03/31/05

AM Cutins Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen

Membreno sitting in for Kimberly

McBroom. Clouds return today Leo
details the wet forecast after the
news.

GRAPHIC=Accident A Halifax County woman is dead



after falling asleep at the wheel last
night.

Around 8:30, police say 52 year
old Karen Lucado McKinney was
travelling east on Route 360, about a
half mile west of Scottsburg Road--
when she fell asleep, ran off the road
and up an embankment.

She was ejected from the car and
died at the scene.

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GRAPHIC=Hold A Virginia Tech student was sent


to the hospital after being hit by a
car yesterday evening.

Just before six, David Maloof was
using a crosswalk at the intersections
of Alumni Mall and North Main Street
when the accident happened.

He was taken to Montgomery
Regional Hospital with non-life
threatening injuries.

Joseph Crute, of Chesapeake,
Virginia was charged with failure to
yeild the right of way to a pedestrian.
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GRAPHIC=Falwell The Reverend Jerry Falwell is
ENG#=1 doing better, but he's not out of the


woods.

Doctors at Lynchburg
General Hospital yesterday upgraded the
minister's condition as he recovers
from congestive heart failure.

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*CG 2line Dr. Carl Moore
Centra Health Cardiologist DR. CARL MOORE: MOST CONGESTIVE HEART
FAILURE OCCURS IN PEOPLE WITH VERY WEAK
OR INJURED HEARTS, AND THAT IS NOT THE
CASE WITH DR. FALWELL. BUT A RARE
PERSON CAN HAVE CONGESTIVE HEART
FAILURE OR ACUTE PULMONARY EDEMA DUE TO
OTHER CAUSES, EVEN WITH VERY STRONG
HEARTS. AND THAT'S PART OF THE
INVESTIGATION THAT WE'LL BE PURSUING IN
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.

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VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lynchburg

Doctors say it takes a while but

most patients in Falwell's condition
can make a full recovery.

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GRAPHIC=Guilty Plea A postal worker in Roanoke pled
ENG#=2 guilty to stealing thousands of pieces


of mail at Christmas time.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke
File Tape 40-year-old John Charles McKenna
pled guilty to one count of theft of
mail by a postal employee.

McKenna is accused of stealing at
least FOUR thousand letters, packages
and other pieces of mail in Roanoke
City and County.

Under a plea agreement, McKenna
agrees NOT to seek employment with or
enter a U-S postal building for the
rest of his life -- except to conduct
personal business.

He could be fined up to
250-thousand dollars and-or five years
in prison.

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GRAPHIC=Business News More jobs are on the way to


Rockbridge county.

Peterbilt plans to build a truck
sales and service center off Interstate
81 near Raphine.

The new center could bring in more
than 50 new jobs that could pay more
than 40-thousand dollars.

The company would like to break
ground next spring and have the center
up and running by 2007.
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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno. A chance of thunderstorms
for your Thursday. Metoerologist Leo
Hirsbrunner explains after the news.
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GRAPHIC=Iraq Homecoming Lynchburg is getting ready to



ENG#=1 welcome home a Marine Reserve unit


tonight -- while remembering four
fallen comrades who didn't make it back
alive.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lynchburg 04-19 1:02:00
July 2 The Hill City gave a big sendoff to the
Fourth Combat Engineer Batallion's
Charlie Company last July.
*CG locator Haditha, Iraq 504-15 14:14
January 26 But six months later, the Marines ran
into a fierce firefight. Four of their
members were killed after insurgents
ambushed them in Haditha, Iraq. Three
of the dead had ties to central and
Southside Virginia.

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GRAPHIC=Hold The Marines of Charlie Company are


scheduled to return to Lynchburg around
7 tonight.







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GRAPHIC=none Safety has been a hot issue on
ENG#=2 college campuses, and one group says


there's something else parent's and
students living on campus should pay
attention to.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Salem

The Center for Campus Fire Safety
says more colleges need to install
sprinkler systems.

They're standard in new dorms but not
necessarily in existing ones.

Roanoke College for example hopes to
change that within the next five years.

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INQ=I'd say we




*CG 2line Rick Myers
Roanoke College RICK MYERS/ROANOKE COLLEGE: I'D SAY WE
PROBABLY WE'VE GOT 30 BUILDINGS ON
CAMPUS THAT HAVE SPRINKLERS BUT ABOUT
20 TO 25 MORE THAT WE REALLY NEED TO DO
AS WE RENOVATE AND BUILD.

