01/22/06

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Good evening, I'm Myranda Stephens.

<< *CG standup Myranda Stephens
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GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath Neighbors are remembering a


Roanoke woman killed in a house fire.

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*CG locator Roanoke
Saturday 85-year-old Dolores Zimmerman
died early yesterday morning -- when a
fire broke out in her home in the
45-hundred block of Eden Drive.

Neighbors say they heard what
sounded like a small explosion.

Some then rushed to try to save
her.

They say Zimmerman was a nice
woman who will be missed.

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*CG 2line Garry Beckner
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QUICK!!! GARRY BECKNER, RESIDENT: SHE WAS A
VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPITAL AND A REAL
GOOD LADY AND WALKED HER DOG. REAL GOOD
NEIGHBOR. (:23)

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Zimmerman's dog also died in the
fire.

Meanwhile, investigators are
still looking into what caused the
blaze.

They believe it started in the
back of the home.

Damage is estimated at
80-thousand dollars.

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GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation Halifax County authorities say a



fight between two long-time friends
ended in murder.

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VO-NAT Sheriff's deputies arrested


62-year-old Fred Jennings for the
murder of 52-year old Ricky Waller.

Investigators say an altercation
led to a shooting inside this home on
Lula Trail near the Brookneal
community.

Authorities say Jennings shot
Waller with a 22-caliber rifle.

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GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation Jennings is being held without


bond in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.


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GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation A memorial is set for tomorrow


night to remember a Roanoke man
murdered in his home.

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VO-NAT Police say 44-year-old Donald


Seis died last week from "blunt trauma"
in his King George Avenue apartment.
*CG locator Roanoke Police found the man after he
Tuesday failed to call his mother, something he :07 did every day.

Investigators have yet to find
his killer.

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A memorial service will be held
tomorrow night at seven o'clock at the
Calvary Baptist Church on Campbell
Avenue.

The service is open to the
public.
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GRAPHIC=Miner Fire "They have not died in vain."



That was the response from West
Virginia Governor Joe Manchin to the
deaths of 14-miners killed in two
separate incidents just in the past
three weeks.

Aleen Sirgany has more.

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*CG locator Melville, WV
:01


*CG 2line Fran Johnson
Son Works in Coal Mine
:22, QUICK
*CG 2line Doug Conaway
State Mine Safety Chief
:39, quick
*CG 2line Joe Manchin

(D) West Virginia Governor


1:08
*CG 2line Aleen Sirgany
CBS News
1:21
*CG 2line Chrystal Adkins
Miner's Wife
1:31

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OQ=MELVILLE, WEST VIRGINIA < (END SOT) SERVICES WERE PACKED WITH PRAYERS FOR


THE TWO LOST COAL MINERS AND THEIR
FAMILIES

NAT - SINGING

TRK: VOICES - LIFTED IN SONG, SPIRIT -
BOUND BY SORROW OVER THE DEATHS OF
33-YEAR-OLD DON BRAGG AND 47-YEAR-OLD
ELVIS HATFIELD.


(FRAN JOHNSON / SON WORK'S IN COAL
MINE)

SOT: "EVERYBODY IN THIS COMMUNITY'S SAD


- IT'S A BAD THING." 12:19:40

TRK: MISSING SINCE THURSDAY NITE WHEN A
CONVEYOR BELT CAUGHT FIRE DEEP INSIDE
THE MELVILLE COAL MINE - THEIR BODIES
WERE DISCOVERED SATURDAY BY RESCUE
WORKERS. THEY WERE AMONG 21 MEN IN THE
MINE WHEN THE FIRE BROKE OUT...19
ESCAPED THE DEADLY BLAZE UNHARMED.

(SOT: Doug Conaway/State Mine Safety


Chief)

"We did find the two miners near the
fire area."

TRK: THEIR DEATHS COME JUST WEEKS AFTER
THE JANUARY 2ND EXPLOSION THAT LEFT 12
OTHER WEST VIRGINIA MINERS AT THE SAGO
MINE DEAD OF CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING.
FOREVER KNOWN AS A DANGEROUS JOB - THE
STATE'S GOVERNOR, JOE MANCHIN, IS
TRYING TO INCREASE MINERS' CHANCES FOR
SURVIVAL BY CALLING FOR IMPROVEMENTS IN
STATE AND FEDERAL SAFETY LAWS.

