12/19/05

News-7 at 6


ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The long wait is nearly over.



Friends and family prepare a
wild welcome home for National Guard
soldiers just back from Iraq.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

Graphic=News 7 @ 6 Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry. Jean


is off tonight.

<< *CG standup Keith Humphry
khumphry@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Brent Watts

bwatts@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens >>
mstevens@wdbj7.com
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Iraq Homecoming They say there's no place like home


for the holidays.

That's especially true for some local
National Guard troops who are just now
getting back from Iraq.

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Justin McLeod is live tonight at the
National Guard Armory in Roanoke where
the homecomings are already underway.
Justin?

LIVE=Justin Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com


*CG live Roanoke



adlib



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OQ=no one was killed, though several


were injured.



LIVE=Justin Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Roanoke





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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery Two people have been arrested


for the robbery of a Roanoke bank...
and police are looking for two more.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Two masked men robbed the


First Citizens Bank on McClanahan
Street last Wednesday.
*CG locator Roanoke Today, police announced the
Wednesday arrests of 21-year old Darris Landin
Price of Collinsville and 24-year-old
Melvin Clifton Granby of Clemmons,
North Carolina.

Officers still need help
finding two more suspects: Rontae Lakey
Gunn and Shantay Monic Gunn. They're
both 28 years old.
WIPE TO APRISA WIPE TO APRISA

Anyone who knows where they
are is encouraged to call the Roanoke
police department Crimeline at
540-344-8500.
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident A Bedford woman died this morning


after she was hit by a car.
Take MAP Aprisa Page TAKE MAP APRISA PAGE

Fifty three year old Bonnie Davis was
crossing Dawn Drive in Bedford about
6:30.

She was struck by the car being
driven by 20 year old Catherine

Hollish.

Davis died at the scene.

No charges have been placed, but the
accident is still under investigation.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=MArk Warner He may be ending his term as


Governor, but Mark Warner says they'll
have to drag him kicking and screaming
from office.

Today he was in the giving mood
as he announced money for a new college
in one community and jobs for another.

News7 @ 6 in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan/Newsroom Susan Bahorich caught up with the


Governor in Martinsville this morning.

His days as Virginia C-E-O are
numbered .

LIVE=Susan Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL

*CG standup Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com Keith-

The Governor's goal of having a
college in Southside is moving forward

- this morning he gave the school
300-thousand dollars.

Later in the afternoon, he
announced the creation of 60-new state
jobs in Clifton Forge.

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INQ=nats - Folks have something..




*CG locator Martinsville


*CG 2line Gov. Mark Warner




*CG 2line Barry Dorsey
New College Planning Commission


*CG locator Alleghany Co.
September





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OQ=.. TO BE IN RICHMOND. <<



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INQ= CLAPPING..(?)



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OQ=



Folks have something to cheer about -
the long talked about New College is

one-step closer to giving the people of
Southside some educational options.



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INQ= @5:35:35.00



GOV. WARNER:

WE THINK IF THIS BECOMES A REALITY
YOUNG PEOPLE ALL ACROSS SOUTHSIDE WON'T
HAVE TO LEAVE OR MOVE AWAY TO FIND A
GOOD JOB. THEY WON'T HAVE TO LEAVE
THEIR HOME COMMUNITY TO GET A FOUR-YEAR
DEGREE. (:47)

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It's a collaboration beginning to take
shape - the college's planning
commission is headed by new Executive
Director Barry Dorsey. Dorsey would
take the school's helm- *if* the
college plan is given the okay by the
General Assembly.



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INQ= @5:33:42.00



BARRY DORSEY, NEW COLLEGE PLANNING
COMMISSION: WE'LL HAVE AN INNOVATIVE
CURRICULUM THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS
SUCH AS KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT, CO-OP'S,
INTERNSHIPS PUBLIC SERVICE THAT THE

STUDENTS WILL BE PERFORMING.. A LOT OF
THINGS THAT WILL BE INNOVATIVE, BUT I
THINK IT WILL BE TRANSFORMATIVE FOR THE
REGION AS WELL, BECAUSE IT WILL HELP TO
JUMP START ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THIS
AREA.

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INQ= something from lear?



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OQ=



Meanwhile, economic development has
been a concern in Clifton Forge since
Lear Corporation announced it would
close its doors by the end of the year
leaving 250-employees without jobs.



Now an EZ Pass call center will soon
call the area home bringing with it
60-new jobs.



