05/15/05

News 7 at 6


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Coming up on News 7,

A man is killed in an early morning
accident in Giles County.

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VO NAT And a ceremony at V-M-I that remembers
the dead, while honoring the living.

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In sports, Bobby Hamilton wins
today's truck race , the NBA Playoffs
roll on, and

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VO-NAT the Hokies tangle with Georiga Tech


for ACC softball hardware.

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GRAPHIC=None It hasn't been the prettiest of


weekends, but nicer weather is on the
way. We'll track some lingering storms
in southside and look at the workweek
forecast in just a bit.
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*CG standup Myranda Stephens
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*CG standup Travis Wells
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*CG standup Brent Watts
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MYRANDA

V-M-I cadets and a former senator
remember AND honor ten fallen cadets --
who died more than 100-years ago.

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Good evening, I'm Myranda
Stephens.
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GRAPHIC=VMI Generic Hundreds of cadets and thousands


of spectators paid tribute to the VMI
cadets that fought and died on the New
Market Battlefield.

Jeremy Butterfield has more on

the traditions carried on from that
battle, and one special award given out
today, honoring a former cadet.

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*CG locator Lexington
:04


*CG 2line Adam Reel
VMI Cadet
:35
*CG 2line Peter Knowles (QUICK)
VMI Class of 1970
1:00
*CG 2line Lt. Col. Stewart MacInnis
VMI Public Relations
1:17


*CG 2line Harry F. Byrd Jr.
Former U.S. Senator
1:38


*CG 2line Jeremy Butterfield
jbutterfield@wdbj7.com
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OQ= Shots fired to remember the ten


fallen VMI cadets that died more than
one hundred years ago on the New Market
Battlefield.

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OQ= The crowd remained quiet as the


names of the ten cadets that fell were
read allowed on the parade field.

Throughout their years at VMI,
cadets are reminded of the honor that
261 cadets, just like themselves,
displayed on the battlefield.

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ADAM REEL:NEW MARKET IS INCREDIBLY
IMPORTANT. IT'S PART OF OUR HERITAGE,
IT'S PART OF WHAT WE STAND FOR. IT'S A
TRADITION FROM THE PAST THAT CARRIES
THROUGH THE FUTURE.


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OQ= Alumni in the crowd carry the


traditions taught to them at VMI
throughout their lives.

Most take great honor in passing
those along to a son or daughter.

For Peter Knowles has a son
graduating from the institute this
year.

He remembers more than just the
traditions.

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PETER KNOWLES:GLAD I'M WEARING THIS AND
NOT THE UNIFORMS, IT'S A LITTLE COOLER.

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OQ= Former Senator Harry F. Byrd


Junior became a cadet in 1931, and was
present today to accept the institutes
New Market Medal, a top honor at VMI.

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LT. COL. STEWART MACINNIS:THIS HAS BEEN
GIVEN APPROXIMATELY ELEVEN TIMES IN THE
LAST FORTY YEARS, SO IT IS NOT GIVEN
OUT LIGHTLY.

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OQ= Talking with Senator Byrd


revealed that traditions at VMI haven't

changed much in the last seventy-four
years, like the name he was given his
first year as a cadet, that still holds
true to this day, a rat.

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SENATOR BYRD:I WANT TO SEE THAT RAT
SYSTEM, LONG MAY IT WAVE. BUT I
WOULDN'T HAVE SAID THAT IN SEPTEMBER OF
1931.

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cadets closed ranks and marched past
the Senator, turning their heads as
they passed by as a sign of honor.

Just one of the experiences for
Byrd at the New Market Ceremony, that
varied greatly from his days as a rat.

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BYRD:OH SO DIFFERENT, SO DIFFERENT.

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JEREMY BUTTERFIELD:

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GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident State police are investigating a fatal


accident early this morning in Giles
County.

TAKE MAP

It happened just after one on route 635
south of 739.

Police say 47-year-old Frank Edward
Biddle of Lexington, *North Carolina*
was headed south -- when his
tractor-trailer ran off the side over
the road, flipped over and struck some
trees.

Biddle died at the scene.
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GRAPHIC=I-81 Accident An accident on Interstate 81 snarled


traffic this afternoon.

