a visit to Richlands.
He had planned to visit Grundy, as well, but the weather wouldn't cooperate.
Hundreds are still without power in far southwest Virginia, but the governor says A-E-P crews are working hard.
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SOT
IN Q=Not everybody has been

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NOT EVERYBODY HAS BEEN RESTORED BECAUSE THE COMPANY'S FIRST PRIORITY NATURALLY IS TO GET POWER RESTORED IN THE COMUNITIES WHERE THERE ARE CLINICS AND THE NEEDS FOR THOSE KINDS OF SERVICES.))
SUPER=@Gilmore
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=kinds of services.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dickenson Co.


Two to three FEET of snow fell in some places in the coalfields.
One death in western Virginia has been blamed on the storm.
A man died yesterday while shoveling snow in Rockingham County.
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(toss to Andrew)


Sports


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# Morning Sports
GRAPHIC=none


If you went to the Roanoke Civic Center last night to catch the Express game you might not have recognized some of the skaters.
Steve Mason explains in this morning's sports report.
Good Morning Steve.
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SOT
IN Q=Good Morning Everybody
RUNS=2:33
OUT Q=Our morning crew


Crime-Mapping


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat Am
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 98-11
GRAPHIC=Walking the Beat


The act of investigating a traffic accident use to consume hours of manpower.
Now through state of the art equipment more evidence can be gathered in less time.
Only three law enforcement agencies in the state have it and Roanoke County is one of them.
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SOT
IN Q=The mapping system
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May 1997; :06
SUPER=01-Tim Wyatt/Roanoke Co. Police Dept.; :23
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=scale diagram


((The mapping system is used to create diagrams of accidents or crime scenes.
Montgomery County asked for help in May when the Ironto Rest Stop became the sight of a murder.
Here's how it works.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:51:47
IN Q=THE TOTAL STATION

((TIM WYATT/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: THE TOTAL STATION EMITS AN INFRA RED BEAM TO OUR PRISM POLL. THE PRISM POLL OVER A PARTICULAR PIECE OF EVIDENCE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=PIECE OF EVIDENCE
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SOT 10:51:59
IN Q=OR SKID MARK

((OR SKIDMARK, AND WE TAKE A SHOT FROM THE PRISM POLL. THE INFRARED BEAM BOUNCES BACK AND IT GIVES US INFORMATION SUCH AS DISTANCE AND ANGLES FROM THE TOTAL STATION.))
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=FROM THE TOTAL STATION
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SOT
IN Q=

(( ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=


Roanoke County's traffic officers are using their monthly practice session to map the Starkey Road-Buck Mountain intersection.
They say on the scene they can collect 40-percent more evidence in nearly half the time.
And Wyatt says when the measuring is done it's might be off to about one-hundredth of an inch.
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SOT 11:11:29
IN Q=

(( ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=


The coordinates collected at the scene are down loaded into a computer.
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SOT 10:53:29
IN Q=IF WE HAVE A

((IF WE HAVE A CRIME SCENE EITHER INDOORS OR OUTDOORS IT CAN BE UTILIZED TO PIN POINT EVIDENCE. ALSO THE WAY THE SCENE LOOKED AROUND THE EVIDENCE. WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE PERSPECTIVE WHEN WE GO TO COURT WE CAN NOW LAYOUT A SCALE DIAGRAM.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=A SCALE DIAGRAM
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ANCHOR=DENISE

SS HOLD
The diagram you saw was just a rough sketch, but a court diagram would come complete with trees, powerlines or whatever was at the scene.
The Catawba Valley Moose Lodge donated the 18-thousand dollars for the system and lap top.

Intern-Scandal


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat Am
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Kenneth Starr


President Clinton's personal lawyer wants to punish prosecutor Kenneth Starr for allegedly leaking information to the press.
David Kendall is seeking contempt sanctions against the independent counsel's office.
Last night the media got just a little too close to Monica Lewinsky and her family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


A car driven by an Associated Press television crew rear-ended their van on a San Diego Freeway.
Lewinsky went to visit family earlier this week to get away from Washington and the scandal involving her alleged affair with President Clinton.
No one was injured in the accident.
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


Meanwhile in Washington, the President and the First Lady left for Camp David in the Maryland Mountains.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie (share-ee) are joining the Clintons at the presidential retreat.
At a joint news conference, they voiced their preference for a diplomatic solution to the weapons crisis in Iraq, but agreed forced should be used if necessary.
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11-Clinton-Wintergreen


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


He won't be strapping on any skis, but President Clinton will be visiting the Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County next week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nelson Co.


Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are scheduled to address a gathering of about 120 Democratic members of Congress.
It's an informal retreat for the politicians to discuss a wide array of issues.
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SOT 00:01:40
IN Q=They're coming here

((MARK GLICKMAN/WINTERGREEN RESORT: THEY'RE COMING HERE THE SAME REASON A LOT OF GROUPS COME HERE. WE'RE REMOTE, WE'RE A GATED COMMUNITY IN THIS BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE WORLD. THIS PARTICULAR GROUP, IT'S NOT JUST A COMBINATION OF POLITICS AND POLICY DISCUSSION, BUT IT'S ALSO FAMILY ACTIVITIES, THEY'RE BRINGING THEIR FAMILIES WITH THEM, TRYING TO REALLY BUILD CAMARADERIE AMONGST THE CONGRESSMEN AND SENATORS AND GOVERNORS AND THEIR FAMILY.))
SUPER=01-Mark Glickman/Wintergreen Resort; :04
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=and their family.
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ANCHOR=Denise
SS=LF Payne


Glickman says former congressman L-F Payne, who owns Wintergreen, helped convince the group to come to central Virginia.

Olympics


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=nagano 98


And the games have begun.
50-thousand people took in the opening ceremony in Nagano, Japan, and another 2-billion watched on their television sets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nagano, Japan;


The 18th Winter Olympic Games started with ancient Japanese traditions.
But the highlight of the night was the technological miracle.
The ceremony ended with a performance of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" sung simultaneously by a chorus in Nagano and choruses in five other cities.
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SOT 5:36:38
IN Q=nat singing

(( ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=nat singing
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VO-NAT


The first major event is the men's down hill.
American Tommy Moe is seen practicing here, but he's not the favorite this time around.
The star of the Lillehamer Olympics has been plagued by injury.
The Austrians led by Herman Maier are favorites this time around.
You can of course catch all the action right here on WDBJ-7.
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1-Scores


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Denise
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


The Roanoke Express notch another home win.
William Fleming wins on the high school hardwoods and in college Emory and Henry's women put one in the column.
Now here's a look at the scoreboard.
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WIPE TO MOTION
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0097-j/Laurel Park/60//Fieldale Coll./52///j/William

Fleming/54//Franklin Co./42///;
SUPER=X5009
SUPER=0097-/Rocky Gap/53/j/Bland/65////PH Glades Sp./45/j/George Wythe/67///;
SUPER=X5027
SUPER=0098-j/Emory & Hen./83//Eastern Menn/61//Women/j/Covenant/94//Cl.

Valley/72//Women/;
SUPER=X5029;
SUPER=0104-/Chesapeake/4/j/Roanoke/5////Richmond/1/j/Johnstown/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0104-j/Hampton Roads/4//Wheeling/3////Toledo/1/j/Dayton/0///;
SUPER=#555; reset
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=..........last score."



Sports-Plays


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat AM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# Sports Plays
GRAPHIC=none


After last night's opening ceremony the Olympics are in full swing.
But the National Basketball Association is in the midst of the All Star break.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York;


And it was a feeding frenzy in New York as reporters battled for a word with the N-B-A's brightest.
But it was the league's younger players that were star-struck.
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SOT 5:18:27
IN Q=CAN YOU BELIEVE

((can you believe this? KOBE BRYANT/LAKERS GUARD: RIGHT NOW NO. IT'S INCREDIBLE. A DREAM COME TRUE. MY WHOLE BODY IS NUMB I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M THINKING. THOUGHTS ARE RACING.))
SUPER=01-Kobe Bryant/Lakers Guard; :05 QUICK!!!
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=THOUGHTS ARE RACING
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vancouver, BC/NHL-TSN


