02/28/05

6 p.m.

KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot


It's still snowing out..


ENG#=1 VO NAT


VO NAT 'how much has fallen and how much
more will we get. Two live reports
coming up.
JEAN ON VO JEAN ON VO

Plus burglars target an unlikely
place- the police department.

JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

Plus the cameras are hot... in and

around the jail. Does that means
there's videotape of last week's
shooting?
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

Tonight on News 7 sports we'll
thaw things out with a spring training
report from the Nationals.

The Dazzle loses Cory Alexander.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And VMI's Bart Bellairs is


relieved of his head coach duties with
the Keydets.

(END VO) END VO


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ROBIN ON CAM ROBIN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A winter wonderland will get blown


around in a big way tomorrow. Reduced
visibility and wind chill is the next
stage of this storm.
KEITH 4-Shot KEITH 4-Shot

News Seven at Six is next
Open (Open)

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01/28/2005 0ejones APRISA 1081:00 0:10 0:00 0:10 --------

*CG 4054




*CG 306


*CG standup Keith Humphry
khumphry@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Jean Jadhon
jjadhon@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com


*CG 2line Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com

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ENG#=3 SOT FULL



SOT FULL LOVIN' IT! MY WIFE AND KIDS HAVE BEEN
INQ=Lovin' it... HOPING FOR IT ALL SEASON LONG. IT'S A
RUNS=08 LITTLE INCONVENIENT, BUT I THINK IT'S
OQ=... think it's beautiful. BEAUTIFUL.



VO-NAT VO-NAT

JEAN on VO

JEAN on VO

The first big storm of the season

gets mixed reviews.
KEITH on VO KEITH on VO

Some play while others are left
in the dark.

(END VO) END VO


KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry
JEAN 2-Shot Jean 2-Shot

And I'm Jean Jadhon
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JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

The storm started last night and
continued throughout the day dumping up
to nine inches in some parts of the
viewing area.
KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

That lead to days off for some
and power outages for others.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Susan/Microwave Susan Bahorich is in the
Tanglewood area of Roanoke County.

Susan, what's the latest?

LIVE=Susan Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com


*CG live Roanoke Co.


Jean/Keith-

15-hundred customers in the
Roanoke area are without power tonight,
and AEP says it's because of heavy snow
weighing on powerlines.

For those folks- the weather is
an inconvenience, but for people who
had the day off its another story.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL
SOT FULL



INQ=The snow started falling...




*CG locator Roanoke Co.
00


*CG 2line Chuck Lionberger
VDOT
:15


*CG 2line Shane Carranza
Enjoying the Snow
:42


*CG 2line Layla Wright
Enjoying the Snow
1:01



RUNS=1:06 (END SOT)



OQ=.. to build one. DOUBLE OUT <<




The snow started falling Sunday night
and by Monday morning -it was a
full-fledged snow event.



SOT FULL NATS FULL



INQ= @9:45:49.24



SNOW PLOW SCRAPING

RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ=



Plows from Roanoke and VDOT cleared the
way and officials prepared a plan of
attack.



SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=The good news is... @9:38:33.00



CHUCK LIONBERGER, VDOT: THE GOOD NEWS
IS IT'S NOT BONDING TO THE ROAD'S
SURFACE, SO WE CAN TAKE IT AND GET IT
UP OFF THE ROAD THEN ONCE THE SNOW IS
CLEARED UP. THERE'S MUCH BETTER CHANCE
OF GETTING IT UP AND GETTING IT GOING.

RUN09 (END SOT)



OQ=.. getting it going.



(put keith ax vo here)

Slick and snow packed roads accounted
for numerous accident. The state
police said most were fender benders-
typical for this type of weather.




SOT FULL NATS UP



INQ= SLEDDING?



RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ=



But, the most common accidents seen
Monday- wipe outs like this one at a
Vinton sledding hill.



SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=I just came out... @9:47:49.14



SHANE CARRANZA, ENJOYING THE SNOW: I
JUST CAME OUT HERE TO HAVE SOME FUN,
IT'S THE FIRST TIME WE'VE HAD THIS MUCH
SNOW IN A WHILE... THEY MADE THIS RAMP
AND IT'S THE FIRST TIME I'VE HIT IT ALL
DAY.

RUN08 (END SOT)



OQ=... it all day.



While some complain during winter
weather - absence seemed to make the
heart fonder for others.



Kids of all ages enjoyed the snow
getting out to hurl snowballs and even
give "Frosty" a run for his money...



SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=Why'd you decide... @9:51:43.11



REPORTER: WHY'D YOU DECIDE TO BUILD A

SNOWMAN TODAY? LAYLA WRIGHT: BECAUSE
HERE LATELY NOT ENOUGH SNOW TO AND I
JUST DECIDED TO BUILD ONE.

RUN08 (END SOT)>>



OQ=... to build one.





LIVE=Susan Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Roanoke Co.

ad-lib (snow, roads- colder,
etc.)



DOUBLE BOXES=Robin & Susan/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



Meanwhile, J/K - Todd Burns from
AEP says the 15-hundred customers
affected by the storms power outages
should have power back in by midnight.
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SUSAN tosses to Robin


ROBIN ON CAM ROBIN ON CAM



WEATHER CENTER

POSITION #1




SKYTRACKER/FULL RADAR ANALYSIS






TOSS ACROSS=Keith-Jean & Robin/WXCENTER TOSS ACROSS


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KEITH 2-SHOT Keith 2-SHOT

The New River Valley also saw
quite a bit of snowfall across the
region.
JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Rachel/Microwave Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in
Blacksburg with a look at conditions
there. Rachel?

LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com


*CG live Blacksburg

Keith/Jean,

ADLIB .... Though the snow closed most
every school in the area, including
Radford University.

But there was one place people
still had to go to work.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL
SOT FULL



INQ=The Virginia Tech





*CG locator Blacksburg
:00


*CG 2line Katherine Lodoux
VT Freshman
:15


*CG 2line David Garavitf
VT Freshman
:27


*CG 2line Chas Hill
VT Senior
:37


*CG 2line Matt Marynowski
VT Freshman
:46


*CG 2line Brian Suma
Radford University Student
1:06



RUNS=1:17 (END SOT)



OQ=to be them.. (laughs) <<



The Virginia Tech drillfield was a snow
covered winter wonderland today. Pretty
as a picture, but Tech students had to
trudge through it.




SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=Tech is always 3:45:00 TECH IS ALWAYS OPEN.. IT'S A


WONDERFUL THING. :48

RUN:03 (END SOT)



OQ=wonderful thing.



Students and faculty only got a two
hour delay.



SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=It's really pretty KATHERINE LODOUX- FRESHMAN



2:37:00 IT'S REALLY PRETTY OUT, IT'S
REALLY COLD.. IT WAS NICE TO HAVE TWO
HOURS LATE AND SLEEP IN. :41

RUN:05 (END SOT)



OQ=sleep in.



But when the two hours were up, the
snow was still coming down. And the
drillfield was still empty.



SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=They did a DAVID GARAVITF:26:00 THEY DID A PRETTY


GOOD JOB PLOWING AND STUFF.. BUT I
FEEL KIND OF STUPID BEING THE ONLY
PERSON THAT GOING TO CLASS IT LOOKS
LIKE :31

RUN:06 (END SOT)



OQ=looks like.



In fact the only folks we found going

to class were freshman.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=I think they CHAS HILL: 4:33:00 I THINK THEY HAVE


THAT FRESHMAN IDEA THAT YOU HAVE TO GO
TO CLASS ALL THE TIME. ONCE YOU GET A
LITTLE BIT OLDER YOU KNOW WHEN IT'S
OKAY TO TAKE A DAY OFF. :41

RUN:09 (END SOT)



OQ=a day off.





SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=I don't know MATT MARYNOWSKI FRESHMAN 2:10:00 I


DON'T KNOW I GUESS.. I WISH CLASS WAS
CANCELED I KNOW RADFORD IS SCHOOL'S
CANCELLED..:15

RUN:05 (END SOT)



OQ=school cancelled.



QUICK NAT-football

One county over, it was a different
story. Only a few people were outside
at Radford University.. Just those
taking care of the sidewalks



NATS: snow machine.



And a few students playing snow
football.



SOT FULL SOT FULL




INQ=it's awesome. BRIAN SUMA 10:09:00 IT'S AWESOME.. NO


SCHOOL IS BETTER.. WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN
DOING ALL DAY? :15 JUST SLEEPING.. AND
GETTING UP AND THROWING A SNOWBALL
AROUND, THROWING A FOOTBALL AROUND IT'S
AWESOME. :19 NOW TECH THEY HAD SCHOOL
TODAY WHAT DO YOU THINK? HA.. IT SUCKS
TO BE THEM. LAUGHS :23

RUN:14 (END SOT)>>



OQ=to be them.. (laughs)





LIVE=Rachel Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Blacksburg

Now Tech's rule is.. along as
Blacksburg Transit can get around..
school will stay open.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Rachel/Microwave Keith/Jean... ADLIB-road
conditions.
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Winter Weather Eighteen hours of steady snowfall
ENG#=2 has left close to half a foot of snow


on the ground in central Virginia ...
but it's been a fairly quiet day for
travelers there.

VO-NAT VO-NAT


*CG locator Campbell Co.

Most of the main roads like Route
460 were clear by mid-day as steady
ground and air temperatures made it
easier for plows to keep it off the
pavement.

Secondary roads and side streets,
of course, were a different story ...
but highway officials say they should
get to those once the snow stops
falling.

SOT FULL 13:17:49 SOT FULL
INQ=Because the ground




*CG 2line Paula Jones
VDOT Spokesperson PAULA JONES/VDOT SPOKESPERSON: BECAUSE
THE GROUND HAS BEEN SO WARM, YOU DIDN'T
GET THAT ACCUMULATION ON THE ROADS
INITIALLY, BUT WHAT DID YOU GET WAS THE
MOISTURE. WITH THE TEMPERATURES
HOVERING AROUND FREEZING, YOU DID GET A
LITTLE BIT OF SLUSHINESS FINALLY BEGIN
TO BUILD UP, SO IT REALLY DIDN'T REACH
A POINT WHERE THEY COULD START PUSHING
SNOW UNTIL EARLY THIS MORNING.

RUNS=17



OQ=until early this morning.





VO-NAT VO-NAT




Police responded to dozens of
mostly minor accidents around the
region but there were few injuries
reported.

Lynchburg E-M-S personnel DID
treat several people who were hurt in
separate sledding accidents.

(END VO) (END VO)


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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Winter Weather You expect additional school districts


to call in tonight, and we will pass
along closing and delay details at the
top of your screen at regular intervals
throughout the evening.
TAKE CLOSINGS/DELAYS FS TAKE FS GFX

And for the complete list of all
weather-related announcements, you can
go any time to our home page at
wdbj7-dot-com.

Just click "Closings and delays."

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JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

They've broken into churches,
even a police office.

Still ahead on News Seven, who
Roanoke police think is behind the rash
of burglaries.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT




KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

Plus could cameras have
provided a clear picture of the fatal
shooting outside a local jail?

The answer coming up.

(END VO) END VO


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MINI OPEN


JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT


There are thirty eight cameras in
and around the Rockbridge Regional
Jail.
KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

If something goes wrong, you
might think it would be captured on
videotape.

It's not.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=Those cameras




*CG locator Rockbridge Co
00


*CG 2line John Higgins
Rockbridge Regional Jail Supt.
:22


*CG 2line Lewis Plogger
Buena Vista Police Chief
1:22 << Those cameras are designed to
monitor what's going on at any given
moment. They're not connected to tape
recorders, never have been.