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*CG locator Montgomery Co.


The accident happend in the northbound
lane just after one at mile marker 125,
north of Christiansburg.

According to state police, a U-Haul
trailer overturned and crashed into a
guardrail.

No one was injured.

Traffic, however, was backed up for a
few miles for more than hour.

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GRAPHIC=None The investigation into an


adoption scam in Campbell County is
heating up.

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*CG locator Campbell Co.

The scam involves a woman in
Campbell County posting adds on
adoption web sites claiming to have
children needing a home.

Police say she charged a
two-hundred dollar fee to secure those
children.

But investigator New says, there

aren't any children, it's all a money
making scheme.

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*CG 2line Robert New
Campbell County Investigator @21:21:02

ROBERT NEW:OUR GOAL RIGHT NOW IS TO
FIGURE OUT HOW MANY VICTIMS THERE ARE.
WE'VA GOT AN ESTIMATE OF ATLEAST
ONE-HUNDRED STRETCHED OUT ALL OVER THE
COUNTRY. SO OUR GOAL IS TO FIND OUT WHO
THEY ARE AND HOW MANY THEY ARE BEFORE
WE ACTUALLY BRING CHARGES.

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New says he's discovered some
websites and at least one user name the
person uses.

Noah-S-Mom-127-@aol.com being one
of those names.

If anyone has had contact with
this person they are asked to call the
Campbell County Sheriff's office.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Each day they put on their


holster and badge to protect the
community -- but some never return
home.

Tomorrow, Christiansburg law
enforcement agencies will honor fallen
officers- killed in the line of duty.
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FALLEN OFFICER FS A ceremony begins at 10:30 on the
front lawn of the Montgomery County
Courthouse and will include a rendition
of "Amazing Grace" and a laying of a
wreath on courthouse grounds.

It's all in conjunction with
National Police Officers Memorial Week.

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GRAPHIC=NONE When News 7 at 6 continues...residents


in Botetourt County are being surveyed.

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VO-NAT And parts of Alleghany High School need


major repair. Now school leaders are
asking parents and students what to do
with the 42 year old building.


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GRAPHIC=Health Review UVA researchers are looking for

HEALTHCHECK7 Animation people in our region to participate in
a diabetes study.

And, if you live in the New River
Valley you could soon be getting safer

drinking water.

Joy Sutton has those stories and
more in health review.

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*CG 2line Jerry Higgins
VPI Water Authority
:11
*CG 2line Dr. Jody Hershey
New River Valley Health District
:31
*CG 2line Jake Lekan
Environmental Health Officer
1:15
*CG 2line Beth Anderson
Registered Dietitian
1:51
*CG 2line Joy Sutton
jsutton@wdbj7.com
1:59

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(END SOT) The Blacksburg-Christiansburg VPI Water


Authority is changing the way it
disinfects water to comply with new
state and federal regulations.

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RUN11 99-PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE
OUR WATER NOW ARE NOT GOING TO NOTICE
ANY DIFFERENCE EXCEPT THEY WILL NO
LONGER BE ABLE TO SMELL THE CHLORINE OR
TEST THE CHLORINE THAT'S IN THE WATER
RIGHT NOW

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Officials say this will make the water
safer. For years there has been
concern that adding chlorine to kill
viruses and bacteria produces
potentially harmful by products.

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BY PRODUCTS FROM CHLORINE MAY CAUSE
CANCER, LIVER, KIDNEY, OR NEUROLOGIC
DAMAGE OVER A LIFETIME OF EXPOSURE

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The water authority plans to add
ammonia to the water which doesn't
allow the by products to develop.

Construction is underway for the new
system which is expected to be finished
by the end of June. The change affect
customers who in Blacksburg,
Christiansburg, Virginia Tech and some
areas of montgomery County.

TAPE 504-13 @2:03:30


The mosquitos are out again --and that
means it's time protect yourself from
the West Nile Virus. Health officials
say the best linesof defense is getting
rid of potential mosquito breeding
areas around your home and wearing
insect repellent.

