[7-11Walker]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC2:03:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An apology from the witness stand produced tears from the family of Ronald Clark. Clark was murdered in Roanoke a year ago.
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[V-O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Yesterday, Kip Lamont Walker started to present his remarks directly to relatives seated two rows behind him, but the judge quietly told him to address his remarks to the bench. Walker described his shock and horror the night Ronald Clark was shot in the face at Towers Mall. It was Christopher Riley who pulled the trigger. Walker just set up the "buy."
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[SOT 06:13]
[IN Q=The plan for]

((KIP LAMONT WALKER/DEFENDANT; THE PLAN FOR THAT DAY WAS TO BUY DRUGS. THAT WAS IT. ONE THING LED TO ANOTHER. I GUESS I WAS AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME WITH THE WRONG PEOPLE, YOU KNOW. THERE WAS NO INTENTION FOR MR. CLARK TO DIE OR ANY OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Kip Lamont Walker/Defendant]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT=any of that.]
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[VOiNAT] The judge tacked on 23 years in prison to 61 years Walker got for robbery and murder in Rockbridge County.
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[7-6-Phobia-Project]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=03-14 TC3:04:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Many children suffer from phobias, but researchers at Virginia Tech believe they may have found a way to help them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford]


For years, 10 year old Will King was scared of dogs --even small dogs like this terrified him.
That was before he underwent therapy at the Virginia Tech Child Study Center.
As part of a four year study, Psychologist Thomas Ollendick is testing a therapy option that requires only one, three hour session to treat the child.
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[SOT 4:40]
[IN Q=Basically it's a procedure]

((DR. THOMAS OLLENDICK/VIRGINIA TECH CHILD STUDY CTR.: BASICALLY IT'S A PROCEDURE THAT ALLOWS US TO EXPOSE THE CHILD TO THE FEARED OBJECT AND THEN HELP THEM OVERCOME IT OVER TIME. SO IT'S A VERY DIRECTIVE, ACTIVE, INTENSIVE TREATMENT))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Thomas Ollendick/Virginia Tech Child Study Center;]
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[OUT Q=intensive treatment]
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[VO-NAT]


Ollendick say so far the therapy has worked for about 75-percent of children like Will.
Will completed his therapy more than a year ago. Soon afterwards he got Buddy.
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[SOT23:56]
[IN Q=It helped me feel more comfortable]

((WILL KING: IT HELPED ME FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE. I NOW LIKE PLAYING WITH MY DOG IT'S A LOT FUNNER))
[SUPER=01-Will King]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=it's a lot funner]
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[VO-NAT]


Researchers are still looking for children between the ages 8 and 17 to participate in the study.
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[TAKE PINNACLE FULL]
For more information you can call 540-231-3514 or you can find a link to the project web site on our homepage at wdbj7.com
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[45-5-Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=502-07 1:46:02]
[GRAPHIC=Tornado]


One American Red Cross volunteer from western Virginia has traveled to the midwest to help residents there deal with tornado damage.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The emergency response vehicle stationed in Roanoke is gassed up and ready to go.
And several more disaster relief volunteers are on standby, waiting for a call to join the effort.
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[SOT 36:59]
[IN Q=Of course our first priority]

((AMY WHITTAKER: OF COURSE OUR FIRST PRIORITY IS HERE IN THIS COMMUNITY, BUT WHENEVER THERE IS A DISASTER NATIONWIDE ALL OF OUR DISASTER VOLUNTEERS AS WELL AS OUR ERV ARE READY AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE TO RESPOND.))
[SUPER=01-Amy Whittaker/American Red Cross;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=at a moment's notice to respond.]
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[VO-NAT]


The first local volunteer sent to the midwest will be involved in family services. She will be sitting down with affected families, making sure their basic needs are being met.
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[45-11Gretna-Water]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-13 TC37:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Meanwhile, residents in Gretna are praising Mother Nature for the recent rainfall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gretna/August; :00]


Just last summer, the town of Gretna was dangerously close to running out of water.. its reservoir had nearly dried up.
But yesterday, thanks to lots of precipitation and some long-range planning, the reservoir is full again.
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[SOT 4:56:48]
[IN Q=180 degrees.]

