[7Wx-Headline]

[ANCHOR=Kim]

[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scattered thunderstorms re- enter the weather picture later today, as the humidity lingers on.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the full forecast, coming up.




[7-11County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:54:12]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


Overheated wiring in a porch light may be to blame for a fire at a Roanoke County Apartment Complex. Eight people were left homeless as a result of the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The fire broke out yesterday afternoon at Woods Crossing off Starkey Road in southwest Roanoke County.
Nearby residents saw smoke just before 1:30 and then ran to evacuate residents.
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[SOT 9:00]
[IN Q=The lady downstairs]

((BRYAN MAIDEN/NEIGHBOR: THE LADY DOWNSTAIRS THE APARTMENT I DIDN'T EVEN BANG ON HER DOOR I JUST OPENED IT AND WHEN WENT INSIDE. SHE SAID WHAT'S GOING ON, I SAID THE PLACE ABOVE YOU IS ON FIRE YOU NEED TO GET OUT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Bryan Maiden/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=get out now]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters arrived minutes later and had the fire under control within a half hour.
Four units were destroyed, another four were heavily damaged.
No one was injured, but firefighters did have to rescue a cat from the building.
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[SOT 26:32]
[IN Q=One of the homeowners]

((GARY HOUFF/BATTALION CHIEF: ONE OF THE HOMEOWNERS WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HER CAT. WE HAD TO GO BACK IN, DID LOCATE IT UNDER THE BED. ONE OF THE FIREFIGHTERS, IT RAN FROM THEM THEY HAD TO CHASE IT CORNER IT AND THEY BROUGHT IT OUT TO HER.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Houff/Battalion Chief;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=out to her]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday's extreme heat forced medical personnel to check several firefighters for possible heat exhaustion.
The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the people burned out of their homes.
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[7-11Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC1:02:00]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]

The cause of a fire at a Salem hardware store has not yet been determined. Salem Fire Chief Pat Counts says they'll be back on the scene today.
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[VO-NAT :27]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wednesday;]

The True Value Northwest Hardware store on West Main Street burned for more than seven hours Wednesday and smoldered for many more.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]

Fire crews were back on site yesterday trying to figure out what sparked the blaze. The process is expected to be time consuming since they have to protect against contaminated air. Investigators are wearing haz-mat suits and air masks and being decontaminated on a regular basis.
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[7-11RU-Address]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-24 TC1:41:06]
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Radford University's financial outlook is promising according to the school's president Douglas Covington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

During yesterday's state of the university address, Covington said the school hired 35-new faculty members this year, as a result of increased tuition and an early retirement program. But he says the work isn't over.
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[SOT 2118]
[IN Q=we're going]

((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RU PRESIDENT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO REALLY STEP UP WHEN IT COMES TO OUTSIDE FUNDRAISING BOTH FEDERAL GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AS WELL AS THE PRIVATE GIFTS .))
[SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=private gifts]
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[VO-NAT]

Covington says he hopes to add at least 30-more faculty members by the next fiscal year. He also wants to offer more pay raises THIS YEAR and increase funding for each department.
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[55-WXHeads]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
You'll need both the sunglasses and the umbrella today.
Sunshine will give way to scattered afternoon thunderstorms.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the seven day outlook, in just a few minutes.

[55-11Knox]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:50:38]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

A member of pain specialist Cecil Knox's medical staff has pleaded guilty in the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tiffany Durham worked for Doctor Knox for nine years.
She now admits there were things going on in the office that were improper, even illegal, things she knew about but failed to report to authorities.
Since her indictment, the 29-year old medical assistant has provided prosecutors a lot of information.
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[SOT 42:28]
[IN Q=She will continue]

((JEFF DORSEY/DURHAM'S ATTORNEY: SHE WILL CONTINUE TO COOPERATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT. Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: Meaning she might be called to testify against Dr. Knox? I TRUST THAT SHE WILL BE CALLED TO TESTIFY.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Durham's Attorney]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=will be called to testify.]
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[VO-NAT]


The trial begins September 8th.
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[55-11Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC1:02:00]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]

Investigators are still looking for the cause of a fire that ripped through a Salem hardware store.
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[VO-NAT :27]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wednesday;]

The True Value Northwest Hardware store on West Main Street burned for more than seven hours Wednesday and smoldered for many more.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]

Fire crews were back on site yesterday trying to figure out what sparked the blaze. The process is expected to be time consuming since they have to protect against contaminated air. Investigators are wearing haz-mat suits and air masks and being decontaminated on a regular basis. Salem Fire Chief Pat Counts says they'll be back on the scene today.
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[55-11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=503-01 TC38:03]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear]


Just one day after Goodyear and the United Steelworkers agree to a tentative three-year contract, the company's shares rose more than four percent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


