04/29/05

AM Cutins

Good Morning, I'm Denise Allen

Membreno sitting in for Kimberly
McBroom. Rain to start your weekend.
Leo has the weekend outlook in weather.
First your news.
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GRAPHIC=DJ Cooper A jury convicted a Bedford



County trailer park owner on nine
counts of violating the Clean Water
Act.

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According to the US Attorney's
office, D-J Cooper discharged raw
sewage and other pollutants from the
Hardy Road Trailer Park into Sandy
Creek, which then flows into the
Roanoke River and Smith Mountain Lake.
*CG locator Roanoke Cooper had no comment as he left the
courtroom yesterday.

The jury acquitted Cooper on three
of the charges.

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*CG 2line Paul Tomson
Cooper's Attorney 25:17 "WE HAD HOPED THAT WE WOULD HAD
ACQUITTAL ON ALL COUNTS, BUT WE ARE
PLEASED THE JURY UNDERSTOOD WHAT WE
WERE TRYING TO SAY IN OUR CLOSING
STATEMENT AND THAT THERE WAS AT LEAST
AN AQUITTAL ON THREE COUNTS."25:30

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Cooper was not taken into custody.

A sentencing date has yet to be
set.

But U-S attorney John Brownlee says
Cooper deserves to serve time behind
bars.

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*CG 2line John Brownlee
U. S. Attorney 23:48 "WHEN THE VIOLATIONS ARE SO
FLAGRANT AND HE JUST IGNORED COURT
ORDERS YEAR AFTER YEAR WE JUST THINK
THAT INCARERATION IS IMPORTANT. SO WE
WILL BE SEEKING THAT."23:57

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There's no word if Cooper plans to
appeal.

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GRAPHIC=None A mildly retarded death row



inmate in Virginia will get another
chance to convince the judge he should
not be executed.

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*CG locator Danville
1997 Percy Levar Walton ultimately
pled guilty to a double homicide in
Danville seven and a half years ago.

A federal judge in Roanoke heard
evidence of Walton's mental capacity,
but Judge Sam Wilson cleared the way
for Walton's execution.

Yesterday, a federal appeals
court overturned Judge Wilson's
decision and sent the case back to him
to consider what the court cites as
"Walton's 'limitations in adaptive
behavior' before age 18."

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GRAPHIC=581 Accident A multicar crash at a busy exit


shuts down both the north and south
bound lanes of Interstate 581 in
Roanoke.


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*CG locator Roanoke

It happened around four o'clock
yesterday near the Valley View
Boulevard exit.

State Police say a pickup truck
heading north hit one vehicle, then
crossed the median and hit three more
on the southbound side.

In all, five vehicles were
involved.

Four people ended up in the
hospital.

None of the injuries appear life
threatening.

State Police are investigating
whether the pickup driver from
Bridgewater had a medical condition
which may have led to the accident.

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


Membreno. Rain will dampen the first

half of your weekend. Meteorologist
Leo Hirsbrunner has the details in
forecast. Now here's an update of the
morning's news.
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GRAPHIC=Dogwood Festival The fiftieth anniversary of


Vinton's Dogwood Festival hasn't quite
bloomed -- thanks to the weather.

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*CG locator Vinton (:17)

The Dogwood Festival is usually a
four day event, this year it is nine
days.

So far, events have included a
nightly carnival at the Roanoke County
Career Center and live entertainment.

People have shown up but NOT in
the large numbers organizers had hoped.

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INQ=It started off to TODD BAILEY/VINTON DOGWOOD FESTIVAL:


IT STARTED OFF TO A SLOW START, WE'VE
HAD A LOT POSTPONES AND CANCELLATIONS
WE HAD TO MOVE SOME THINGS AROUND LIKE
OUR MOVIE NIGHT AND SO FORTH BUT WE

ADJUST AS THINGS COME UP.

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One event that can't be adjusted
is the main attraction.

On Saturday, more than forty
thousand people are expected for the
parade in downtown Vinton.

For the fiftieth anniversary,
there will be more bands, floats, and
for the first time giant helium
balloons.

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*CG 2line Todd Bailey
Vinton Dogwood Festival TODD BAILEY/VINTON DOGWOOD FESTIVAL:
IT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE THE ONLY
THING IF WE HAVE A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
BLOW THROUGH THEN WE WILL HAVE TO
POSTPONE IT BUT WE WILL HAVE TO GET TO
A CERTAIN POINT TO WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE
A DECISION ON WHETHER TO PROCEED AND
THAT ALL DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER. IF
IT'S A STEADY RAIN THEN WE WILL
CONTINUE ON.