So when an inmate tried to get a
Buena Vista Sheriff's Deputy's gun away
from him Friday, it may have caught the
attention of the officer in the control

center.

But the first indication anyone
had there was a problem came from
outside.

SOT FULL 12:17:55 SOT FULL



INQ= BASICALLY I HAD A COOK THAT WAS TAKING


A SMOKE BREAK, AND SHE ACTUALLY
OBSERVED WHAT WAS GOING ON AT THAT
POINT WHEN THE OFFICER AND THE INMATE
STARTED TO STRUGGLE.

RUN12 (END SOT)



OQ=



12:15:18

she actually seen.. ran in and yelled

Sheriff Bob Day happened to be
just inside the door, and was among the
first to respond.

He doesn't want to discuss on the
record how it happened, because the
case is now the subject of a state
police investigation. But his
department stands by its initial
account that Jerry Wayne Ruley had the
gun when it went off killing him.

It's hard to discern details from
the black and white monitors in the
control room. They might not have
revealed much even if the incident had
been captured on tape.


Officer Randy Chittum- -the
officer who'd been assigned to
transport the suspect is actually a
full-time Buena Vista Police officer,
just recently named an Investigator.

His boss speaks highly of him.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= AND I GUESS IF I HAD TO GO OUT AND WAS


ABLE TO PICK, I WOULD PICK OFFICER
EXACTLY LIKE HIM.

RUN08 (END SOT)>>



OQ=





RUNS=1:32 (END SOT)



OQ=OFFICER EXACTLY LIKE HIM.



(END SOT)




KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=SHOOTING Chief Plogger says Ruley was well


known to the officers in his
department.

Investigator Chittum had picked
up Ruley on warrants from Lexington for
contributing to the delinquency of a
minor, grand larceny and credit card
theft.

He'd been charged several years
ago with aggravated sexual battery, but
that case was dismissed.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Police are investigating the death
ENG#=2 of a woman who was found outside a


northeast Roanoke

home this morning.

They do NOT suspect foul play, and
say it appears likely she died from
natural causes.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

Police were called to the home on
Maplelawn Avenue, after a meter reader
discovered the woman's body on a
covered porch in the back of the house.

Investigators say there was no
evidence of a break-in, nothing visible
at the scene to indicate anything other
than natural causes.

Police are not identifying the woman
until relatives are notified. The
medical examiner will conduct an
autopsy.

(END VO) (END VO)


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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Ordinarily burlgars don't target
ENG#=3 the police department - but tonight


Roanoke police are investigating a
break-in over the weekend at one of
their neighborhood offices- along with
breakins at three churches.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Police believe kids are
responsible for the burglary at the
department's southeast office, and at
three nearby churches.

The burglars stole a variety of
items from Belmont Baptist, Foursquare
Evangelical and Metropolitan Community.
JEAN ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Police also report a string of


burglaries in the Melrose-Rubgy
neighborhood.

Those may or may NOT be connected
to the ones in Southeast.
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KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

Inflation worries returned to
Wall Street today and sent stocks
lower.
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JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

The DOW lost 75 points today.

The NASDAQ fell 14.

STOCK ROLL
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A former Roanoke city manager, who led
ENG#=1 three other communities in western


Virginia, has died in Norfolk..

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG file 1965


Julian Hirst served as town manager in
Pearisburg and Pulaski and city manager
in Martinsville before coming to
Roanoke. He was Roanoke's chief
executive from October 1965 until
December 1972.

Hirst was city manager of Norfolk for
eleven years, but in 1995 he told the
Norfolk Virginian Pilot he counted the
Roanoke Civic Center among his biggest
accomplishments in government.

Julian Hirst was 83 years old.

(END VO) (END VO)


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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 "It's time to get the hogs out of
ENG#=3 the creek."



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Richmond

Senator Phil Puckett today
compared that rural saying to rising
healthcare and prescription drug costs
in Virginia.

The Southwest Virginia Senator
says he'd work to lower those costs if
elected lieutenant governor.

