03/15/05

AM Cutins



Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen Membreno
sitting in for Kimberly McBroom.Today
is the calm before the storm. Leo
Hirsbrunner has the forecast after a
look at the news.
11 Denise 7-VOB-Van Crash 1 vo/b Accident 4000 --
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GRAPHIC=ACCIDENT Dozens of Liberty University



students, faculty and family involved
with the Intramural Lacrosse team spent
the night in Alabama hospitals and
hotels.

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ENG#=1




*CG locator Kushla, AL

The two vans they were riding in
collided yesterday afternoon near
Mobile, Alabama.

Thirty people were onboard the
vans... Thirteen were taken to area
hospitals.

Those who escaped uninjured
pooled their money for hotel rooms and
prayed for the recovery of the others.

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*CG 2line Kyle McQuilan
Accident Victim KYLE MCQUILAN/ACCIDENT VICTIM;

WE'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF PRAYING. UH
WE'VE BEEN GETTING TOGETHER AND
TALKING. THESE GUYS ARE GREAT BUNCH OF
GUYS, THEY'VE BEEN REALLY STRONG,
DURING THIS WHOLE THING, AND REALLY
ENCOURAGING THE OTHER GUYS

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OQ=encouraging the other guys





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Liberty University
immediately dispatched a dean and two
of its pastors in the school jet to
Mobile.

They'll stay there for the next few
days to help the students cope with the
tragedy.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD The names of those hurt in the


crash and the extent of their injuries
is still being put together. We're told
one player is in critical condition,
two others are serious and coach John
Westfall and his two children are also
in serious condition.

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GRAPHIC=Fred King A Roanoke man is being accused of


trying to hire an undercover agent to
kill Salem prosecutor Fred King.

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ENG#=2 Salem Police say 19 - year- old


Charles Patrick Akers was awaiting
trial on charges including burglary and
breaking and entering, when they
learned of the alleged plot to kill
King.

While Akers was in custody in the
Roanoke County jail, investigators say
he talked with an undercover state
police officer by phone, and tried to
hire him to kill King.

Salem Police Chief James Bryant
says officers took the threat
seriously.

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INQ=We notified Fred King




*CG 2line James Bryant
Salem Police Chief JAMES BRYANT/SALEM POLICE CHIEF: WE
NOTIFIED FRED KING RIGHT AWAY THAT
THESE ALLEGATIONS HAD BEEN MADE. AND WE
HAVE TAKEN SOME SAFETY PRECAUTIONS TO
MAKE SURE HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE SAFE
DURING THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION.

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OQ=during the course of the

investigation.



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The General Assembly recently
named King to serve as a General
District Court judge.

It is unlikely that he would have
prosecuted the charges that Akers was
facing.

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GRAPHIC=None Blacksburg is considering raising


the Real Estate Tax by three cents.

Town Council hasn't raised the
tax since the 1980's.

It's currently at 20 cents.

The proposed increase would mean
a person with a 2-hundred thousand
dollar home would pay an extra 60
dollars a year.

Town Council members won't vote
on a final budget for several weeks.
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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno. Sun today, rain and snow

arrives tomorrow. Leo has the details,
but first a look at the news.
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GRAPHIC=Shooting Roanoke police arrest a man after


he allegedly shot at several teenagers.

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ENG#=1




*CG locator Roanoke

It happened around 4:30 in the
14-hundred block of Dale Avenue in
Southeast yesterday.

These teens say they were playing
football in an abandoned field when a
man came out of his house with a gun.

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INQ=He was like




*CG 2line Richard Miller
Witness RICHARD MILLER/WITNESS: HE WAS LIKE
YOU NEED TO GET OUT OF OUR YARD AND
THEN HE WHIPS HIS GUN OUT AND PUT IT'S
ON HIS FRONT DECK OVER HERE AND THEN MY
FRIEND OVER HERE SAYS WHAT ARE YOU
TALKING ABOUT HE PULLS THE GUN OUT AND
JUST SHOT RIGHT THERE IN THE GRASS.


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OQ=IN THE GRASS





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No one was injured.

Police on the scene say the man
appeared to be drunk.

He is 37 year old James Hall and
he's facing a number of firearms
charges.

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22 Denise 55-6Emmett Hanger 2 vo/b Campaign 2005 4446 --
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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 An Augusta County Senator is the


latest candidate in the race for
Lieutenant Governor.

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ENG#=2




*CG locator Richmond

Senator Emmett Hanger announced
his candidacy in Richmond today.

During the past 18- years, the
Republican has served in both the House
and Senate.

A former Army National Guard
Captain, Hanger says he believes in

efficient government supported by
reasonable taxes.

He supports doing away with both
the estate and car tax.

