News 7 at 6

08/20/05


MYRANDA ON CAM MYRANDA ON CAM

Coming up on News 7,

An assault case involving Roanoke
city's police chief is dropped.

Today, his boss reacts.

ENG#=1 VO NAT


VO NAT And a Roanoke County woman wins a huge
lawsuit against Lewis-Gale Clinic, for
what she calls one doctor's crucial
mistake.

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In sports, Bassett gets the call in
our Friday Football Extra preview, the
Avalanche tries to salvage game two of
its weekend set with Winston-Salem, and

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT we'll head to Michigan where Jeff


Gordon will start on the front row in
tomorrow's GFS Marketplace 400.

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GRAPHIC=None Storms with vivid lightning and


heavy downpours visited parts of the
area today while others remained
absolutely dry. The heat is on for one
more day, before a major cooldown heads
our way.

The complete forecast coming up.
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*CG 306


*CG standup Myranda Stephens
mstephens@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Brent Watts
bwatts@wdbj7.com
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VO-NAT VO-NAT
ANCHOR=MYRANDA



MYRANDA

It's one of the largest medical
malpractice suits in the history of the
Roanoke Valley.

And the victim continues to deal with
the pain.

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Good evening, I'm Myranda
Stephens.
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GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Clinic A Roanoke jury awards a local woman


*one-and-a-half million* dollars in a
medical malpractice suit against a
Salem plastic surgeon -- and
*Lewis-Gale Clinic.*

In this case, the woman says she
went in for a breast reduction -- but
ultimately had to have both of her
breasts removed.

Joy Sutton explains in this
HealthCheck7 Report.

ENG#=4 SOT FULL



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INQ=It's humiliating




*CG locator Roanoke Co.
:15


*CG 2line Ann Shorter
Plaintiff
:22


*CG 2line Russell Updike
Shorter's Attorney
1:16



*CG 2line Walt Peake
Wray & Lewis-Gale Clinic Attorney
1:03


*CG reporter Joy Sutton
jsutton@wdbj7.com
1:30, quick!



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OQ=JS News 7, Roanoke Co. <


(END SOT) 4:59



IT'S HUMILIATING AND I'M STILL HAVE
PAIN I FEEL LIKE I DON'T FEEL LIKE I
LOOK GOOD IN MY CLOTHES

(END SOT)



Ann Shorter was hoping to get relief
from back pain when she decided to get
a breast reduction. But just days after
surgery she says her wounds started
ripping open.

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3:57

I LOST BOTH BREAST BECAUSE OF THE
TIGHTNESS. SHE DIDN'T LEAVE ENOUGH
SKIN TO CLOSE CAUSE SHE PULLED ME SO
TIGHT THAT SHE CUT THE BLOOD FLOW OFF

(END SOT)



Shorter says it was because of Dr.
Carol Wray's mistake that she needed

skin grafts and developed knots in her
breast --that led her have both of them
removed because of the risk of cancer.

SOT FULL



10:28

SHE'S A GREAT DOCTOR BUT SHE SIMPLY
MADE A HORRIBLE MISTAKE

(END SOT)



That's why she sued Dr. Wray and
Lewis-Gale Clinic and on Friday the
jury awarder her 1-point-five million
dollars.

The clinic is standing firmly behind
Wray. They say she has more than 20
years of experience of providing high
quality care. And that's why they are
considering appeal options.

SOT FULL



11:15:38

WE BELIEVE MS. SHORTER INJURIES WERE
DESPITE THE BEST EFFORTS OF DR. WRAY
NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING SHE DID
IMPROPERLY OR FAILED TO DO

(END SOT)



But Shorter's attorneys say the have
no doubt the verdict will stand..

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16;44;50

THE AMOUNT OF MONEY IS CLEARLY NOT

EXCESSIVE IF YOU KNEW WHAT MS. SHORTER
WENT THROUGH I DON'T ANYTHING WOULD
CONCLUDE 1.5 MILLION IS EXCESSIVE SO WE
ARE VERY CONFIDENT

(END SOT)



Shorter says the money will help pay
for her thousands of dollars in medical
bills --but she says it can't repay her
for what she lost.

SOT FULL



8:11

I HAD TO DO IT ALL OVER AGAIN. I WOULD
NEVER HAVE HAD IT DONE IF I KNEW IT WAS
GOING TO TURN OUT LIKE THIS 16 CAUSE IT
WAS HORRIBLE

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Joy Sutton News 7, Roanoke County.>>
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GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6 The criminal charge facing


Roanoke Police Chief Joe *Gaskins* has
been dropped -- and some city officials
say they're not surprised.