On to hockey, the Canucks with the nice cross ice pass and Peter Zezel finishes it with this incredible shot. 1-nothing Vancouver.
This one looks like a replay of the last highlight, but it's not. The outcome's the same though and Vancouver holds on to beat the Oilers 5-to-4.
SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/NHL-Empire;


Now we shuffle off to Buffalo where the start of the Penguins-Sabres game had an Olympic flavor to it.
All N-H-L teams are in action tonight, but then the league goes on a three week mid-winter break for the Olympics.
Back to last night's action the Sabres with the long shot, Audette is there to put in the rebound.
Just follow the pack on this one folks...the puck slips by the skates of many and the Penguins get a power-play goal.
But the contest ends in a two-two tie.
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Daytona


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat Morning
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-38
GRAPHIC=DAYTONA S'WAY


The activity in Daytona will be hot and heavy this weekend with Winston Cup qualifying set for later today, and the Bud Shootout set to roll Sunday at noon.
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pinnacle board (1050)
Tonight at 7:30 Mike Stevens will have a special preseason look at the 1998 season - "The Dash To Daytona." right here on WDBJ-7. Mike...
WIPE TO ENG#
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SOT
IN Q="Guys later tonight...
SUPER=@mike1; :00
RUNS=:46
OUT Q=...HOMETOWN STATION."
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Sheila-Diner


ANCHOR=Denise2-shot
NEWSCAST=Sat am.
WRITER=afr
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=
(Toss to Andrew for Weekend Diner)
ANCHOR=Andrew 2-shot


Today the weekend diner heads out in search of a main dish-- We ended up at Sheila Costa's house.
ANCHOR=Andrew Full


Sheila loves to cook.
And her recipe is versatile, easy, and it's easy on the dishwasher.
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SOT
IN Q=nat sound music
RUNS=2:14
OUT Q=all right!

((There are only 5 ingredients for this week's episode of the weekend diner. We are here at Sheila Costa's house. Sheila, this is a very easy thing to make, right? CERTAINLY IS. Where did you get the recipe for this? I FOUND IT OUT OF A MAGAZINE. So this isn't one of those things where it was handed down from generation to generation, you just found something, and it worked? IT WAS AN AD! The great thing about this is that it's easy RIGHT. And you don't have to use it the same way every time. NO I DON'T, I MAKE A TACO CHICKEN, YOU CAN HAVE IT PLAIN. And now we've already done the first three ingredients, now whey don't we add the last ingredient. IT'S THE ITALIAN SEASONING. So this is the marinade-- It's almost almost absurdly simple...EXCEEDINLGLY, ANYBODY CAN DO IT. Sheila has finished up the marinade, and what are we going to do now? I'M GOING TO ZIP IT, AND PUT IT IN THE REFRIDGERATOR FOR ABOUT FIFTEEN MINUTES. I notice we don't have any dishes to clean up. THAT'S ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT IT. I JUST THROW THIS AWAY AFTER I PUT THE CHICKEN ON THE PAN. And you mentioned it's pretty sanitary you can throw out the thing-- no salmonella. EXACTLY. The Salmonella is not welcome on the weekend diner. ESPECIALLY WITH CHICKEN. Sheila just took it out of the oven-- How long did it bake? 350 FOR 25 MINUTES, CHECKING HALFWAY. You can serve it several different ways. WE are going to server it today...ON A TOSSED SALAD. A good time to mention that this is low fat, but you can fatten it up, BY PUTTING ON YOUR FAVORITE DRESSING. Elizabeth Ann is over there salivating... That's it for this week's episode of the weekend diner- Thanks very much for letting us come to your kitchen. YOU'RE WELCOME. all right.))
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ANCHOR=Andrew

Dissolve to Chyron 7153
If you'd like a copy of today's recipe, drop us a self-addressed, stamped envelope.
You can see the address there on the screen.
And, don't forget if you'd like to be on the weekend diner, just like Sheila Costa, send us a note with your recipe, name, address and phone number.
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HEADLINES
ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot

