[Headlines]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Tennessee can now proudly boast ``We're number one!''
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And its still slow going on Interstate 81 this morning in Rockbrige County following last weekend's deadly pileup.


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]


Bitter cold air will wake you up QUICKLY as you head out the door this morning.
Temperatures are in the teens and single digits right now, with the warmest readings of the day only in the lower 20s.
[ANCHOR=Steve]
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[2-shot]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


[E-R'Bridge-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-72 1:27:08]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Deadly Accident]


The Virginia Department of Transportation says it could be mid-week before both lanes of Interstate 81 Northbound are open in Rockbridge County.
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[vo-nat]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.]


Traffic is still slow-going in the area.
The crash is blamed on an ice-covered bridge, dense fog, and high speed.
New details are emerging about those who were killed.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE Pinnacle Page full]
The victims are: Douglas Hubert Austin of Atoka, Tennessee... Dean Richard Muklevicz (muk-LEV-ich) of Memphis, Tennessee...
15 year old Leah (Lee-uh) Marie Nabors and her 19-year-old brother, Jon Nabors, both of Alabaster, Alabama.
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[E-W&L-Victim]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-82 TC15:40]
[GRAPHIC=81 Wreck]


Jon Nabors, his sister, and his parents, were on their way to Washington and Lee University, where Jon was about to begin his second semester as a freshman.
His mother, Doris Nabors is in VERY critical condition...His father, Eddie Nabors was upgraded to "guarded" condition last night.
Many W&L students returning to school yesterday passed the accident scene, not knowing their classmate was one of the victims.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nabors was one]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Miller/Junior; :14]
[SUPER=01-Brian Shaw/W&L Spokesman; 1:01]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=deal with it.]

(( Nabors was one of 25 freshmen living in Gaines hall... placed in an upperclass dorm because the freshman halls were full...
As a result, they were a close-knit group
[SOT 08:47:46]
[IN Q=it's hard]

((JASON MILLER/RESIDENT COUNSELOR; IT'S HARD FOR, ESPECIALLY FOR HIS SUITE-MATES, TO ADJUST AND I THINK THE ONLY THING I CAN DO, IS WHAT I'VE TRIED TO DO, TO JUST OFFER MYSELF TO THEM , IF THEY NEED TO TALK OR THEY NEED TO YELL, OR JUST NEED TO SIT IN A ROOM WITH SOMEBODY ELSE THERE)) [RUNS18]
[OUT Q=else there]


Junior Jason Miller is the resident counselor for the floor, He says Nabor's was boisterous, and caring... and couldn't wait for Rush week... when students choose their fraternities...
[SOT 08:47:21]
[IN Q=that's probably]

((JASON MILLER/RESIDENT COUNSELOR; THAT'S PROBABLY, WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT THAT, THE ANXIETY OF RUSH AND OF GETTING A BID AND THE DIFFERENT HOUSES HE WAS LOOKING AT, BUT HE WAS REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT AND HE WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO RUSH WEEK WHICH BEGINS TOMORROW )) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=begins tomorrow]


School officials say the entire community feels the loss deeply.
[SOT 09:14:25]
[IN Q=and its mixed]

((BRIAN SHAW/W&L SPOKESMAN; IT'S MIXED IN WITH THE ELATION OF OF STARTING THE TERM, THE EXCITMENT OF GETTING BACK TO SCHOOL AND GETTING THINGS UNDER WAY, AND THEN TO HAVE A TRAGEDY LIKE THIS HAPPEN, IT'S HARD TO UNDERSTAND HOW SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN AND HOW YOU DEAL WITH IT)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=deal with it]


Dorm supervisors will meet today to discuss how to deal with the situation. Counselors will be available to anyone who needs them.
Eric Earnhart, News 7))

[E-Cycle-Shop]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-78]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


The owner of the motorcycle shop destroyed as a result of the explosion says he's planning to rebuild.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville;]


