04/06/05

AM Cutins

Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen

Membreno sitting in for Kimberly
McBroom. The temperatures will climb
into the 80s Leo has the details after
the news
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GRAPHIC=81 Safety Corridor The first detailed report on



ENG#=1 I-81's safety zone will be released


later today.

However, some preliminary numbers
have already been released.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Salem

15 months ago, the state
designated a 15 mile stretch from Salem
to Chrstiansburg as a highway safety
corridor.

Drivers caught speeding in this
corridor face heftier fines.

Preliminary data suggests since
the safety zone was created the number
of accidents in that area has leveled
off.

That's not the only good news.

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INQ=We did a recent




*CG 2line Laura Bullock
Virginia Department of Transportation LAURA BULLOCK/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF
TRANSPORTATION: WE DID A SURVERY
RECENTLY THAT SHOWS THE HALF OF THE
MOTORISTS IN OUR AREA THAT USE 81 ARE
AWARE OF THE SAFETY ZONE AND MORE THAN
A THIRD HAVE ACTUALLY CHANGED THEIR
BEHAVIOR BECAUSE OF IT, THAT'S VERY
GOOD NEWS.


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OQ=VERY GOOD NEWS





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Because three agencies are
collecting data on the safety zone, it
hasn't always been accurate.

So the state hopes to soon
implement a new system to change that.

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ENG#=2





BANNER= EDUCATION 7 animation DENISE ON CAM



A new school superintendent has
been named in Botetourt County.

In this morning's Education 7
report, a three and a half month search
is finally over.

VO-NAT





VO-NAT

*CG locator Botetourt Co.

Dr. Tony Brads was named to the
position.


Brads is currently the county's
supervisor of secondary education.

The school board wouldn't
disclose how *many* people applied for
the job, but says Brads was choosen
from five-finalists, including some
current superintendents.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=I really want..




*CG 2line Dr. Tony Brads
New Botetourt Co. School Superintendent @12:01:16.00

DR. TONY BRADS, NEW BOTETOURT CO.
SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I REALLY WANT TO
SEEK WAYS THAT WORKED IN THE PAST, BUT
IMPROVE THEM AND SEEK OUT WAYS TO DO
THIS BETTER PERHAPS.

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OQ=.. this better perhaps.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Brads will work with current
school superintendent Dr. Jack Thomas
until Thomas retires June 30th.

Dr. Brads is still in salary
negotiations and has yet to sign a
contract.

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GRAPHIC=None Carroll County's Airport will
ENG#=3 soon have more money coming its way.



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Carroll Co.
May The Twin county airport recieved
another federal grant, this time for
just under a million dollars.

The money will be used to help
repave and widen the runway.

Construction is expected to begin
this summer

In recent months, Congressman
Rick Boucher has helped the facility
find 3-million dollars for a total
makeover.

Officials hope the changes will
bring more business to Carroll and
Grayson Counties.

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GRAPHIC=Business News In business news, Danville and
ENG#=4 Roanoke County will see more jobs on


the way.

T-W-M Cabling Solutions will
build a facility in Danville that will
create 50 new jobs.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke Co.

And a North Dakota company will
bring 58 jobs to Roanoke County's
Center for Research and Technology.

Tecton will make what's called
"pultruded composite products."

Pultrusion technology is used to
make windows, among other things.

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


Membreno. Sun today, but the clouds
are moving in.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
your forecast after the news
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GRAPHIC=VA Legislature Legislators return to the state
ENG#=1 capitol today to consider amendments


and the one veto Gov. Mark Warner made
to bills approved during the General
Assembly


EVENT=GENERAL ASSEMBLY FS E0029 But that won't be the only thing


considered in this General Assembly
report.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG file File Tape

Republican Senators angry at
Senator Russell Potts for filing to run
for governor as an independent, say
they will try to strip Potts of his
committee assignments.

*CG file File Tape Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine -- who is
running for governor as a Democrat --
will have to decide whether the Senate
can force Potts to give up his
committee assignments.

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Kaine says he will follow the
state Constitution, which says the only
thing to be considered today are vetoes
and amendments from the governor.


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GRAPHIC=HOLD A father of a bullied child has
ENG#=2 kept his promise to his son.



The Bullying Bill has been signed
into law.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Richmond

Chris Brancato's son tried to
take his own life two years ago after
being bullied in middle school.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 18:11:20
INQ=He was thrown in front




*CG 2line Chris Brancato

CHRIS BRANCATO: HE WAS THROWN IN FRONT
OF A MOVING SCHOOL BUS, HE WAS USED A
JUMP ROPE- THEY PICKED HIM UP AND THREW
HIM ON THE HOOD OF A TEACHER'S CAR.

AND HE WAS EMBARRASSED AND THEY
THREATENED HIS LIFE.

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OQ=they threatened his life.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Brancato says he promised his son
he'd do what ever he could to keep the
same thing from happening to other
students.

The bill signed into law today
requires school principals to contact
the parents of bullied students.

