03/10/05

AM Cutins

Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen Membreno
sitting in for Kimberly McBroom...Some
sun and temperatures in the 40s
Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
details after the news.
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GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium Parts of Victory Stadium are



ENG#=1 unsafe and no one should be let in, or


near the stadium until further notice.

That's the preliminary finding of
a engineering firm hired to conduct a
structural analysis of the stadium

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*CG locator Roanoke

The information was revealed at last
night's citizen's committee meeting.

Members were told Victory Stadium's
brick facade is a threat to safety.

That's because bricks are in danger
of falling off.

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*CG 2line Jack Parrott
Citizen's Committee Chairman


*CG 2line Kit Hale
Citizen's Committee Member JACK PARROTT/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE :06 CHAIRMAN: A BRICK FALLING OFF AT THAT
HEIGHT COULD DO MAJOR DAMAGE.

KIT HALE/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE MEMBER: I
WAS SURPRISED QUITE FRANKLY THAT THERE
IS SOME SAFETY ISSUES THERE, URGENT
SAFETY ISSUES.

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The engineering firm recommends
closing Victory Stadium to the public.

It is unclear whether the city plans
to do that.

An easter egg hunt is scheduled to
take place there March 26th.

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GRAPHIC=Murder Invest. Police in Radford are looking for


a man wanted in connection with a drug
robbery that turned into a murder.
TAKE PARRIS FS TAKE APRISA PARRIS FULL

21 year old Ronal (RON-NELL)
Avery Parris was indicted this week on
nine charges including accessory to
first degree murder and obstruction of
justice.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Radford
May Investigators say Parris was the
get-a-way driver in a drug robbery and
murder at this apartment on Downey

Street last May.

Prosecutors say Parris threw the
murder weapon into the New River and
lied to police.

Two others involved in the crime
have already pled guilty and been
sentenced.

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*CG 2line Chris Rehak
Radford Commonwealth's Attorney CHRIS REHAK:IN TEN MONTHS TO HAVE THIS
KIND OF PROGRESS... TWO OF THE THREE
DONE AND OVERWITH AND THE THIRD ONE
RIGHT NOW CHARGED.. 10 MONTHS.. YEA,
THIS IS REALLY A TESTIMENT TO THE
POLICE DEPARTMENT.

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Police believe the three had been
robbing drug dealers for some time
before the murder happened.

The robberies were never reported
by the dealers, but police heard
whispers of them on the streets.

Prosecutors say since these three
have been under investigation those
robberies have stopped.


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GRAPHIC=bob Shell A Radford Photographer accused of
ENG#=3 murder is now facing a new drug charge.



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*CG locator Radford
Yesterday This week a grand jury indicted
56 year old Bob Shell on distribution
of morphine.

Shell is already charged with
felony homicide, four counts of
defiling a corpse and several drug
charges in connection with the death of
his girlfriend and model.

Police say he gave 19 year old
Marion Franklin a lethal dose of
morphine.

Prosecutors say the new drug
charge was added because of evidence
Shell gave morphine to another person
during the photo shoot where Franklin

died.

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


Membreno. Today's sunshine won't stick
around. Leo has the forecast in just a
few minutes.
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GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell The Reverend Jerry Falwell is


making public appearances -- five days
after leaving the hospital for
pneumonia.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=1




*CG locator Lynchburg

Falwell got a standing ovation
from students and faculty at Liberty
University when he appeared at the
weekly convocation services yesterday.

His voice still a little hoarse,
Falwell admitted his condition grew so

severe he stopped breathing ... before
doctors intervened.

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*CG 2line Rev. Jerry Falwell
Liberty University Chancellor REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U.
CHANCELLOR: HE ASKED ME, I'M GOING TO
HAVE TO HAVE PERMISSION TO PUT YOU ON
THE VENTILATOR AND PUT THE TUBE DOWN. I
SAID 'WHAT'S THE ALTERNATIVE?' HE SAID
'THE FUNERAL HOME', I SAID 'DO IT'.

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Falwell credits the prayers of his
supporters with helping him to recover.

He expects to return to preaching
at Thomas Road Baptist Church later
this month.
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GRAPHIC=Hold The Reverend Falwell was there


because he didn't want to miss the
chance of introducing the main speaker,

former Senator Zell Miller.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Lynchburg

Falwell credits the 73-year-old
Democrat from Georgia with helping
re-elect George Bush last year.

Miller has gained notoriety for
his break from the Democrats, a party
he says has been hijacked by its
extremists.

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INQ=They have to




*CG 2line Zell Miller
Former Georgia Senator ZELL MILLER/FORMER GA SENATOR: THEY
HAVE TO GET AWAY FROM BEING SO FAR TO
THE LEFT ON THE SOCIAL ISSUES AND THE
VALUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE, NOT JUST IN THE RED
STATES, BUT ALL OVER. AND THEY HAVE GOT
TO SUPPORT THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF WHEN
WE'RE AT WAR.

