08/16/05

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

A mix of sunshine and clouds
today-- but bring along the umbrella.

We could see scattered
thunderstorms.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has your full Skytracker 7 forecast,
coming up after the news.


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GRAPHIC=None Police in Danville are


investigating a rash of vehicle tire
damages that occured Sunday night.

John Hoover Honda, Barkhouser
Ford, Barkhouser Lincoln/Mercury,
Cook's Automotive, and Woodall
Chevrolet all reported several vehicle
tires were damaged on their lots Sunday
night.

Police say someone used a small
tool to remove the valve stem cores
from the vehicles.

In all thirty-five vehicles and
nearly 150 tires were damaged.

Additionally two vehicles had the
same type of damage on Hermitage Drive.



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GRAPHIC=None A cab driver was robbed late last



night on Halifax Road.

The incident happened around
11:40 P-M.

The 75-year-old driver arrived to
Oaktree Trailer Park to pick up the
passengers when five black males asked
for change, assaulted the cab driver,
and took an undisclosed amount of money
before fleeing the area on foot.

The Driver was was taken to
Danville Regional Medical Center and
treated for non-life threating injuries
sustained during the attack.

TAKE D'VILLE CRIMESTOPPER FS TAKE D'VILLE CRIMESTOPPERS FS

Police ask anyone with
information to contact Danville
Crimestoppers.

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GRAPHIC=Trial Begins Two men accused of murdering an


alleged drug informant in Danville six
years ago are on trial in Lynchburg's
federal court.


37-year-old Anthoine Plunkett and
32-year-old Lanny Benjamin Bodkins were
indicted in February for the 1999
murder of Tyree Wimbush.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Wimbush was gunned down outside


his aunt's Danville home on Claiborne
Street.
*CG locator Danville Prosecutors say Plunkett ordered 1999 Bodkins and another man to kill Wimbush
for telling police about Plunkett's
drug operation.
KIM ON CAM KIM ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD A jury is still being selected.


Both men could get the death penalty if
convicted
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GRAPHIC=Accident Two people were injured last


night when their motorcycle crashed.


ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Botetourt Co.

It happened on U-S 220 near
Fincastle in Botetourt County- .


State Troopers aren't yet
sure how the accident happened, but no
other vehicles were involved.

An accident reconstruction
team is being brought to investigate.

There's no word on the
conditions of the cyclists.
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GRAPHIC=I-77 Accident Sill no word on the condition of


two women from Marrietta Georgia who
were seriously injured in an accident
on Interstate 77 in Wythe County
yesterday.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Wythe Co.

They say one of them lost control
and flipped her vehicle several times
in the median before running into a
tractor trailer in the northbound
lanes.

Troopers say the truck driver
tried to avoid the crash, taking out
several feet of guardrail.


The truck driver was not injured.

But the two women were
airlifted to hospitals with what police
are calling life-threatening injuries.

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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.

Expect slightly cooler
temperatures today, with highs in the
upper 80s.

Some scattered storms are a good
bet, too.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
the extended outlook, coming up.




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GRAPHIC=HOLD The number of inmates in


Botetourt County reaches near record-
highs.


ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Botetourt Co. 15

The Botetourt County Jail was
built to hold 38-inmates.

This weekend, 94-prisoners were
housed there.

Prisoners are being forced to
sleep on mattresses on the ground and
deputies are sharing one small room as
an office.

The Botetourt/Craig Regional Jail
is currently out to bid, but a
groundbreaking on the project is
expected in October.

The 124-bed facility would have
room for expansion.

Construction is expected to take
18-months.

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GRAPHIC=none Roanoke's legendary Dumas Hotel


on Henry Street is getting a makeover.

But for three sisters who grew up
there, memories of the old building

remain intact.

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INQ=And there was the snack shop DARTHULA BARLOW LASH: AND THERE WAS THE


SNACK SHOP WHERE WE HAD THE FAMOUS
HOTDOGS AND THE FAMOUS JACK AND JILL
CHILI AND MY GRANDMOTHER MADE ICE CREAM
FROM SCRATCH.

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OQ=made ice cream from scratch.





ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Darthula (dar-THOO-luh) Barlow


Lash and her sisters gathered in
Roanoke this weekend for the 115th
anniversary of 5th Avenue Presbyterian
Church.

But they also shared memories of
the hotel their family owned, and said
they are honored that an auditorium in
the renovated building will carry the
family's name.

The Dumas Center will house
Opera Roanoke offices, the Downtown
Music Lab, the Dumas Drama Guild and
other organizations.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Those who live in Campbell County


and need an ambulance ride to the
hospital will soon have to start
paying.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT :20.5
VO-NAT




*CG locator Campbell Co.