That reduced the threat of a strike at the struggling company.
The two sides said Wednesday they found common ground on job security and health care issues for workers while leaving enough financial room for Goodyear to reorganize its business.
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[55-11VMI-DDay]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC1:17:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


As hundreds of incoming freshmen at VMI begin their college experience, they got an education in what it means to be a citizen-soldier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Both rats and cadets made their annual trek to the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford to learn more about the legacy of the men who fought on D-Day.
Tour guides pointed out highlights of the memorial and D-Day veterans were on hand to share their stories of that day in June of 1944.
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[SOT 14:36:22]
[IN Q=With the understanding]

((ANTHONY PETERS/VMI FIRST CLASSMAN: WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT A LOT OF THESE MEN WHO FOUGHT ON D-DAY WERE CITIZEN-SOLDIERS, THEY LEARNED SOME MORE HISTORY ABOUT WHAT THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE GETTING THEMSELVES INTO IN THE FUTURE AND JUST AN APPRECIATION OF THE SACRIFICE THAT THESE MEN MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Anthony Peters/VMI First Classman]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=these men made.]
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[VO-NAT]


The freshmen also watched the opening sequence of the movie "Saving Private Ryan", which depicted the D-Day invasion.
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[8Wx-Headline]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=Cut-ins]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Mornin' Report]



Good morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom.
Scattered thunderstorms are back in the forecast, along with continued muggy weather.
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has a look ahead at the weekend, coming up.




[8-11Knox]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-22 TC1:50:38]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]


A guilty plea from a member of his staff will have a major impact on next month's trial of pain specialist Doctor Cecil Knox.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Tiffany Durham worked for Doctor Knox for nine years. She now admits there were things going on in the office that were improper- -even illegal- -things she knew about but failed to report to authorities.
Since her indictment, the 29-year old medical assistant has provided prosecutors a lot of information.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 42:28]
[IN Q=She will continue]

((JEFF DORSEY/DURHAM'S ATTORNEY: SHE WILL CONTINUE TO COOPERATE WITH THE GOVERNMENT. Keith Humphry/NEWS 7: Meaning she might be called to testify against Dr. Knox? I TRUST THAT SHE WILL BE CALLED TO TESTIFY.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Dorsey/Durham's Attorney]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=will be called to testify.]
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[VO-NAT]


The trial begins the Monday after Labor Day. Durham will be sentenced once it's over.
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[8-3-11County-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=am cutins]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-25 TC1:54:12]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath]


An afternoon fire at a Roanoke County condominium complex has left eight people without a home. Investigators believe overheated wiring in a porch light may have ignited the blaze.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The fire broke out yesterday afternoon at Woods Crossing off Starkey Road in southwest Roanoke County.
Nearby residents saw smoke just before 1:30 and then ran to evacuate residents.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:00]
[IN Q=The lady downstairs]

((BRYAN MAIDEN/NEIGHBOR: THE LADY DOWNSTAIRS THE APARTMENT I DIDN'T EVEN BANG ON HER DOOR I JUST OPENED IT AND WHEN WENT INSIDE. SHE SAID WHAT'S GOING ON, I SAID THE PLACE ABOVE YOU IS ON FIRE YOU NEED TO GET OUT NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Bryan Maiden/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=get out now]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters arrived minutes later and had the fire under control within a half hour.
Four units were destroyed, another four were heavily damaged.
No one was injured, but firefighters did have to rescue a cat from the building.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 26:32]
[IN Q=One of the homeowners]

((GARY HOUFF/BATTALION CHIEF: ONE OF THE HOMEOWNERS WAS CONCERNED ABOUT HER CAT. WE HAD TO GO BACK IN, DID LOCATE IT UNDER THE BED. ONE OF THE FIREFIGHTERS, IT RAN FROM THEM THEY HAD TO CHASE IT CORNER IT AND THEY BROUGHT IT OUT TO HER.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Houff/Battalion Chief;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=out to her]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday's extreme heat forced medical personnel to check several firefighters for possible heat exhaustion.
The American Red Cross is providing assistance to the people burned out of their homes.
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[8-2-11Salem-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC1:02:00]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation]


Meanwhile, authorities are still searching for the cause of a fire at a Salem hardware store.
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[VO-NAT :27]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wednesday;]

The True Value Northwest Hardware store on West Main Street burned for more than seven hours Wednesday and smoldered for many more.
[SUPER=04-Yesterday;]

Fire crews were back on site yesterday trying to figure out what sparked the blaze. The process is expected to be time consuming since they have to protect against contaminated air. Investigators are wearing haz-mat suits and air masks and being decontaminated on a regular basis. Salem Fire Chief Pat Counts says they'll be back on the scene today. (------------)