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03/08/06

News-7 at 6



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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon
KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

And I'm Keith Humphry
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The Bedford County forest fire is
almost contained.

BEDFORD CO. DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Joe/Starlink


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Joe Dashiell has been following
firefighters' progress this week, and
he is near the command post in Montvale
with the latest.

LIVE=Joe Full/Starlink LIVE FULL






*CG standup Joe Dashiell
jdashiell@wdbj7.com


*CG live Bedford Co.






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*CG locator Bedford Co.
:07




*CG 2line Gary Brunk
Fire Behavior Analyst
:20


*CG 2line Bill Sweet
Information Officer
:45



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OQ=need to be extra vigilant.







LIVE=Joe Full/Starlink LIVE FULL

*CG live Bedford Co.



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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=none A human jawbone found last month


in the James River, is NOT that of a
former sheriff's brother.

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*CG locator Botetourt Co.
File Tape The Medical Examiner's office
determined the bone does NOT match the
dental records of any missing person's
cases sought by the Botetourt County
Sheriff's Office.

That includes James Hall, who
disappeared in 2004, and Gene
McPherson, the slain brother of former
Craig County Sheriff, B-B McPherson.

Forensic tests showed the bone
could be DECADES old.

Neither age, sex nor race could
be determined.

A 13-year-old boy found the
jawbone last month while fishing near
his Botetourt County home.

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GRAPHIC=Murder Invest. A third suspect has been arrested


in the murder of a Henry County woman.
TAKE DUNFORD APRISA APRISA

Authorities have charged
27-year-old James Herbert Dunford of
Martinsville with first-degree murder
and burglary in connection with the
death of 22-year-old Meghan Price.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Price's boyfriend told


authorities someone broke into their
home on Ashley Drive and began
shooting.

Price died the next day of a
gunshot wound to the head.

Two other men are also charged in
her murder.
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GRAPHIC=Murder Invest. The teenager charged in a


double-murder in Roanoke will likely be
prosecuted as an adult.

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*CG locator Roanoke
File Tape 17-year-old Paul Antonio Goode
was arrested yesterday on charges of
murder and attempted robbery in the
deaths of Deborah Vaughn and Brenda
White.

The women were found dead inside
Vaughn's Tinker Creek Manor apartment
February 10th.

The other two suspects in the
case -- 33-year-old James Andrew Morell
and 19-year-old Jeremy Scott Kevin
Carter -- were indicted Monday.

Police believe Vaughn was the
target of the robbery, and that White
may have just been in the wrong place
at the wrong time.

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GRAPHIC=NONE The General Assembly session is



scheduled to end Saturday, but
lawmakers are preparing to hunker down
for an extended session.

That's because they've yet to
reach a compromise on the state's two
year budget.
STATE CAPITOL ANIMATION STATE CAPITOL ANIMATION

Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer
Wishon has more on the hang- up in
tonight's State Capitol Report.

LIVE=Jennifer Full/State Micro LIVE FULL

*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@wdbj7.com


*CG live Richmond

Budget negotiators have yet to
scratch the surface on big- ticket
items like transportation.

It's still a subject neither side
is willing to yield on.

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*CG locator Richmond
:00




*CG 2line Sen. Charles Hawkins


(R) Chatham


:10


*CG 2line Del. Morgan Griffith

(R) Salem


:22


*CG 2line Del. Kirk Cox

(R) Colonial Heights


:42


*CG file 2004
:52





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OQ= UNITED WITH MORE RESOLVE. NEVER. <

the House plan to swamp oil and the
folks who use to sell it for a dollar
claiming it cured all evils.

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INQ=But, Mister President 2:45:24 SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS: BUT,


MISTER PRESIDENT. THEY KEPT THE HORSES
HOOKED TO THE WAGON SO THEY COULD LEAVE
TOWN BEFORE IT WAS TRIED.... THANK YOU
MISTER PRESIDENT.

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OQ=Thank you Mister President. Meanwhile, House leaders say it's


the Senate that's using budget items to

hold tax increases over their heads.

