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03/15/2006

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Susan


Bahorich....

A windy day on tap will make
seasonal temperatures seem a little
cooler.

Brent Watts will have your
seven-forecast in just a few minutes.





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GRAPHIC=Brush Fire Dry and windy weather


combining with human error to spark
brush fires is a familiar story by now.

But just how bad has this
fire season been so far?
TAKE FIRE APRISA FULL APRISA

Take a look at the numbers
from the Virginia Department of
Forestry.

531 fires so far this
year... that's hundreds more than last
year.

More than three-thousand
acres burned.
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GRAPHIC=Hold Authorities say the fire along


the Bedford Botetourt County line is
still under control, despite heavy wind

and smoke yesterday.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Botetourt Co.

Firefighters patrolled roads in
the area, while other crews worked
inside the fire lines.

Despite the smoke that surprised
some residents, forestry officials say
the fire is still contained.

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INQ=So we're monitoring




*CG 2line Ted Coffman
Information Officer TED COFFMAN/INFORMATION OFFICER: SO
WE'RE MONITORING THE FIRE AND IT'S
GOING TO CONTINUE TO SMOLDER LIKE THIS
UNTIL WE GET A SIGNIFICANT RAIN.

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Crews will be back on the fire
line this morning.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD But officials aren't just worried


about large brush fires.

All it takes is a single
cigarette to whip up some trouble.

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*CG locator Roanoke

A patch of mulch near Valley View
Mall provided the fuel yesterday
afternoon.

Roanoke firefighters were called
to put it out.... not once but twice.

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INQ=A lot of people




*CG 2line Charlie Fochtman
Roanoke Fire/EMS Department CAPT. CHARLIE FOCHTMAN: A LOT OF
PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING OUT ARE FLICKING
THEIR CIGARETTES OUT THE WINDOW AND THE
CIGARETTE BUTT WILL GO YARDS AND YARDS
HUNDREDS OF YARDS AND MEET A MULCH PILE
AND START IT ON FIRE, REALLY EASY

BECAUSE IT'S BRAND NEW MULCH, REALLY
DRY.

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Mulch fires are a common problem
this time of year.

Firefighters say high winds and
careless smokers don't help.

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GRAPHIC=Mark de Tournillon The trial for the man charged in


a fatal boating accident at Smith
Mountain Lake will remain in Bedford
County, for now.

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VO-NAT Larry and Judi Lewis were both


killed last August when a speedboat
toppled their cabin cruiser.
*CG locator Bedford Co. Yesterday, attorneys for the man
charged, Mark de Tournillon
DEE-tour-neon, argued for a change of

venue, saying the case received too
much pre-trial publicity.

And they say most of it has been
negative toward their client.

The judge ruled the court should
at least TRY to select a jury in
Bedford County, but warned if it became
a problem, he may reconsider the change
of venue.

The trial is set for June.

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*CG standup Brent Watts
bwatts@wdbj7.com
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*CG standup Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Susan


Bahorich....

Expect a clear and sunny day with
temperatures in the mid 50's.

But, be careful of those high
winds.

Brent Watts will have more in
weather in just a few moments.
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GRAPHIC=Tim Kaine A familiar face pays a visit to


some local troops in the Middle East
this week.

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VO-NAT




*CG file U. S. Department of Defense

Governor Tim Kaine left Sunday
night on a trip to visit local troops
serving in Iraq.

It's a trip designed to help
improve communication between governors
and the Department of Defense.

Kaine has already received phone
numbers from dozens of troops who've
asked him to call their loved ones when
he returns home.

Overall, he says morale seems
high.

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INQ=That's really my main goal




*CG 2line Gov. Tim Kaine

22:00 GOV. TIM KAINE: THAT'S REALLY MY
MAIN GOAL IN COMING, IS ON BEHALF OF
THE COMMONWEALTH AND AS COMMANDER AND

CHIEF OF THE VIRGINIA GUARD TO JUST
LOOK THESE GUYS AND LADIES IN THE EYE
AND SAY THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE.

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The governor heard gunfire while
taking a helicopter ride over Baghdad
yesterday, but, so far, hasn't felt
unsafe.