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INQ= THE TYPE OF MOSQUITOS THAT WE'RE

run17 FINDING THAT ARE IMPLICATED IN THE
TRANSMISSION ARE COMING FROM CONTAINERS
IN THEIR YARDS. AND I WANT TO GET
ACROSS TO THE PEOPLE TO GO INTO THEIR
BACKYARDS AND FIND THE THINGS THAT ARE
BREEDING MOSQUITOS THAT'S ACTUALLY
GOING TO HELP THE PROBLEM

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And finally in health news, Diane
Wimmer is participating in a UVA study
on Type 2 diabetes looking at the
affects of diet and exercise on the
disease.

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run12 CONTROL, IT HELPS IN CONTROLLING BLOOD
SUGAR WHICH ULTIMATELY HELPS REDUCE THE
RISK OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE FOR
THOSE PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES


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As part of the study participants get
to meet on a regular basis with a
registered dietitian and fitness
instructor free of charge.

Researchers still need 60 people in the
Roanoke area to participate.

To qualify you must have Type 2
diabetes, be at least 18 years old and
overweight. You have to be willing to
make a 3 and half year commitment.

That's health review, I'm Joy Sutton>>
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diabetes study you can call
540-772-4930.

You don't have to live in the
Roanoke area --but can travel from
surrounding communities as well.
TOSS TO BUMP TOSS TO BUMP

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GRAPHIC=None Botetourt County wants its


residents to weigh-in on their
community.

Over the next 13-days, the county
will conduct telephone *polls* -- to
find out what really matters to people.

Botetourt County conducted a
survey in 2003 to determine how
satisfied residents were with life in
the county -- and the services provided
there.

After this sampling, officials
will compare the results with those
from 2003 to see what areas might need
improvement.
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GRAPHIC=None In today's Education7 report,

Education 7 Banner Alleghany County High school students,
parents and school leaders are weighing
in on whether to renovate or build a
new school.

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*CG locator Alleghany Co.


The 42-year-old building is in
need of major repairs.

Classrooms are outdated and lack
air conditioning.

Some even have structural damage.

Over the years, the *Jackson
River* has flooded the school and
caused extensive damage.

Some students say it would be
better to build a new school at a
different location.

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Monday, the school board will
hold a public hearing to get input from
the public.

The meeting is scheduled for six
o'clock at the high school.

*Tours* will be available at
four.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Still to come on News 7...will an


annual Fourth of July tradition

continue now that Victory Stadium is
out of order?

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VO-NAT And Virginia Tech football ticket


holders could have a new seat this
coming season.

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GRAPHIC=None More than one-million dollars


worth of funding is "streaming" into
Montgomery County.

Representative Rick Boucher
announced the money will be coming into
Shawsville -- to help about
75-residents.

The funds will be used to improve
public water services and fire safety.

Money will also be coming to
develop *Radford Business-Technology
Park.

Boucher says a 200-thousand

dollar federal grant will help
facilitate the rehabilitation of the
former Saint Alban's Hospital Property.
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GRAPHIC=July 4th After months of debate -- an


annual Fourth of July event has found a
new home.

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*CG locator Roanoke
July The Roanoke Times' "Music for
Americans" usually takes place at
*Victory Stadium,* but an engineering
group deemed the structure unsafe for
the public -- leaving the gates closed
to the community.

Instead of canceling the event --
organizers say it will take place at
the River's Edge Sports Complex.

The free event- which is open to
the public- features fireworks and
music by the Roanoke Symphony
Orchestra.

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GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Athletic officials at Virginia Tech are


reassigning seats at Lane Stadium to
reward generous athletic boosters.

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*CG file File Tape

Hokie Club donors and their families
are coming to the Stadium

to study *seating charts* and pick
their new seats.

This process will continue through
Wednesday.

Season-ticket holders had previously
been able to keep their

same seats when they renewed their
tickets.

But this year, many of them must move
to make room for bigger

donors to the Hokie Club, the
fundraising unit of the athletic

department.

Virginia Tech notified those ticket
holders in October of how

they'll allocate the seats.



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GRAPHIC=None Coming up, the Tech ladies go


after the ACC softball championship,
day one of Indy qualifying, and

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VO-NAT we'll look back at Kasey Kahne's


breakthrough win last night in the
state capital.

