03/07/05

6 p.m.

ENG#=1 VO NAT

VO NAT Tonight on News Seven,
investigators say they've shut down a
check-fraud ring.

It may have region-wide
connections.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

Plus we'll talk to Roanoke's next
school superintendent and look at his
record in Northern Virginia.
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Tonight on News 7 sports - Chris
Paul earns all ACC honors and gets
suspended in the same day.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT and Radford University's Corrie


Fertitta is the Big South Freshman of
the year.

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GRAPHIC=None Hope you got your outdoor stuff done


because we are headed back to chilly,
windy weather starting tomorrow.
KEITH 3-Shot KEITH 3-Shot

News Seven at Six is next
Open (Open)

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*CG 4054


*CG 306


*CG standup Keith Humphry
khumphry@wdbj7.com



*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com


*CG 2line Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com

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VO-NAT VO-NAT



A suspect leads Botetourt County
authorities on a three-hour manhunt.

Now he's behind bars along with
several others charged as part of a
Check Fraud ring.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 @ 6 Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.


Jean is off tonight.
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GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 6 10-people are behind bars as


Sheriff's deputies continue their
investigation.

News 7 @ 6 Graphic in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan/NEwsroom Susan Bahorich was there as the


first patrol cars were called to the

scene.

Susan, is this incident isolated
to just Botetourt County?

LIVE=Susan Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL

*CG standup Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com Keith-

The investigation is just
beginning, but authorities don't think
so...

They say similar events and
circumstances have been reported in
other jurisdictions as close as Roanoke
County, and as far away as Raleigh
County, West Virginia.

ENG#=4 VO NAT

VO NAT


*CG locator Botetourt Co.

At noon today authorities were
simultaneously alerted to two separate
Bank of Botetourt branches- one in
Buchanan, the other in Daleville.

Tellers had been alerted to be on
the look out for a group of hispanics
who were stealing payroll checks and
cashing them.

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INQ=These individuals came back...





*CG 2line Ronnie Sprinkle
Botetourt Co. Sheriff @7:34:35.11

SHERIFF RONNIE SPRINKLE, BOTETOURT CO.
SHERIFF'S OFFICE: THESE INDIVIDUALS
CAME BACK INTO THE BANK TO PASS MORE
CHECKS STOLEN OUT OF A BUSINESS LAST
FRIDAY. BANKS NOTIFIED US THEY WERE IN
THE BANK AND WE RESPONDED SUCCESSFUL
AND APPREHENDED SOME OF THEM.

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OQ=.. apprehended some of them.




VO NAT VO NAT

Right off the bat- eight-men and
one woman were captured.

Another man ran off- he was
captured nearly 3-hours later in a
ditch behind the Kroger in Daleville.

LIVE=Susan Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL



Meanwhile, the Sheriff's office
is looking for one-more subject in the
Buchanan area.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan/Newsroom (DOUBLE BOXES)



Keith- details are still coming
in and the investigation is continuing.

The sheriff say they've had to
call in interpreters and that's is
slowing the down the process.
KEITH QUESTION KEITH QUESTION


Susan, what charges could these
people face?

These suspects could face charges
of breaking and entering, larceny and
forgery.

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GRAPHIC=None Pulaski authorities believe
ENG#=1 they've solved two motel robberies.



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Dublin
January In January the Holiday Inn
Express in Dublin was robbed at
gunpoint.

The next day the Super 8 Motel
was robbed with a knife.

Over the weekend the Pulaski
County Sheriff's office arrested Ricky
Dale Simpkins and Gene Gallimore and
charged them with several felonies.

Timothy Eastridge was also picked
up and charged with one felony count of
conspiracy related to one of the
robbieries.


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GRAPHIC=Guilty Plea Radford's first capital murder
ENG#=2 case in more than 20 years may not go


to trial.

The alleged trigger man is
expected to plead guilty tomorrow.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Aamir Brown will enter a guilty
plea to charges stemming from the
murder and robbery of Brian Gray and
the shooting of Forrest Hart. That's
according to Commonwealth's Attorney
Chris Rehak.
*CG locator Radford The shooting happened at an May 2004 apartment on Downey street last May.
:10 Brown is charged with capital
murder and faces the death penalty, but
it's not clear what he'll plead guilty
to.
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WIPE TO VO-NAT Justice has been swift- -so far-



-in the case of Raphael Rashadd Jones.
*CG locator Roanoke
February 4 He's the suspect in a fatal
shooting last month outside the Annwil
Grocery on Rugby Boulevard. Desiree
Jennings- -the mother of Jones' two
children- -bled to death where she fell
inside the store.

In addition to murder, Jones now
faces four firearms charges. Jones
also allegedly took at shot at
Desiree's sister, Rose.