Music Under
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Denise
SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner


The northbound lanes of U-S route 220 near Boones Mill are closed this morning.
Traffic is being re-routed to one of the southbound lanes so V-Dot can pull a wrecked tractor-trailer out of the median.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Denise


The same bad weather that sent that rig into the median is still causing problems in our area.
The lights are still off for many residents of the Bent Mountain section of Roanoke County.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Denise


And the 18-th Winter Olympic Games are underway in Nagano, Japan.
The opening ceremonies took place last night, and you can catch all of the action right here on your hometown station.
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ANCHOR=Denise 2 SHOT


And that's what's making news on this Saturday February 7-th.
We'll be back in just a minute.



Found-Body


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=dse
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fire


Danville Authorities are trying to identify a body found inside a burning home.
Fire broke out at 41 Milton Avenue before five this morning.
Firefighters found a badly burned body.
They have not been able to determine the gender or identity of the victim.
The fire is still under investigation.

11-Marye-Challenge


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=sat am
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-1
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


The great debate on the car tax versus the food tax went off like clockwork yesterday.
It was a little one-sided though.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=The governor
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Marye; :06
SUPER=@Ellen2; :13
SUPER=01-Lila Young/Gilmore Spokeswoman; 1:05
RUNS=1:44
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( The Governor was off touring his storm stricken state...so the state Senator started without him. 12:26:51 ((I DID NOT COME HERE TO EMBARRASS THE GOVERNOR.))
RUNS=:03


Madison Marye may be the legislature's lost causes leader -- but he's NOT giving up his fight to cut the tax on groceries instead of Jim Gilmore's car tax cut.
Marye had all the camera friendly props to make some serious points about the car tax.
sot tape one 12:18:34

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: IT'S GONNA BENEFIT THE WEALTHY MUCH MORE THAN THE POOR. MY BILL TREATS EVERYBODY ACROSS THE BOARD THE SAME.))
runs=:11


Marye's figures show that under Gilmore's bill, the average family with a five thousand dollar car would get 19 dollars in tax relief this year.
Under Marye's food tax bill, the average family that spends 100 dollars a week on groceries would get 52-dollars in relief.
Even in the fifth year of the phase-in, "no car tax" would mean 128- dollars relief under Gilmore's plan for that family... or 156 dollars relief if the food tax was cut.
The Governor's office does NOT dispute the numbers.
SOT TAPE TWO 12:44:49

((LILA YOUNG/GILMORE SPOKESWOMAN: THIS WAS HIS MANDATE AND HE WOULDN'T BE TRUE TO THE PEOPLE IF HE DIDN'T DO WHAT I ASKED HIM TO DO. AND THEY STILL WANT HIM TO DO IT. THEY CALL HIM ALL THE TIME AND TELL HIM THEY WANT HIM TO DO IT. SO IT REMAINS WHAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WANT AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S GONNA DO.))
RUNS=:13



SOT tape two 12:27:25

((I HAVE HAD REPUBLICANS COME TO ME AND SAY I LIKE YOUR BILL. SOME SAY I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN VOTE FOR IT.))
RUNS=:11


The press corps agreed Marye had won-- so the senator headed back to the Senate floor, clearly proud of his performance.
On Tuesday, the public gets to comment to the Senators in a hearing on both tax cuts.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

6-Pig-Bill


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat am
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=Session 98


They huffed and they puffed and they killed the bill for the three little pigs from Vinton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/File Tape;


Emma Saunders lobbied the House Agriculture committee herself to be able to classify Arnold, Wilbur, and Charlotte as domestic animals.
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SOT 12:52:31
IN Q=I'm into

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I'M INTO PETS. I KNOW PEOPLE LIKE TO HAVE PETS. THEY'RE SMARTER THAN MOST OTHER ANIMALS, IS MY UNDERSTANDING. SO IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT I GOT REAL UPSET ABOUT. I THOUGHT ONCE WE PUT IT IN THE PROPER FORM STATUTORILY THAT IT WAS OKAY. But the committee did not agree? BUT THE COMMITTEE DID NOT AGREE FOR WHATEVER REASON. I THINK SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST ANTI-PIG.))
SUPER=@Jackson;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=anti-pig.
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VO-NAT


