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[TAPE#=98-70 1:53:33]
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One woman is dead and two children are in critical condition after a car crash in Pittsylvania County.
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[VO-NAT]
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State police say Evelyn Edmonds of South Boston lost control of her car on state route 729, skidded off the road and into a tree. She was thrown out of the car and killed.
Three children are hospitalized.
Police say the accident was NOT weather-related.
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[7Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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A Charlottesville man has turned himself into authorities after a shooting left a Nelson County man in critical condition.
Michael Wayne Mawyer was arrested yesterday at the Nelson County Sheriff's Department and charged with malicious wounding in connection with the Wednesday morning shooting of Jacob Burley.
Police said Burley was shot four times in the chest and abdomen.
Mawyer was released on bond.

[7E-1st-Night]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Cold weather didn't stop hundreds of people from the First Night Roanoke celebration.
Stacey Martin reports.
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((The Ainscoughs are one of the few families who discovered First Night Roanoke for the first time yesterday--in the hopes of celebrating the night's fun and festivities together.
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((GAYLE AINSCOUGH:WE'RE TRYING TO START A TRADITION OF SHARING NEW YEAR'S EVE TOGETHER AS A FAMILY AND INCLUDING OUR CHILD SO THIS IS SOMEWHERE WHERE WE CAN COME AND DO THAT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=come and do that.]


It's a holiday tradition many families have shared these past eight years--whether cuddling close for a carriage ride or putting a personal touch on the colorful New Year's dragon the crowd later paraded through the streets.
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[IN Q=We just enjoy getting]

((THERESA PATTERSON:WE JUST ENJOY GETTING OUT AND DOING SOMETHING WITH THE KIDS INSTEAD OF JUST OUT--JUST ME.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=just out--just me.]


But, after families made the rounds to the familiar favorites including twisted balloons and temporary tattoos, they all gathered for the fireworks and countdown to 1999.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: AFTER THE FESTIVITIES WIND DOWN ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'LL SOON GO BACK TO WORK THINKING OF ADDED ATTRACTIONS AND MORE ACTIVITIES TO KEEP THE CROWDS COMING FOR DECEMBER 31, 1999. SM, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.]))


[7E-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-68 1:48:18]
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Four billion dollars will be Virginia's take in the in the National tobacco settlement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


But how much of that money is likely to filter down to the tobacco growers?
They've seen their livelihood undercut by dimishing domestic demand for tobacco.
So Delegate Whitt Clement is hoping to earmark 60-percent of the tobacco settlement funds for a southside economic development commission.
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((IT WOULD BE MISLEADING TO TELL YOU IT'S GOING TO BE AN EASY THING TO DO.)) ((WE MUST SEND A MESSAGE THAT FARMERS NEED SOME ASSURANCE THAT SOMEONE UNDERSTANDS THEIR PLIGHT.))
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[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham; :05]
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[VO-NAT ]


The lawmakers were addressing tobacco growers in Danville yesterday.
They've sent a letter to Governor Gilmore outlining their intentions, hoping he'll support their plan.
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[7WEATHER]


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Taking a look now at your New Year forecast..
Mostly sunny skies will give way to clouds later today. Look for highs to climb into the upper-30s.
The clouds stick around overnight, with the chance for some snow showers.
Lows will hover around 20 degrees.
The extended forecast...
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[45Peach-Bowl]


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The New Year's celebration wasn't much fun for the Virginia football team and Wahoo fans.
Last night the Cavaliers blew a 21 point lead and lost to Georgia 35-to-33.
Steve Mason was inside the Georgia Dome along with 72 thousand others for the finish.
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[45E-Lottery-PSA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-65 1:14:06]
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How about a New Year's resolution from the Virginia Lottery?
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((LADY LUCK: MMMM. ANNOUCER: TOO MUCH OF ANYTHING...IS A BAD THING.))
[SOT 14:03:26]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY SPOKESMAN: WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO PERHAPS, EVEN THOUGH WE TALK ABOUT ODDS A LOT, DON'T REALLY HAVE A GREAT UNDERSTANDING OF ODDS. AND I THINK THAT IT'S JUST A NICE REMINDER FROM THE LOTTERY AS FAR AS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT TO SAY "YOU KNOW, DON'T BET THE FARM." LOTTERY GAMES ARE LONG ODDS.))