((DAVID LILLY/TOWN MANAGER: 180 DEGREES. IT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT NOW. OUR SPRINGS ARE BACK, THE RESERVOIR IS BACK. OF COURSE WE DREDGED IT OUT, WE GOT SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF FIVE THOUSAND CUBIC YARDS OF SILT OUT OF IT. SO WE GAINED SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TWO TO THREE MILLION GALLONS OF WATER WHEN ALL IS SAID AND DONE.))
[SUPER=01-David Lilly/Gretna Town Manager]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=all is said and done.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lilly says the town and Pittsylvania County are also going to build a nine-mile pipeline from the Pig River to the reservoir.
Most of that 2-million dollar cost will be paid for with state tobacco money.
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[45-11Minority-business]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=503-04 6:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]

According to Governor Mark Warner, the state of Virginia should do more business with companies owned by minorities and women.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner told minority business owners yesterday he would like to see them get a larger piece of the procurement pie.

The state government purchased four-point-two BILLION dollars worth of goods and services last year.
But only two percent of those contracts went to minority-or-female owned businesses.
Warner says that number needs to change.
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[SOT 47:03]
[IN Q=THAT IS NOT ONLY THE LAW]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: THAT IS NOT ONLY THE LAW IN VIRGINIA. BUT THAT'S ALSO A PRIORITY FOR THIS ADMINISTRATION. SO, WE'RE IMPROVING BUT WE STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=STILL HAVE A WAYS TO GO.]
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[VO-NAT]


The governor says one of the hurdles is that not enough minority-run businesses take part in the state's procurement programs.
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[8-Picard]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=03-17 TC09:13]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]

New charges have been filed against a man from Glade Hill, in the death of a school bus driver.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/April 10]


Police had charged Christopher Picard with the capital murder and robbery of Lori Boyd.
The 37-year-old woman was found in her burning car last September.
An autopsy showed she had been strangled.
The Franklin County grand jury Monday, added two more capital murder charges against Picard, along with abduction, arson and robbery.
Picard's attorney says the evidence doesn't support the capital murder charges, and he'll move to have them dismissed.
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[8-11Powhatan]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-18 TC22:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The recent discovery of a few simple pottery shards may turn out to be a major historical find.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gloucester]


When Lynn and Bob Ripley bought a 300- acre farm in Tidewater, they didn't believe speculation that it had been the site of a famous Indian village.
But Lynn soon began finding artifacts while taking walks around the property.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It wasn't]

((LYNN RIPLEY/FARM OWNER; IT WASN'T UNTIL THE ARCHEOLOGISTS COME OUT AND LOOKD AT THEM AND GOT SO EXCITED THAT I REALIZED THIS WAS SOMETHING SPECIAL.))
[SUPER=01-Lynn Ripley/Farm Owner]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=was something special]
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[VO-NAT]


Scientists believe the farm is the location of the village of Powhatan, the powerful Indian chief and father of Pocahontas.
Some 15-thousand Native Americans lived in the village in the 1600's.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This was]

((THIS WAS WHERE IT ALL BEGAN IN A LOT OF SENSES.)) [NO SUPER]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=a lot of senses.]
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[VO-NAT]


This summer, researchers from the College of William & Mary and the historic resources department will look for evidence of homes on the property and find out more about the history there.
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[8-Wolf-Birth]


[ANCHOR=kim]
[NEWSCAST=cutin]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC1:59:06]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The newest addition to Mill Mountain Zoo has yet to open his eyes.
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[VO-NAT :28]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Last week, the zoo celebrated the birth of three Red Wolf pups but only one survived. "Jimmy" as he's being called, weighs 438-grams. You can catch a glimpse of the pup in his incubator through the windows of the animal clinic. Although Jimmy's one of four Red Wolves at the zoo he's the only one on display. The others are kept away from the public because of the species' status as one of the most endangered. It's estimated there are only 250 Red Wolves in the world. (------------)