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VO-NAT VO-NAT




The Center for Campus Fire Safety has
teamed up with Princeton Review to rate
colleges based on fire safety.

We checked with local colleges and
here's what we found.

No one scored a 99 -- the highest
score possible, the lowest score
possible is a 60.

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ENG#=3





EVENT=HEALTHCHECK 7 ANIMATION





Health authorities are still
trying to find the source of deadly
infections at the Lakeview assisted
living facility.

Yesterday, a specialist in
hospital infections reviewed patients'
charts, and looked at handwashing
procedures.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke Co.
File Tape They say it's unlikely they will

ever find the source.

That's because, in addition to
the five Lakeview residents who
contracted the severe form of the
infection, 13 others carried of the
bacteria.

They included residents and
staff.

Health officials say it is
unusual to have a cluster of cases at
one facility.

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INQ=Probably it's not more common




*CG nameloc Dr. Molly O'Dell
District Health Director PROBABLY IT'S NOT MORE COMMON BECAUSE Tuesday PEOPLE ARE MORE HYGIENIC 31 SO IT'S
ONLY IN VERY EXTREME POPULATION OR THE
IMMUNO COMPROMISED WHERE THE INVASIVE
FORM TAKES HOLD IN A HUMAN BEING

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GRAPHIC=Healthcheck OTS 4128 Health officials do not plan to


call in the Centers for Disease Control
to help with the investigation. They
say they've got the situation under
control.


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


Membreno. Your seven day outlook
includes rain for the weekend. Leo has
the forecast after a look at the news.
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GRAPHIC=Hold A man MAY have tried to abduct a
ENG#=1 teenager at a school bus stop and


Blacksburg police want to talk with
him.
VO NAT VO NAT *CG locator Blacksburg

The 15 year old girl says she was
standing at her stop on Patrick Henry
Drive Monday morning around 7:20, when
a man pulled up in a car and asked her

to get in.

The girl says she refused and
that the man drove off.

He may have pulled into a nearby
parking lot because another student
passing by in a car says she saw the
same man sneaking through a row of
trees.

The school bus pulled up just as
the man got directly behind the
potential victim.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=It causes us




*CG 2line Bruce Bradbery
Blacksburg Police Department BRUCE BRADBERY: IT CAUSES US GREAT
CONCERN. I MEAN WE DON'T KNOW WHAT HIS
INTENTIONS WHERE, BUT THE MAN IS GOING
TO GET A LOT OF ATTENTION. HE'S GOING
TO GET A LOT OF ATTENTION FROM POLICE.
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The man is described as a white
male, 30 to 45 years old, with brown
hair and a heavy build.

The car was light or faded blue

with rust.

If you have any information call
Blacksburg Police at 540-961-1150.
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GRAPHIC=VA Budget Governor Mark Warner made some
ENG#=2 amendments to the state budget bill,


one that benefits the Harrison Museum
of African American Culture .

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG file File Tape

Under his changes, the museum is
allotted 50- thousand dollars.

The Virginia Horse Center gets an
additional ten- thousand, while nearly
three million will go to State Police
and Sheriff's Deputies for pay raises.

Money for the Art Museum of
Western Virginia and Lynchburg Academy
of Fine Arts was also included in the
amendments.

More than five- million was added
to the governor's economic development
plan.

The Governor also made some
changes to the higher education

restructuring bill.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=This is a sea change in the way the

state


*CG 2line John Bennett 14:57:22
Virginia Secretary of Finance JOHN BENNETT/SECRETARY OF FINANCE:
THIS IS A SEA CHANGE IN THE WAY THE
STATE HAS DEALT WITH COLLEGES. WE'RE
GOING TO GIVE YOU MORE FREEDOM TO DO
THINGS THE WAY YOU THINK MAKES MORE
SENSE, BUT WE'RE GOING TO SAY OKAY,
MEET THE STATE'S OBJECTIVES AND IF YOU
MEET THE STATE'S OBJECTIVES WE'LL GIVE
YOU SOME ADDITIONAL FINANCIAL
INCENTIVES.

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Some of those state objectives
include making sure institutions are
accessible and affordable and that they
maintain high academic standards.

Lwmakerrs will return to Richmond
next week to decide whether to accept
or reject the governor's amendments.

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