[NEWSCAST=cutins]

[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


If you're heading out on the roads this morning, you may want to check in with V-Dot before you leave. Most roads, including interstates 81 and 64, from Rockbridge and Alleghany Counties northward are reported to be in moderate condition.
Moderate condition means major portions of pavement are covered with snow, slush and ice.
The Same goes for Interstates 81 and 77 in Carroll, Wythe, Pulaski and Smyth Counties.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE VDOT Board Full Screen]
You can get more detailed road information by calling V-Dot's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
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[2-Shot=Melanie/Kimberly at the desk]


For a look at what's in store, we check in now with Kimberly McBroom. Kim?

[CK/WX PRO=]

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[SUPER=314-Light Snow Early,/Then Partly Sunny/38-42/Clear & Breezy/Winds N 10-20/22-26;]
[SUPER=315-Winter Storm Warning/Blustery, with Snow/30-34/Clearing Skies/Winds NW 10-15/18-22;]
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[2-Shot][7E-Montgomery-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=Tha]
[TAPE#=98-78;1:39:56]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Investigators are still gathering information about a shooting in Montgomery County yesterday afternoon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;]


Authorities were called to 10- thirteen Friendship Road in Shawsville at about three- o' clock.
When Sheriff's investigators arrived they found 64- year old Carl Hixson with a bullet wound to the head.
He was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital and later transferred to Roanoke Memorial.
Investigators say the man who fired the shot told them his revolver went off accidentally.
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=hold]


But at this time, the shooting has NOT been officially ruled accidental.

[7E-Movie-Link]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=99-9 34:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


If you're planning on seeing the movie "October Sky," plan on taking a closer look.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file; :00]


Photographer O. Winston Link makes a brief appearance in the movie as a locomotive engineer.
"October Sky" is based on the true story of four high school boys in rural West Virginia who became junior rocket scientists in the 1950s.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT (MOVIE CLIP)]
[IN Q=Six, five, four...]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=headed for the mine.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The scene in which Link appears has not been released to television stations.
He is best known for his pictures of steam trains on the old Norfolk and Western Railway , which were also shot in the fifties.
"October Sky" director Joe Johnston tells News 7 he used Link's photographs as a guide for what the buildings, the signs -- even the clothing should look like in the movie.
Johnston says it was his idea to fly the photographer to the set in Tennessee for a scene with a steam engine.
The 84- year- old Link says the film crew shot five or six takes of his scene, adding that he had a great time doing it.
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[7BIRTHDAYS!] 3/16/99
Tuesday:

[SUPER=130-/Thaddeus Andrews/Lewisburg]



[SUPER=130-34/Ronnie Childress/Hardy]



[SUPER=130-1/Grace Ruble/Christiansburg]



[SUPER=130-47/Charlie Burton/Radford]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=130-31st/Carl & Marguerite Moon/Lynch Station]



[SUPER=130-2/Cullen Clark/Nathalie]



[SUPER=130-4/Lucas Draper/Collinsville]



[SUPER=130-9/Amy Pruitt/Roanoke]


No Pictures:

[SUPER=131-3/Stacey Woods/Bassett]



[SUPER=131-60/David Hill/Christiansburg]


Anniversary:
[SUPER=131-/Randall & Julie Harrison/Rocky Mount]



[SUPER=131-/Johnny Martin/Snow Creek]



[SUPER=131-/Andy Grindstaff/Snow Creek]


[cutopen]
[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;]

[SUPER=@Kimberly1;][45Weather]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


If you're heading out on the roads this morning, you may want to check in with V-Dot before you leave. Most roads, including interstates 81 and 64, from Rockbridge and Alleghany Counties northward are reported to be in moderate condition.
Moderate condition means major portions of pavement are covered with snow, slush and ice.
The Same goes for Interstates 81 and 77 in Carroll, Wythe, Pulaski and Smyth Counties.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE VDOT Board Full Screen]
You can get more detailed road information by calling V-Dot's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
(-------------)
(Melanie tosses to Kim in the chromakey)


For a look at what's in store, we check in now with Kimberly McBroom. Kim?

[CK/WX PRO=]

MAPS

[SUPER=X5000; set dissolve]
[SUPER=314-Light Snow Early,/Then Partly Sunny/38-42/Clear & Breezy/Winds N 10-20/22-26;]
[SUPER=315-Winter Storm Warning/Blustery, with Snow/30-34/Clearing Skies/Winds NW 10-15/18-22;]
[SUPER=#555; reset]



(Kim tosses back to Mel)




[45E-Montgomery-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=Tha]
[TAPE#=98-78;1:39:56]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


In Montgomery County, an investigation is underway into a weekend shooting.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville;]


Authorities were called to 10- thirteen Friendship Road in Shawsville at about three- o' clock yesterday.
When investigators arrived, they found 64- year old Carl Hixson with a bullet wound to the head.
He was taken to Montgomery Regional Hospital and later transferred to Roanoke Memorial.
Investigators say the man who fired the shot told them his revolver went off accidentally.
(---------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=hold]


But at this time, the shooting has NOT been officially ruled an accident.