TUESDAY, GOVERNOR MANCHIN WILL DISCUSS
HIS LEGISLATION PROPOSALS IN
WASHINGTON.

Joe Manchin/West Virginia Governor

SOT "They have not died in vain.



They're gonna look back and one day say
because of my dad, or because of my
uncle or because or my cousin, we have
laws now that other people will be
saved.

BRIDGE: IN THIS CLOSE KNIT TOWN WHERE
JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY'S CONNECTED TO THE
MINE SOMEHOW BETTER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
CANT COME SOON ENOUGH

(Reporter ques) WHAT DO YOUTHINK ABOUT
EVERY MORNING WHEN YOU SAY GOOD BE TO
YOUR HUSBAND?

SOT Chrystal Adkins/Miner's Wife



ADKINS: IF I AM GOING TO SEE HIM AT
5:00 EVERY EVENING

TRK: NOW TWO MORE WEST VIRGINA FAMILIES
PRPARE TO BURY THEIR LOVED ONES.

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GRAPHIC=Iraq Hostage Two days after kidnappers had


threatened to kill an American hostage
in Iraq, there is still no word on her
fate.

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*CG locator Baghdad, Iraq

28-year-old Jill Carroll was
captured two weeks ago by

gunmen in Baghdad.

Two prominent members of the
Washington-based Council on

American-Islamic Relations flew to Iraq
yesterday, joining an

international appeal for her release.

The group's executive director
proclaimed that harming Carroll would
do the kidnappers "no good at all."

They've been demanding the
release of all Iraqi women held by the
U-S military.

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Brent Watts says some areas could
see some freezing rain. He'll have
more in the forecast when we return.

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Plus...a small college is dealing
with record growth.
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GRAPHIC=Ferrum Growth It grew in numbers this year with


record enrollment.

But, now Ferrum College is
working on plans to grow in a different
way.

Jeremy Butterfield explains.

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*CG 2line Dean Browell
Ferrum College Public Relations
:06
*CG locator Franklin Co.
:14


*CG standup Jeremy Butterfield
jbutterfield@wdbj7.com
:37
*CG 2line Jannie Hopkins
Franklin Co. Chamber of Commerce
1:12

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(END SOT) The footprints of change can be


seen all across the Ferrum College
Campus.

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DEAN:THE FERRUM PLUS PROGRAM HAS REALLY
BEEN A BANANZA OF BUILDING FOR THE LAST
24 MONTHS SO BEING ABLE TO WATCH THESE
THINGS COME ONLINE NOW HAS BEEN REALLY
GRATIFYING FOR EVERYONE.

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OQ= The push to expand Ferrum was


boosted considerably after the college
received a USDA grant to transform its
campus.

Now new and renovated buildings
are popping up across campus at record
speeds.

Like this dorm, which is open,
but has yet to even be named.

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IT WILL BE NAMED PROBABLY RELATIVELY
SOON IN THE FUTURE, BUT IT IS PROBABLY
GOING TO END UP BEING CALLED THE NEW
DORM. LAUGH.

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JEREMY:WITH A GROWING CAMPUS COMES THE
OPPORTUNITY FOR MORE STUDENTS. NOW
FERRUM HAS TO FIND A WAY TO ATTRACT
THOSE STUDENTS AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY
A NEW SHOPPING CENTER, ON CAMPUS COULD
BE THE ANSWER THERE LOOKING FOR.

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ONE OF THE THINGS WE REALLY WANTED TO
DO WAS TO REVITALIZING THE COMMUNITY OF
FERRUM. RIGHT NOW YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL TO
ROCKY MOUNT TO GET MOST OF THESE
THINGS.

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OQ= The proposed shopping center


would be where the current Farm Museum
is now, and the museum would be moved
to the other side of Route 40 next to
the Blue Ridge Institute.

The Franklin County Chamber of
Commerce is encouraged by the schools
plans.

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JANIE:ONCE THE SHOPPING CENTER COMES IN
WITH THE SCENIC VIEWS DOWN THERE I

THINK IT IS JUST A NATURAL PROGRESSION
TO SEE THE LARGER CHAINS BECOME
INTERESTED THERE.

