[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Denise]

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[VO-NAT]


One women is dead and two children are in critical condition following an accident in Pittsylvania county yesterday.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]


And last night's cold temperatures didn't stop folks from enjoying the First Night Celebration in down town Roanoke.
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Variably Cloudy and cold weather to greet you for the start of 19-99.
Wind chills this morning are in the teens and single digits.
But the REAL Winter woes will arrive this weekend...
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(ad lib live tease)

[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


[Fireworks-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Preparations for a New Year's Eve celebration turned tragic yesterday in New Orleans.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;]


A fireworks explosion killed two workers and badly injured a sheriff's deputy.
It happened in the staging area.
As many as 200 shells and several hundred pounds of explosives were involved.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OUR UNDERSTANDING]

((AUSTIN BANKS/ATF AGENT: OUR UNDERSTANDING AT THIS TIME IS THAT CLASSIC FIREWORKS WERE UNLOADING THE TRUCK TO BRING THE FIREWORKS ONTO THE BARGE TO SET UP FOR THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT 12.))
[SUPER=01-Austin Banks/A. T. F. Agent;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=display at 12]
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[VO-NAT]


There were no witnesses to the accident and investigators are still trying to piece together what lead up to the explosion.
The people handling the fireworks have been described as professionals.
The fireworks display was canceled.
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[Explosives]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A suspect is in custody in California this morning.
Investigators have found explosives at several San Francisco utility substations.
Jeffery Schaub has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt Mark Potter/S. F. Police Bomb Squad; :37]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Ackerson/S. F. Police Spokesperson; :42]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=CBS News]


[S-Pitts-Fatal]


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


Two children are fighting for their lives this morning after a Pittsylvania County crash that killed a woman.
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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.
Two children in the car were flown to Duke Medical Center where they are in critical condition.
Another child was driven to the Medical Center by a parent.
Police say the accident was NOT weather-related.
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[MI-pileup]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO-NAT]

[16:48:49]
[SUPER=03-Grayling, MI]


A winter whiteout spelled disaster in Michigan, where a huge pile-up left two people dead, 39 injured and more than 100 motorists stranded.
Yesterday's accident involved 50 cars, and closed part of Interstate-75 for hours.
Stranded motorists were bused to shelters while ambulances from three counties pitched in to transport injured victims.
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[1-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, missed opportunities paved the way for Georgia in the Peach Bowl.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:40]
[OUT Q=day everyone.]



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


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-9]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]




[Roll Cold out of Break]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Davis/Hotel Roanoke; :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :54]
[RUNS=2:13]
[OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' Returns]



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive:Hotel Roanoke))

[Rose-Parde]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Rose Bowl Parade has been a News Year's tradition for 110 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA;]


The final preparations have been made for the 56 petal covered floats.
Among the images you'll recognize--an even bigger Big Bird, a life-size King Kong and even a Betty Boop.
Spectators have been camping out on the sidewalk to get the best location to spy the event.
This year's theme is "Echoes of the Century."
The Parade precedes the Rose Bowl which features U-C-L-A against The University of Wisconsin.
Parade coverage begins at 10 here on Your Hometown Station.
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[New-Year-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=New Years]


Fireworks seemed a common denominator as the world rang in 1999.
400-THOUSAND people gathered in Las Vegas as the glitter town welcomed the new year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=five, four]

((FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE. HERE WE GO....THERE WE ARE!))
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=THERE WE ARE]
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[VO-NAT]


Vegas officials say for the most part the crowd was well behaved, but three people were stabbed in front of casinos. Those injuries were not serious.
[super=03-Seattle, WA;]


The space needle in Seattle, Washington, look as if it was ready to head home.
Fireworks climbed the landmark making it look like a takeoff of sorts,
[SUPER=03-Frankfurt, Germany;]


Folks in Frankfurt, Germany, celebrated with fireworks and champaign, but not much kissing.
[super=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


And our around the world trip stops in Tokyo, Japan, where 1999 was ushered in with cheers and the launching of thousands of clear balloons.
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[E-1st-Night]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-1 TC01:35]
[GRAPHIC=New Year's]


Hundreds of people made it to First Night Roanoke last night inspite of the chilly conditions to usher in the New Year.
Stacey Martin was there and has this report.
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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.
(/////SOT/////)
[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.
(/////SOT/////)
[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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[SOT 23.59.02 - 23.59.12]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((nat sot))

[RUNS10]
[OUT Q=nat sot]
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[SOT 22.46.25 - 22.46.40]
[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.]))


[Health-Check]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin Health Check]


In medical news, there's new help to dull the pain of arthritis.
Mika Brzezinski has that story and more in this morning's Health check.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mika Brzezinski/Reporting; :00 ]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((ON THIS NEW YEARS DAY, MEDICAL NEWS THAT HAS LONG BEEN AWAITED BY MILLIONS OF ARTHRITIS SUFFERERS. THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS GIVEN ITS STAMP OF APPROVAL TO A NEW TYPE OF PAINKILLER.