[45Penn-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-6]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A group from Roanoke's Penn Forest Church is stateside after completing a mission of mercy in Nicaragua.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nicaragua;]


Twenty people have just returned from Managua, where they tried to bring relief to a hurricane-shattered community.

They built a medical clinic, brought supplies, treated almost 200 very ill patients and played with the children.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:15:15]
[IN Q=I was expecting]

((I WAS EXPECTING TO GO DOWN THERE AND SEE ALL THESE SAD FACES BUT THEY WERE SO HAPPY TO SEE US AND I THINK THEY REALIZED WE CARED FOR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Sharon Shires/Missionary;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=cared for them]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The group saw children walking barefoot through open sewage.
Many suffer from malaria, dehydration, and parasites-- but cannot afford treatment.
The church is ready to ship another truckload of medical supplies including X-ray machines and generators, that have been donated by local hospitals.
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[cutopen]
[SUPER=19-Melanie/Moon;]

[SUPER=@Kimberly1;][8Weather]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


If you're heading out on the roads this morning, you may want to check in with V-Dot before you leave. Most roads, including interstates 81 and 64, from Rockbridge and Alleghany Counties northward are reported to be in moderate condition.
Moderate condition means major portions of pavement are covered with snow, slush and ice.
The Same goes for Interstates 81 and 77 in Carroll, Wythe, Pulaski and Smyth Counties.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE VDOT Board Full Screen]
You can get more detailed road information by calling V-Dot's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD.
(-------------)
(Melanie tosses to Kim in the chromakey)


For a look at what's in store, we check in now with Kimberly McBroom. Kim?

[CK/WX PRO=]

MAPS

[SUPER=X5000; set dissolve]
[SUPER=314-Light Snow Early,/Then Partly Sunny/38-42/Clear & Breezy/Winds N 10-20/22-26;]
[SUPER=315-Winter Storm Warning/Blustery, with Snow/30-34/Clearing Skies/Winds NW 10-15/18-22;]
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(Kim tosses back to Mel)


[8E-Penn-Forest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=cutins]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-6; 41:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Twenty people from the Penn Forest Church of God in Roanoke recently returned from a missionary trip to Nicaragua.
In a country devastated by Hurricane Mitch -- the group tried to pick up the pieces.
Tina Tenret reports.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This is Nicaragua]
[SUPER=03-Nicaragua/Home Video; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kye Kim/Missionary; :07]
[SUPER=01-Sam Belisle/Pastor; :48]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Shires/Missionary; 1:06 QUICK!!!]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/November; 1:15]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke]

((This is Nicaragua through a Roanoker's eyes.
Children follow him everywhere.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:58:35]
[IN Q=The poor kids]

((DR. KYE KIM: THE POOR KIDS, A LOT OF THEM WERE WITHOUT SHOES WALKING OVER THE OPEN SEWAGE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=SEWAGE]


Dr. Kye Kim treated 187 patients in four days -- for malaria, dehydration, intestinal disease, parasites, and ear infections.
When he ran out of antibiotics, he had to turn them away.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:59:55]
[IN Q=THEY LOOKED]

((KIM: THEY LOOKED VERY DEPRESSED. THEY SEEMED TO HAVE NO HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=FOR THE FUTURE]


Kim's fellow missionaries, meanwhile, were building a medical clinic in Managua.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:10:35]
[IN Q=For us to even]

((SAM BELISLE/PASTOR: FOR US TO EVEN BE THERE, THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO BE EXTREMELY WEALTHY BECAUSE THEY BARELY HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT MAYBE ONE, MAYBE TWO MEALS A DAY AND THAT CONSISTS OF BEANS AND RICE.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=BEANS AND RICE]


And then there were the Roanokers who played with the children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:15:25]
[SOT 10:15:55]
[SOT 10:17:13]
[IN Q=We gave em candy]

((SHARON SHIRES/MISSIONARY: WE GAVE EM CANDY AND LITTLE TOYS. WE READ TO THEM AND THEY READ TO US. ** butt butt butt ** THEY HAD VERY LITTLE AND YET THEY WANTED TO GIVE YOU SOMETHING. ONE CHILD HIS NAME WAS EZEKIAL AND HE GAVE US A HANDMADE, IT WAS HANDMADE AND PAINTED BY HIM. ** butt butt butt ** WE LET THEM KNOW SOMEBODY DID CARE ABOUT THEM AND THEY WEREN'T FORGOTTEN. WE WON'T FORGET THEM.)) [RUNS25]
[OUT Q=we won't forget them.]


The group had sent five truckloads of supplies ahead of them.
Now that they're back, another load of donated medical equipment, including generators and an X-ray machine, is ready for shipment.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:57:30]
[IN Q=The next trip]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE NEXT TRIP THE PENN FOREST CHURCH PLANS TO TAKE IS TO APPALACHIA TO REPAIR AND WINTERIZE HOMES.
TINA TENRET NEWS7 ROANOKE)) [OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke].)) [RUNS09]