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OQ= Although the shopping center is


still in the very early planning
stages, Hopkins says the chamber
supports any move the college can make
that will bring new business, and new
dollars to an otherwise forgotten
section of Franklin County.

Jeremy Butterfield, News7,
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GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech News A bright spot in Virginia Tech's


architectural program is getting even
brighter.


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*CG locator Blacksburg
September Last year, the Solar House swept
the awards at the U.S. Department of
Energy's Solar *Decathlon* in D.C.

And this week, the home will be
featured on HGTV's "I Want That!"
program.

The house was designed at
Virginia Tech and runs completely on
solar energy.

The show airs Wednesday night at
8:30.

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GRAPHIC=None We'll head to Daytona and check


on the final day of preseason Thunder
as Busch cars and drivers take their
turns at the track.

Plus, the JMU women are on the
hardwood this afternoon -

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VO-NAT And earlier here on Your Hometown


Station, the Steelers and Broncos tried

to punch their ticket to Motown and
this year's Super Bowl.

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GRAPHIC=NFL So far the road to the Super Bowl


is all about being a Road Warrior.

The Pittsburgh Steelers won on
the road for third straight week and as
result they are taking the Bus to
Detroit.

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*CG locator Denver, CO
CBS Sports This afternoon the AFC :00 Championship game was in Denver as the
Broncos played host Bill Cowher's
bunch.

After taking a three to nothing

lead - the Steelers would make it a
10-to-nothing score in the second
quarter as Ben Roethlisburger hits
Cedric Wilson on this 12 yard TD toss.

Denver got a field goal, but
Jerome Bettis, who is a Detroit native,
then made it a 17-to-3 game as he bangs
in from the three on this run up the
middle, much to the delight of his
parents.

Two Denver turnovers set up two
first half Steeler scores including
this one in the closing seconds as
Roethlisburger connects with Hines Ward
in the back of the endzone.

Pittsburgh takes a 24-to-3 lead
into the halftime break.

The Broncos were able to cut into
that lead slightly in the second half
making it 27-to-17. *CG final Pittsburgh
34 But four turnovers would seal the Denver Broncos' fate as the Steel Curtain 17 stands tall in the end and Pittsburgh AFC Championship earns a trip to the Super Bowl with the
34 to 17 win in the AFC Championship.

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GRAPHIC=BUSCH SERIES The two week January test session


at Daytona known as Preseason Thunder -
wrapped up this afternoon as the Busch
Series closed out its crowded weekend
test.

62 drivers made living and moving
in the garage area tight and track time
precious.

Among those turning left was
former Indy car champion Paul Tracy.
He drove this Chevrolet today and he
plans to make five starts this season
in the Busch Series

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*CG 2line Paul Tracy
Former Indy Champ in Busch Series
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GRAPHIC=JMU JMU was on the road today in


women's college hoops looking toa take
down the top team in the Colonial
Conference.

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*CG locator Norfolk
JMU vs. ODU - Comcast JMU head coach Kenny Brooks - who
played at JMU and is native of
Waynesboro brought his Dukes in with a
12 and 3 record.

And Junior Shirley McCall - who
starred at Bassett did her part to help
JMU stay right in the game with the
Lady Monarchs.

JMU trailed by just five points
at halftime 39-to-34, but ODU just had
too much firepower. Sherida *CG final James Madison Diggs and company keep JMU at bay in 63 the second half as ODU steals a 72 to Old Dominion 63 win over JMU dropping the Dukes to 72 12 and 4 on the season.

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GRAPHIC=NCAA Elsewhere on the women's college


court - UVa beat Miami 77-to-65.


The Cavs got 22 points from
Brenna McGuire to improve to 13 and 4
on the season.

And in two other's women's game -
Washington & Ferrum topped Shenandoah
70-to-55, while the Longwood women lost
to Boston College 85 to 29.

And on the men's court in the
ODAC this afternoon - W&L almost upset
Randolph Macon losing 71-to-67 in
overtime. And the Ferrum men also took
out Shenadoah 58-to-55 with a buzzer
beater.
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