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INQ= @5:38:26.00



GOV. MARK WARNER: THESE ARE ACTUALLY
STATE JOBS THAT ARE TECHNOLOGY RELATED
THEY USED TO BE IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA AND
WE'RE BRINGING THEM TO CLIFTON FORGE
BECAUSE WITH TECHNOLOGY NOT ALL THE

JOBS NEED TO BE IN RICHMOND.

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OQ=





LIVE=Susan Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL



The company plans to start hiring
in March and the center is scheduled to
open in September.

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Keith-

Meanwhile, it's still being
determined if the New College will be a
branch campus of an existing state
school or independent.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NOne Octavia Johnson says she is


honored and humbled to become Roanoke's
new Sheriff.

And today, she made history as
the first woman and African American to

take the oath of office.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Johnson was sworn in during a
midday ceremony at the city courthouse,
and a boisterous crowd of family and
friends celebrated the occasion.

Johnson defeated incumbent George
McMillan in the November election, and
she will take over on January first.
Today, she said was mindful of the
milestone her election represents.

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INQ=Yes I was thinking




*CG 2line Octavia Johnson
Roanoke Sheriff-elect OCTAVIA JOHNSON/ROANOKE SHERIFF ELECT:
YES I WAS THINKING ABOUT THAT YOU KNOW
BEING THE FIRST FEMALE WOMAN AS SHERIFF
OF ROANOKE CITY, IT'S A GREAT HONOR
THAT THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE VOTED ME IN
AS THEIR SHERIFF.

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OQ=voted me in as sheriff.





VO-NAT VO-NAT




Johnson said she anticipates
making some changes, including efforts
to upgrade technology and enhance
safety, but said she will wait until
taking office to evaluate the needs of
the department.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None In what may be one of the shortest


campaigns in local history, candidates
are starting to line up to replace
Lynchburg delegate Preston Bryant.

Both parties will meet Wednesday to
choose their nominee for the 23rd
District special election ... which is
now just 22 days away.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



Steve Smallshaw is in our
Lynchburg newsroom ... Steve, whose
hats are in the ring so far?

LIVE=Steve FULL/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG 2line Steve Smallshaw
ssmallshaw@wdbj7.com



*CG live Lynchburg

Two candidates announced publicly
they are seeking their respective
party's nomination ... and more may be
waiting in the wings.

Either way, it's going to be an
interesting few weeks for everyone
involved.

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INQ=Some are in


*CG locator Lynchburg
:00


*CG 2line Shannon Valentine

(D) House of Delegates Candidate


:24
*CG 2line Mike Harrington

(R) House of Delegates Candidate


:53

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OQ=on the phones rallying supporters. << Some are in ... some are out.



And thus a campaign season begins
in central Virginia.

Preston Bryant's appointment to a
state government job last week left
open his 23rd District delegate seat
... and the name-dropping on who might

replace him began right away.

natsot greeting supporters NATSOT 12:10:38


RUN02 For the Democrats, long-time
community activist Shannon Valentine
stepped into the fray with an
announcement before supporters this
afternoon.

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IN Q=You begin to 12:12:56 SHANNON VALENTINE/23RD


DISTRICT HOPEFUL: YOU BEGIN TO FEEL A
VERY STRONG RESPONSIBILITY THAT IF GOOD
PEOPLE AREN'T WILLING TO STEP INTO THE
POLITICAL PROCESS, THEN WE CAN'T
COMPLAIN ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS OR WHAT WE
GET.

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OUT Q=or what we get. Democrat Gil Cobbs says he won't


be running ... council member Bert
Dodson has said he's considering it.

On the Republican side, former
Lynchburg G-O-P chairman Mike
Harrington is in.

A private businessman, Harrington
says it's important to have a candidate
who will preserve the district's
conservative values.

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IN Q=That I'm a 12:04:22 MIKE HARRINGTON/23RD DISTRICT


HOPEFUL: THAT I'M A CONSERVATIVE. I

HAVEN'T BEEN IN POLITICS SO I'M
INEXPERIENCED ON SOME OF THE MECHANICS
AND THAT I WILL TAKE THAT BUSINESS
EXPERIENCE AND COMMON SENSE TO MAKE THE
DECISIONS.

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OUT Q=make the decisions. Former Lynchburg council member


Robert Garber also is seeking the
Republican nomination ... Garber's
campaign declined an interview request
today, saying their time was better
spent on the phones rallying
supporters.

