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Some schools are adjusting their schedules today due to the weather.
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7E-Bath-Shooting


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A Hopewell man was shot in the face Saturday night in Bath County residence along Route 6-29.
Rescuers transported 40- year- old John Wyatt to Roanoke Memorial Hospital --he's now in stable condition.
Police arrested Gary McLaughlin of Marlington, West Virginia and charged him with attempted murder.
Authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting.




7E-Abed


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It's week six of trial of Roanoke's alleged crime family.
The Abed trial is set to resume in Roanoke federal court tomorrow.
Keith Humphry has this review of the evidence from last week.
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(( The jury saw a videotaped demonstration of a molotov cocktail and how it works.
Hurling a vodka bottle full of gasoline does not exactly match the scenarios alleged in the Abed indictment. Standup 15:16:05 ((Richard Chisholm says he stood on a log and pushed a Boones Farm wine bottle through the security bars of the rear window of the Corner Store.
Everybody agrees the fire started on the opposite wall- -nine and a half feet away- -inside the storeroom.))
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It'll be up to the jury to decide whether a molotov cocktail could have been what started the fire.
An expert hired by the defense says it couldn't have happened that way.
Patrick McGinley scoffed at the fact that investigators failed to find the wine bottle- -or part of it.
Not even the rag Chisholm says they stuffed in the neck of the bottle turned up among the broken beer bottles inside. Standup 15:21:15 ((After the President's Day holiday the defense attorneys say they have one more day's worth of witnesses.
The Government will undoubtedly have some rebuttal evidence.
And then the jury could get the case by the end of the week.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7 , Roanoke.))
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7Speed-Limit


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Radford University professors say- the House of Delegates sent the right message to Virginians by voting down the recent proposal to increase the speed limit on major highways.
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Martin Turnauer (TURN- HOUR) agrees with the theory that SPEED KILLS.
He says, if the matter comes up again, delegates can network with other states to determine how dangerous it might be to increase the speed limit.
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((MARTIN TURNAUER/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; EVERY STATE THAT HAS HAD AN INCREASE IN ITS SPEED LIMIT IS NOW EXAMINING WHETHER ITS BEEN A GOOD VALUE JUDGEMENT. AND BASICALLY, WE SHOULD LOOK AT THE STATES THAT HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR THE NEXT TWO OR THREE YEARS AND SEE WHAT THEIR OVERALL ACCIDENT STATISTICS ARE AS OPPOSED TO THEIR PAST TWO OR THREE YEARS. AND THEN VIRGINIA OUGHT TO DECIDE.))
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The House of Delegates put the brakes on the measure by an 82- to- 18 vote.
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7Rke-Dogs


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Some Roanoke County families are enjoying their third dog without having to pay a price.
County supervisors agreed to reconsider the two-dog per household limit.
The statute requires a kennel permit for homes with more than two dogs.
While the supervisors didn't change the law, they did agree to allow 40 families who registered dog number three by January 31st to keep the extra dog.

7WEATHER


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Time now to check the Monday outlook--
Rain developing today, with pockets of sleet and freezing rain.
Highs near 40.
The mixed precipitation will change over to all rain, and that's expected to continue tonight.
Lows in the upper 30s.
Looking ahead..
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7BIRTHDAYS! 2/17/98
Tuesday:

SUPER=130-6/Michael Alderman/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-1/Rebecca Alley/New Castle;



SUPER=130-11/Heather Ayers/Vinton;



SUPER=130-51/Jean Sanders/Vinton;



SUPER=130-4/Brian Keith/Parrott;



SUPER=130-10/Sarah Hawley/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Travis Lester/Riner;



SUPER=130-3/Jonathan Wood/Danville;



(Both are Celebrating Birthdays and their Anniversary is on the same day)
SUPER=130-/David & Debbie Noblett/Independence;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-35th/Neil & Ethel Jackson/Chilhowie;



SUPER=130-19/Michael Tuck/Huddleston;



SUPER=130-10/Meredith Lumsden/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-2/Dylan Via/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-60/Billy Leonard/Blue Ridge;



SUPER=130-75/R.B. Phillips/Christiansburg;


No Pictures:

SUPER=131-56/Louise Johnson/Hollins;



SUPER=131-15/Jermaine Coles/Roanoke;





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45E-Bath-Shooting


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A man remains hospitalized in Bath County following a weekend shooting.
Police say John Wyatt was shot in the face Saturday night at a home along Route 6-29.
Authorities have arrested Gary McLaughlin of West Virginia on a charge of attempted murder.
Forty- year- old Wyatt is listed in stable condition.




45E-Speed-Limit


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The House of Delegates says no to raising the interstate speed limit.
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The House Transportation Committee sent the bill to the House floor Saturday.
It would have raised the maximum speed to 70- miles per hour.
But the House put the brakes on the measure voting 82- to 18- against the idea.
Those opposed to the proposal believe greater speeds mean higher risks of accidents.
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((MARTIN TURNAUER/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; AIR BAGS AND SEAT BELTS ARE NOT MADE FOR REALLY HIGHER SPEEDS VERSUS WHAT THEY ARE REALLY MADE FOR. AND A COUPLE OF OTHER REASONS, WEATHER CONDITIONS CERTAINLY PLAY HAVOC. PEOPLE WON'T SLOW DOWN IN BAD WEATHER. ANOTHER SITUATION WOULD BE THAT WE HAVE AN OLDER POPULATION. MORE AND MORE OLDER DRIVERS, SLOWER REACTION TIME AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SLOW DOWN THEIR SPEEDS.))
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Turnauer (TURN-HOUR) also says when speeds increase on interstates, it usually means higher speeds on secondary roads, which could result in more fatalities.
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45Jet-Skis


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The House of Delegates is also pushing for safety on the waterways.
"Jet Skis" were the topic of two bills.
The first bill would make it illegal for someone on a personal watercraft to follow too closely behind a boat, weave past boats or jump the wake of another boat.
The second would force companies that rent the small boats to teach people how to operate them before taking to the water.