The intense heat from the explosion caused Dwight Grubb's shop to eventually go up in flames.
He'd been in business for 14- years.
And had just completed a new addition to the shop two weeks ago.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=What were ]

((WHAT WERE YOU THINKING AS YOU WATCHED IT GO UP IN FLAMES. DWIGHT GRUBB/HILLTOP CYCLE SHOP OWNER:14 YEARS DOWN THE DRAIN. WHAT DID YOU HAVE IN THERE, BESIDES A LIFETIME OF MEMORIES? RIGHT WE HAD A LOT OF WATERCRAFT, ATV'S, MOTORCYCLES AND HAD SOME CUSTOMERS MOTORCYCLE AND ATV'S TOO. ))
[SUPER=01-Dwight Grubb/Hilltop Cycle Shop Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=atv's too.]
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[VO-NAT]


Grubb leased the property where his business was.
He says he hasn't decided whether he'll rebuild there or at another location.
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[RIVERSIDE-SHOOTING]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The F-B-I is getting involved in the death of a young black woman shot a dozen times by police last week in Riverside, California.
As Manuel Gallegus reports, relatives say the shooting was racially motivated.
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[SOT]

[4:25:10]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Riverside, CA; :00]
[SUPER=04-December 28, 1998; :18]
[SUPER=01-Burnell Butler/Victim's Uncle; :50]
[SUPER=01-Ron Loveridge/Riverside Mayor; 1:18]
[SUPER=01- Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS Los Angeles. ]
((--SOT-- WOMAN PROTESTING -

"They're murderers. ABOUT 3-HUNDRED DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED ON POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN RIVERSIDE, CALIFORNIA. DEMANDING ANSWERS as to WHY A 19 year old GIRL WAS SHOT DEAD BY POLICE.
--SOT-"I mean, a nineteen year old female, it's just senseless to me.

And there's got to be an answer. And we want to know what that answer is. What really happened." ((December 28th, )) IT WAS 2 A.M. LAST MONDAY. OFFICERS SAY TYISHA MILLER WAS INSIDE HER LOCKED CAR WITH A GUN ON HER LAP, AND APPEARED UNCONSCIOUS. HER FAMILY HAD CALLED POLICE, SAYING THE GIRL WAS SICK AND FOAMING AT THE MOUTH. OFFICERS SAY THEY HAD TO BREAK THE WINDOW TO HELP HER, AND THAT'S WHEN THEY SAY MILLER TRIED TO SHOOT THEM. SO THEY SHOT BACK, ACCORDING TO THE CORONER, 12 TIMES, FOUR BULLETS TO THE HEAD. POLICE WILL NOT SAY EXACTLY WHICH OF THE FIVE OFFICERS FIRED THE SHOTS.BUT ALL OF THEM ARE NOW ON LEAVE. BURNELL BUTLER, VICTIM'S UNCLE ;25 "we don't want to see these police officers on a paid vacation, I'd like to see them in jail just like you or I if we shot someone in the head four times." AT THE RALLY SOME ACCUSED POLICE OF A COVER-UP, AND SAID OFFICERS HAVE A HISTORY OF ABUSE IN THE COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY TOWARD MINORITIES. CITY OFFICIALS ARE NOW INVOLVED. RON LOVERIDGE RIVERSIDE MAYOR, "we are attempting to have the most open kind of investigation possible of what took place." LAWYER JOHNNIE COCHRAN HAS OFFERED TO HELP MILLER'S FAMILY. AND A LAWSUIT HAS NOW BEEN FILED SEEKING A FEDERAL INVESTIGATION.... IN A CASE THAT ONCE AGAIN IS PITTING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AGAINST THE COMMUNITY -- IT SEEKS TO PROTECT. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

[FIESTA-BOWL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Fiesta Bowl]


The Tennessee Volunteers are the undisputed kings of college football.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/ABC Sports;]


The team ended an undefeated season with a 23- 16 victory over Florida State.
Tennessee grabbed a 14-to-0 lead during the first 80 seconds of the second quarter.
The Vols took control when Tee Martin set a Fiesta-Bowl record with a 79-yard scoring strike to Peerless Price.
Tennessee is tops in both the A-P media poll and the U-S-A Today/E-S-P-N coaches poll.
Ohio State finished second.
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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[SS=None]


Today's A-P poll placed Virginia at number 18 and Virginia Tech number 23.