A Juvenile and Domestic Relations
judge certified charges against Jones,
just hours before a grand jury indicted
him on six felonies. He's being held
without bond.

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GRAPHIC=Marvin Thompson In Marvin Thompson, members of the

EDUCATION 7 ANIMATION Roanoke City School Board believe they
have found someone who has the
experience to lead the city schools,
and the ability to rally the community
behind them.

It's our Education Seven report

for tonight.

THOMPSON GRAPHIC IN MONITOR DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Joe & Keith/BAM Last week, Joe Dashiell traveled to


Prince William County to talk with
Thompson, and hear from others who have
worked with him as a school principal
and administrator.



Keith, Marvin Thompson began his career
as a fifth grade teacher.

LIVE=JoeD Full/BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Joe Dashiell
jdashiell@wdbj7.com Since then he's served as a teacher,
assistant principal, principal and most
recently associate superintendent.

Thompson says he will draw upon all of
that experience when he arrives in
Roanoke.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL



SOT FULL



INQ=My dad was




*CG 2line Marvin Thompson
Incoming Roanoke Superintendent
:00


*CG locator Prince William Co.
12



*CG 2line Alan Caudill
Prince William Education Association
29


*CG 2line Jennifer Glidewell
Prince William Co. Parent < CORPS. I DON'T REALLY LISTEN TO EXCUSES
VERY WELL. I'M NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE THEM
NEVER WAS.

Marvin Thompson may not accept excuses,
but he says it's important to listen to
parents, teachers students and other
stakeholders, and chart a course
together.

People who know him in Prince William
County, say he practices what he
preaches.

Alan Caudill is a Roanoke native and
Patrick Henry High School graduate who
represents county teachers.

ALAN CAUDILL/PRINCE WILLIAM EDUCATION
ASSOCIATION: HE IS ACCESSIBLE AND
WILLING TO TALK AND WILLING TO LISTEN
WHICH I THINK AT ANY LEVEL OF
MANAGEMENT ARE SKILLS THAT ARE
IMPORTANT.

Parent Jennifer Glidewell met Thompson
when he arrived as the principal of an

underperforming elementary school.

JENNIFER GLIDEWELL/PRINCE WILLIAM
COUNTY PARENT: I WAS THE FIRST ONE I
THINK TO RAISE MY HAND AND ASK HIM YOU
TALK A VERY GOOD GAME, BUT HOW ARE YOU
GOING TO DO THIS AND HE TOLD ME HOW HE
WAS GOING TO DO IT AND HE DID. HE WAS
ABLE TO GET THE TEACHERS ON BOARD. HE
MOTIVATED EVERYONE. HE WAS A GREAT
LEADER.

Thompson says he hopes Roanoke will see
him as someone who is willing to
listen, focused and purposeful.

I'M A COMPETITOR I DO NOT LIKE TO LOSE.
I DO NOT LIKE MY PEOPLE TO LOSE. I
THINK YOU'LL FIND A TEAM- ORIENTED
PERSON AND GOAL DRIVEN, SUPPORTIVE,
DIRECT, FAIR. >>

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OQ=supportive, direct, fair.





LIVE=JoeD Full/BAM LIVE FULL



If the people in Prince William have a
complaint, it's that Thompson is
leaving so soon. He has been in his
current position as an area
superintendent less than a year.

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But Keith, they are confident Thompson

will be an able superintendent and a
good fit for the Roanoke City Schools.

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GRAPHIC=Accident A tractor trailer accident shut down
ENG#=1 a roadway in Botetourt County for most


of the afternoon.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Botetourt Co.

It happened around 1:30 on Route 43
between Route 625 and the Bedford
County line.

Ten rolls of paper ended up all over
the road, after the flat bed part of
the truck overturned.

V-DOT brought in a crane to clean the
mess up, and the road has been
re-opened.


The driver and a passenger escaped
without injury.
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*CG locator Roanoke

A collision with a dump truck
trapped a woman in her car this
afternoon

The truck hit the side of her car
in the 34-hundred block of Brandon
Avenue around lunchtime.

Authorities say the 49-year-old
woman was taken to the hospital; they
have not yet released her name.

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They take care of their own.

Still ahead, firefighters help a
fellow volunteer hurt battling a blaze
in his own house.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT




VO-NAT And what do the troubles at U-S


Airways mean for the Roanoke Regional
Airport?

Still ahead, contingency plans
in case the airline goes under.

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GRAPHIC=Fire Two elderly Pulaski County
ENG#=1 residents managed to escape their


burning home this morning.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Pulaski Co.

It happened around 10 a.m. in the
Belspring area of the county on Ferrell
Road.