The Democrat says Virginians

shouldn't have to chose between filling
their prescriptions and paying their
bills.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=Virginia families




*CG 2line Sen. Phil Puckett

(D) Candidate for Lt. Governor SEN. PHIL PUCKETT: VIRGINIA FAMILIES


ARE STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET AND
GETTING THE COST OF PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
UNDER CONTROL COULD MAKE A DIFFERENCE
IN THE LIFE AND HEALTH OF MOST EVERY
FAMILY AND SMALL BUSINESSES IN THE
COMMONWEALTH.

RUNS=14



OQ=BUSINESSES IN THE COMMONWEALTH





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Puckett has served in the state
senate for the past six years.

The Russell County native is also
a banker, volunteer firefighter and
former school principal.

Senator Puckett plans to make
stops in Lynchburg, Roanoke and
Danville later this week.

(END VO) (END VO)


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight on News 7
ENG#=APRISA sports - VMI's Bart Bellairs is no


longer the school's head basketball
coach.

The Dazzle loses another player.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



And Travis Wells checks in once
again with the Washington Nationals at
the club's spring training site.

(END VO) END VO



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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=VMI We begin tonight on post at VMI
ENG#=1 where athletic head basketball coach


Bart Bellairs has in effect, been
fired.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lexington

:00 While Bellairs will no longer
coach basketball for VMI, the
winningest coach in school history has
been asked to stay on and work in the
promotions and marketing areas within
the athletic department.

Bellairs led the VMI hoopsters
for 11 seasons and had 116 wins and 191
losses, but the Keydets haven't had a
winning season since the 1997-98
campaign.

In March of 1996, he and then
head football coach Bill Stewart inked
longterm contracts with the school, and
then in February of 1998, Bellairs was
given a new 10 years contract
extension. He is still under contract
through 2011.

This season the Keydets were just
9 and 18 overall and only 3 and 13 in
the Big South - plus they failed to
qualify for the conference's postseason
tournament.

Athletic director Donny White
said while it was a tough decision, it
was simply time for new leadership and
a new direction.

A search for his successor will
begin immediately.


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GRAPHIC=DAZZLE Yet another Dazzle player has
ENG#=2 been called up to the NBA.



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*CG locator Roanoke
:00 Cory Alexander, the starting
point guard and floor general of the
team, has been signed by the Charlotte
Bobcats.

Cory is the the third callup from
the NBDL in the past seven days and all
have been from the Dazzle. Alexander
has played in and started 32 games for
Roanoke this season. He is third in the
league in scoring at 16 points per
game.

Cory is a a six-year veteran of
NBA play. The UVa grad and Waynesboro
native was selected by the San Antonio
Spurs in the first round of the 1995
NBA Draft.

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GRAPHIC=Nationals The Washington Nationals open the
ENG#=3 spring training schedule this week.


Travis Wells says that expectations in
D.C. are high as fans anxiously
awaiting the team's arrival next month.

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*CG locator Viera, FL
:00


*CG 2line Ryan Church
Nationals Outfielder
:25


*CG 2line Esteban Loaiza
Nationals Pitcher
:43


*CG 2line Nick Johnson
Nationals Starting First Baseman
1:10


*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com < years later, DC gets its 4th shot at
major league baseball. The Nationals

will play in RFK Stadium in 2005 before
moving into a new park on the Anacostia
River next season. And the Nats hope
to give the faithful plenty to cheer
about.

RYAN CHURCH/NATIONALS OUTFIELDER:

ESTEBAN LOAIZA/NATIONALS PITCHER:

The NL East is arguably the toughest
division in baseball, but the Nats are
confident they can play a role in the
pennant chase.

NICK JOHNSON/NATIONALS STARTING FIRST
BASEMAN:

TRAVIS WELLS: The Nationals open the
spring training schedule March 2nd
against the Mets on national TV. In
Melbourne, Florida, Travis Wells, News
7 Sports.>>

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