[1-Sports]


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


In local sports news, the Keydets drop their first Southern Conference game.
Mike Stevens has details.
Good Morning Mike.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good morning]
[RUNS=1:43]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[One-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Mary Walker/Dietitian;]



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



(toss to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM] ((Archive: Dieting))

[Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Earl Bramblett]


Earl Bramblett is as delusional today as he was when he was convicted.
That's what his defense attorney told the state supreme court yesterday.
Terry Grimes argued that in 1997 a judge wrongly determined that Bramblett was competant to stand trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape]


A Roanoke County jury convicted Bramblett of murdering Teresa and Blane Hodges and their two children.
He was sentenced to death.
Bramblet maintains his innocence, saying his conviction was secured through a conspiracy involving police, his own lawyers and his victims.
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[5-Franklin-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=598-34 TC1:41:57]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A murder suspect refused to answer a Franklin County judge's questions in court yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Thomas Akers is charged with capital murder for allegedly killing Wesley Smith of Roanoke just before Christmas.
Tribal police arrested him and Timothy Martin on a New York Indian reservation -- they were still driving the victim's car.
Martin is also charged in the murder but deputies will not drive him back from New York until the weather clears up.
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[Health-Check]


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


In medical news, there's a new drug to dull the pain of arthritis, without the unpleasant side effects.
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=:52]
[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

(( A PROMISING ADVANCEMENT IN THE BATTLE AGAINST A-I-D-S.
---VO---
VT=VO


FOR THE FIRST TIME, RESEARCHERS HAVE SURPRESSED H-I-V IN INFECTED PATIENTS BY GIVING THEM INJECTIONS OF CELLS MADE FROM THEIR OWN IMMUNE SYSTEM.
THE NEW APPROACH IS ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGING.. BECAUSE IT APPEARS TO CURB THE VIRUS TEMPORARILY IN THE LYMPH NODES.. AN AREA CERTAIN DRUGS HAVE HAD LIMITED SUCCESS TREATING.
THE RESEARCH IS PUBLISHED IN THE JANUARY ISSUE OF NATURE MEDICINE.
---VO---
VT=VO


THERE'S A NEW DRUG AVAILABLE TO FIGHT THE PAIN OF ARTHRITIS.. CALLED CELEBREX. IT'S MAKER SAYS THE DRUG DOESN'T PRODUCE UNPLEASEANT SIDE EFFECTS.. LIKE ULCERS AND STOMACH PAIN.. ASSOCIATED WITH OTHER ARTHTIRIS MEDICINES.
THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION WANTS MORE PROOF OF THAT CLAIM AND FOR THE TIME BEING.. WILL REQUIRE CELEBREX TO CARRY THE SAME WARNING LABEL AS ALL OTHER ARTHRITIS MEDICINES ON THE MARKET.
AND THAT'S A LOOK AT THIS MORNING'S MEDICAL NEWS I'M MIKA BRZEZINSKI, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

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[Two-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Mary Walker/Dietitian;]



[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]


Its still slow going on Interstate 81 this morning following last weekend's deadly pileup.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says it could be mid-week before both lanes of Interstate 81 Northbound are open in Rockbridge County.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Kim]


They've been waiting and waiting. And waiting some more. Airplanes began moving again in Detroit and Chicago yesterday after a two-day delay because of last weekend's huge winter storm.
But some travelers are still stranded.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And There won't be a fight over this year's college football champion. Tennessee completed its undefeated season with a Fiesta Bowl victory over Florida State, and was a unanimous pick for the top spot in this morning's Associated Press football poll.
Ohio State finished second.
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[anchor=Kimberly]