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Miller says Howard Dean may have

some initial success in reaching out to
so-called "red state" voters.

But he feels Democrats need to
find a more centrist candidate to have
a chance of winning the presidency in
2008.

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GRAPHIC=None It may be the high note of their
ENG#=3 musical careers.



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Carlton Wilkes and his son Chris
are both band directors at local
schools.

But, on Monday, the two will show
off their talents on the national
stage, as their band plays back up for
the legendary Percy Sledge on Good
Morning America.

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*CG 2line Chris Wilkes
Andrew Lewis Middle School Band Director
:00



*CG 2line Carlton Wilkes
Franklin Co. High School Band Director CRIS WILKES: PERCY SLEDGE IS BEING :10 INDUCTED INTO THE HALL OF FAME, AND
HE'S DOING SOME NEWS TOURS AND STUFF,
WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET TO PLAY
W/HIM

CARLTON WILKES: IT'S GREAT B/C HE IS
THE KING OF SLOW SOUL AND LOTS OF GOOD
THINGS

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The band met Sledge five years
ago, when he needed some last-minute
performers for a show in North
Carolina.

The Wilkes say the trip will be
their first to New York *together* in
more than 20-years.

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, Denise Allen Membreno.


Sun today, but rain and snow may be on

the way. Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the forecast in just a few minutes.
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GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium The the preliminary findings of a
ENG#=1 engineering firm conducting a


structural analysis of Victory Stadium
says it should be closed to the public.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke

The information was revealed at
last night's citizen's committee
meeting.

Members were told Victory
Stadium's brick facade is a threat to
safety.

That's because bricks are in
danger of falling off.

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*CG 2line Jack Parrott
Citizen's Committee Chairman


*CG 2line Kit Hale
Citizen's Committee Member JACK PARROTT/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE :06 CHAIRMAN: A BRICK FALLING OFF AT THAT

HEIGHT COULD DO MAJOR DAMAGE.

KIT HALE/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE MEMBER: I
WAS SURPRISED QUITE FRANKLY THAT THERE
IS SOME SAFETY ISSUES THERE, URGENT
SAFETY ISSUES.

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The engineering firm recommends
closing Victory Stadium to the public.

It is unclear whether the city
plans to do that.

An easter egg hunt is scheduled
to take place there March 26th.

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EVENT=Education7 Banner



Westside Elementary School
teachers say construction at the school
is causing constant turmoil, class
dissruptions and safety concerns.

That's today's Education
Seven report


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ENG#=2




*CG locator Roanoke

Construction is already underway
to renovate classrooms and even build
an addition- but administrators say the
project has not been without problems.

Last night, dozens of teachers
and staff members addressed the Roanoke
school board.

The group is concerned about a
construction schedule which would
continue until January 2006.

They say it would disrupt
classroom time and affect students.

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INQ=Right now we're...




*CG 2line Susan Loveman
Westside Elementary Teacher
:00


*CG 2line Lissy Merenda
Roanoke City Schools SUSAN LOVEMAN, WESTSIDE ELEMENTARY :14 TEACHER: RIGHT NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
PRESCHOOL KIDS WALKING AROUND THE
PERIMETER OF OUR SCHOOL TO THE FRONT
DOOR, SO THEY CAN USE THE BATHROOM.

THAT'S NOT A GOOD PLAN.

LISSY MERENDA, ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: I
THINK WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO IS
WEIGHT THE BEST CASE SCENARIO -IN WHAT
YOU'RE TRYING TO DO TO BE THE LEAST
DISRUPTIVE WITHIN THE BUDGET THAT YOU
HAVE. THAT'S WHERE WE RAN INTO SOME
CHALLENGE

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School board members and
officials, along with Westside teachers
and administrators will meet *NEXT*
Wednesday and talk about alternatives
to the construction schedule.

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GRAPHIC=None The return of passenger rail to
ENG#=3 Roanoke may still be years away, but


language buried in the state budget
could help to move that project

forward.

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*CG locator Roanoke
1978 A brief amendment directs the
Department of Rail and Public
Transportation to work toward a Trans
Dominion Express pilot project.

The service between Bristol and
Richmond would demonstrate "the
capability of passenger rail to enhance
economic development," and connect
communities along the route.

The budget does not earmark any money
for the pilot project, but advocates of
passenger rail say it's an important
step toward state funding.

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ANCHOR=Denise at Desk



ANCHOR=Denise





Steve Pardon tells us how the D-A-V is
celebrating its 20th anniversary.



ANCHOR=Leo ANCHOR=LEO




And another chance of some light wintry
weather for the region.

I'll have the forecast.

ANCHOR=Denise ANCHOR=Denise


Animation full Join us tomorrow for News 7 Mornin'.

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