88 year old Grover Gravely and
his 90 year old wife Ocie OH-cee got
out of the home just before it burst
into flames.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=THEY HAD A




*CG 2line Robbie Stoots
Twin Co. Vol. Fire Chief ROBBIE STOOTS: THEY HAD A KEROSENE
HEATER IN THE LIVING ROOM AND WAS USING
IT AND THEY WAS IN THE KITCHEN AREA,
AND THEY HEARD A LOUD EXPLOSION TYPE IN
THE LIVING ROOM AND THEY WENT BACK IN
AND THERE WAS FIRE ON FLOOR AND ON THE
WALLS OF THE LIVING ROOM

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OQ=THE LIVING ROOM





VO-NAT VO-NAT




It took crews from four different
departments an hour to put the fire
out.

The home was a total loss.
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WIPE TO VO-NAT Meanwhile, a Botetourt fire


company is rallying around one of its
own - injured in the line of duty.

42-year-old Don Keller is a
firefighter at the Troutville Volunteer
Fire Department.
*CG locator Botetourt Co. Keller arrived at his home on
Rock Spring Road in Buchanan Thursday
night to find it engulfed in flames.

Keller went in to try to control
the fire, but was overcome by smoke.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=He was a volunteer...




*CG 2line Dave Crotty
Troutville V. F. D. Deputy Fire Chief DAVE CROTTY, TROUTVILLE VOL. FIRE
DEPT.: HE WAS A VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER.
HE WAS TRYING TO DO HIS JOB THE BEST HE
COULD. JUST REALLY UNFORTUNATE WHEN IT
HAPPENS TO ANYONE, BUT WHEN IT HAPPENS

TO ONE OF OUR BROTHERS, IT REALLY HITS
HOME FOR US.

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OQ=.. hits home for us.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



CPR was performed at the scene
and Keller is currently at RMH in good
condition after suffering smoke
inhalation, a heart attack and
pneumonia brought on by an infection.

Fellow firefighters and the
community are collecting household
items and furniture to replace those
lost in the blaze.

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GRAPHIC=INDICTMENT A man who was declared a habitual
ENG#=3 offender in Botetourt County a decade


ago was indicted for the same thing in
Roanoke today.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Fincastle
June 1994 Charles Travis Shelor pled guilty
to aggravated manslaughter in 1994.

Because so much time had passed,

when he was arrested for drunk driving
in Roanoke three months ago,
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD the judge had to treat him as a


first-time offender sentencing Shelor
to one year in jail.

He has appealed that sentence.
His appeal will be heard late next
month, the same day a jury considers
the indictment returned today.
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GRAPHIC=None Spring is right around the corner
ENG#=4 which means warmer temperatures and tax


deadlines.

Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer
Wishon has tips on how to get your
state refund back faster.

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INQ=Nat sound: Stapling




*CG locator Richmond
:00


*CG 2line Kenneth Thorson
Department of Taxation Commissioner
:15

*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@wdbj7.com
:54

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OQ=JW, News 7, Richmond. <<
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INQ=Nats NAT SOUND OF WOMAN STAPLING TAX RETURN.



RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ=Nats With extra employees on hand,


Virginia's Tax Department is gearing up
for the rush to file income taxes by
May first.

Some 82- thousand Virginians have
already filed online- something tax
officials advise.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 21:54:45



INQ=The I-File system will THE I-FILE SYSTEM WILL DO ALL THE


CALCULATIONS FOR YOU. ALL YOU HAVE TO
DO IS ENTER THE DATA AND IT'S VERY
SIMPLE.

RUN06 (END SOT)



OQ=it's very simple. There are several ways to file


electronically.

The IRS now let's you file your
state taxes on their website, but
you'll have to pay.

Commissioner Kenneth Thorson

recommends using the state's I-File
system.

It's free and if everything
checks out, can produce a refund in six
days or less.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 21:54:45



INQ=Nat sound NAT SOUND OF SCANNING MACHINE.



RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ=Nat sound. It won't give you tax advice, but


Thorson says it WILL calculate your
taxes to produce the lowest amount
paid.

Most Virginians can use the
system, but you must have filed a
return in Virginia within the past five
years.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= JENNIFER WISHON/JWISHON@WDBJ7.COM:


WHEN YOU LOG ON THE SYSTEM WILL ASK FOR
EITHER YOUR REFUND OR AMOUNT OF TAXES
PAID FOR ANY ONE OF THE PAST FIVE
YEARS. THAT NUMBER IS USED AS A
PASSWORD TO PREVENT PEOPLE FROM FILING
FALSE RETURNS UNDER YOUR NAME.

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OQ= But no matter how you're filing,


Thorson suggest getting it in early and
checking for mistakes that could delay
your refund.