VT=VO

THE NEW DRUG, CALLED --CELEBREX--, IS SAID TO PROMISE FEWER STOMACH DAMAGING SIDE EFFECTS THAN OTHER POPULAR PAINKILLERS. THE F-D-A CAUTIONS THAT THE NEW DRUG'S CLAIMED STOMACH-SAFE BENEFITS MAY HAVE BEEN OVERHYPED BY ITS MANUFACTURER.

VT=VO

A POSSIBLE BREAKTHROUGH IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER -- A REPORT RELEASED TODAY IN THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL --LANCET-- SAYS RESEARCHERS HAVE PINPOINTED A GENE THOUGHT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF LEUKEMIA, IT IS THE FIRST EVIDENCE OF A HEREDITARY LINK TO THE DISEASE.

VT=VO

ANOTHER BRITISH MEDICAL STUDY SHOWS THAT WOMEN WHO SUFFER FROM MIGRANE HEADACHES HAVE A THREE AND A HALF TIMES GREATER RISK OF SUFFERING A STROKE THAN OTHER WOMEN. THE STUDY ALSO SHOWED THAT WOMEN MIGRANE SUFFERERS INCREASE THEIR RISK OF A STROKE IF THEY SMOKE, USE ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES AND HAVE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT TODAY'S MEDICAL NEWS. I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

(ad lib to weather)


[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for board)
[ESS#8700]



[Double Boxes=KMC & SPA]
(toss to Kimberly)

[2-HEADLINES]
[2-shot=Mel/Kmc]
[SUPER=#4049; Morning Headlines]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Two workers are dead and a sheriff's deputy is in critical condition after a fireworks explosion in New Orleans.
It happened as the workers were unloading a truck in preparation for a New Year's Eve fireworks display.
ATF investigations are still un-sure how it happened.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


Two children are fighting for their lives following an accident in Pittsylvania County yesterday.
Police say Evelyn Edmonds of South Boston lost control of her car on route 7-29.
Edmonds was thrown from the car and killed.
Police say the accident was NOT weather related.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the 110th Tournament of Roses Parade takes over Pasadena, California, this morning at 11 eastern time.
You can take in the 56 petal covered floats right here on Your Hometown Station.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this January First, 1999.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.




[2-Fireworks-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=morning]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investigators will be spending New Year's Day trying to find what caused yesterday's deadly fireworks explosion in New Orleans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA;]


Two workers were killed and a sheriff's deputy was critically injured.
It happened in the staging area.
As many as 200 shells and several hundred pounds of explosives were involved.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=OUR UNDERSTANDING]

((AUSTIN BANKS/ATF AGENT: OUR UNDERSTANDING AT THIS TIME IS THAT CLASSIC FIREWORKS WERE UNLOADING THE TRUCK TO BRING THE FIREWORKS ONTO THE BARGE TO SET UP FOR THE FIREWORKS DISPLAY AT 12.))
[SUPER=01-Austin Banks/A. T. F. Agent;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=display at 12]
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[VO-NAT]


There were no witnesses to the accident and investigators are still trying to piece together what lead up to the explosion.
The people handling the fireworks have been described as professionals.
The fireworks display was canceled.
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[2-Explosives]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Investigators in California have one suspect in custody this morning.
This, after finding explosives at two San Francisco utility substations.
Jeffery Schaub reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-San Francisco, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sgt Mark Potter/S.F. Police Bomb Squad; :36 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=01-Sherman Ackerson/S.F. Police Spokesperson; :40]
[RUNS=1:45]
[OUT Q=CBS News]




[E-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-68 1:48:18]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco]


Virginia stands to collect about four billion dollars 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.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 35:00]
[IN Q=It would be]

((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.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham; :05]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=their plight.]
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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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[E-Lottery-PSA]


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


How about a New Year's resolution from the Virginia Lottery?
(/////SOT/////)
[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.))

[SUPER=04-Virginia Lottery; :00]
[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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[2-S-Pitts-Fatal]


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


Two children are fighting for their lives this morning after a Pittsylvania County crash that killed a woman.
(------------)
[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.
Two children in the car were flown to Duke Medical Center where they are in critical condition.
Another child was driven to the Medical Center by a parent.
Police say the accident was NOT weather-related.
(------------)



[2-MI-pileup]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



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[VO-NAT]

[16:48:49]
[SUPER=03-Grayling, MI]


A winter whiteout spelled disaster in Michigan, where a huge pile-up left two people dead, 39 injured and more than 100 motorists stranded.
Yesterday's accident involved 50 cars, and closed part of Interstate-75 for hours.
Stranded motorists were bused to shelters while ambulances from three counties pitched in to transport injured victims.
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[Three-Steve]