Parents may then get more
information from their local police.

Character Education programs will
also be required to address the
problem.

Those who pushed the legislation
say it's necessary to protect Virginia
students.

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INQ=It's a really huge deal




*CG 2line Adrianna Sgarlata

ADRIANNA SGARLATA: IT'S A REALLY HUGE
DEAL. A LOT OF TIMES CHILDREN EVEN
PLAY IT OFF THEMSELVES AND THEY SAY NO
MOM, NO DAD I REALLY DON'T NEED THAT

KIND OF HELP FROM YOU BUT DEEP DOWN
INSIDE THE CHILDREN ARE HURTING.

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OQ=inside the children are hurting.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The law goes into effect July
First.

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GRAPHIC=None Roanoke's Police chief now admits
ENG#=3 there are gangs in the city.



Police are investigating a group
that refers to itself as N-R-T-S.

The group may be involved in
gang-related activity.

In the past, Police Chief Joe
Gaskins has refused to call such groups
gangs.

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INQ=By going out




*CG nameloc Joe Gaskins
Roanoke City Police Chief JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE CHIEF: July 19 BY GOING OUT AND CALLING THESE PEOPLE
SOMETHING SPECIAL WE ENHANCE THEIR

SELF-ESTEEM, THEY'RE CRIMINALS, THAT'S
ENOUGH.

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OQ=that's enough




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Through a spokesperson, Chief
Gaskins declined to comment yesterday,
saying the investigation is ongoing.
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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno. Temperatures in the 80s
today and possible thunderstorms
tomorrow. Leo has your forecast and
weekend outlook after the news.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Three students accused of
ENG#=1 breaking into a liquor store may have


had OTHER criminal plans.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Campbell Co.

The three are accused of stealing

more than 240 bottles of alcohol from
an A-B-C store in Campbell County last
Thursday.

Police raided one suspect's
apartment over the weekend, and
recovered most of the booze along with
a notebook that contained written plans
for other crimes ... including blowing
up a building and robbing a bank.

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INQ=Notations that they




*CG 2line Paul McAndrews
Campbell Co. Prosecutor
:00


*CG 2line Tom Lawton
Lynchburg Police Department PAUL MCANDREWS/PROSECUTOR: NOTATIONS :12 THAT THEY NEEDED TO GET SOME C-4 TO
CREATE A DIVERSION, AN EXPLOSION TO
DIVERT THE COPS,

THEY NEED TO PURCHASE PISTOLS, THEY
NEED TO PURCHASE SLEEPING GAS, GET
THEIR PASSPORTS TOGETHER.

LT. TOM LAWTON/LYNCHBURG POLICE: I'M
SURE WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT THE
INFORMATION WE HAVE, AND I'M SURE
SOMEBODY'S GOING TO MAKE A
DETERMINATION AS TO ACTUALLY IF THIS

THING COULD HAVE BEEN EXECUTED OR NOT
EXECUTED, AND JUST A LOT OF QUESTIONS
RIGHT NOW.

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OQ=lot of questions right now.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Claus Drebenstedt and Christopher
Drayton are being held without bond ...
Jacob Buckley was given a 10-thousand
dollar bond yesterday afternoon.

The F-B-I is looking into the
allegations of bank robbery.

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GRAPHIC=Black bear A Roanoke County family was
ENG#=2 visited by a black bear.



The bear has been spotted on
their front porch twice this week.


VO-NAT (VO-NAT)



This is what they saw outside
their front door- a black bear making a
meal out of their trash.

*CG locator Roanoke Co. Penny Francisco, her husband and

four children were all at home when
they realized the bear was outside late
Sunday night.

It happened again at about 3:30
yesterday morning-


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INQ=hE CAME ALL THE WAY





*CG 2line Penny Francisco (SOT FULL)



07:03:05 PENNY FRANCISCO/SAW BEAR AT
HER HOUSE: HE CAME ALL THE WAY UP OUR
BACK PORCH- AND CAME STRAIGHT TO OUR
DOOR AND HE LOOKED AT US AND CAME BACK
DOWN KEPT EATING THE GARBAGE TIL HE GOT
FULL AND LEFT.

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OQ=GOT FULL AND LEFT.





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Penny's husband pulled out the
video camera and got these pictures-

After the bear rummaged through
the trash for about a half an hour-
Penny's husband threw a "cupcake" onto
the porch- and the bear climbed up and
ate it.

Game officials say you should
never feed a bear.


It's against state regulations.

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GRAPHIC=None A Botetourt County business owner
ENG#=3 has decided to sue VDOT.



VO-NAT VO-NAT



Susan Powers is the owner of
Botetourt Gymnastics Academy in
Daleville.

For the last several years she's
been in limbo, waiting for VDOT to
decide whether it would buy several
acres of her property off of exit 150.

VDOT gave Powers the official
word last night.

Powers' attorneys expect to file
the lawsuit by the end of the week
citing inverse condemnation- meaning
VDOT's actions have rendered the
property worthless.

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