And speaking of which, it isn't
much, but refunds are up this year.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 22:04:36



INQ=So it's only about SO IT'S ONLY ABOUT 1.6- PERCENT ON


AVERAGE BUT IT'S UP A LITTLE BIT.

RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ=it's up a little bit. An average of about six- extra-


dollars on your refund check.

Jennifer Wishon, News 7,
Richmond.>>
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If you'd like to use I-File we've
added a link to our homepage at
WDBJ7.com.

Just click on websites in the
news.
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Tech stocks advanced, but
Blue Chips couldn't sustain a rally.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=US Airways With the future of U-S Airways up in
ENG#=1 the air -- officials at the Roanoke


Regional Airport aren't taking any
chances.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

U-S Airways currently handles about
39-percent of the airport's total
passengers.

But, officials say in the event the
bankrupt airline liquidates, Delta and
United airlines have agreed to pick up
the slack.


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INQ=WE DID




*CG 2line Jacqueline Shuck
Roanoke Regional Airport Exec. Dir. JACQUELINE SHUCK/ROANOKE REGIONAL
AIRPORT: WE DID A COMPLETE ANALYSIS OF
WHERE THE US AIR PASSENGERS GO, AND US
AIR MOSTLY SERVES THE EAST COAST SO WE
LOOKED AT OTHER AIRLINES WITH A STRONG
STRUCTURE IN THE EAST,AND THAT'S WHERE
UNITED AND DELTA CAME OUT.

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OQ=CAME OUT





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Officials say they're still trying to
attract new airlines through incentives
- -such as: cutting landing fees and
offering special in-house services.

Officials say Independence Air is their
top low-cost carrier choice, since Air
Tran has begun pulling out of smaller
airports.

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GRAPHIC=None Coming up tonight in sports - a



ENG#=APRISA former Northside star earns freshman of


the year honors in the Big South.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



And Wake Forest all-American is
suspended for the first game of the ACC
tourney for this low blow.

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GRAPHIC=acc tourney The men's ACC tournament opens
ENG#=1 later this week with its new members


Virginia Tech and Miami hoping to make
a big splash.

But today the all-ACC team was
all-Tobacco Road.

Duke's J.J. Redick is the only
unanimous choice on the team and J.J.
is joined by his teammate Sheldon
Williams along with Tarheels Sean May
and Raymond Felton.


The only non-Blue Devil or
Tarheel to sneak into the mix is Wake
Forest point guard Chris Paul, and he
is in a heap of trouble tonight.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Raleigh, NC
FSN-Last Night Last night Paul put on his :00 Superman cape and went the length of
the floor in four seconds to hit this
improbable game winning hoop against
N.C. State. The winning basket kicked
off a serious Wake celebration, but no
one is partying tonight.

Paul has been suspended for the
first game of the ACC tournament for
anything but an heroic move in last
night's game.

Watch Paul get locked up Julius
Hodge and cheap shot him with a punch
below the belt.

Wake athletic director Ron
Wellman and A-C-C commissioner John
Swofford confered before announced the
punishment.

Paul released a statement this
afternoon apologizing to Hodge, NC
State and his own players and fans at
Wake Forest.

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GRAPHIC=VMI A week ago tonight VMI fired head
ENG#=3 basketball coach Bart Bellairs.



Bellairs followed Joe Cantafio
who came on the heels of Marty
Fletcher, who replaced Charlie Schmaus
who took over for Bill Blair

All had some success, but each
finished his tenure with a losing
record.

In fact in the last 30 years
there have been only six winning
seasons at VMI.

It's a tough place to coach and
win, so it would seem like the next
person on the job should be a former
VMI player like a Ramon Williams or
Lewis Preston.

Knowing the place has to help.

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*CG 2line Donny White
VMI Athletic Director
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OQ=...WHAT WE'RE GONNA DO




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GRAPHIC=vmi White says he would like to have


the search committee narrow the field,
bring in three of four finalists and
wrap things up quickly - but it likely
will take at least a month.


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GRAPHIC=LIBERTY The Big South women are in the
ENG#=4 March Madness mode as well this week


and once again everyone is chasing the
Liberty women.

This afternoon the league handed
out its postseason honors and Liberty's
Katie Feenstra was named player of the
year in the league for the third
straight season.

Her teammate Kristal Tharp was
named the Big South scholar athlete of
the year. She has a 3 point 95 GPA.

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*CG locator Radford
:00 Also, Radford University freshman

Corrie Fertitta was named the Big South
freshman of the year.

The Northside product started 16
games and led all Big South freshmen on
the scoring averaging 7 points a
contest with 6 rebounds a game.

Fertitta also earned freshman of
the week honors twice this season.

Radford is one the road at UNC
Asheville in the opening round.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD She is joined on the all freshman

former Glenvar star. team by Liberty's Allyson Fasnacht, the