After a brief stop in
Afghanistan, Kaine is scheduled to
return home Friday evening.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Blacksburg may still be getting a


methadone clinic.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

Addiction Recovery Systems of

Pennsylvania has re-applied to open a
clinic in town on Davis Street.

A-R-S wanted to open a methadone
clinic last year in the Colony Park
office complex.

That plan was derailed by a state
law that bans such facilities within a
half mile of a school.

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GRAPHIC=None Last week, we told you about a


waitress who was rewarded for a job
well done with a thousand dollar tip.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke 19 year old Amanda Newkirk got Last Wednesday the big tip while working at Ruby
Tuesday.. but just WHO left it?
*CG file Yesterday Yesterday News 7 caught up with
the mystery woman- who turns out to be
27 year old Erin Dogan. Doe-gan

Dogan says she did not even know
the waitress was pregnant.

She says she's been through some
rough times after her husband died last

year and says leaving the tip was the
work of God.

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INQ=AND I HAD NO IDEA




*CG 2line Erin Dogan
Left $974 Tip 05:02:53

ERIN DOGAN/LEFT HUGE TIP: AND I HAD NO
IDEA SHE WAS PREGNANT 19 NOTHING.
NOTHING. IF THAT'S NOT DIVING
INTERVENTION I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS.

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Dogan's father left her money
when he passed away eight years ago-
She's a mother of two- and a medical
student... who is engaged to be
married this summer.

Tonight on News 7 at six.. we'll
tell you what national TV shows are
clammering to get interviews with these
local folks.

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*CG standup Brent Watts
bwatts@wdbj7.com


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*CG standup Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Susan


Bahorich....

Another dry, windy day on tap,
but temperatures will be in the mid
50s.

Brent Watts will have your
forecast in just a moment.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Students in Blacksburg are

SCAM ALERT 7 ANIM falling victim to a major email scam
that has claimed thousands of dollars.

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VO-NAT Police say a group out of Nigeria


is logging onto this Virginia Tech
website that helps students find
renters for their apartments.

*CG locator Blacksburg The criminals send money, but
they send too much and ask for some of
it back.

Police say six students have been
scamed for a total of 12-thousand
dollars.

Virginia Tech's Off Campus
Housing office has posted a warning on
its website.

Officials say the scamers are not
targeting just Virginia Tech.

This is happening at colleges all
over the nation.
WIPE TO WDBJ WEB PAGE FS WIPE TO FS GFX
ANCHOR on GFX If you think you've fallen
victim to this scam, you can file a
report with the Internet Crime
Complaint Center.

You'll find a link on our
webpage at wdbj7-dot-com. Just click
on Websites in the News.
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GRAPHIC=NONE The ban on outdoor burning in


Roanoke County has been changed from
after 4:00 to not at all.


Weather conditions prompted the
County to prohibit burning brush at
least until Friday.

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INQ=It's been




*CG 2line Rick Burch
Roanoke Co. Fire Chief IT'S BEEN DRY. THE LACK OF RAINFALL
FOR A NUMBER OF MONTHS, LOW HUMIDITY
AND OF COURSE THE HIGH WIND WARNING WE
HAVE TODAY WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MILES
PER HOUR.

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OQ=per hour




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GRAPHIC=NONE Anyone convicted of illegal


burning can be jailed for a year and
fined 25-hundred dollars.

Chief Burch says the county will
consider lifting the ban only when
conditions improve.
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GRAPHIC=Brush Fire High winds helped fan the flames


of a tractor trailer fire on Route 460

near Lynchburg yesterday afternoon.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Campbell Co.

The truck had pulled over after a
tire blew out ... the driver told
police that's when his cab started to
catch fire.

The entire truck was destroyed
and firefighters had to scramble as the
fire spread onto an embankment.

Eastbound lanes were blocked for
almost two hours.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Two existing bike trails in the


New River Valley may soon become one.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Montgomery Co.

The N-R-V District Planning
Commission is hoping to join the
Huckleberry Trail in Montgomery County
to the New River Trail in Pulaski

County.

That connection, a good 20 to 30
miles, would go through the Radford
area.

Planning commission members say
the trail connection is very
preliminary and could take several
years to accomplish.

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