03/08/05

AM Cutins




Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen Membreno
filling in for Kimberly McBroom...Rain
and wind are in the forecast. Leo
Hirsbrunner has the details.

Graphic=School Info But first we have some school


information...
TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS

Pocahontas County schools are on
a two hour delay.

Grayson County schools are

closed.

The Head Start Programs in Fries,
Hillsville, Fairview and Galax are
closed.

And U-V-A's College at Wise is
opening at 9:30.







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GRAPHIC=Hold Botetourt County has broken up a
ENG#=1 check fraud ring that may have been


operating in several counties.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Daleville

Nine-men and one woman are behind
bars today after the Sheriff's Office
says they stole payroll checks from a
local business and tried to cash them.

Just after noon yesterday,

authorities responded to
two-simultaneous calls from the Bank of
Botetourt in Daleville and Buchanan.

One man escaped authorities and
led them on a manhunt for several
hours.

He was eventually apprehended.

Authorities say similar events
and circumstances have been reported in
Roanoke County and Raleigh County, West
Virginia.

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GRAPHIC=Legal Scales The case of Raphael Rashadd Jones


is moving swiftly through the courts.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=2




*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=Guilty Plea A capital murder case in Radford may
ENG#=3 not go to trial.



The suspect 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 the Commonwealth's
Attorney.
*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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GRAPHIC=None Investigators believe they've
ENG#=4 solved two motel robberies in Pulaski


County.

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=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen Membreno


temperatures will drop during the day.
Leo has your forecast after the news.

Graphic=School Info But first we have some school


information...
TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS

Grayson County county schools are
closed.

The Head Start programs in Fries,
Hillsville, Fairview and Galax are
closed.

Pocahontas County schools are on
a two hour delay,

And U-V-A's college at Wise
starts at 9:30.

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GRAPHIC=Business News It's been months, but union
ENG#=1 workers at the Celanese plant in Giles


County have a new contract.


VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Giles Co.

Members of UNITE HERE Local 20-24
approved a new four year deal on
Friday.

The deal includes wage and
pension increases.

Since December, the two sides had
been working on a new contract and
severence benefits for 300-workers
being laid off.

The plant is discontinuing
production of acetate filament, a
product often found in clothing and
household goods.

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GRAPHIC=None



ENG#=2





EVENT=Education 7 Banner



Marvin Thompson will take on
leadership of the Roanoke City Schools
this summer, but his relationship with
the system will begin today when he
joins school board members to sign his

contract.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Marvin Thompson 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.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=I WAS THE FIRST




*CG 2line Jennifer Glidewell
Prince William Co. Parent JENNIFER GLIDEWELL/PRINCE WILLIAM :50 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.

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OQ= HE WAS A GREAT LEADER





VO-NAT VO-NAT



If the people he's worked with in
Prince William have a complaint, it's

that he is leaving a position he's held
less than a year.

But they say Thompson is an able
administrator and a good fit for the
Roanoke City schools.

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GRAPHIC=None Virginians have less than two
ENG#=4 months to file their state income


taxes.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Richmond

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

There are several ways, but
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
INQ=The I-File system will





*CG 2line Kenneth Thorson
Department of Taxation Commissioner KENNETH THORSON/DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION
COMMISSIONER: 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.

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OQ=and it's very simple.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



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

The system uses that information
for security.

Thorson says I-File will help you
get the most out of your refund.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



Tax refunds are up nearly two-
percent this year.

On average that's nearly six-
dollars on your refund.
WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE WIPE TO WDBJ WEBPAGE

If you'd like to use I-File we've
added a link to our webpage at
WDBJ7.com.

Just click on websites in the
news.


Virginia income taxes are due May
first.
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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen Membreno


winter weather returns meteorologist
Leo Hirsbrunner has your forecast after
the news.

Graphic=School Info But first we have some school


information...
TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS TAKE SCHOOLTOUCH FS

Grayson County county schools are
closed.

The Head Start programs in Fries,
Hillsville, Fairview and Galax are
closed.

Pocahontas County schools are on
a two hour delay,

And U-V-A's college at Wise
starts at 9:30.



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GRAPHIC=Hutcherson For the first time in the ten-year
ENG#=1 history of the event, Lynchburg's State


of the City address was "not" given by
the current mayor.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lynchburg
Last Night Vice Mayor Joan Foster filled in
for Carl Hutcherson Junior -- who
admitted last week he is the target of
a federal criminal investigation.

Foster read a statement from
Hutcherson at the beginning of her
speech.

SOT FULL 7:00:33 SOT FULL
INQ=Unfortunately, due to




*CG 2line Joan Foster
Reading Hutcherson Statement JOAN FOSTER/READING HUTCHERSON
STATEMENT: UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO THE
CURRENT STATE OF MY PERSONAL AFFAIRS, I

BELIEVE THAT MY PRESENCE TONIGHT WOULD
ONLY DISTRACT FROM THE REAL PURPOSE OF
TONIGHT'S EVENT. CELEBRATING LYNCHBURG
AND ITS CITIZENS.

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OQ=Lynchburg and its citizens.





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Hutcherson is allegedly under
investigation for his handling of the
financing of a non-profit foundation he
helped establish.

He has not indicated whether he
plans to resign his seat.

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GRAPHIC=US Airways The future of beleagured U-S
ENG#=2 Airways is up in the air -- and


officials at the Roanoke Regional
Airport are trying to make sure there
are no service lapses.

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.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
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.

RUNS=11



OQ=CAME OUT





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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=Guilty Pleas Seven men from California pled
ENG#=3 guilty in federal court in Roanoke in


connection with a multi-million dollar
cigarette smuggling ring.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG file April 2003

The investigation took years and
was announced in the Spring of 2003.

Some nine million dollars worth
of contraband cigarettes were smuggled
from Virginia, where taxes were low, to
California.

A federal prosecutor says the
tax loss to the two states came to
nearly five million dollars.

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OQ=on News 7 Mornin'.





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ANCHOR=Denise at Desk



ANCHOR=Denise





We'll see if Steve Pardon has what it
takes to become a magician.

ANCHOR=Leo ANCHOR=LEO



and cold weather will continue as winds
diminish. I'll have the forecast.

ANCHOR=Denise ANCHOR=Denise


Animation full Join us tomorrow for News 7 Mornin'
beginning at 5:30.

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