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


[ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=today on]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Loving/Executive Chef; :20]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :45]
[RUNS=2:29]
[OUT Q=understand]


[Steve Live] [On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]



(I'll call for board)
[ESS#8700]



[double Boxes=SPA & MEL]
(toss to Melanie)



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]
(ad lib toss to bump)

[BUMP-Chyron]
[COMM #6]

((Archive: Hotel Roanoke))

[E-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-81 20:29]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Many V-Dot employees spent New Year's eve at work, trying to clear roads before the next blast of winter weather.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Drivers who thought yesterday morning's snow looked soft and harmless got a reality check pretty quickly.
For many, it was too late, as cars slid into piled snow and each other.
Police tried to keep motorists off the side roads.
Of course some took advantage of the snow and tested different types of transportation.
V-DOT reminds us that wet roads likely re-froze and are slick again this morning.
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[2-E-1st-Night]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-1 TC01:35]
[GRAPHIC=New Year's]


Cold weather didn't stop hundreds of people from ushering in the New Year at First Night Roanoke.
Stacey Martin was there and has this report.
(/////SOT/////)
[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.
(/////SOT/////)
[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.
(/////SOT/////)
[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.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 23.59.02 - 23.59.12]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((nat sot))

[RUNS10]
[OUT Q=nat sot]
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[SOT 22.46.25 - 22.46.40]
[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.]))


[2-New-Year-Wrap]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Morning]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=New Years]


400-THOUSAND people crowded the Las Vegas strip to ring in 1999.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=five, four]

((FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE. HERE WE GO....THERE WE ARE!))
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=THERE WE ARE]
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[VO-NAT]


Vegas officials say for the most part the crowd was well behaved, but three people were stabbed in front of casinos. Those injuries were not serious.
[super=03-Seattle, WA;]


The space needle in Seattle, Washington, look as if it was ready to head home.
Fireworks climbed the landmark making it look like a takeoff of sorts,
[SUPER=03-Frankfurt, Germany;]


Folks in Frankfurt, Germany, celebrated with fireworks and champaign, but not much kissing.
[super=03-Tokyo, Japan;]


And our around the world trip stops in Tokyo, Japan, where 1999 was ushered in with cheers and the launching of thousands of clear balloons.
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[3-Sports]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=sports cut in]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, a 21- point lead goes down the drain for the Cavaliers.
Mike Stevens has more.
Good Morning Mike.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=2:30]
[OUT Q=a safe weekend.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
(weather toss)

[Local-Recap]
[SUPER=#4059;Local Recap]
[2-Shot=Dal/Kmc]
[ANCHOR=Denise]


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


Two children involved in a fatal Pittsylvania County accident are fighting for their lives this morning.
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 from the car and killed.
Two children in the car were flown to Duke Medical Center where they are in critical condition.
Another child was driven to the Medical Center by a parent.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Hundreds of people braved last night's chilly temperatures to welcome the new year at Roanoke's First Night Celebration.
It was the eighth year for the alcohol free event.
Organizers say they're already planning for January First, 2000.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


U-V-A fans weren't doing much celebrating after last night's Peach Bowl.
The Cavaliers fell to Georgia 35 to 33.
Todd Braverman missed a 48 yard field goal attempt with 19 seconds left in the game.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
(Kimberly mic hot)
(///////////////)
(Kimberly ad lib weather)
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[Kimberly Reads Time Off Promo]

[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=netU]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]


The temperatures are chilly and winter weather's in the air--
But then, it's ALWAYS Winter at the Ice Station...
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The Roanoke ice rink has been open for a little over a year.
But in that time, it's filled a longtime void for the local ice community.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:24:22]
[IN Q=We cater to]

((MIKE QUARLES/GENERAL MANAGER: WE CATER TO PUBLIC SKATERS. THEN WE ALSO HAVE OUR FIGURE SKATING CLASSES, SKATING CLASSES THROUGH PAIEMONT'S MODERN HOCKEY SCHOOL FOR THE LITTLE HOCKEY PLAYERS, AS WELL AS FOR THE ADULTS. WE HAVE A LOT OF ADULT BEGINNER PLAYERS.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Quarles/General Manager;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=adult beginner players]
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[VO-NAT]


People at all ages and skill levels can twirl around the arena--
There's even a "lunch hour" skate period...
But before you put on the skates, check out the Ice Station in
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)

[TIME OFF Full Screen]
this week's "Time Off" segment, coming up tomorrow on News 7 Saturday Morning.
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[Double Boxes=Denise/Kimberly and Steve]
(toss)
[ANCHOR=Steve]
(live ad lib, tease tomorrow)

(ad lib bye) [Double Boxes=Denise/Kimberly and Steve]