45Super-Sunday


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Blacksburg teens now have a new weekend hangout that provides safety and lots of fun.
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The center is now hosting SUPER SUNDAYS where you have to be a teen to get in.
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((PHILLIP CONNER/BLACKSBURG REC. SUPERVISOR; FROM WHAT THE KIDS ASKED US ON A SURVEY TO PROVIDE FOR THEM, I'M NOT GOING TO SAY IT WAS A NECESSITY. WE PRETTY MUCH EXPANDED ON WHAT WE ALREADY HAD.))
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Youngsters get together and play a little ball and when they get tired, they can relax with a bite to eat while watching television.
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((BRIAN DANIELS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; IT'S A GOOD WAY FOR BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKENDS WITH THEIR FRIENDS. TO PLAY SOME BALL OR WHATEVER.))
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While basketball is the only game being offered now, there are plans to diversify and possibly include things ranging from volleyball to ski trips.
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((PHILLIP CONNER/BLACKSBURG REC. SUPERVISOR; WE WANT TO BRING EVERYTHING IN THAT THE TEENAGERS IN THIS AREA ARE ASKING FOR. BUT WE CAN'T BRING IT ALL AT ONE TIME. WE'RE NOT SET UP TO DO IT ALL AT ONE TIME.))
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Conner says the benefit of offering the center to the teens on Sunday is to give them a place to call their own, while keeping them off the streets.
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Turning now to Monday's forecast--
Rain, mixed with sleet and freezing rain will be spreading across the viewing area today.
A winter weather advisory is in effect.
Expect daytime highs near 40.
The moisture will change over to all rain later...with lows tonight in the upper 30s.
The extended forecasts is ....
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Winter weather is prompting some school systems to alter their schedules today. take SWATCH
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8E-Bath-Shooting


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A Hopewell man is in stable condition after being shot in the face over the weekend.
After the incident, 40- year- old John Wyatt was transported to Roanoke Memorial Hospital from a Bath County home along Route 6-29.
Police arrested Gary McLaughlin of Marlington, West Virginia and charged him with attempted murder.
Authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting.




8Electric-Deregulation


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The Virginia House of Delegates is expected to consider a bill that would change Virginia's electric industry.
The legislation would allow consumers to choose their power supplier by January First, 2004.
It also would allow the state's utilities to buy power and resell it beginning in 2001.
The Corporations, Insurance and Banking Committee approved the bill yesterday.

8E-Special-Olympics


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Not ALL Olympians are competing in Nagano--
David Johnson has the story of some local athletes testing their skills in the Special Olympics.
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SUPER=01-Katherine Beck/Athlete; :31 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Maury Abbitt/Athlete; :34 QUICKLY!!
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((Close to 250- athletes took part in the special olympics regional basketball tournament held this weekend in Blacksburg.
From the physically challenged to the learning- disabled, the games are part of the year- round activities that give participants something more than just a place to showcase their talents.
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((LUKE WILLIAMSON/ATHLETE; FOR ONE I'VE LEARNED THAT TEAMWORK IS MORE THAN WINNING AND THAT, AT LEAST IF YOU TRY YOUR BEST, YOU KNOW THAT YOU PUT SOMETHING INTO IT.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((KATHERINE BECK/ATHLETE; YOU CAN MEET NEW FRIENDS AND DO STUFF.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((MAURY ABBITT/ATHLETE; THESE OLYMPICS, THEY GIVE ME A CHANCE TO HELP PEOPLE. TO LEARN THE BASKETBALL GAME AND MEET NEW PEOPLE TOO. AND GO DIFFERENT PLACES, I LIKE THAT.))
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The New River Valley is one of several localities that has a unified league, where athletes are paired up with people without disabilities and players take part in a full season.
At these tournaments, full- court, half- court and individual skills competitions are part of the ever- growing programs of the event.
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((NANCY HARMAN/REGIONAL COORDINATOR; WE FIND THAT WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE COME OUT AND WATCH THE EVENTS, PEOPLE BECOME INVOLVED AS COACHES AND STUFF. THEY SOON REALIZE THAT OUR ATHLETES HAVE A LOT OF ABILITY AND THEY BEGIN TO FORGET ABOUT THEIR DISABILITIES AND THEY START FOCUSING ON THEIR ABILITIES. THAT'S WHAT IS EXCITING ABOUT OUR PROGRAM AND THAT'S WHAT HAS BROUGHT MORE OF OUR ATHLETES IN AS WELL.))
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STAND-UP/03:56:38 ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; CASSELL COLISEUM IS ONE OF FOUR SITES STATEWIDE WHERE THE GAMES ARE BEING HELD. GOLD MEDAL WINNERS MAY QUALIFY FOR THE STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS WHICH ARE IN FREDERICKSBURG NEXT MONTH. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
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Shifting gears now to weather--
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect across the viewing area today.
Rain is expected to mix with sleet and freezing rain before changing back over to ALL rain.
Highs today around 40.
Periods of heavy rain will continue overnight, with lows steady in the upper 30s.
Looking ahead...
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