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INQ=That will put in jeopardy. 2:33:43 DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: THAT


WILL PUT IN JEOPARDY WHETHER OR NOT WE
GET FINISHED IN TIME TO AVOID ANY
PROGRAMS IN THE STATE FROM HAVING TO
LAY OFF EMPLOYEES OR DO A SLOW SHUT
DOWN.

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OQ=do a slow shut down. Budget negotiators from each


house have met as a group only once-
allowing sub- groups to hammer out
agreeable items first.

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INQ=And that's why you 6:32:53 DEL. KIRK COX: AND THAT'S WHY


YOU START TALKING ON THE EDGES. YOU
TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT
IN THE VARIOUS AREAS, BUT YOU JUST
CAN'T START TALKING ABOUT ANY OF THE
BIG BUDGET AREAS BECAUSE THE WHOLE
THINGS THEN FALLS APART.

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OQ=then falls apart. It's a situation that looks a lot


like the budget talks of two years ago.

The 2004 session was nearly
doubled in length while lawmakers
haggled over more than a
billion-dollars in new taxes.

That year 17- GOP delegates broke

rank to vote in favor of the plan, but
sources say they don't believe that
will happen this year.

That's because delegates are well
aware of the political repercussions
that could follow.

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INQ=I've never seen the 6:36:34 DEL. KIRK COX: I'VE NEVER SEEN


THE CAUCUS MORE UNITED WITH MORE
RESOLVE. NEVER.

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OQ=with more resolve. Never.





LIVE=Jennifer Full/State Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Richmond

It was suggested wayward
delegates could be punished when
seeking re- election.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer/State DOUBLE BOXES


micro Keith, the problem now is there's
nothing to vote on.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE A year after an industrial



accident burned a Roanoke man over
60-percent of his body- emergency
crews are changing how they respond to
similar calls.

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VO-NAT 28-year-old Greg Staley suffered


first, second, third and fourth degree
chemical burns after an accident at
ChemSolv.

At the time of the accident-
Greg's family was concerned about the
city's response.

They say a delay in care worsened
his condition.

Chief David Hoback of Roanoke
Fire -EMS says the city was just
following protocol making sure the
chemicals were contained and under
control before moving a patient.

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INQ=You look at..




*CG 2line David Hoback
Roanoke Fire-EMS 38:21.00

DAVID HOBACK, ROANOKE FIRE/EMS: YOU
LOOK AT CIRCUMSTANCES, FIND CHEMICALS
YOU'RE DEALING WITH AND YOU MAKE THE
RIGHT DECISIONS- WHEN TO TRANSPORT, ARE

THEY PROPERLY DECONTAMINATED... AND IF
NOT, AND STILL NEED TO GO TO THE
HOSPITAL RAPIDLY AT LEAST THEY'RE
PREPARED THEN... (:35)

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OQ=.. they're prepared then..





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Now when called to a known
chemical situation - the city sends- at
a minimum- an ambulance and a fire
engine.

Before it initially sent just an
ambulance.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell A year ago at the time the Reverend


Jerry Falwell almost died ... not once,
but twice.

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*CG locator Lynchburg
March 2005 Back-to-back bouts with pneumonia and
congestive heart failure put the
Liberty University chancellor in the
hospital for several weeks.

Today, Falwell says he's just about
back to normal ... and, that after a
check-up last week, his doctors tell
him things are looking good.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD His near-death experiences have


changed the 72-year-old pastor and
chancellor.

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Steve Smallshaw sat down with
Reverend Falwell to talk about the
past, the present and the future.

LIVE=Steve FULL/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Steve Smallshaw
ssmallshaw@wdbj7.com


*CG live Lynchburg

Falwell says his wife and doctors
had been on him for years to change his
lifestyle ... but what they couldn't

do, two trips to the hospital did.

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*CG locator Lynchburg
March 2005
:00
*CG file Today
:11


*CG 2line Rev. Jerry Falwell
Liberty U. Chancellor
:28

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OQ=passing the mantle.