DOUBLE BOXES=MYRANDA & JEREMY DOUBLE BOXES



Jeremy Butterfield is here to
explain.

Myranda, it's been nearly two

months since the Chief's estranged wife
filed an assault charge against him.

LIVE=JEREMY FULL FROM BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Jeremy Butterfield
jbutterfield@wdbj7.com and some city officials are glad
they weren't quick to judge.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL



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INQ=It all started




*CG locator Norfolk
June 2005
:00


*CG file File Tape
:32
*CG 2line Rupert Cutler
Roanoke City Council
1:17



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OQ=BACK TO WORK. <<



It all started near this house in
Norfolk with a phone call to the
police.

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INQ=I was pushed @20:52:41



VERONICA GASKINS:I WAS PUSHED AND IT
UPSET ME, IT WAS MY HUSBAND THAT PUSHED

ME. HE IS HERE AT HIS UNCLE'S HOUSE
WITH HIS GIRLFRIEND, I'M HIS
WIFE.////////DISPATCHER:WHAT'S YOUR
NAME MAM?//////VERONICA GASKINS.

RUN=:20 (END SOT)



OQ=Veronica Gaskins. Veronica Gaskins later filed an


assault charge against her estranged
husband, Roanoke City Police Chief Joe
Gaskins.

Now, only one week before the
case was set to go to trial,
prosecutors dropped the charges facing
Gaskins, for a lack of probable cause.

Reports say Veronica Gaskins did
not object.

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INQ= @20:52:55



DARLENE BURCHAM:I THINK I DID MAKE THE
BEST DECISION BY SAYING THAT I WANTED
TO WAIT UNTIL THE COURT ACTED, AND NOW
THAT'S OVER AND I'M GLAD IT'S OVER. I'M
GLAD IT'S OVER FOR THE COMMUNITY, I'M
GLAD IT'S OVER FOR THE CHIEF GASKINS,
AND I HOPE WE CAN ALL PUT THIS BEHIND
US AND DO WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST
FOR OUR CITIZENS.

RUN=:16 (END SOT)



OQ= Burcham says the news came to her


in a voice mail from Chief Gaskins,

She then passed it along to city
council.

Council member Rupert Cutler says
he's glad to see the situation over
with.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= @08:40:18



RUPERT CUTLER:THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN
SOME IMPACT ON POLICE DEPARTMENT MORAL,
AS THEY WERE LIKE WE WERE WORRIED ABOUT
IT, BUT NOW IT'S BEHIND US.

RUN=:08 (END SOT)



OQ= Cutler and Burcham say there was


a certain amount of relief to not only
hear the charges had been dropped, but
that this entire situation could be put
to rest.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ= @08:41:31



CUTLER:HE'S BEEN CLEARED. AS FAR AS I'M
CONCERNED THAT'S ENOUGH, LET'S GET BACK
TO WORK.

RUN=:08 (END SOT)



OQ= >>



LIVE=JEREMY FULL FROM BAM LIVE FULL



Veronica Gaskins could not be
reached for comment.

DOUBLE BOXES=JEREMY & MYRANDA DOUBLE BOXES



and Myranda, Chief Gaskins has

released statements in the past saying
he was confident he would be cleared.

However, he had no comment to
make at this time.

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GRAPHIC=None A-E-P crews worked throughout the


day to restore a power *outage* --
caused by an early morning accident in
Roanoke.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Crews say they arrived on the
scene around four this morning --
after this truck split a utility pole
at the corner of 9th and Salem.

The damage knocked out power to
the surrounding area.

Crews predicted the power would

be restored by tonight.

No word yet from police on how
the truck crashed -- or if there were
any serious injuries as a result.

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GRAPHIC=Northwest Roanoke Regional Airport


officials say the Northwest Airlines
mechanic strike shouldn't affect
business here.

VO-NAT VO-NAT
ENG#=3




*CG locator Roanoke

Officials say NO Northwest
flights have been delayed coming in or
going out of the airport.

Airline officials say the
contingency plan they had for the
strike is working flawlessly.

Officials say Northwest
passengers should STILL double-check
with the airline to ensure their flight
is on time.

Reports say Northwest - plans to
save on labor by enforcing 25-percent

paycuts, and staff reductions that
would cut their mechanics force by
half.

