03/01/05

AM Cutins

Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...


Mostly cloudy today with a few
lingering snow showers.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the
full forecast, coming up.


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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC='winter Weather Several accident on Interstate 81


near Radford have caused major problems
for drivers this morning.

State Police are reporting
accidents between mile markers 105 and
109.

That's just south of Radford.

One of the accidents is
northbound near milemarker 106 --
including a jackknifed tractor trailer
leaking diesel fuel. The left lane is
closed from mile marker 105 to 107.

State Police dispatchers say it
could be another hour and a half before
it's cleared up.
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GRAPHIC=Hold The Virginia Department of
ENG#=1 Transportation spent the night getting


the snow off of secondary roads and
side streets.

But V-DOT drivers have a lot to
worry about clearing roads late at
night. Safety is thier number one
concern.

VO-NAT VO-NAT




Clarence Boone has been a
snowplow operator for V-DOT for nearly
nine years now.

He says the biggest challenge is
staying awake.

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INQ=CAUSE YOU GET OUT HERE




*CG 2line Clarence Boone
VDOT Driver 3121 CAUSE YOU GET OUT HERE, FOR
12-HOURS AND THAT SNOW IS BEATING DOWN
ON YOU AND KINDA LIKE HYPNOTIZE YOU AND
YOU CAN'T HARDLY SEE ANYWAY YOU GOT
LIKE A WHITEOUT 30

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Another concern is aggresive
drivers who pass him and throw objects
at his truck for going too slowly.

Boone says heavy snow like we saw
yesterday can be difficult on equipment
and fuel.

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GRAPHIC=Hold Warm ground temperatures helped


Central Virginia road crews keep the
main thoroughfares clear despite a
constant snowfall yesterday.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Campbell Co.

V-DOT crews say they kept
heavily-travelled highways like 460 in
good shape, but had to wait until
yesterday evening the secondary roads
and side streets.

Area police reported plenty of
minor accidents, but few involved any
injuries.

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GRAPHIC=Hold The snow did *not* shut down


every school in the region. Virginia
Tech stayed open.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=3




*CG locator Blacksburg

The Unversity had a two hour

delay yesterday morning, but kept
running.

Around Noon, though, our cameras
found an empty drillfield.

It appears most students decided
to stay home.

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INQ=you know




*CG 2line Chas Hill
Virginia Tech Senior CHAS HILL: YOU KNOW I THINK A LOT OF
KIDS WERE EXPECTING CLASSES TO BE
CANCELLED ESPECIALLY WITH THEM STARTING
LATE. THE 8 AND 905 CLASSES WERE
CANCELLED. SO I THINK THE KIDS THAT
STARTED AT 10:10 AND LATER FELT A
LITTLE BIT JIPPED SO THEY JUST CALLED
IT A DAY AND WENT BACK TO BED.

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OQ=back to bed.





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The University usually stays open
unless Blacksburg Transit can't get
around.

Radford University was closed
yesterday.
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*LEO IN CHROMAKEY LEO IN CHROMAKEY



WEATHER PRO


*BACK TO DESK FOR TWO SHOT GOODBYE BACK TO DESK FOR TWO SHOT GOODBYE



GOODBYE!
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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...



Blowing snow is a possibility as the
winds pick up today.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the
seven day outlook, in just a few
minutes.




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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Winter Weather Several accident on Interstate 81


near Radford have caused major problems
for drivers this morning.

State Police are reporting
accidents between mile markers 105 and
109.

That's just south of Radford.

One of the accidents is
northbound near milemarker 106 --
including a jackknifed tractor trailer
leaking diesel fuel.

The left lane is closed from mile

marker 105 to 107.

State Police dispatchers say it
could be another hour before it's
cleared up.
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KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Shooting The family of a suspect shot and
ENG#=1 killed outside the Rockbridge County


jail Friday was hoping the whole
incident had been caught on tape by the
many cameras surrounding the area.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



But it wasn't.

These cameras enable officers to
monitor the jail, but the
superintendent says they're not
connected to video tape recorders.

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INQ=There's no taping




*CG 2line John Higgins
Jail Superintendent THERE'S NO TAPING OF ANY OF THESE
MONITORS. THE CAMERAS COME BACK TO THE
CONTROL ROOM SO OFFICERS CAN VIEW
WHAT'S GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE
FACILITY.

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OQ=throughout the facility





VO-NAT VO-NAT



While a close watch on the video
monitors in the control room may have
alerted the staff that there was a
scuffle in the parking lot, Higgins
says the cook happened to be outside
and that she was the one who first
reported it.

Sheriff's deputies ran outside-
-along with the sheriff himself.

Jerry Wayne Ruley had gotten
Deputy Randy Chittum's gun away from
him.

It went off, striking Ruley in
the neck, killing him.

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GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell The Reverend Jerry Falwell should


be out of the hospital by the end of
the week.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=2




*CG locator Lynchburg

File Tape Falwell had spent about four days
on a ventilator after he had trouble
breathing on his own, but his son
Jonathan says he was taken off that
machine Sunday morning.

The 71-year-old minister
reportedly has been eating, walking
around and talking on the phone over
the past day or so.

Jonathan Falwell expects his
father to go home on Thursday or
Friday.

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LEO IN CHROMAKEY

LEO IN CHROMAKEY



WEATHER PRO


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GOODBYE!

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly McBroom...



Mostly cloudy with a few scattered show
showers today.

Metereologist Leo Hirsbrunner has the
full forecast, coming up.




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KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Shooting The family of a suspect shot and
ENG#=1 killed outside the regional jail in


Rockbridge County Friday figured the
incident had to have been recorded on
videotape.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



But it wasn't.

These cameras enable officers to
monitor the jail, but the
superintendent says they're not
connected to video tape recorders.

SOT FULL 12:16:45 SOT FULL
INQ=There's no taping




*CG 2line John Higgins
Jail Superintendent THERE'S NO TAPING OF ANY OF THESE
MONITORS. THE CAMERAS COME BACK TO THE
CONTROL ROOM SO OFFICERS CAN VIEW
WHAT'S GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE
FACILITY.

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OQ=throughout the facility





VO-NAT VO-NAT



While a close watch on the video
monitors in the control room may have
alerted the staff that there was a
scuffle in the parking lot, Higgins

says the cook happened to be outside
and that she was the one who first
reported it.

Sheriff's deputies ran outside-
-along with the sheriff himself.

Jerry Wayne Ruley had gotten
Deputy Randy Chittum's gun away from
him.

It went off, striking Ruley in
the neck, killing him.

(END VO) (END VO)


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KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Robbers don't usually pick a
ENG#=2 police station as a target - but


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 KIMBERLY 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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KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 Medical care costs an arm and a
ENG#=3 leg, and a new addition to the race for


Lieutenant governor doesn't like it.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Richmond

Senator Phil Puckett says he
wants to do something about rising
healthcare and prescription drug costs.

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.

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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.

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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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LEO IN CHROMAKEY

LEO IN CHROMAKEY



WEATHERPRO
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GOODBYE!
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INQ=Tomorrow Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'...



RUNS=03 We'll hear how one group is using the
OQ=on News 7 Mornin' Internet to protect children from


on-line predators.

And, Steve Pardon checks out the Great
American Weigh-In.

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ANCHOR=Kim


ANIMATION FULL ANIMATION FULL


Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin' beginning at
5:30.

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