[Pulaski-Murder]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]

Good evening. A shooting in Pulaski leaves one man dead another man behind bars. It happened shortly before eight o'clock last night at a home on Pepper Street. When police got there-- they say they found 37 year old Terry Melvin White lying outside, with a gunshot wound to the chest. 42-year-old Lamont (duh-FREESE) Defriece was taken into custody at the scene - he's charged with first degree murder and use of a firearm.


[Walking-Bob]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-16 TC 17:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

He's on a one thousand mile journey for Virginia Attorney General candidate Sylvia (CLOOT) Clute. Today the man known as "Walking Bob" stopped in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Bob began his journey on March 25th in Big Stone Gap. Along the way some Clute supporters have joined him on his walk to Richmond. Bob says he's hoping to gain support for a candidate he believes in.
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[SOT 1:50:53]
[IN Q=I met Sylvia]

((WALKING BOB: I MET SYLVIA A COUPLE YEARS BACK AND SHE CALLED ME WHILE I WAS IN KENTUCKY AND SHE TOLD ME WHAT SHE WAS DOING AND SHE ASKED ME IF I WOULD DO THIS AND I BELIEVE IN HER AND WHAT SHE'S TRYING TO DO SO I SAID YES.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Mattes/"Walking Bob"]
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[OUT Q=so I said yes.]
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[VO-NAT]

"Walking Bob" will make his way from Roanoke to Lexington and then to Harrisonburg. He says his journey won't end, though, until June 12th in Richmond, the day of the Democratic primary.
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[Shelor-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-12 TC 28:29]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Ever got stuck with a lemon? One local woman says she did. But she isn't keeping quiet about it. Today-- she led a handful of protesters outside of the Salem Motor Mile.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]

Sandy (BAWN) Baun bought a used 19-97 Ford Taurus from the car dealership, and says it turned out to be a lemon.
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[SOT - 6:30:31]
[IN Q=I drove it for 10 miles]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Baun/Car Buyer]

((SANDY BAUN/CAR BUYER: I DROVE IT TEN MILES. IT STOPPED, IT HAD AN ELECTRICAL PROBLEM. I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET, THE RADIO TURNED OFF, THE SEAT BELT LIGHT TURNED ON, POWER STEERING SHUTS OFF COMPLETELY. ))
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[OUT Q=shuts off completely.]
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[VO-NAT]

An official with the Salem Motor Mile says the dealership did all it could to help Baun (BAWN) and respects her right to protest.
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[SOT 6:34:25]
[IN Q=We went beyond]
[SUPER=01-Raquel Dye/Salem Motor Mile Business Mgr.]

((RAQUEL DYE/SALEM MOTOR MILE BUSINESS MGR.: WE WENT BEYOND THE WARRANTEE TO TRY TO HELP HER, BUT SHE WANTED MORE. WE COULDN'T DO THAT. WE DID WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS RIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=what we thought was right.]
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[VO-NAT]

Baun says she is considering hiring an attorney.
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[Parkway-Plants]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-19 TC 09:34]
[GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge Parkway]

The sunshine and warm temperatures made for a beautiful day to take a drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. But some of the parkway's breathtaking views are taking a back seat to new construction. Kate Weidaw tells us what some folks are doing to bring back the area's scenery.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When you drive]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Dan Brown/Parkway Superintendent;:09]
[SUPER=01-Matt Dittler/Ferrum College Student;:27]
[SUPER=01-Jeanne Patterson/Friends of the Parkway;:42]
[SUPER=01-Caroline Thomas/Ecology Professor;:52]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:15]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=kw news 7 Botetourt Co.]


((When you drive along the parkway you're surrounded by trees and mountains. But in some spots the trees are coming down and homes are going up.

[SOT 2:13:22]
[INQ=]

((DAN BROWN/BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY SUPERINTENDENT: YOU NO LONGER GET THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING IN RURAL AMERICA WHICH IS WHAT THE PARKWAY WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE.))
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But nature lovers are bringing the scenery back.
[NAT SOUND SHOVELS OF DIRT]
[RUNS= 4]


Trees are going into the ground at the Norfolk and Western Overlook in Botetourt County. Matt Dittler came from Ferrum College to help plant the trees.

