6/13/05

News-7 at 5:00


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GRAPHIC=None A new study from Virginia Tech


shows more drivers may not be paying
attention to the road.

A new study by researchers at the
Virginia Tech Smart Road found
distracted drivers may cause more
accidents than originally thought.

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Rachel/Microwave New River Valley Bureau Chief
Rachel DePompa is in Blacksburg with
more details on the study.

Rachel what makes this study

different from others on distracted
drivers?

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*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com


*CG live Blacksburg

Shannon, this study used real
people in real situations.

More than 100 cars were fitted
with hidden cameras and more than 240
people were monitored, every day, for a
year.

They volunteered for the study
and drove in the Northern Virginia/DC
area.

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*CG file Virginia Tech Video
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<< This is video of one of the
crashes researchers recorded.

In the upper left box you see a
woman driving down the road.

She looks down for a brief
second.


In the upper right box you see
what she sees.. a stopped car that she
swerves to miss... hitting a telephone
poll instead.

These are exactly the kind of
accidents researchers hope this new
study may eventually prevent.

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During the year long study there
were 82 total crashes and nearly
80-percent involved distracted
drivers.>>

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LIVE=Live Rachel Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Blacksburg

Coming up tonight at 6:00, we'll
tell you what activity distracted
drivers the most.

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And Shannon, we'll also show you
more from the hidden videos.

You won't believe how distracted
some drivers got.
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GRAPHIC=None Three-days after an accident that


left a woman dead - police are
identifying the officer involved.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.

Officer Timothy VanMarter was
driving this police cruiser late Friday
night on Chaparral Drive.

According to police reports, the
officer collided with a Blue Expedition
driven by Joyce Hawthorne.

Both were taken to Roanoke
Memorial Hospital where Hawthorne later
died.

Roanoke County police say they
will continue to investigate.

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*CG 2line Asst. Chief Donna Furrow
Roanoke Co. Police Dept. @23:11:46.03

SB: DO YOU GUYS FEEL IT'S A CONFLICT OF
INTEREST?

ASST. CHIEF DONNA FURROW, ROANOKE CO.
POLICE DEPARTMENT: WE HANDLE ALL

ACCDIENTS- WE INVESTIGATE ALL ACCIDENTS
THAT OCCUR IN ROANOKE COUNTY, INCLUDING
ONES INVOLVING OUR POLICE CARS. AT
THAT POINT- THERE'S NO REASON TO THINK
WE COULDN'T DO A VERY PROFESSIONAL JOB
OF IT.

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Coming up tonight on News7 at
six, we'll have more from Assistant
Police Chief Donna Furrow - as she
tells us *what* Officer VanMarter was
doing seconds before the crash.

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GRAPHIC=None Some Nelson County residents say


plans for a high-rise condominium at
Wintergreen will ruin the resort's most
valuable resource: its scenic views.

Steve Smallshaw reports.

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*CG locator Wintergreen Resort
Nelson Co.
:00
*CG 2line Russell Otis
Wintergreen Resort
:26
*CG 2line Earle Holliday

Opposes New Condos
:44
*CG standup Steve Smallshaw
ssmallshaw@wdbj7.com
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OQ=News7, Nelson County.



(END SOT) << At about 35-hundred feet, the


homes at the Wintergreen Resort are
easily the highest in Nelson County.

But plans to go just a few feet
higher are not sitting well with some
residents.

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RUN01 The county has approved the
construction of two six-story buildings
on this spot that would house about 47
new condos.

The units would reach as high as
this fire truck's ladder and would be
twice as high as the next closest
building.

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IN Q=The views are OTIS/WINTERGREEN RESORT: THE VIEWS ARE


CERTAINLY GOING TO BE SPECTACULAR,
YOU'RE LOOKING DOWN ON JUST ABOUT
EVERYTHING AROUND HERE, IT'S QUITE
IMPRESSIVE ACTUALLY.


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OUT Q=impressive actually. But it's that view that other


property owners are worried about.

They say a six-story condo that
rises well above the tree line will
stick out like a sore thumb.

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IN Q=In nature 13:36:39 EARLE HOLLIDAY/OPPOSES NEW


CONDOS: IN NATURE, IT'S JUST LIKE A
ROSE IN A CORNFIELD IS A WEED. TO ME A
CONDOMINIUM IN THE MOUNTAINS BELOW THE
TREE LINE IS A GEM, BUT STICKING UP
THIRTY OR FORTY FEET ABOVE THE
TREELINE, IT'S WORSE THAN A WEED IN A
CORNFIELD.

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IN Q=Holliday's group 14:04:36 Holliday's group is


circulating petitions, hoping to get
the signatures of three thousand
property owners opposed to the project.
If that doesn't work their next step
could be to boycott the developer and
the realty company, hoping to bring
enough pressure to get them to change
their minds.

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IN Q=If we can 13:37:28 HOLLIDAY: IF WE CAN JUST GET


THEM TO CHANGE THEIR MIND AND BE
SATISFIED WITH HAVING ENOUGH UNITS TO
GO THAT WIDE, AND THAT THICK AND THAT
HIGH, I THINK THEY'LL MAKE A PRETTY
PROFIT AND I'LL BE DELIGHTED WITH THEM
DOING IT.

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OUT Q=them doing it. There are no local or state laws


that restrict the height of buildings
along the mountaintop.

Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson
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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 A reminder that tomorrow is primary day


in Virginia.

News 7 will bring you live coverage in
all newscasts throughout the day.

Once the polls close, we'll present
updated returns throughout the evening.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Finally, a large group of Indiana


preschoolers tried to make a record
splash over the weekend, with their
older friends happy to help out.

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*CG locator Fishers, IN

Fishers Pointe Cooperative Preschool
invited the public to help break the
Guinness record for the world's largest
water balloon fight.

More than 900 people threw more than
23-thousand balloons.

However the world record has not
yet been officially confirmed.

The balloon bout also helped raise

money for a local hospital.

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