07/06/05

AM Cutins


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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

The forecast looks partly
sunny with isolated storms again a
possibility.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has extended outlook, plus an update on
the tropics, after the news.



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GRAPHIC=HOLD Blackburg Police are trying to


figure out if two recent attacks on
women are related to a series of sexual
assaults last year.

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*CG locator Blacksburg (:25)

Early Saturday morning a 20 year
old Virginia Tech student was attacked
in her Terrace View Apartment.

Police say a man entered through
the sliding glass door.

The woman was able to fend him
off, just like another victim two weeks
ago.

She was attacked in a stairwell.

Police are now looking into
whether these attacks are related to
four sexual assaults from last July in
the same area of town.

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*CG 2line Bruce Bradbery

Blacksburg Police Department BRUCE BRADBERY: 31:18:00 THEY WERE MORE
PREDATOR TYPE ASSAULTS. THE GUY WOULD
GO INTO AN UNLOCKED DOOR, FONDLE WOMEN
AS THE SLEPT AND THEN FLEE AS THEY WOKE
UP :27 WE MADE ONE ARREST, FOUR OF
THOSE CASES ARE STILL ACTIVE AND OPEN.
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This is a composite sketch of the
suspect.

If you have any information on
these cases call Blacksburg Police.

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GRAPHIC=Indictment A Franklin County inmate that


evaded authorities for a month was
indicted yesterday.

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*CG locator Franklin Co.
June 1 A grand jury indicted William Clyde
Karampour on seven charges, including

escape, felony larceny and grand
larceny.

Authorities say Karampour escaped from
the Franklin County jail April 23rd.

U-S Marshals in Roanoke arrested him
about a month later at the Jefferson
Motor Lodge.

Karampour's attorney has requested his
client undergo a psychological
evaluation.

Federal charges are still pending.

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GRAPHIC=None Two separate Fourth of July boat


accidents on Smith Mountain Lake are
under investigation.

A 12-year-old North Carolina girl
was airlifted to Lynchburg General
Hospital last night, when officers say
she flew off a water tube and was hit
by another boat.

Authorities are NOT releasing the
girl's name or condition, but charges
are pending.

Four people were also taken to
the hospital Saturday afternoon, when

their boat struck a bank.

Authorities say the driver will
be charged with speeding.
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GRAPHIC=Robbery, Generic Police are trying to find a


robber who hit a jewelry store on July
4th.

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*CG locator Roanoke
Surveillance Video Surveillance video shows the man
walking through the Fink's jewelry
store on Valley View Boulevard in
Roanoke yesterday before he ran out
with undisclosed items.

Roanoke police say a reward may
be offered in the case.

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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.

Once again, we'll see
temperatures in the upper 80s.

And Tropical Storm Cindy
could bring us some heavy rain later
this week.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the Skytracker 7 forecast, after
the news.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD Martinsville police are cracking


down on drivers that that turn up the
radio.

Recent complaints from residents
have prompted police to step up
enforcement of noise ordinances this
summer, especially at night.

Officials say they'll focus
primarily on citing drivers who play
their stereos at excessive volumes.

They also hope to crack down on
speeding and traffic signal violations.
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GRAPHIC=None Recent studies show that plants


like sunflowers make the dirt safer for
kids to play in.

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*CG locator Lynchburg

Researchers at Randolph Macon
Woman's College are spending the summer
studying certain plants that extract
lead particles from the ground they
grow in.

They're known as
hyper-accumulators ... and they include
plants such as corn, mustard and
sunflowers.

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*CG 2line Bill Bare
RMWC Chemistry Professor 16:57:13 BILL BARE/RMWC CHEMISTRY
PROFESSOR: USING THE PLANTS TO EXTRACT
THE LEAD FROM THE SOIL CONCENTRATES
THEM, AND INSTEAD OF HAVING TO DISPOSE
OF SEVERAL THOUSAND POUNDS OF
CONTAMINATED SOIL, YOU JUST DISPOSE OF
MAYBE A HUNDRED POUNDS OF CONTAMINATED
PLANT MATERIAL.

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Bare and his colleagues are
experimenting with different plants to
see which are more effective and under
what conditions.

They hope to apply their findings
when they move from the greenhouse to
Lynchburg-area backyards next summer.

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*CG locator Blacksburg

Reseachers at Virginia Tech are
using an interesting way of cleasing
food of harmful viruses and bacteria -
with water pressure.