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INQ=What I'm not supportive of




*CG 2line Sen. Emmett Hanger

(R) Augusta Co. SEN. EMMETT HANGER: WHAT I'M NOT


SUPPORTIVE OF IS THE PLAN AND THE
METHODOLOGY THAT'S BEING USED IN THE
VALLEY TO IMPLEMENT THE PROPOSED
MASSIVE REBUILD OF INTERSTATE 81 AND I
REALLY INTEND TO USE THE OPPORTUNITY
THAT I MIGHT HAVE WITH A BROADER
PLATFORM TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THAT
PROGRAM.

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OQ=speak out against that program.





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Hanger says he hopes to offer
Virginia conservatives an alternative.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Four others Republicans are


seeking the party's nomination.

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GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech It will soon cost a lot more to


go to Virgnia Tech -- tuition is going
UP.

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ENG#=3




*CG locator Blacksburg

For the second year in a row, the
Board of Visitors voted to increase
tuition and fees for the fall.

In-state undergrads will have to
pay an extra 540 dollars next year,
while out of state undergrads will owe
another 12-hundred dollars.

Graduate students will also see
increases.

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INQ=If we




*CG 2line Marcus Ly
VT Graduate Student MARCUS LY... IF WE WANT TO MARCH
FORWARD IN TERMS OF IMPROVING OUR
PROGRAMS,, WE'RE GETTING LESS MONEY
FROM THE STATE, SO I THINK OVERALL
GRADUATE STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THAT WE

NEED TO INCREASE TUITION... NO BODY
LIKES IT OF COURSE.

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OQ=likes it of course





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A state report showed the
university was underfunded by 40
million dollars last year.

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


Membreno. Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner says a wintery mix could be
on the way.

He'll have the forecast after the
news.
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GRAPHIC=None





EVENT=Education7 Banner



Roanoke City school

administrators are trying to convince
parents and students that closing the
city's charter school is a good idea.

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VO NAT


*CG locator Roanoke

At times the meeting got heated.

More than 75 parents and their
Children showed up to discuss the
future of the Blue Ridge Technical
Academy.

Due to a lack of money, the
school system plans to close the school
at its current location.

That's angered current students
who say the program is invaluable.

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INQ=I remember when




*CG 2line Amanda Krug
Student AMANDA KRUG/STUDENT: I REMEMBER WHEN I
WAS AT PH I HARDLY CAME TO SCHOOL. MY
GRADES WERE REALLY POOR AND NOW MY
GRADES HAVE GONE WAY MUCH A LOT. I'M
PASSING A LOT OF MY CLASSES AND IT'S A
LOT BETTER.

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OQ=a lot of problems





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The school system stresses a lot
of the program will remain intact, the
only thing that's changing is the
location of their classrooms.

Next fall, students will rejoin
their peers at the city's two high
schools.

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INQ=To go to the regular




*CG 2line Irving Ward
Student IRVING WARD/STUDENT: TO GO TO THE
REGULAR HIGH SCHOOL SORT OF COMPLICATED
BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T USED TO
LARGER CLASSES AND THEY STARTED HERE
AND THEY LIKE TO SEE WHAT THEY STARTED
FINISHED, SO IT WILL MAKE A LOT OF
PROBLEMS.

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Parents agree, saying the
students deserve to stay until they
graduate.

They're also angry they only
found out about the closing last week.


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Graphic=Victory Stadium The school system is dealing with


another problem, this one involving
Victory Stadium after parts of the
structure were deemed unsafe last week.

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ENG#=2




*CG locator Roanoke
Last Week School board chairwoman Kathy
Stockburger met with the mayor and city
manager yesterday morning to discuss
contingency plans for high school
football this Fall.

Some of the options include
playing in the safe parts of Victory
Stadium or renting another facility.

She says a last resort would be
to play all the football games on the
road.

All parties agreed to take no
action until they have the final

structural engineering report.

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GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Getting an education at Virginia


Tech will cost a lot more.

Tuition is going up again.

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ENG#=3




*CG locator Blacksburg

For the second year in a row, the
Board of Visitors voted to increase
tuition and fees for the fall.

In-state undergrads will have to
pay an extra 540 dollars next year,
while out of state undergrads will owe
another 12-hundred dollars.

Graduate students will also see
increases.

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INQ=If we




*CG 2line Marcus Ly
VT Graduate Student MARCUS LY... IF WE WANT TO MARCH
FORWARD IN TERMS OF IMPROVING OUR
PROGRAMS,, WE'RE GETTING LESS MONEY

FROM THE STATE, SO I THINK OVERALL
GRADUATE STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THAT WE
NEED TO INCREASE TUITION... NO BODY
LIKES IT OF COURSE.

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OQ=likes it of course





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A state report showed the
university was underfunded by 40
million dollars last year.

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