02/18/06

News 7 at 6


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GRAPHIC=News7@6 Good evening, I'm Myranda


Stephens.
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Much of the region woke-up to
snow showers this morning.

While most have ended, it's the
extremely cold temperatures that are
the main concern tonight.
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For more on that, let's check in
with Brent Watts in the Skytracker7
Forecast Center.


<< *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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GRAPHIC=None Firefighters rescued a man


trapped in a chimney in Wytheville this

afternoon.

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*CG file Courtesy: Wytheville Fire
Dept. It happened around one o'clock at
a house under construction on West
*Spiller* Street.

Officials say some people heard a
man calling for help.

Firefigthers had to break through
the brick on the first floor of the
house to get the man out.

Officials say he had been trapped
for several hours.

There's no word if any charges
will be filed.

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GRAPHIC=Power Outage A number of people in Vinton and


Bedford County woke up in the dark this
morning.

Appalachian Power says a
34-thousand volt line came down about
one o'clock -- when a car hit a power
pole.


About four-thousand customers
were without power in Vinton.

Officials say power was out in
the *Goodview- Stewartsville* area as
well.

Power was restored by 8 o'clock
this morning.


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GRAPHIC=I-81 Accident Two horses were injured after an


accident on I-81.

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*CG locator Montgomery Co.

An S-U-V pulling a horse trailer
crashed around two this afternoon in
the northbound lane near mile marker
124 in Montgomery County.

Both horses suffered scrapes, but
there's no further word on their
conditions.

No one inside the S-U-V was hurt.

No word on whether any charges
will be filed.

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GRAPHIC=Campaign 2006 The field of democrats hoping for


a Roanoke City Council seat was
narrowed by one today.

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*CG locator Roanoke

The City of Roanoke's democratic
committee nominated three people who
will now begin their campaigning for
the THREE soon-to-be-open city council
seats.

Granger Macfarlane, David Bowers
and Bill White were ALL nominated this
afternoon.

Leading democrats in the city say
they are encouraged by the three
candidates.

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*CG 2line Carol Word
Democratic Committee @00:11:16

CAROL WORD:WE HAVE BEEN WINNERS IN ALL

OF OUR ELECTIONS EXCEPT FOR ONE THAT WE
HAD LAST YEAR BUT OTHER THAN THAT WE
FEEL LIKE WE ARE A DEMOCRATIC CITY AND
I DON'T WANT TO CHANGE MUCH

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OQ=change much.





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City council elections are May
second.

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GRAPHIC=None A year ago today, a fire


destroyed a Blacksburg home and changed
the lives of one family.

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*CG locator Blacksburg
February 2005 When the fire started, Paul
*Bowyer* pulled his granddaughter Katy
from the burning home.

But Paul didn't make it.


He died a short time later from
his injuries.

Katy suffered extensive burns.

Since that day last year, Katy
has fought through a hard recovery, and
the family has tried to recover from
the loss of Paul Bowyer.

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GRAPHIC=None Now, one year later a group of


volunteers has begun the rebuild of the
Bowyer family home, and what they hope
will be a rebirth of the Bowyer family
themselves.

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Jeremy Butterfield was there
today for the demolition of the old
house.

Jeremy, how did it go today?

Myranda, it was snowing, it was
windy, and it was cold

LIVE=Jeremy Full from BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Jeremy Butterfield
jbutterfield@wdbj7.com but that didn't stop any of the
volunteers from giving their all to the
Bowyer Project.


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*CG locator Blacksburg
:04




*CG 2line Katy Bowyer
Paul Bowyer's Granddaughter
:16


*CG 2line Lynn Caldwell
Project Forman
:37


*CG 2line Joey Poff
Volunteer
:59



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INQ= @02:11:04



GERRY BOWYER:ITS REALLY GONE NOW, ITS
CLEAN.

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OQ= All that is left now is the shell


of the Bowyer family house, and
memories from a tragic night.


But with the help of these
volunteers, Katy Bowyer hopes those
memories will soon fade.

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INQ= @02:13:36



IT WILL BE SAD. BUT IT WILL BASICALLY
SAY THAT CHANGE HAS COME AND WE'RE
FINALLY MOVING ON.

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OQ= Moving on, on schedule, despite a


snowy start.

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INQ= @02:16:58



JOEY:MAKES EVERYTHING A LITTLE COLDER
AND WETTER BUT IT DOESN'T SLOW ANYTHING
DOWN.