And that's what's making news on this Tuesday January Fifth.
[anchor=Melanie]


News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

[E-Lexington-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-68 TC15:11]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Deadly Accident]

The clean up effort of Sunday's fatal accident will continue for at least another day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;]

State police say four people died and dozens more were injured following a chain reaction pileup caused by an ice covered bridge, dense fog and speed. One northbound lane remained closed during the cleanup effort. That slowed traffic to a crawl.
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[NAT-SOUND] ((CARS AND TRUCKS PASSING BY THE WRECKAGE.))
[RUNS=03]
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[vo-nat] Officials were surprised by the number of people who managed to live through the accident.
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[SOT=01:46:00]
[IN Q=THIS IS THE]

((ROBERT WEIKEL/CLEANUP DIRECTOR; THIS IS THE WORST ACCIDENT THAT I'VE EVER WORKED LIKE THIS WITH SO MANY TRACTOR TRAILERS INVOLVED))
[SUPER=01-Robert Weikel/Cleanup Director;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=tractor trailers]
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[VO-NAT]

Clean-up crews remain on the scene. They say it will take several days to restore that section of the highway.
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[ANCHOR=MElanie]
[SS=None]


Until then, V-Dot says northbound traffic will narrow to a single lane during daylight hours.

[E-Survivors]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#98-69 2:02:58]
[GRAPHIC=81 Wreck]


Even the people who spend their lives preparing to handle emergencies say they were shocked when they saw just how bad this wreck was.
Scott Goldberg spent the day talking to rescue workers who were on the front line.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=When he's]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00 -- QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Jon Berry/Rescue Squad Worker; :11]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Tony Schmieg/Stonewall Jackson ER; :24]
[SUPER=@Scott1; :31]
[SUPER=01-Imojene Lotts/Natural Bridge Bus Driver; :43]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Sunday; :52]
[RUNS=1:08]
[OUT Q=SG N7 Rockbridge Co.]

(([guy in blue smock with patient]
When he's not working in the emergency room at Stonewall Jackson hospital, Jon Berry spends some of his time as a rescue squad volunteer.
That's what he was doing this weekend.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:07:28]
[IN Q=it was]

((BERRY: IT WAS SO MUCH WRECKAGE ... I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY'LL EVER FIGURE OUT WHAT ALL HAPPENED.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=HAPPENED]

[bald doctor looking at x-rays or sitting at desk]
Twenty victims came through the Stonewall Jackson ER, where Dr. Tony Schmeig also works.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:04:12]
[IN Q=we're all]

((TONY SCHMIEG: WE'RE ALL TRAINED FOR EMERGENCIES SO WHEN AN EMERGENCY HAPPENS IT CAN BE TREMENDOUSLY SATISFYING FROM A PROFESSIONAL POINT OF VIEW.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=POINT OF VIEW]
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[SOT 1:31:20]

[STANDUP]
[IN Q=THE DISASTER]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: THE DISASTER RESPONSE TEAM WASN'T JUST MADE UP OF PEOPLE WHO TRAIN FOR EMERGENCIES BUT ALSO SPONTANEOUS VOLUNTEERS, LIKE THE STAFF AT THE NATURAL BRIDGE HOTEL, WHICH TRANSPORTED CRASH VICTIMS AWAY FROM THE SITE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=THE SITE]
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[SOT 1:27:56]
[IN Q=TRANSPORTING]

((IMOJENE: TRANSPORTING TOURISTS IS OUR JOB AND I ENJOY IT ... THIS WAS QUITE DIFFERENT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=QUITE DIFFERENT]


The people who were there said without so many volunteers pitching in, they're certain the death toll would have been higher.
Even though some rescue workers are asking: could we have done more,
There's little doubt this accident -- the worst many had ever seen -- brought out Rockbridge County's very best.
Scott Goldberg, News-7 Rockbridge County.