>>

LIVE=Steve FULL/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Lynchburg

For his part, Preston Bryant says
he's staying out of this race and NOT
endorsing anyone because he says the
seat belongs to the people of the 23rd
District and it's their decision how to
fill it.

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DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Steve/Microwave Both parties will caucus Wednesday


night to choose their candidates.
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM


GRAPHIC=NONE A longtime Virginia Congressman


is getting some competition for his
seat.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*cg locator Galax

Bill Carrico announced today he
will challenge Rick Boucher for his 9th
district Congressional seat next year.

Carrico has been a member of the
Virginia General Assembly since 2002.

The Grayson County Republican
spent 15 years in the ranks of the
Virginia State Police before turning to
politics.

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INQ=I'm just like




*CG 2line Del. Bill Carrico

(R) Candidate for Congress



BILL CARRICO:



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OQ=because of politics.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Though he's made no formal

announcement, Rick Boucher is expected
to run again.

The Democrat has been in office
for 25 years.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

Still ahead on News Seven,
planning for growth in the New River
Valley.

ENG#=2



VO-NAT VO-NAT



How a new plan will keep
the old concept of villages in
Montgomery County.
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BRENT ON CAM BRENT ON CAM



STANDING IN FRONT OF WEATHER CENTER








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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

With the recount about to get
underway... how many ballots for
Attorney General should actually get
recounted?

ENG#=1



VO-NAT VO-NAT



Still ahead on News Seven,
the late-breaking arguments over
running ballots through the counting
machines a second time.
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Montgomery County is growing, and


officials there are planning for more
people.

Tonight there's a public hearing
about potential growth in the villages
of Elliston and Lafayette.


New River Valley Bureau Reporter
Holly Pietrzak explains the village
planning project.

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INQ=It's projected that




*CG locator Montgomery Co.
:00




*CG 2line Meghan Dorsett
Mont. Co. Comprehensive Planner
:14
*CG 2line Clyde Hodges
Elliston Fire Dept.
1:03
*CG 2line Michael Hemphill
Elliston
1:17
*CG standup Holly Pietrzak
hollyp@wdbj7.com
1:32



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OQ=News 7, Montgomery Co. < (END SOT) will welcome 10-thousand new residents


each decade. But where will they
settle?....Christiansburg,

Blacksburg....Meghan Dorsett...is
planning on folks coming
here....Elliston...and the nearby
village of Lafayette.



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INQ=we're essentially 12:09:52 MEGHAN DORSETT, MONTGOMERY


CO. COMPREHENSIVE PLANNER WE'RE
ESSENTIALLY FOCUSING THE GROWTH OF THE
COUNTY INTO THE PLACES WHICH HAVE
EXISTING PUBLIC FACILITES...PUBLIC
WATER AND SEWER, SCHOOLS, A ROAD
NETWORK THAT'S ADEQUATE TO CARRY THE
KIND OF TRAFFIC. 12:10:05

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OQ=kind of traffic



The Montgomery County Planning
Department has identified and been
working on six village plans since
2004.

They
include...Elliston-Lafayette, Riner,
Prices Fork, Shawsville, Belview and
Plum Creek.

Elliston and Lafayette have a
combined population of about
12-hundred....Dorsett says that will
double in 10 years.




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INQ=you get a lot 12:12:42 MEGHAN DORSETT, MONTGOMERY


CO. COMPREHENSIVE PLANNER YOU GET A
LOT OF BI-COMMUTER HOUSEHOLDS DOWN
HERE...WHERE ONE MEMBER IS IN ROANOKE
AND THE OTHER IS IN VIRGINIA TECH.
12:12:57

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OQ=in Virginia Tech



But how are life-long residents
taking the news of planning for more
people?



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INQ=IT'S KINDA LIKE 12:21:32 CLYDE HODGES/ASST CHIEF,


ELLISTON FIRE DEPT.

IT'S KINDA LIKE WHEN THE TELEPHONES
CAME ABOUT. THEY HAD A CRANK SYSTEM
HERE FOR YEARS AND DIAL TONE WASN'T
SOMETHING THEY WERE LOOKING FORWARD TO
BUT AFTER THEY GOT IT THEY THOUGHT MAN
WHY DIDN'T WE DO THIS YEARS AGO.
12:21:46

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OQ=THIS YEARS AGO



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INQ=we are more than 12:03:04 MICHAEL HEMPHILL/ELLISTON WE


ARE MORE THAN JUST SUBURBS OF
CHRISTIANSBURG. WE ARE THESE UNIQUE

INDIVIDUAL PLACES OF ELLISTON,
LAFAYETTE, AND SHAWSVILLE...THAT EACH
HAS ITS OWN UNIQUE HISTORY THAT REALLY
NEEDS PRESERVED AND PROTECTED AND
THAT'S WHAT THIS PLAN DOES.12:03:19

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OQ=this plan does



The final step for folks in
Elliston and Lafayette is a vote to
adopt the villages into the county's
comprehensive plan.