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GRAPHIC=ACC The Virginia Tech softball team


made today's ACC Championship game as
the 7th seed, against top seeded and
16th ranked Georgia Tech. In case you
were wondering, James River product

Angela Tincher got a much needed day of
rest giving way to Katie Maynard.

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*CG locator College Park, MD
Fox Sports Net Maynard pitched well, throwing a :00 no-hitter thru 4 and a third innings.

But in the 5th, Kasey Ivey gets
aboard with the slap hit out in front
of the plate.

Still in the 5th, the Jackets
Caitlin Lever with the squibber. That
was good enough to bring home the only
run of the game as the Yellow Jackets
won it 1-nothing as Jessica Salinger
gave up just two hits and struck out 8
for Georgia Tech and Tincher was named
to the all tournament team. *CG final Georgia Tech
1 The Hokies will now wait and see if Virginia Tech they make the NCAA field which will be 0 announced later tonight.

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GRAPHIC=INDY 500 Indy 500 qualifying finally got



underway today after rain wiped out
yesterday's session.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Indianapolis, IN
ESPN2 Danica Patrick is bidding to :00 become just the 4th woman to make the
field for the world's most prestigous
auto race.

Patrick has been strong in
practice all week, but was a bit
disappointing in her pole bid, going
just a tick over 227 miles per hour for
her four lap average.

She tentatively has a hold on the
5th spot while Tony Kanaan is on the
provisional pole at 227.56 miles per
hour.

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GRAPHIC=Nextel Cup Jimmie Johnson saw his points lead
ENG#=3 shrink to just 41 points last night in


Richmond while Greg Biffle moved into
the second spot in the standings. And
Kasey Kahne jumped 4 spots after

posting his first career win.

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*CG locator Richmond
FX Kahne led 242 laps and pulled away :00 from Tony Stewart on four different
restarts inside the final 60 laps,
taking the checkered flag.

The victory was especially sweet,
considering he held off one of his
idols at the finish.

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*CG 2line Kasey Kahne
First Career Victory
:03


*CG 2line Tony Stewart
Finished 2nd
:16

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ANCHOR=TRAVIS





*CG locator Mansfield, OH
SPEED The Trucks were doing their thing
in Mansfield, Ohio this afternoon where
the caution flag waved a whopping 13
times.

Bobby Hamilton was out front when
it counted beating Jack Sprague to the
stripe following a
green-white-checkered restart. It's
Hamilton's second win this season.

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GRAPHIC=NBA The Pacers looked to put the


Pacers in a 3-1 hole in the Eastern
Conference semis today, but Detroit's
Rasheed Wallace guaranteed a Pistons
victory in Game 4.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
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*CG locator Indianapolis, IN
ABC Sports Chauncey Billups did his part to :00 make his teammate's prediction hold up,
putting in the acrobatic reverse for 2
of his 29 points.
*CG final Detroit
89 Wallace tallied 17 in the contest Indianapolis including these two from the corner 76 pocket as the Pistons won it 89 to 76
evening the series at 2 games apiece.

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GRAPHIC=NCAA The Division 2 softball
ENG#=2 championships are coming to the Moyer


Sports Complex in Salem next weekend.

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*CG file 2004
:00 Salem, which hosts an NCAA Softball
Championship every season, will add
another attraction to the weekend.
Along with the tournament, local
softball players will have a chance to
get some on the field training as part
of the NCAA's Yes Clinic. The city has
hosted the Clinics in both Basketball
and Football previously.

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*CG 2line John Shaner
Moyer Sports Complex Director


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The clinic also offers off the field
instruction to parents of the players.

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OQ=For the Kids


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MYRANDA ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Local Colors Local Colors festivities continued


today at Elm Wood Park with a family
friendly atmosphere.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The Parade of Nations kicked off at


noon and festivities continued
throughout the afternoon.

A fashion show was also part of the
festivities, as representatives from
different countries modeled the latest
styles.

International food from local Roanoke
restaurants gave visitors a chance to
taste flavors from all over the world.

More than seventy-five countries were
represented in the event. (END VO) (END VO)