(------------)))[E-Gasline-Explosion]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-71 1:15:41]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


Folks in Wytheville are still feeling the affects of Sunday's natural gas pipeline explosion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville/Sunday;]


Officials still don't know what caused the pipeline to explode, sending flames 300- feet into the air.
A nearby house and business were destroyed.
Gas company employees have been working 'round the clock to restore service to customers.
Some workers haven't slept in two days but manage to stay awake.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well the]

((RANDALL GREER/GAS COMPANY EMPLOYEE: WELL THE WEATHER HELPS OUT CAUSE THERE'S NO WAY YOU WANT TO LAY DOWN WHEN IT'S COLD LIKE THIS. ))
[SUPER=01-Randall Greer/Gas Company Employee; :00]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=like this.]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Nearly 15-hundred customers were left without gas service in the Wytheville area.
Gas company officials say they'll continue to work 'round the clock until service is restored to everyone.
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[S-Cycle-Shop]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-78 33:40]
[GRAPHIC=fire Aftermath]


The intense heat from the explosion caused a house and nearby business to go up in flames.
But the owner of Hilltop Cycle shop has vowed to rebuild.
Teresa Hamilton talked to Dwight Grubb.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=There's ]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dwight Grubb/Hilltop Cycle Shop Owner; :22]
[SUPER=@Teresa1; :37]
[SUPER=01-Dave Turner/Grubb's Friend; :50 QUICK!!]
[RUNS=1:06]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Wytheville.]

(( There's little left of Dwight Grubb's motorcycle shop in Wytheville...
A business he's run for the past 14 years.
Grubb says it's a reality made even more difficult if you consider just two weeks ago-- he completed a new addition to the shop and actually watched it go up in flames.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((WHAT DID YOU THINK? DWIGHT GRUBB:14 YEARS UP IN FLAMES. WHAT DID YOU HAVE IN THERE? ATV'S, MOTORCYCLES, PARTS FOR CUSTOMERS.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=]

[TAKE SU]
It's still early but Grubb says he estimated damage to the business and contents at more than a million dollars. [END SU]
Grubb says he definitely plans to rebuild...
Something that doesn't surprise his friends.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DAVE TURNER: I HATE IT FOR HIM, BUT I THINK HE'LL COME BACK STRONG. )) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=]


Yet, despite, his loss he's keeping a positive attitude.
He says he's just relieved no one was seriously injured. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Wytheville.))

[NaTL-WX]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


At least 58 deaths have now been blamed on the weekend winter storm.
And as large sections of the nation struggle to rebound from the snow and ice, many air travelers still find themselves stranded.
Maureen Maher reports.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL; :00]
[SUPER=03-Detroit, MI; :26]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Maureen Maher/Reporting; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=News, Chicago]

(((LOCATOR: CHICAGO) CHICAGO CERTAINLY GOT THE WORST OF IT. NEAR RECORD SNOWFALL ALL BUT SHUT DOWN O'HARE..THE COUNTRY'S BUSIEST AIRPORT. SLOWLY THINGS ARE RETURNING TO NORMAL. GETTING AROUND IN THE CITY WASN'T MUCH BETTER...RESIDENTS HAD TO DIG OUT THEIR CARS FROM UNDERNEATH THE SHOW...SOME TOOK IT ALL IN STRIDE.
SOT, NO NAME, I LIKE THE SITUATION BECAUSE IT'S DERAILING EVERYBODY'S

ROUTINE WHICH ON A MONDAY MORNING AT THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR IS A GOOD THING.
NATSOT TAKEOFF
(LOCATOR:DETROIT)

THIS WAS A RARE SIGHT MONDAY..A PLANE TAKING OFF FROM DETROIT'S METRO AIRPORT. FOR A THIRD DAY...SNOW AND ICE CAUSED ALL SORTS OF PROBLEMS. 10 TO 15 INCHES OF SNOW FELL IN THE DETROIT AREA. IF MISERY LOVES COMPANY THERE WAS A LOT TO GO AROUND.
SOT/TRAVELLER
SOT/TRAVELLER