That will come in January.

Holly Pietrzak, News 7,
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Election 2005 Just hours before the recount in


the attorney general's race is set to
begin - attorneys for Creigh Deeds are
in court.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Richmond
December 6 They're trying to get ballots in
more than 150 precincts re- run through
their vote- tabulating machines-

arguing some weren't counted on
election day.

A witness testified that the
difference in the total number of votes
and the votes cast for attorney general
in those precincts are significant
enough to warrant an investigation.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD Nelson, Patrick and Wythe


Counties are included in the list-
along with the cities of Lynchburg and
Martinsville.

Court is still in session- we'll
have more on this story at 11.
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KEITH'S MIC For more of our reports from
Richmond, visit our website at
WDBJ7-dot-com.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM


GRAPHIC=None Tonight in sports - Mike Clark


says no thanks to VMI.

2007 will be a year of change for
some high schools in the area.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And NCAA president Myles Brand


weighs in on the new Graduation Success
rate report that is out tonight - and
the numbers are great for Tech and UVa.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=VMI V-M-I will have to cross Michael


Clark off the list of potential
coaching candidates for its football
team.
GRAPHIC=BRIDGEWATER The Bridgewater College Head Coach has


taken his name out of the running to
replace Cal McCombs in Lexington.
Clark met with the V-M-I brass earlier

this month to talk about the opening
but in the end decided it wasn't the
right move.

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*CG 2line Michael Clark
Bridgewater College Head Coach



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OQ=that includes me.





VO NAT CON'T VO-NAT

*CG locator Blacksburg
1989 Clark has a unique perspective in that
he has coached at all three levels in
the state - starting out as the
defensive coordinator at Tech, before
being an assistant and VMI and later
the head coach at Bridgwater where he
has transformed the Eagles into
national powers in 11 seasons.
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GRAPHIC=FFE It's been over a week since the


Giles Spartans won their 3rd state
championship. But that hasn't
diminished the excitement in
Pearisburg.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Harrisonburg
December 10 The Giles fans will have another
chance to celebrate Steve Ragsdale and
his Spartan team tomorrow afternoon.
There will be a victory parade
beginning at 4 o'clock that will run
the traditional route through town
along Main Street. This is Giles first
state championship since 1993. The
Spartans beat the defending state
champion Manassas Park 35 to 34 in
Harrisonburg to bring home the
hardware.

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GRAPHIC=VHSL The Virginia High school league's


redistricting and reclassification
recommendations for 2007 will have a
big effect on the Blue Ridge district
and at the same time enhance the
Western Valley.

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VO-NAT Starting in 2007 - William


Fleming will leave the Group Two A
ranks and return to Triple A in all
athletics as a member of the Western
Valley district.

This will give that district six
teams stretching from Roanoke to South
Boston.

Also, Alleghany will be leaving
the Blue Ridge and moving to the Valley
district.

The Mounties move into the Valley
South with Rockbridge.

The question now is will the
remaining Blue Ridge and River Ridge
form a 9 team super district or two
smaller leagues of four and five teams.

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GRAPHIC=NCAA The new graduation rates for


college athletic programs around the
nation were released today by the NCAA.

For the first time - these
numbers take into consideration
transfers students and do not penalize
schools when students leave.

The new numbers are supposed to
give a truer sense of what's taking
place and they show dramatic increases
in all sports at Tech and UVa.

For example, the football
graduation numbers went up by more than
10 points at both schools.

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*CG 2line Myles Brand
NCAA President
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Brand made those comments
Saturday while in Salem attending the
Stagg Bowl.

Nothing backs up his number more

than the Virginia Tech basketball team
- under the old way of counting the
Tech men's team had a graduation rate
of 42 percent, now Tech's rate is 88
percent - more than doubling it.

And how about Radford University
- the Highlanders' men's basketball
team and 14 other varsity sports now
have a perfect 100 percent graduation
rate.

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