<< First it was a 12-day bout with
pneumonia, then a month later, Jerry
Falwell came within minutes of dying of
congestive heart failure on the
doorstep of Lynchburg General Hospital.

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RUN02 22:26:16 (CONVO TAPE) IN THE YEARS
AHEAD, ONE DAY ...

Today, Falwell is back in the
pulpit at Thomas Road Baptist Church
and at the head of Liberty University.

He still preaches and travels
every week, but his 16-hour work days
have been cut in half ... two brushes

with death tend to give a person some
perspective.

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IN Q=I'm very hard-headed 18:40:54 REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U.


CHANCELLOR: I'M VERY HARD-HEADED ...
WOULDN'T HAVE DONE IT.

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OUT Q=wouldn't have done it. Thanks to his wife and doctors,


Falwell says he's eating better,
working less and walking more every day
... and is finally admitting to being
human.

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IN Q=I'm now convinced 18:36:10 FALWELL: I'M NOW CONVINCED ...


ON THE TASK.

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IN Q=Nearly dying twice 18:41:11 FALWELL: NEARLY DYING TWICE


... PASSING THE MANTLE.

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LIVE=Steve FULL/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Lynchburg

As for his time left, Falwell says
he's asked God for another 15 years
with an option to renew.


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He figures that's how long it will
take to achieve his goal of enrolling
25-thousand students at Liberty
University.

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A familiar face will be the
new boss at Washington and Lee
University.

Still ahead, who the
university's picked for its next
president.

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KEITH ON VO KEITH ON VO

Plus empty store fronts are
usually rare in college towns.

So what's going on in
Blacksburg... and what's being done to
get more businesses downtown?
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Virginia Tech and U-V-A
prepare to face off in the ACC
tournament.

Still ahead, Travis Wells and
Mike Stevens report from Greensboro.

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Plus what caused the big
accident that made a mess of Interstate
81 this morning.
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There's no question downtown
Blacksburg took a big hit this winter.
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Three popular stores either
closed or are moving to a new location.
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GRAPHIC=NONE But it's not all bad news for the


remaining store owners.

New River Valley Bureau Chief
Rachel DePompa has a look at the latest
effort to fix up downtown.

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INQ=There's plenty of




*CG locator Blacksburg
:00


*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com
:17
*CG 2line Chris Kappas
Former Downtown Business Owner
:26
*CG 2line Susan Mattingly
Lyric Executive Director
1:01
*CG 2line Gwen Hamilton

Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg
1:11



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OQ=news 7, Blacksburg < (END SOT) downtown Blacksburg. Several stores


have closed or are moving... like the
Record Exchange or Crossroads CDs. But
it's not just the music that's dying.



NATS: song playing outside store



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INQ=we counted RACHEL DEPOMPA:



STANDUP 18:13:39:00 WE COUNTED AT LEAST
8 EMPTY, OR SOON BE VACANT STORES IN
THE DOWNTOWN AND A LOT OF THEM BECOME
LIKE THIS ONE.. PLASTERED WITH
ADVERTISEMENTS. :48

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OQ=advertisements.



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INQ=I think downtown CHRIS KAPPAS:



17:54:14:00 I THINK DOWNTOWN IS
DEFINITELY GOING TO REBOUND. :16 WE MAY
BE DOWN A LITTLE BIT, BUT WE'RE COMING
RIGHT BACK UP. :21

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OQ=right back up.




NATS: SAWING... 18:01:58:00

NATS: HAMMERING... 18:01:05:00



And work has already begun to start the
facelift. The Lester Group out of
Martinsville is pouring millions into
this entire block of buildings. They
are transforming the second story
apartments into upscale lofts and
fixing the outside of the structure.

Even the Lyric theatre is getting in on
the act.



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INQ=the lyric SUSAN MATTINGLY: 18:07:48:00 THE LYRIC


WILL BE REPLACING THE ORIGINAL COMEDY,
TRAGEDY MASKS THAT WERE ON THE THEATRE
AND WE WILL ALSO BE REPLACING THE
DECORATIVE WINDOW GRILLS OVER THE
MARQUEE. :57

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OQ=the marquee.



