05/06/05

AM Cutins

Good Morning, I'm Kimberly

McBroom.

We'll see more and more sun
today, with temperatures warming up for
the weekend.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has more on that, coming up in the
Skytracker 7 forecast.



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GRAPHIC=81 Accident An accident on Interstate 81 in


Rockbridge County will affect drivers
this morning.
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State Police say a flat bed
tractor trailer hauling lumber has
overturned at mile marker 174 and a
half.

One northbound lane near Natural
Bridge is blocked.

There are no reports of any
injuries. State Police are not sure
when the road will re-open.
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GRAPHIC=None More over the counter drugs are


becoming "behind" the counter drugs in
the fight against methamphetamine

abuse.

Major retailers have announced
new controls on products containing
pseudoephedrine (SOO-doh FED- drin),
which are often used to manufacture
meth.

New restrictions may be an
inconvenience for some customers, but
local authorities say they're a
positive step.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The availability of cold tablets


and other over the counter medicines
containing pseudoephedrine has
contributed to the explosive growth of
meth labs in southwest Virginia.

*CG locator Botetourt Co. But small pharmacies and large
retailers are taking steps to curb
their use for illegal purposes.

Botetourt Pharmacist Tim Lucas
limits the products on his shelves, and
says he is pleased that major retailers
like Wal-Mart and Target are moving
some medications behind the counter.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=I definitely think




*CG 2line Tim Lucas

DownHome Pharmacy TIM LUCAS/DOWNHOME PHARMACY: I
DEFINITELY THINK IT'S A POSITIVE STEP
IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR US. OF
COURSE WITH THE PROBLEMS THAT WE'VE HAD
IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA IT'S GREAT TO SEE
ANYONE THAT WILL STEP ON BOARD AND TRY
TO LIMIT THE SALE OF THIS
PSEUDOEPHEDRINE TO PREVENT THESE METH
LABS FROM FORMING.

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OQ=prevent these meth labs from

forming.


KIM ON CAMERA KIM ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=NONE A special agent with the Virginia


State Police says it's evident that
without pseudoephedrine, the
methamphetamine problem would not have
been as serious in southwest Virginia.




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GRAPHIC=None The cost to play is more than


some Virginia Tech students expected.

A Blacksburg judge found another
17 people guilty for their involvement

in an illegal gambling operation.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg
March Blacksburg Police conducted a
sting operation on an apartment at
Terrace View last month.

Police say that's where Edwin
Park organized illegal Texas Hold em
Poker games several times a week.

They were illegal because the
house took a cut.

Park is still awaiting his day in
court.
KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Yesterday, a judge sentenced 12


people who played the games to 50 hours
of community service and one year of
probation.

Five others were given 400 dollar
fines for dealing the cards.
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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly



McBroom.

Increasing sunshine today,
and still cool.

But tomorrrow looks much
warmer.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
outlines the seven day outlook, coming
up.


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GRAPHIC=81 Accident An accident on Interstate 81 in


Rockbridge County will affect drivers
this morning.
TAKE FS MAP TAKE FS MAP

State Police say a flat bed
tractor trailer hauling lumber has
overturned at mile marker 174 and a
half.

One northbound lane near Natural
Bridge is blocked.

There are no reports of any
injuries. State Police are not sure
when the road will re-open.
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GRAPHIC=None A woman in Moneta needs help


finding her dog.

Not one that ran away -- but one
that was stolen by burglars.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Moneta 16

Kristina Hudson's home was broken
into Wednesday.

Robbers ransacked the family
home, taking televisions, a computer, a
d-v-d player and her dog, "Tiny."

Tiny is an American Pit Bull
terrier, who Hudson says is a gentle
and loving member of the family.

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INQ=I don't care about...




*CG 2line Kristina Hudson
Robbery Victim @17:40:14.19

KRISTINA HUDSON, ROBBERY VICTIM: I
DON'T CARE ABOUT THE PLAY STATION. I

DON'T CARE, I CAN LIVE WITHOUT THE PLAY
STATION THERE'S ANOTHER PLAY STATION,
THERE'S ANOTHER T.V. EXACTLY LIKE IT,
THERE'S NOT ANOTHER DOG EXACTLY LIKE
HIM.

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OQ=... exactly like him.





VO-NAT VO-NAT 07



The Bedford County Sheriff's
Office is investigating.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=Active Duty A local soldier will still be a


phone call away -- when he leaves for
Iraq this weekend.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT :13
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke Co.

The satellite phone can be used in
the middle of the desert since it's
solar powered.

Captain Mark Arrington says he
believes a lot of good is going on in
Iraq that we just don't hear about.


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INQ=A school being built




*CG 2line Capt. Mark Arrington
U. S. Army Reserve 80th Division 02:11:;42 MARK ARRINGTON: A SCHOOL
BEING BUILT OR A BRIDGE COMMUNITIES
BUILT IF WE PLACE EMPHASIS ON THAT IN
THE NEWS UNFORTUNATELY THE BAD GUYS
THAT CALLS THEIR ATTENTION TO IT TOO.

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OQ=to it too.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



He says it will likely be years
before we hear about such things.

Arrington is one of several hundred
Army Reservists in the 80th division
called to duty.