Union mechanics say they would
rather see the airline go bankrupt than
agree to those terms.

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GRAPHIC=NONE When News 7 continues...state


leaders are fighting to keep military
bases in Virginia open.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus...one university in the


Roanoke Valley is getting some national
attention.

But, first let's say hello to
Brent.

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1ST-WX



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WEATHER CENTER POSITION #1





WEATHERBUG/FULL LIVE CONDITIONS
Live Conditions






SKYTRACKER/FULL TITAN RADAR
TITAN





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GRAPHIC=VMI The Virginia Military Institute


is named the TOP *public liberal arts
college* in the country.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT 8
VO-NAT





*CG locator Lexington

U-S News and World Report ranked
the school number one in that category
for the fifth straight year.

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INQ="VMI has such...




*CG 2line Lt. Col. Stewart MacInnis
VMI Spokesperson 21:41"VMI has such an excellent
academic reputation. It's considered a
top millitary school offcourse, but the
academics are at the top level as
well."21:55

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OQ=...level as well."





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The school's engineering program
ranked high in the magazine's annual
listing of the nation's best colleges
and universities.

The magazine ranks schools based
on academics, student retention, class
size, faculty, and financial resources.

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GRAPHIC=None Governor Mark Warner and other state


leaders are in Washington -- to fight
against the closing of one military
base.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Washington, DC

The Base Realignment and Closure
Commission is considering closing the
*Oceana Naval Air Station* -- and
moving its *jets* somewhere else.

Florida officials will make their case
to BRAC to move

them to Cecil Field outside
Jacksonville.

The commission is expected to decide
next week whether the jets will stay or
go.

BRAC put Oceana on the list for
potential closure because it was
concerned about suburban development
around the installation.

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GRAPHIC=None Franklin County supervisors are saying



"hold the phone" to one cell phone
company's request.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Franklin Co.
August 9 This week, the county tabled an
application from Ntelos-- to add
wireless equipment on top of this water
tower in the Park Place community.

The board of supervisors told the
company it should look for other
possible sites around the region, that
aren't in a residential area.

Many Park Place residents oppose the
company's plans -- saying it would only
make an *existing* eyesore even uglier.

The board will review the issue again
during its next meeting.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Still to come on News 7...Brent


will have the rest of the weekend
forecast.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus...it's a homerun for



children with special needs. We'll
explain in a moment.

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GRAPHIC=Explore Park It was all things river -- inside


Virginia's Explore Park this afternoon.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Folks gathered along the banks of
the Roanoke River to enjoy the water in
a variety of ways.

Games, demonstrations, and live
music kept children entertained -- as
parents enjoyed the swift water rescue
demonstrations led by the Salem Fire
and *Rescue* crew.

The sun stayed shining as kayak's
took to the water and fly fishing
tackle was sorted through.


Proceeds from today's duck race
event benefitted the Explore Park's
educational programs.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=None It's not just a game, it's


therapy.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT 10
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke Co.

*Challenger Little League* hosted
this baseball game today.

The league was created for
children under 18 who are mentally or
physically challenged.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=These kids get




*CG 2line Sid Witt Jr.
Assistant District Administrator @01:15:01

SID WITT:THESE KIDS GET OUT AND YOU
NEVER SEEN SUCH HEART COME OUT OF A
KID. THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY
BASEBALL, THE GREAT AMERICAN SPORT.

RUNS=:11 (END SOT)




OQ=American sport.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Today's game had more Harley
riders than usual.

That's because the Roanoke Valley
Ladies of Harley sponsored a fundraiser
to benefit the league.

League officials say it helps
them a great deal, because Challenger
baseball is completely
*self-sufficient.*

The money will also help pay for
an upcoming trip to Virginia Beach --
where the players will participate in
the largest challenger league
tournament in the nation.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=None Coming up, we'll let you know


who's on the pole for tomorrow's Cup
race in Michigan, the Hokies hold their
second scrimmage of the preseason, and

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT we'll visit with the Bassett


Bengals, who are coming off a regional

final berth a season ago.

(END VO) END VO



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GRAPHIC=NEXTEL CUP Let's get it started on the track


tonight in Michigan where qualifying
for tomorrow's GFS Marketplace 400 took
center stage this afternoon.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Brooklyn, MI
NASCAR Images Just outside the Motor City, Jeff :00 Gordon went out early and set the pace
with a lap at 191.35 miles an hour. He
stayed on top of the scoreboard until
Joe Nemechek made his run.