All of the changes are already
generating a buzz for the existing
business owners.



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INQ=I think it GWEN HAMILITON: 18:05:01:00 I THINK IT


WILL GIVE A MORE POSITIVE OUTLOOK. IT

WILL ATTRACT ATTENTION. PEOPLE WILL
NOTICE, SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING. IT WILL
HOPEFULLY BRING IN NEW RETAILERS. :11

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OQ=new retailers.



Downtown merchants says, yes the
closings were a low point, but the
future is still looking bright.

NATS: foot stepping, 18:09:01:00



Rachel DePompa, News 7, Blacksburg. >>
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=I-81 Accident A Georgia man has been charged


with reckless driving after he
triggered an accident this morning on
Interstate 81.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Botetourt Co.

Frances Fontaine of Georgia was
driving north near Buchanan when he ran
off the road and hit a guardrail.

Police say he then overcorrected
and drove into the path of an empty
fuel tanker.


The tanker ran into the median
and overturned.

No one was injured, but the
highway was shut down for a time while
the wreckage was cleaned up.

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GRAPHIC=Ken Ruscio Washington and Lee


University has a new president.

Kenneth Ruscio (ROO-see-oh)
will take over the post July First.

Ruscio is a W-and-L alumnus as
well as a former professor and dean at
the school. He's currently a dean at
the University of Richmond.
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MIKE ON CAM GRANT ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up the High School State


Championships will be handed out in
Richmond. We'll rundown the schedule
that assures our area of having a team
play for Double "A" Girls and Boys
Title.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And the A-C-C Tournament is set


for tip-off tommorrow here on your
Hometown Station. Mike Stevens and
Travis Wells will both check in from
Greensboro as the Hokies and Hoo's
prepare for meeting number 3 of the
season. Sports is Next.

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GRAPHIC=ACC MEN'S TOURNEY If your an employer and for the


next 2 weeks you experience a high
volume of Sick Workers on Thursday and
Friday. Don't be alarmed. It is just
a case of Basketball Fever. The A-C-C
Tournament kicks off tommorrow
afternoon in Greensboro. Mike Stevens
and Travis Wells were courtside today
as Virginia Tech and U-V-A got their
shots up in a practice session.

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INQ=FIRST AUDIO




*CG locator Greensboro, NC
:00


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com
:07


*CG 2line Dave Leitao
UVA Coach in First ACC Tournament

:29


*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com
1:05


*CG 2line Jamon Gordon
VT Junior Guard
1:16


*CG 2line Zabian Dowdell
VT Junior Guard
1:26


*CG 2line J.R. Reynolds
Virginia Junior Guard
1:34



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OQ=...NEWS7 SPORTS."



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The Home of the A-C-C Tournament
is right here on your Hometown Station.
We start tommorrow with Miami and
Clemson tipping off at Noon in the

first game of the day.

That will be followed by the 5th
seed Florida State taking on Wake
Forest at 2:30.

NEXT PAGE #151 The Virginia Tech-UVA game will


be on ESPN, but the night-cap is right
back here on W-D-B-J. The
Maryland-Georgia Tech game will start
on our seven-2 channel and at 10 when
C-S-I is over the game will switch over
to your Hometown Station.

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GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops The High School State Semi-finals


are this week in Richmond with the
Finals on Saturday. In our Hometown
Hoops Weekly segment on News 7 at 5 we
talked about the multiple meetings for
our surviving Double "A" Teams. This
is the schedule for our local teams
remaining.

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representative is Floyd County. The
Lady Buffalos take on Gate City,
Thursday Evening at 6 for a berth in
the State Championships.

Then it is Rematch Friday on the
Double "A" Level, with Lord Botetourt
and Hidden Valley for the 4th time this
season, tip off scheduled for 6 as
well.

That game will be followed by the
Martinsville Bulldogs and Bassett
Bengals meeting for the 5th time this
season. The Bulldogs have won 3 of the
4 previous meetings. Hometown Hoops
Weekly can be seen again tonight on
News 7 at 11. (END VO) (END VO)