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[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery Spokesman; :09]
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[OUT Q=long odds.]
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[VO-NAT]


A series of public service announcements on responsible play has begun running on TV stations across the state.
Lady Luck also reminds us -- in her own special way -- that it is actually against the law for children to play.
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[45WEATHER]


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Turning our attention now to the New Year's outlook--
Mostly sunny skies today, then clouding up later this afternoon.
Highs in the upper 30s.
Cloudy tonight, with a chance of snow showers developing after midnight.
Lows around 20.
The holiday weekend forecast turns nasty by tomrrow morning, as a winter storm heads our way.
Expect snow and sleet to develop, with highs tomorrow only in the upper 20s.
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[8E-1st-Night]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-1]
[GRAPHIC=New Year's]


Hundreds of New Year's Eve revelers didn't let temperatures in the teens stop them from celebrating at Roanoke's First Night--
Stacey Martin was there.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Ainscoughs are one of]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Gayle Ainscough; :11]
[SUPER=07-Theresa Patterson; :33]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:00]
[RUNS=1:14]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.]

((The Ainscoughs are one of the few families who discovered First Night Roanoke for the first time yesterday--in the hopes of celebrating the night's fun and festivities together.
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[SOT 18.32.42 - 18.32.51]
[IN Q=We're trying to]

((GAYLE AINSCOUGH:WE'RE TRYING TO START A TRADITION OF SHARING NEW YEAR'S EVE TOGETHER AS A FAMILY AND INCLUDING OUR CHILD SO THIS IS SOMEWHERE WHERE WE CAN COME AND DO THAT.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=come and do that.]


It's a holiday tradition many families have shared these past eight years--whether cuddling close for a carriage ride or putting a personal touch on the colorful New Year's dragon the crowd later paraded through the streets.
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[SOT 18.48.02 - 18.48.09]
[IN Q=We just enjoy getting]

((THERESA PATTERSON:WE JUST ENJOY GETTING OUT AND DOING SOMETHING WITH THE KIDS INSTEAD OF JUST OUT--JUST ME.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=just out--just me.]


But, after families made the rounds to the familiar favorites including twisted balloons and temporary tattoos, they all gathered for the fireworks and countdown to 1999.
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((nat sot))

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[IN Q=After the festivities]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: AFTER THE FESTIVITIES WIND DOWN ORGANIZERS SAY THEY'LL SOON GO BACK TO WORK THINKING OF ADDED ATTRACTIONS AND MORE ACTIVITIES TO KEEP THE CROWDS COMING FOR DECEMBER 31, 1999. SM, NEWS 7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Roanoke.]))


[8S-Pitts-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-70 1:53:33]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A New Year's car crash in Pittsylvania county killed a woman, and left two children in critical condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


State police say Evelyn Edmonds of South Boston lost control of her car on state route 729, skidded off the road and into a tree. She was thrown out of the car and killed.
Three children are hospitalized.
Police say the accident was NOT weather-related.
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[8Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]


Authorities arrested the gunman who shot and injured a Nelson county.
Michael Wayne Mawyer was arrested yesterday after he turned himself in to the Nelson County Sheriff's Department.


He's charged with malicious wounding in connection with the Wednesday morning shooting of Jacob Burley.
Police said Burley was shot four times in the chest and abdomen.
Mawyer was released on bond.


[8E-Lottery-PSA]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-65 1:14:06]
[GRAPHIC=Lottery]


The New Year has led to a more conscientious Virginia Lottery--
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[SOT 03:12]
[IN Q=Mmmm. Too much]

((LADY LUCK: MMMM. ANNOUCER: TOO MUCH OF ANYTHING...IS A BAD THING.))
[SOT 14:03:26]

((ED SCARBOROUGH/VIRGINIA LOTTERY SPOKESMAN: WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO PERHAPS, EVEN THOUGH WE TALK ABOUT ODDS A LOT, DON'T REALLY HAVE A GREAT UNDERSTANDING OF ODDS. AND I THINK THAT IT'S JUST A NICE REMINDER FROM THE LOTTERY AS FAR AS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT TO SAY "YOU KNOW, DON'T BET THE FARM." LOTTERY GAMES ARE LONG ODDS.))

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[SUPER=01-Ed Scarborough/Virginia Lottery Spokesman; :09]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=long odds.]
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[VO-NAT]


A series of public service announcements on responsible play has begun running on TV stations across the state.
Lady Luck also reminds us -- in her own special way -- that it is actually against the law for children to play.
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[8WEATHER]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=KMC]
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Before we finish the morning updates, let's check on the New Year's Day forecast one more time.
Mostly sunny skies today, but clouding up by later this afternoon.
Look for highs in the upper 30s.
Cloudy tonight, with a chance of snow showers.
Lows around 20.
A major winter storm is expected to arrive tomorrow morning...look for highs this weekend in the 30s, lows in the teens and 20s.
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