This machine puts up to
87-thousand pounds of pressure on foods
to rid them off harmful organisms. But
the process doesn't change the taste or
look of foods.


Some food producers are already
using the technology on deli meats and
seafood.

Tech Researchers hope high
pressure treatment could one day be
used to develop vaccines.

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GRAPHIC=none The notion that inflatable rides


are much safer than their counterparts
is full of air.

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*CG locator Salem (:11)

They're popular because many
believe inflatable rides are soft and
harmless.

But more than 43-hundred people
were injured on these types of rides in
2003.

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INQ=I think it's the growth




*CG 2line Andy Deggeller
Salem Fair Operations Manager ANDY DEGGELLER/SALEM FAIR OPERATIONS

MANAGER: I THINK IT'S THE GROWTH AND
SALES OF INFLATES. I DON'T THINK IT'S
BECAUSE OF OPERATION SO MUCH AS WE'RE
SEEING MORE INFLATES THAN WE'VE SEEN
OUT THERE BEFORE.

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The Salem Fair hires a private
safety consultant to inspect inflatable
rides daily even though it's not
required.

The state of Virginia currently
does NOT regulate inflatable rides but
that will most likely change by the
first of the year.

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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.

Tropical Storm Cindy is
causing flooding problems in the Gulf,
and could bring us some heavy rain

later this week.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has more on that, plus a look at our
extended forecast coming up.


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GRAPHIC=HOLD Roanoke City council members gave


the go ahead for the purchase of a new
fire station - but the transaction
caused a few sirens for critics.

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*CG 2line Helen Davis
Northwest Roanoke Resident HELEN DAVIS/NORTHWEST ROANOKE RESIDENT:
AFTER 9/11 THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, I
DON'T THINK YOU'LL FIND MANY CITIES
CLOSING FIRE STATIONS.AND IT SEEMS LIKE
IT'S ALWAYS RESIDENTS IN NORTHWEST THAT
ARE GETTING HIT.

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*CG locator Roanoke :12


Helen Davis questioned the plan to
consolidate two fire stations in
Northwest Roanoke.

But Fire Chief Jim Grigsby told city
council that new stations in new
locations are critical to the city's
response.

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*CG 2line Jim Grigsby
Roanoke Fire Chief JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE CHIEF: WE
CAN'T EVEN HOUSE A MODERN FIRE PUMPER
OR LADDER TRUCK IN A COUPLE OF THESE
STATIONS WE HAVE. WE CAN'T GET THEM IN.
THEY'RE BUILT TOO LOW, BUILT TOO SMALL.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD Council agreed to purchase the


property for 332-thousand dollars, but
officials say it may be several years
before the new Melrose facility is
completed.

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GRAPHIC=Joe Gaskins The Roanoke City Council is also


monitoring the process of police chief
Gaskin's alleged assault case, but will
take no action until the city manager
completes the report.

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*CG file File Tape

Joe Gaskins' estranged wife swore
out a misdemeanor assault warrant last
week. The chief says her allegations
are untrue.

City Manager Darlene Burcham is
reviewing the incident, and members of
city council say they have confidence
in how she is handling the matter.

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*CG 2line Nelson Harris
Roanoke Mayor MAYOR NELSON HARRIS: I THINK ALL OF US :00 HAVE CONFIDENCE IN THE CITY MANAGER'S
ABILITY TO HANDLE THIS APPROPRIATELY
AND I BELIEVE SHE HAS THUS FAR.
*CG 2line Sherman Lea

Roanoke City Council SHERMAN LEA/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: WE :08 WILL MONITOR IT TO MAKE SURE HOW THINGS
GO. THE CITY MANAGER HAS ASSURED
COUNCIL THAT SHE WILL INVESTIGATE ALL
THE FACTS SHE HAS DONE SOME PRELIMINARY
WORK. AND WILL BE FOLLOWING IT AND
GIVING US UPDATES AS NEEDED.

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Chief Gaskins is due in court in
Newport News later this week.

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GRAPHIC=None The burned Qu'ran left on the


door of the Islamic Center of
Blacksburg last month was NOT part of a
hate crime.

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*CG locator Blacksburg

Members of the Islamic Center of
Blacksburg found a bag with a burned

Quran near their front door in June.

Police have since discovered the
book belonged to a Muslim Virginia Tech
student who's been traveling in Egypt.

The book was damaged in a kitchen
fire and he left it at the mosque in
hopes members would properly dispose of
it.

Police say the man left a note,
but it apparently blew away.

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