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OQ= The project Forman says the work


has moved forward through the weather
because of one reason.

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INQ= @02:19:12



PEOPLE KNOWING WHAT THEY ARE WORKING
FOR AND WORKING FOR THE FAMILY. MOST OF
THE GUYS KNOW THE FAMILY SO IT HAS
REALLY HELPED A LOT.

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OQ= The nearly 50 volunteers made up


of friends, family, and neighbors have

used the rebuild as part of a larger
healing process.

Throughout the day, stories of
Paul Bowyer echoed throughout the
construction site from those who knew
him best.

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INQ= @02:15:43



JOEY:WE USED TO ALL HAVE A LOT OF FUN
IN BUILDING TRADES. HE MADE IT FUN AND
THAT IS KIND OF WHAT WE ARE DOING TODAY
TO. IGETTING TOGETHER AND EVERYONE IS
KIND OF TELLING STORIES SO YEAH WE'RE
HAVING FUN.

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OQ= The goal for the day was to


finish demolition, remove all the
scrap, and allow fresh builders to
tackle the project next week.

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INQ= @02:18:24



LYNN:WE HAVE JUST ABOUT ACCOMPLISHED
WHAT WE NEED SO FAR, WE'VE GOT A FEW
LITTLE ODDS AND ENDS BUT AS MANY PEOPLE
HERE NOW WE ARE REALLY KNOCKING IT OUT
QUICK.

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OQ= >>



LIVE=Jeremy Full from BAM LIVE FULL




The volunteers did get as much
done as they could today,

DOUBLE BOXES=Jeremy & Myranda DOUBLE BOXES



but Myranda, they will be hoping
for clearer skies next week as they
begin framing the new home.

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Still to come -- the Hokies take
on the Wolfpack at the Cassell.

Travis Wells will have highlights
in sports.

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Plus...some experts say children
can benefit from pets. We'll explain
when we return.
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Coming up on News 7 -- why
children from benefit from animals.

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Plus...some folks are bowling
strikes for a good cause. We'll
explain in a moment.
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GRAPHIC=None An annual event keeps on bowling


strikes for children in Southwest
Virginia.

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*CG locator Christiansburg

The Big Brothers, Big Sisters of
Southwest Virginia held the first of
two "Bowl For Kids' Sake" events in the
area.

Participants raised a minimum of
60 dollars to enter.

By one o'clock -- the lanes at
the Christiansburg Superbowl came
alive.

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INQ=It might have




*CG 2line Bill Bestpitch
Big Brothers Big Sisters President @02:28:53

BILL:IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOMETHING THAT
MIGHT HAVE BEEN MORE POPULAR WITH MORE
PEOPLE ONE TIME THAN IT IS NOW BUT WE
FIND THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST WANT TO
HAVE A DAY OF FUN. ITS NOT JUST ABOUT
THE BOWLING. IT'S COMING OUT AND HAVING
A GOOD TIME, HELPING TO SUPPORT A GOOD
CAUSE AND WE HAVE PEOPLE THAT NEVER
BOWL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR BUT THEY SHOW
UP EVERY YEAR FOR BOWL FOR KIDS SAKE.

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OQ=for kids sake.





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Bestpitch says the bowling
fundraiser has been the group's biggest
money maker for decades.

They hope to raise about
60-thousand dollars..

There will be a second Bowl for
Kids Sake event this April in Vinton.

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GRAPHIC=None Coming up, all kinds of hoops from


the ACC, the ODAC, and the D-League,

plus

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VO-NAT Jeff Gordon talks about going


after his fourth win in the Great
American Race.

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GRAPHIC=TECH The Virginia Tech Hokies found


out that basketball is a pretty simple
game when you shoot the ball well, and
when you avoid an early gigantic hole.

This afternoon, the Hokies made
things hard by doing neither against
N.C. State.

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*CG locator Blacksburg
Wolfpack vs. Hokies Frank Alvis, the former Hokie who
:00 scored the first ever basket in Cassell
Coliseum back in 1962 was honored. Mr.
Alvis still lives nearby in Hillsville.

Coleman Collins was in the
starting lineup five days after his dad
passed away. Coleman finished the day
with a double-double scoring 15 points
and grabbing 11 rebounds.

Jamon Gordon had 11 points for
the Hokies and when he dropped in this
hoop on the baseline it was a one point
game at 22-to-21 with 5:20 left in the
opening half.

But Tech struggled from the
outside - and driving opportunities
like this one from Wynton Witherspoon
were few and far between.