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In year's past, some famous
people have been the parade's marshals,
including Steve McQueen, Minnie Pearl,
and the actors from the tv show the
Walton's.

This year, 28 former presidents
of the Dogwood Festival will be the
grand marshals.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD The parade begins at two o'clock


tomorrow.

It will start near the Roanoke
County Career Center and end at the
Vinton War Memorial.

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GRAPHIC=none John Warner -- Virginia's


longtime senator, is celebrating a

milestone.

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Today marks the 26th year, third
month and 27th day the Republican has
represented Virginia in the Senate.
That puts him second only to former U-S
Senator Harry Byrd, who served more
than 32 years.

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GRAPHIC=None Students at Hidden Valley High


school are hoping to send a message to
their peers about prom weekend.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.

They walked into several classes
and removed students to show how many
teenagers are killed in alcohol related
accidents- and how crucial it is to
wear a seatbelt.

Their t-shirts cited some scary

statistics on the back.

79 teenagers were killed in
Virginia in alcohol related accidents
in 2001.

36 Virginia teens who died in
crashes were not wearing seatlbelts.

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


Membreno. Will the sun sneak out this
weekend. Leo Hirsbrunner will tell us
in weather. Now here's a look at the
news.
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GRAPHIC=Train Derailment Crews today will return to the


scene of a train derailment in Radford.

But people living nearby say
that's not the only problem they've
been having.

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*CG locator Radford

The eight car train toppled over
yesterday around 4 o-clock on a
industrial track in the west end of
town.

Fire officials say it happened
while crews were unloading salt.

In all five cars are on there
side, a few of them still teetered
against a tree.

Crews roped off the scene and
alerted neighbors at a nearby
apartment complex and church to the
situation.

But neighbors say they're more
upset about the big pile of uncovered
salt.

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*CG 2line Jim Jarrett
Apartment Complex Owner JIM JARRETT: 5:12:08:00 THE SALT GETS
ALL OVER THE CARS, IT EATS THE CARS UP.
AND MY ROOF, AND MY BUILDING MY AIR
CONDITIONING IT GETS INTO THE COILS.
AND PRESSURES AND STUFF IN THE UNIT.
IT'S BAD ON EVERYTHING. AND IT REALLY
NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED. :19

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Atleast a dozen neighbors tell us
they've been fighting the city and a
salt company based out of New York for
the last

three years over the salt problem.

Though the salt battle isn't
over, this derailment soon will be.
Crews are expected to remove the
toppled cars this morning.
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GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium Roanoke City Council will do


another study to help it figure out
what to do with Victory Stadium.

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*CG locator Roanoke

In a letter to be considered by
council members next week, Mayor Nelson
Harris proposes the city seek thorough,
independent cost estimates on a variety
of options including renovation.


On Monday, a stadium committee
will recommend the city tear down
Victory Stadium and build a new
facility on the same site.

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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 Three Roanoke County Supervisors


up for re-election say they WILL run
again.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.

Yesterday, Vinton Supervisor Mike
Altizer and Hollins Supervisor Richard
Flora announced their plans outside
Bonsack Elementary School.

Windsor Hills Supervisor Joe
McNamara, who was also present, has
already filed.

The men do not expect opposition
within the Republican party, and say
recent progress in public safety,
education, and economic development
show that the county has benefitted
from their leadership.


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*CG locator Richmond

A state- wide effort is underway
to restore the voting rights of
convicted felons.

Roanoke's Total Action Against
Poverty is teaming up with other groups
to flood the Governor's desk with
applications.

A TAP coordinator says restoring
voting rights helps reduce crime.

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*CG 2line Correlli Rasheed
Roanoke Total Action Against Poverty 13:07:58 CORRELLI RASHEED/TOTAL ACTION
AGAINST POVERTY: WE KNOW THAT THE MORE
PEOPLE WE GET INVOLVED IN THEIR
COMMUNITY AND CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR
RIGHT TO VOTE AND CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR
CITIZENSHIP THEY'RE GOING TO VALUE NOT
COMMITTING MORE CRIMES.

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Rasheed also says children of ex-
felons are more likely to vote if they
see their parents voting.

Governor Warner has restored
rights to more than two- thousand
people during his term.

PHONE # FS TAKE PHONE # FS



For more information on applying
for restored rights or to volunteer
call 1-800-388-6744.
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