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INQ=AND I WAS




*CG 2line Bobbi Simmers
Arrington's Girlfriend 2;00:01 BOBBI SIMMERS/ARRINGTON'S
GIRLFRIEND: AND i WAS UPSET AT FIRST
BUT I THOUGH WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS
WE'RE BOTH VERY STRONG.

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OQ=BOTH VERY STRONG





VO NAT VO NAT :05

Arrington's unit will help train the
Iraqi military. The unit leaves on
Sunday.

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GRAPHIC=Hybrid Vehicles Car dealers in Roanoke say


they're running out of gas-saving cars.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke 10

With gas prices near record levels,
dealers are having a hard time keeping
hybrids in stock.

Consumers are buying them to save the
environment AND to save money on gas.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ="I have seen...




*CG 2line Michael Madonna
Hybrid Owner 58:56 "I HAVE SEEN GOOD SAVINGS ON
FUEL, ESPECIALLY TRAVELING BACK AND
FORTH TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA."59:04

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OQ=...Northern Virginia."






VO-NAT VO-NAT 04



But some economists say it could take a
few years to see some savings.

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INQ="If people are....




*CG 2line Dr. Jim Kahn
W & L Economic & Environmental Studies 11:17 "IF PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO WAIT
THAT LONG TO GET THEIR COSTS BACK, THEN
IT'S A GREAT DEAL, IF THEY'RE MUCH MORE
PRESENT ORIENTED, THEN THEY WON'T BUY A
HYBRID CAR."11:26

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OQ=a hybrid car."





VO-NAT VO-NAT 06+



Over the next two years, consumers will
have about 20 different hybrid options
to choose from, including pick-ups.

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.


More sun than clouds today,
but highs will again only be in the
lower 60s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has details on a much milder weekend,
after the news.
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GRAPHIC=81 Accident An accident on Interstate 81 in


Rockbridge County will affect drivers
this morning.
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The right side of the northbound
lane is closed at mile marker 174 and a
half.
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TAKE VO TAKE VO *CG locator Rockbridge Co.
This Morning State police say a tractor
trailer hauling lumber overturned --
spilling its load.

There are no reports of any
injuries. No word on when the mess
might be cleaned up, but traffic is
movings slowly at times.
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GRAPHIC=None Police think a fire that badly


burned a Campbell County boy was an
accident.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT :11.5
VO-NAT




*CG locator Campbell Co.

It happened just before 7 p-m
Wednesday on Gibson Road near
Altavista.

Authorities say 10-year-old Jakob
Lewis and another boy had been burning
debris in the yard when Lewis went to
put gasoline on the fire.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=We're still in




*CG 2line L. T. Guthrie
Campbell Co. Sheriff's Department 14:32:43 INVEST. L.T. GUTHRIE/CAMPBELL
CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'RE STILL IN THE
PROCESS OF INVESTIGATING IT, BUT
EVERYTHING WE'RE FINDING OUT AT THIS

POINT LEADS US TO BELIEVE IT WAS MORE
THAN LIKELY AN ACCIDENTAL SITUATION
WHERE GAS WAS THROWN ONTO AN OPEN FLAME
AND BLEW BACK ON THE VICTIM AND CAUSED
HIS INJURIES.

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OQ=and caused his injuries.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Lewis was flown to the U-V-A
Medical Center burn unit where he's
listed in fair condition.

Investigators still want to talk
to him before officially concluding
this was an accident.

Their report also will be
forwarded to the county's Social
Services department which may conduct
its own investigation.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=none Traffic calming in Roanoke is here to


stay and the city says drivers should
get used to it.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT





*CG locator Roanoke (:16)

Five months ago, the city completed
its traffic calming project in
Southeast Roanoke.

The city extended some curbs and
built islands in the middle of the road
in an effort to slow traffic down.

City traffic engineers say it's done
just that.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=We've done obviously




*CG 2line Mark Jamison
City Traffic Engineer 14:49

MARK JAMISON/CITY TRAFFIC ENGINEER:
WE'VE DONE OBVIOUSLY BEFORE AND AFTER
STUDIES OF SPEEDS AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE
TO DROP THE SPEEDS ABOUT FIVE OR SIX
MILES PER HOUR. THE SPLITTERS WHICH
ARE THE ISLANDS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
ROAD AT THE BEGINNING OF THE CORRIDOR
SEEM TO BE THE MOST EFFECTIVE.

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OQ=be the most effective





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Some drivers say the traffic calming
measures have made it difficult to

drive because you're basically dodging
curbs.

The city says as long as people,
including truckers, drive the posted
speed limit of 25, they should have no
problems.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=None People in Roanoke's public


housing have a new place to go for
help.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

The Villages at Lincoln opened
its first Neighborhood Networks Center
yesterday.

It offers a variety of services
to residents, at no cost.

The center will include classes
on computers, literacy and home
ownership.

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INQ=Tomorrow Tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'...



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OQ=on News 7 Mornin'





(END SOT) Kim ON CAM
ANCHOR=Kim



It's a Musical Monday...Wyatt Law
performs.

and later in the week, Valley Metro
launches a program just for kids.

And, we'll tell you about
massage-a-thon.
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