04/07/05

AM Cutins


Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen
Membreno sitting in for Kimberly
McBroom. Seasonable temperatures today
and maybe some showers. Meteorologist
Leo Hirsbrunner has the details in
weather. First the news.
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GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium A citizen's committee voted to
ENG#=1 tear down Victory Stadium last night.



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*CG locator Roanoke
:00 It wasn't an easy, or unanimous
decision.

The debate took an hour and a
half.

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INQ=To me the GRED FELDMANN/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE


MEMBER: TO ME THE RIGHT THING LOOKING
FORWARD FOR THIS CITY IS TO BUILD A NEW
STADIUM.

BUTT BUTT BUTT *CG 2line Richard Kepley
Citizen's Committee Member RICHARD KEPLEY/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE
MEMBER: ROANOKE WOULD NOT BE THE SAME
IF WE TORE DOWN HOTEL ROANOKE AND PUT
THE HAMPTON INN THERE.

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OQ=HAMPTON INN THERE





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In the end, the committee voted
10 to 4 to build a new stadium.

Now the committe will submit its
recomendation to City Council -- which
has the final say on the stadium's
future.


Those who support saving Victory
Stadium hope city council ultimately
does what the people want.

They point to last May's election.

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INQ=What did the RICHARD KEPLEY/CITIZEN'S COMMITTEE


MEMBER: WHAT DID THE PEOPLE DO THEY
VOTED TWO PEOPLE IN THAT ARE STRONG ON
THE STADIUM

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But most members feel a new stadium
would be best for the city's two high
schools.

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INQ=The best decision




*CG 2line Gwen Mason
Citizen's Committee Member GWEN MASON: THE BEST DECISION WE CAN
MAKE IS TO BUILD A NEW ONE THAT'S SAFE,
THAT'S GREAT, THAT PROVIDES FOR
RECREATIONAL AND ATHLETIC CAPABILITIES
FOR THE CITY.

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OQ=capabilites for the city




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GRAPHIC=HOLD The Committee will give its


recomendation to city council on May
Second.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD What are Roanokers saying about the
ENG#=2 committee's decision?



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*CG locator Roanoke

We went to a Patrick Henry High
School soccer game last night to find
out.

Many told us they're just happy a
decision on the future of Victory
Stadium has finally been made.

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INQ=I think it's




*CG 2line Harry McKnight
Parent
:00


*CG 2line Leslie Mattney
Parent

:06


*CG 2line John Phelps
Parent HARRY McKNIGHT/PARENT: I THINK IT'S :10 ABOUT TIME. VICTORY STADIUM HAS BEEN A
GOOD PLACE BUT IT NEEDS TO BE REDONE.

LESLIE MATTNEY/PARENT: SENTIMINALLY
I'M SAD TO SEE IT GO BUT IF THAT'S WHAT
IS SAFE FOR THE KIDS THEN THAT'S WHAT
WE HAVE TO DO.

JOHN PHELPS/PARENT: I THINK IT'S TIME
HAS GONE, I THINK IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON
AND LOOK AT SOME OTHER OPTIONS.

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OQ=some other options





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The school board is already coming up
with plans in case it cannot schedule
football games in Victory Stadium this
fall.

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GRAPHIC=None Downtown Roanoke will NOT be the
ENG#=3 site of a regional jailhouse.



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Yesterday, both Roanoke City and
County announced they were moving
forward with the regional jail project,
but initially the city will not be
involved.

The announcement effectively
kills the chance of the jail being
located downtown.

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INQ=The location in the..




*CG 2line Nelson Harris
Roanoke Mayor @2:35:45.22

NELSON HARRIS, ROANOKE MAYOR: THE
LOCATION IN THE COUNTY REMAINS THE
LOCATION TODAY, BECAUSE CANDIDLY IT
WOULD BE PRETTY PREMATURE FOR US TO
REALLY EXPLORE IN A SIGNIFICANT WAY AN
ALTERNATIVE LOCATION.

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OQ=... an alternative location.





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The city must still complete a
number of requirements before it would
be able to join with Roanoke, Franklin
and Montgomery Counties and the city of
Salem.

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


Membreno. Showers are headed our way.
Leo has the forecast after the news.
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GRAPHIC=Veto Session The Virginia legislature voted to


accept the majority of Governor Mark
Warner's bill amendments.

ENG#=1 GEN ASSEMBLY ANIMATION


GEN ASSEMBLY ANIMATION The action came during a veto
session, and it's part of this General
Assembly report.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Richmond

All but two of the governor's
budget amendments will become law.

That means increased funding for

places like the Virginia Horse Center
and Harrison Museum of African American
Culture.

Improvements at rest stops along
Interstate 81 may also be on the
horizon thanks to language approved by
the legislature.

Amendments to the bill granting
more freedom to Virginia colleges and
universities also passed, but not
without words of caution from wary
senators.

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INQ=Virginia already has in quotes




*CG 2line Sen. Yvonne Miller

(D) Norfolk SEN. YVONNE MILLER/(D) NORFOLK:


VIRGINIA ALREADY HAS IN QUOTES A
REPUTATION OF BEING AN ELITIST STATE
AND I GUESS MY FEAR IS THAT THE SENSE
OF ELITISM WILL INCREASE.