[SOT 2:09:37]
[INQ=]

((MATT DITTLER: I'M THE ONE WHO APPRECIATES THE OUTDOORS AND I ENJOY GOING OUT AND HIKING THE DIFFERENT TRAILS AROUND HERE.))
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[RUNS= 5]


Jeanne Patterson is part of the organization Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway which helped create this new view shed.



[SOT 2:12:03]
[INQ=]

((JEANNE PATTERSON: I COME UP TO RIDE ON THE PARKWAY NOT TO SEE THE HOUSES SO I'M GLAD WE'RE PLANTING TREES SO IN THE YEARS TO COME WE'LL SEE TREES.))
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[RUNS= 8]


[NAT SOUND OF TREE PLANTING]
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[SOT 2:16:10]
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((CAROLINE THOMAS: IT'S A SMALL STEP BUT IT IS SYMBOLIC OF A LOT OF OTHER THINGS THEN PROTECTING THE BEAUTY.))
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Ferrum Ecology professor Caroline Thomas says these trees will add to the ecosystem.

[SOT 2:15:57]
[INQ=]

((CAROLINE THOMAS: THAT EMPOWERS THE AIR SHED WHICH IS THE AIR THAT WE'RE BREATHING, DECREASES POLLUTION, IT ALSO IMPROVES THE WATER SHED, THE WATER THAT FLOWS ACROSS HERE.))
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[RUNS= 8]


This is just one of many new view sheds that are planned to go into the ground this year. Kate Weidaw News 7 Botetourt County.))




[460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC1:16:51]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]

An accident on Route 460 in Roanoke County tied up traffic for a short time this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

The crash happened around 9-30. Authorities say the driver of this red pickup lost control, crossed the median into east bound traffic, and side-swiped another pickup.
The truck that was hit landed in a ditch --- the passenger was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital with minor injurie

s.
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[S-Trucks]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 (1:36:04)]
[GRAPHIC=Martinsville Logo]


Scott Riggs of North Carolina wins the Advance Auto Parts 250 Craftsman truck race at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :]


The Largest crowd ever to see a truck race was at the Speedway today and it watched Winston Cup regular Bobby Hamilton dominate the first half of the race.
Jon Wood making his first truck race was running strong but he was out of the race after 82 laps with rear end problems he finished 31st.
Then on lap 93 the caution comes out after a seven truck pile up at the Start finish line on the re-start after a caution. Kenny Schrader was involved in the wreck.
Ridgeway's Jimmy Hensley and Richard Landreth both had problems Landreth went out witht suspension problems and Hensley had rear end problems. Hensley finished 25th.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio...]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/Finished 25th; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=......out of the deal."]
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[VO NAT]
But in the second half of the race Points leader Scott Riggs was able to overcome an unscheduled early pit stop and led the final 108 laps winning his first truck race in only his 23rd career start.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio...]
[SUPER=01-Scott Riggs/Advance Auto Parts 250 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=.....stay there."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 (1:37:33)]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Toledo]


The Roanoke Express will have to play catch up in the first round East Coast Hockey League playoffs against the Toledo.
The Storm scored with less than 2 minutes left in overtime to beat the Express 3 to 2.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toledo, OH/WTOL; :]


The Express and Storm failed to score in the first period.
But in the first minute of the second Period Jeff Sproat fires the slap shot past the Storm goalie and the Express went on top 1 to nothing.
Then with 4 minutes left in the period Toledo's Andrew Williams gets in front of the net and scores to tie the game at 1 to 1.
[SUPER=38-Roanoke/2/Toledo/3/;Overtime]


The Express closed the period when Mike Peron gets the rebound shot the puck is in goalies glove but its over the line for the score however Toledo wins it 3 to 2 in overtime.
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The two teams face off again tonight in Toledo at 7.