Front Row Joe laid down a hot
circuit at 191.53 miles per hour to
claim his first pole of the season.

Now the complete starting grid for
Sunday's race.

(END VO)




TAKE BOARDS (END VO)

(TAKE BOARDS) *CG nascar2 GFS Marketplace 400 << 1. Joe Nemechek
191.53
2. Jeff Gordon


3. Kasey Kahne


4. Kyle Busch


5. Ryan Newman


*CG nascar2 GFS Marketplace 400
6. Mike Bliss


7. Brian Vickers


8. Elliott Sadler


9. Ricky Rudd


10. Jimmie Johnson


*CG nascar2 GFS Marketplace 400

11. Jeremy Mayfield


12. Carl Edwards


13. Matt Kenseth


14. Mark Martin


15. Tony Raines


*CG nascar2 GFS Marketplace 400
16. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.


17. Kurt Busch


18. Bobby Labonte


19. Scott Riggs


20. Terry Labonte


*CG nascar2 GFS Marketplace 400
21. Stuart Kirby


22. Scott Wimmer


23. John Andretti


24. Michael Waltrip



25. Dave Blaney


*CG nascar2 GFS Marketplace 400
26. Jeff Green


27. Ken Schrader


28. Jamie McMurray


29. Bill Elliott


30. Casey Mears


*CG nascar2 GFS Marketplace 400
31. Greg Biffle


32. Jimmy Spencer


33. Dale Jarrett


34. Johnny Benson


35. Kyle Petty


*CG nascar2 GFS Marketplace 400
36. Tony Stewart


37. Sterling Marlin



38. Rusty Wallace


39. Robby Gordon


40. Jeff Burton


*CG nascar2 GFS Marketplace 400 >> 41. Travis Kvapil


42. Kevin Harvick


43. Bobby Hamilton, Jr.



RUNS=45



OUTCUE=last driver."


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ENG#=2



ANCHOR=TRAVIS




*CG locator Brooklyn, MI
TNT In this afternoon's Busch race at :00 the track, Ryan Newman showed off some
horsepower, blowing past Greg Biffle on
the final restart with just 6 laps to
go. Newman held on to take the

checkered flag in the Domino's 250 for
his 2nd Busch win at Michigan.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=AVS The Salem Avalanche squares off
ENG#=3 with Winston-Salem in just about 45


minutes, in Game Two of a crucial three
game set. Salem hasn't won a half
season title since 1988, but are right
in the thick of the playoff hunt. The
key has been playing loose and letting
it all hang out.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=




*CG 2line Kevin Davidson
Avalanche Catcher
:00



RUNS=19 (END SOT)



OQ=in tough situations."


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GRAPHIC=TECH The Hokies wrapped up their



ENG#=4 second scrimmage of the preseason this


afternoon as Marcus Vick continued to
shine.

The Hokies open the season in
just 15 days at N.C. State, and for
quarterbacks coach Kevin Rogers -
comparing this preseason to last year's
is like night and day.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=BITE




*CG file Last Summer
:00


*CG 2line Kevin Rogers
VT Quarterbacks Coach
:12



RUNS=39



OQ=...WE'VE GOT THAT GOING." (END SOT)





VO-NAT con't

*CG locator Blacksburg
:00 Rogers says he is incredibly
impressed with the way Vick has
improved his game after a year off.

(END VO) (END VO)
VO-NAT






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INQ=I THINK...





RUNS=13



OQ=...THROW THE BALL ACCURATELY."




ANCHOR ON CAM



TAKE UVA OTS (END SOT)



(ANCHOR ON CAM)

The Hokies are ranked number 8 in
the first AP poll of the season
released today.

(TAKE UVA OTS)

Virginia cracked the poll at
number 25.



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GRAPHIC=FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA Our Friday Football Extra caravan


pulls into Bassett tonight where Jay
Gilbert's Bengals are fresh off their
first playoff run since 1998.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT




*CG locator Bassett
:00 Gilbert must replace 18 seniors
from that squad, including 13 starters.
Bassett will break in a new
quarterback, but hunger won't be a
problem because the Bengals are anxious
to become a fixture in the post season.

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Bassett Head Coach
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OQ=we'll see."



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Gilbert has worked to make his
team more balanced this preseason,
which should help down the stretch.

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OQ=as the season goes."


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