State on the other hand - was on
fire from three point land hitting 12
triples for the game. Tony Bethel had
six of them and finished with 19 points. *CG final N.C. State
70 And even when the jumpers weren't Virginia Tech falling - the Pack was right there.
64 Cameron Bennerman scores a game
high 26 points and State beats Tech
70-to-64.

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GRAPHIC=UVA Virginia was on the road in


Tallahassee to duke it out with Florida
State in a game that had plenty of
postseason implications.

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*CG locator Tallahassee, FL
Raycom-JP JR Reynolds and Sean Singletary :00 were just a combined 1 of 10 from the
floor in the opening half. So Jason
Cain tried to pick up the slack. But
the Noles led by 11 at the break.

The lead ballooned to 19 before
Singletary found Adrian Joesph on the
alley-oop.

But FSU was on fire from the
outside making 11 threes. *CG final Virginia Todd Galloway buries a long triple and 62 Florida State picked up an impressive Florida State 76 to 62 win over UVA.
76



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GRAPHIC=ODAC The Old Dominion Athletic


conference set up shop at the Salem
Civic Center this afternoon as it
opened up its three day men's
tournament.

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*CG locator Salem
Va. Wesleyan vs. Eastern Mennonite In the tournament opener - :00 Eastern Mennonite and head coach Kirby
Dean had regular season champ Virginia
Wesleyan sweating bullets.

Late in the second half - E.J.
Arrington a senior from Stuarts Draft
helps the 8th seed get within a point
of the champs.

Wesleyan hit enough of its free
throws in the closing minutes to build
a small cushion over the pesky Royals. *CG final Virginia Wesleyan
75 But former Tunstall star LeRoger Eastern Mennonite Parrish would bang in this three with 72 under 20 second to make it a one
possession game.

But that was it - Wesleyan
escapes with the 75 to 72 win.


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GRAPHIC=HOLD ODAC The tournament's big first round


game is coming up at 8 tonight as
Roanoke takes on Hampden-Sydney.
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GRAPHIC=Dazzle The Dazzle laced up the high tops


and went at it with the Florida Flame
today at the Civic Center.

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*CG locator Roanoke
Flame vs. Dazzle Kent Davison's team had last :00 night's game postponed after being
stranded in Newark.

The Daz showed no signs of jet
lag today. Anthony Grundy was in the
passing lanes with the quick hands.
Grundy took it coast to coast and
finished with the left hand--two of his
12 points on the day.

Later, Isaiah Victor tickles the
twine on the mid range jumper. Victor
put in 13 points in this one. *CG final Florida

105 Then Check out Grundy dropping a Roanoke dime for PJ Ramos who slams home 2 of 112 his 17. The Dazzle went on to win it
112 to 105.

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GRAPHIC=BUSCH SERIES The Busch cars were on the track


today in Daytona for the running of the
Hershey's Kissable's 300, which set a
record for caution flags.

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*CG locator Daytona Beach, FL
Nascar Images Tony Stewart, Dale Jr. and Michael :00 Waltrip had the three dominant cars
today. Junior led the most laps, out
front for 48 circuits.

Stewart was on the point when it
counted. He took the checkers ahead of
this multi car melee that was the 11th
incident of the day. Stacy Compton was
involved in the mess, but crossed the
stripe in 6th while Jon Wood was 4th.
But it was Stewart who won the second
Busch race of his career.


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GRAPHIC=None Two pet therapy groups are trying


to spread the word about how their
programs are benefiting children in the
valley.

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*CG locator News 7 Saturday Morning

Mona's Ark and Katie's Place use
*llamas,* ducks, rabbits, dogs, and
just about any other animal they can
get their hands on to help children
with special needs.

Both groups employ occupational
therapists who can determine a lot
about a child by the way he or she
interacts with the animals.


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INQ=Maybe a child




*CG 2line Mona Sams
Occupational Therapist @02:03:22

MONA:MAYBE A CHILD HAS BEEN IN AN
ABUSIVE SITUATION WILL SAY TO A RABBIT
IF YOU DON'T EAT A CARROT IM GOING TO
SPANK YOUR BOTTOM. WELL THAT KIND OF
TELLS YOU A LOT ABOUT WHAT MAYBE IS
GOING ON AT HOME.

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OQ=on at home.





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Organizers say it is impoprtant
for them to reach as many children in
the valley as possible.

That's why both groups are in the
process of securing more funding and a
permanent home for their organizations.

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