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Senator Ken Cuccinelli made a
motion to strip Senator Russ Potts of
his committee assignments.

Potts has angered some

Republicans over his decision to run
for governor as an Independent
Republican.

Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine
ruled Virginia's Constitution doesn't
allow anything other than gubernatorial
amendments to be taken up during the
Veto Session.

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GRAPHIC=Black Bear A bear showed up yet again at a
ENG#=3 Catawba home Tuesday night- the third


night in a row.

That led us to ask what should you
do if a bear shows up in your yard?

VO-NAT (VO-NAT)

*CG locator Roanoke Co.

This video of the animal was taken
last night at the Francisco's home in
Catawba- but this time there was no
food.

The Franciscos did what wildlife
officials recommend- they got rid of
their garbage can and the cat food that
was sitting outside..

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INQ=AND HE CAME UP




*CG 2line Penny Francisco
Catawba Resident
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*CG 2line Jim Bowman
Department of Game & Inland Fisheries PENNY FRANCISCO: AND HE CAME UP ON THE :09 PORCH ALL THE WAY UP ON THE PORCH ON
THE CONCRETE WHERE THE GARBAGE CAN WAS
AND IT'S GONE NOW.

JIM BOWMAN: SO EVEN IF THEY REMOVE THE
TRASH HE'S GOING TO COME BACK FOR A DAY
OR TWO OR MAYBE THREE INVESTIGATING BUT
IF THERE'S NO FOOD THAT'S A GOOD THINK.
IN ALL LIKELIHOOD HE'LL CHANGE HIS
BEHAVIOR AND MOVE ON.

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OQ=and move on





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Wildlife officials say even bird
feeders and gas grills can attract
bears-

If you suspect a bear has been
near your home remove all of those
outdoor food sources-
WIPE TO WEBSITES IN NEWS FS WIPE TO APRISA

Black bears are common in this

area. For more information

on black bears- go to our website and
click on websites in the news.
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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen


Membreno. Temperatures in the sixties
and showers today. Leo has the
forecast and weekend outlook in
weather. First here's the news.

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GRAPHIC=Shooting Police in Danville are still


looking for the suspect involved in a
driver by shooting that injured a 12
year old boy.

Pittsylvania County deputies say
the boy was shot in the leg outside an
apartment complex on Old Richmond Road.

They're looking for 29-year-old

Antoine Antonio Hall of Danville.

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GRAPHIC=None A Roanoke County teenager was


taken to the hospital after being
stabbed.

Police say two 16-year old boys
were walking along the Wildwood Road
around 6:45 yesterday evening when a
car stopped, two men got out and there
was an fight.

One of the 16-year olds was
stabbed.

He was taken to an area hospital
with what are described as non-life
threatening injuries.

No arrests have been made.
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GRAPHIC=None There's no criminal liability in
ENG#=1 the case of an officer fatally shooting


an inmate at the Rockbridge Regional.

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*CG locator Rockbridge Co.
February 25 A special prosecutor found the

suspect being taken to the jail that
evening had control of the officer's
weapon.

According to the prosecutor,
Jerry Wayne Ruley shot himself- -either
intentionally or accidentally.

Joel Branscom credits Deputy
Randy Chittum with trying to keep the
gun from going off.

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INQ=HE WAS A FIREARMS




*CG 2line Joel Branscom
Special Prosecutor HE WAS A FIREARMS INSTRUCTOR. HE
UNDERSTOOD THAT FOR THIS TYPE OF WEAPON
TO FIRE THE ACTION HAD TO WORK. SO, HE
HAD HIS HANDS ON THE ACTION WHICH CUT
HIS HANDS. SO, THERE WERE A NUMBER OF
WOUNDS ON HIS HANDS FROM THE INCIDENT.

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Branscom says once Ruley went for
Deputy Chittum's weapon, the officer
was entitled to use deadly force to
protect himself.

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GRAPHIC=none Police in Lexington have a
ENG#=2 suspect in custoday -- while a


Washington and Lee student recovers
from a beating.

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*CG locator Lexington

Police say Francis Johnson the
third broke into a house along Randolph
Street and beat a young woman.

Now Johnson is in jail...facing
several charges, including attempted
murder.

The police department is urging
everyone to take some extra time to
keep you and your family safe.

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INQ="Take precautions....




*CG 2line S. E. Crowder
Lexington Police Department 20:36 "TAKE PRECAUTIONS TO LOCK THEIR
DOORS WHEN THEY'RE AWAY FROM THEIR HOME
OR WHEN THEY'RE IN THEIR HOUSE AT NIGHT
TIME. YOU SHOULD DO THAT AS IF YOU
LIVE IN A LARGER CITY AND NOT HAVE THAT
SMALL TOWN MENTALITY."20:46

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Johnson is also facing charges
related to a high-speed chase that
happened last month in Blacksburg.

He's being held without bond at
the Rockbridge County jail.

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