With a 15-to-9 vote, the pot-bellied pig bill is dead for this year... and Saunders' pigs remain in limbo at a campground in Wytheville.
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Forecasting


ANCHOR=dal
NEWSCAST=SatAM
WRITER=kzu
TAPE#EyeOnVa.
GRAPHIC=eye on VA


Weather forecasters have had a tough winter so far.
In the past two weeks, the weather ran contrary to predictions in many parts of our viewing area.
But in this week's Eye On Virginia, Kelly Zuber reports that making our region's winter weather easier to forecast is as simple as moving a mountain.

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SOT
IN Q=(animation/music)
SUPER=01-Michael Emlaw/National Weather Service; :14
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; 20
SUPER=20-Kelly/Zuber; :28
RUNS=2:43
OUT Q=Kelly Zuber/News 7.

((
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SOT
IN Q=I think any time you are dealing

((MICHAEL EMLAW/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: I THINK ANY TIME YOU ARE DEALING WITH TERRAIN THAT HAS THE MOUNTAINS AND THE EFFECTS WE DEAL WITH IN OUR AREA, IT'S DIFFICULT TO FORECAST.))

RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it's difficult to forecast.


Mike Emlaw and other meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Blacksburg know all too well the particular problems created by forecasting weather in the Blue Ridge Mountain chain.
The scenic hills we often take for granted are foremost on the minds of forecasters.
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SOT
IN Q=The mountain effects are most

((MIKE EMLAW: THE MOUNTAIN EFFECTS ARE MOST OBVIOUS FROM THE BLUE RIDGE NORTHWEST IN OUR AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY BASICALLY ALONG THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY ALL THE WAY UP THROUGH SOUTHERN CARROLL COUNTY, UP INTO THE ROANOKE AREA AND UP TO JUST SOUTHEAST OF BUENA VISTA. ABRUPT CHANGE IN ELEVATION FROM DOWN HERE UP INTO THE MOUNTAINS.))

RUNS=:22
OUT Q=into the mountains.


The Blue Ridge can delay the arrival of cold air into the valleys... ...And with so many communities at different elevations, the same storm can cause a variety of conditions.
Emlaw says Virginia weather is also influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico.
He says a storm blowing in from the Gulf, like the last two we've had, doesn't provide the weather service with much of an opportunity to study it before it arrives in our region.
nat sound RUNS=:03


The Blacksburg office of the National Weather service doesn't actually forecast our weather.
It provides short-term storm warnings and relays data.
Our area is served by three different forecast centers, all located well outside our region.
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SOT
IN Q=It's very difficult sometimes

((MIKE EMLAW: IT'S VERY DIFFICULT SOMETIMES BECAUSE YOU HAVE ONE FORECASTER THINKING ONE THING IN CHARLESTON AND ANOTHER THINKING SOMETHING ELSE IN STERLING AND THE BOUNDRY BETWEEN THAT, SOMETIMES THERE CAN BE BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN FORECASTS AND THAT'S ONE OF THE JOBS WE HAVE HERE IS TO TRY TO SMOOTH OUT THE EDGES SO THAT THERE ISN'T BIG DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY AND THE ROANOKE VALLEY FORECAST. ))

RUNS=:21
OUT Q=Roanoke Valley forecast.


That will all change next year when Blacksburg becomes the forecasting center for our entire region.
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SOT
IN Q=I really believe that you're

((MIKE EMLAW: I REALLY BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE BETTER FORECASTS, CERTAINLY NOT PERFECT. BUT I BELIEVE THAT WE'LL HAVE BETTER FORECASTS, WE'LL HAVE QUICKER UPDATES WHEN THINGS AREN'T GOING QUITE AS ANTICIPATED AND I THINK THE PUBLIC WILL SEE THAT OVERALL. ))

RUNS=:15
OUT Q=see that overall.