The board of supervisors adopted a
plan yesterday that calls for hiring at
least six professional E-M-Ts and
charging patients.

Local rescue squads have been
struggling to recruit volunteers and to
find people to respond to daytime
calls.

The plan should take effect by the
end of the year.

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GRAPHIC=OTB Henry County has opened its doors


to off-track betting.


ENG#=4 VO-NAT 18.5
VO-NAT




*CG locator Henry Co.

People were lined up out the door
yesterday, for the opening of the new
Colonial Downs off-track-betting parlor
in Ridgeway.

Voters approved a referendum for
the facility back in November by a wide
margin -- unlike voters in Vinton a
couple of years ago, who passed theirs
barely by a nose.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=I would think




*CG 2line Tom Cade
Manager 51:11 TOM CADE/MANAGER: I WOULD THINK A
LOT OF IT WOULD BE THE ECONOMY, PEOPLE
WERE LOOKING FOR A NEW BUSINESS IN TOWN
TO EMPLOY PEOPLE 16 CERTAINLY A NEW
PLACE TO EAT, SOMETHING TO DO 19

RUNS=08 (END SOT)



OQ=something to do





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The parlor features more than
150-closed-circuit T-V screens, a
concession area and cocktail bar.


The facility will be open seven
days a week.

It shouldn't be too hard to find
-- it's a quarter mile north of the
Martinsville Speedway.

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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.

A slight cooldown begins
today, and we could see some scattered
thunderstorms.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the full forecast, in just a few
minutes.
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GRAPHIC=None A cab driver was robbed late last


night on Halifax Road.

The incident happened around
11:40 last night.

The 75-year-old driver arrived to

Oaktree Trailer Park to pick up the
passengers when five black males asked
for change, assaulted the cab driver,
and took an undisclosed amount of money
before fleeing the area on foot.

The Driver was was taken to
Danville Regional Medical Center and
treated for non-life threating injuries
sustained during the attack.

TAKE D'VILLE CRIMESTOPPER FS TAKE D'VILLE CRIMESTOPPERS FS

Police ask anyone with
information to contact Danville
Crimestoppers.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Roanoke City Schools will start
EVENT=Education 7 Animation the school off with new management and


a renewed focus on student achievemen
t.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT :16
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke


Yesterday, Superintendent Marvin
Thompson detailed his plan to measure
students progress and tailor
instructional programs to meet their
needs.

Though a state report card due
today may reveal more challenges, city
council members say they like what they
are hearing from Thompson.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=No matter what you do in lilfe




*CG 2line Brian Wishneff
Roanoke City Council BRIAN WISHNEFF/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: NO
MATTER WHAT YOU DO IN LIFE, YOU REALLY
HAVE TO HAVE A FOCUS. AND THIS IS
REALLY THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME
I'VE HEARD THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT
SAY THEIR SINGLE FOCUS IS SCHOOL
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

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OQ=is school student achievement.





VO-NAT VO-NAT :13+



Also yesterday, School board
member Gloria Manns announced her
resignation.

Manns served five years on the
board including two as chairman, but

said she is stepping down to devote
more time to her business and family.


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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2005 Candidates for governor have


plans to lower rising real estate taxes
but local leaders say they're not
impressed.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Charlottesville (:34)

Leaders at the Virginia
Association of Counties meeting in
Charlottesville heard from all three
candidates for governor.

If elected, Independent Russ
Potts says he would not touch real-
estate tax assessments.

Democrat Tim Kaine proposes an
optional plan that would allow

governments to exempt up to 20- percent
of the assessed value of a home.

Meanwhile, Republican Jerry
Kilgore's plan would cap assessments at
five- percent a year unless the
property is sold.

County leaders say if candidates
want to provide tax relief they should
do so at the state level and leave
local taxes alone.

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INQ=If we were able




*CG 2line Gerry Connolly
VA Association of Counties President 1:12:32 GERRY CONNOLLY/VA ASSOCIATION
OF COUNTIES PRESIDENT: IF WE WERE ABLE
TO KEEP SOME OF THE MONEY OUR CITIZENS
NOW HAVE TO SEND TO RICHMOND WE COULD
LOWER THE PROPERTY TAX RATE TOMORROW
MORNING AND PROVIDE INSTANT RELIEF TO
HOMEOWNERS.

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OQ=relief to homeowners.





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Some fear Kilgore's plan would
leave local leaders with the political
burden of raising tax- rates.

County officials say Kaine's plan

would also apply political pressure
because not all counties could afford
to opt- in.

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