TRAVELLERS HOPING TO GET HOME OR TO OTHER DESTINATIONS WERE FORCED TO MAKE THE BEST OF A BAD SITUATION. PEOPLE SLEPT ON THE FLOOR OR IN THEIR SEATS.
NATSOT
(LOCATOR:BUFFALO, NY)
(TRACK)

A WINTER SQUALL ALSO HIT BUFFALO, NEW YORK, WHERE THE STORM FED OFF THE MOISTURE OF LAKE ERIE. THE S0-CALLED "LAKE EFFECT" SNOW BLANKETED THE AREA. FOR A WHILE, TRAVEL IN THE CITY WAS BANNED.))

[Three-Steve]


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


[On Record]
[SUPER=15-Steve/Pardon;]
[SUPER=01-Mary Walker/Dietitian;]



(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: dieting))

[E-Pluma]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-77 32:52]
[GRAPHIC=Plant Closing]


One thousand people are losing their jobs now that a local sewing company is shutting down two plants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


The Pluma plant in Rocky Mount will close in April.
225-people will be out of work.
Pluma lost money all year and this plant could not keep a full staff.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:31:50]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK THAT'S EXACTLY ... SAME POSITION I'M IN.))
[SUPER=01-Mae Mitchell/Seamstress]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=same position I'm in]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


The plant in Eden, North Carolina is also closing.
About six hundred fifty people there will lose their jobs but can fill positions elsewhere.
Another one hundred fifty Pluma employees throughout our area were also given pink slips Yesterday.

[E-Coca-Cola]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-83 13:29]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A judge says Coca-Cola has to pay its taxes in Botetourt County.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


The soda company sued Botetourt County for back taxes saying its vending machines are part of the manufacturing process and should not be taxed.
Judge George Honts disagrees.
He says the machines are used for sales, and Coke must pay personal property taxes on them.
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=HOLD]


Judges in both Clifton Forge and Rockbridge County sided with Coke last year.
Coke has also sued Roanoke, Roanoke County, Covington, Buena Vista and Allegheny County.

[2-FIESTA-BOWL]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Fiesta]


They may still be celebrating in the streets of Knoxville, Tennessee this morning.
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[SOT]

[4:19:49]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=nat fans]
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This was the scene just a few hours ago as the Tennesse volunteers claimed the national championship for the first time since 19-51.
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The Vols finshed up a perfect 13 and 0h season at the Fiesta Bowl with a 23-16 victory over Florida State.
Tennessee took a 14 to 0h lead during the first 80 seconds of the second quarter.
Then they really took control when T-Martin set a Fiesta Bowl record with a 79 yard scoring strike to Peerless Price.
Tennessee is tops in both the A-P media poll and the U-S-A Today/E-S-P-N coaches poll.
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In other sports news, the lady Hokies pick up lucky Number 13.
Mike Stevens has the highlights.
Good Morning Mike.
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Now here's another look at today's top local stories:
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Washington and Lee students are dealing with the death of a classmate.
19 year old freshman Jonathon Nabors was one of the four people killed in Sunday's accident on Interstate 81.
He was on his way back to school with his family when they were caught in the wreck.
His 15 year old sister was also killed and both parents were seriously injured.
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Earl Bramblett was never competant to stand trial.
That's what his attorney argued before the state supreme court yesterday.
Bramblett is starting the lengthy appeal process to have his conviction and death sentence overturned.
In 1997, he was convicted of murdering Blane and Teresa Hodges and their two daughters, then burning down their house.
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A thousand people across Virginia and North Carolina will be out of a job when the Pluma company shuts down two sewing plants.
Their plant in Rocky Mount will close in April, throwing 225 people out of work.
Another 650 people will lose their jobs when Pluma's plant in Eden, North Carolina closes.
125 people across the area were given pink slips yesterday.
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