So what do the weather prognosticators says about the rest of the winter here in Virginia?
Apparently, they agree with the groundhog.
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SOT
IN Q=These last two storms have

((MIKE EMLAW: THESE LAST TWO STORMS HAVE EL NINO WRITTEN ALL OVER THEM. IT'S VERY UNUSUAL TO HAVE BIG STORMS LIKE THE LAST TWO FORMING IN THE GULF OF MEXICO. USUALLY THEY ARE DOWN IN THE SOUTHERN STATES AND THAT IS A DIRECT AFFECT OF EL NINO AND THAT COULD WELL CONTINUE THROUGH THE REST OF THE WINTER AND INTO SPRING. ))

RUNS=:19
OUT Q=into spring.

Kelly Zuber, News 7.)) Birthdays
NEWSCAST=sat am
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SOT
IN Q=I'm Steve Pardon
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=news-7 saturday morning.


S-Oldies


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=Sat Morning
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express


Tonight at the Round House; 10 hockey greats will be inducted into the first ever Roanoke Hockey Hall of Fame.
Thats is; if they aren't to sore to make it to the ceremony. Steve Mason explains.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00
SUPER=01-Serge Beaudoin/Former Roanoke Valley Rebel; :19
SUPER=01-Ron Jones/Former Roanoke Rampage Player; :26
SUPER=@Steve1; :31
SUPER=01-Claude Piche/Former Roanoke Valley Rebel; :40
SUPER=01-Pat Kelly/ECHL Commissioner; :58
SUPER=01-Henry Brabham/ECHL Founding Father; 1:37
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; 1:45
RUNS=2:05
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((Roanoke hockey's past met it's present Friday night in an old timers game that jump started a special weekend for all of this sports diehards; who showed up hours before the Express/Chesapeake game to watch a classic. The Greensboro Old Timers would beat the Roanoke old timers. ((:)) ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((CLAUDE PICHE:))
Claude and his cohorts lightning quick skating wasn't the only thing missing after 25 years; grudges were also forgotten to say the least. ((PAT KELLY:)) ((CLAUDE:)) Claude would not have had a team to skate with very long if not for the efforts of ECHL founding father Henry Brabham, who saved hockey in the valley years ago. 30 years after it all began; He will finally be a part of something that is long overdue in Roanoke. ((:)) ((:))
Tye hall of fame ceremony will take place during the first intermission of the Express/Toledo Storm game. Steve Mason News 7 sports.)) ((
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If you plan to travel in the Boone's Mill area of Franklin County this morning, expect some delays.
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The north-bound lanes of U-S Route 220 were closed-down this morning around seven and traffic is being re-routed to one of the southbound lanes.
V-Dot is removing a wrecked tractor-trailer from the median.
The rig was involved in an accident Tuesday night.
But because of the weather, they decided to move it into the median rather than interrupt traffic during the storm.
The north-bound lanes are expected to be closed for several hours.
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The Opening Ceremony of the 18th Winter Olympic Games dazzled billions of viewers last night.
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Sumo wrestlers struck a pose and children danced on the stage.
The traditional parade of athletes boosted color and international pride.
For the U-S American speed skater Eric Flaim carried the flag.
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And that officially opens the games.
The ceremony was titled festival of peace and symbolized the hope for unity in the world.
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2-Sports


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The Roanoke Express skated to a victory at the Roundhouse last night.
The many high schools were holding court.
Steve Mason has highlights.
Good Morning again Steve.
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Here's some of what we're working on for News-7 at Six.
Power crews are still working on Bent Mountain in Roanoke County.
We'll have a live report tonight at Six.
And we'll also have some tips on how to handle insurance claims if your property has been damaged in the storm.

Did-You-See


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Finally this morning, Did you see that?
It would be a prize for any stamp collector.
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The Danville Post Office is offering a special cancellation of the new "Gibson Girl" stamp.
Yesterday, folks stopped by the Langhorne House, the Gibson Girl's childhood home, to get the cancellation.
Danville native Irene Langhorne Gibson modeled for her husband's famous picture.
That drawing is now featured on a stamp in the U-S Postal Service's "Celebrate the Century" series.
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If you'd like the special stamp cancellation, you can submit a mail order request to the Danville post office.