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03/16/06

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KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

Hundreds of people will soon be
out of work in Carroll and Grayson
Counties.
JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

Sara Lee's branded-apparel
division is cutting more than 3-hundred
manufacturing positions from its Galax
plant.
JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE This is the fourth company in


that area to announce job cuts within
the past six months.

New River Valley Bureau Reporter
Holly Pietrzak has the story.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL



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INQ=The employment office


*CG locator Galax

:00


*CG 2line Matthew McKenzie
Lost job
:16
*CG 2line Dawn Groseclose
VA Employment Commission
1:00
*CG 2line Gary Larrowe
Carroll Co. Administrator
1:21
*CG reporter Holly Pietrzak
hollyp@wdbj7.com
1:33

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OQ=Holly Pietrzak, News 7, Galax. << The employment office in Galax is
(END SOT) busier than anyone would like these


days.

More than 150 people come here
each week in search of work.

Matthew McKenzie was laidoff from
Vaughan Furniture on March third.



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INQ=I'M LOOKING FOR MATTHEW MCKENZIE, GALAX



00:23:04 I'M LOOKING FOR A JOB. I HAVE
TO LOOK FOR TWO JOBS A WEEK TO GET
UNEMPLOYMENT AND THAT'S HARD TO DO
AROUND HERE. 00:23:14


RUN:10 (END SOT)



OQ=TO DO AROUND HERE



Sara Lee is the latest company to
announce cuts at its National Textiles
plant in Galax.



TAKE GFX (LOSS OF JOBS)

In the past six months folks in
Carroll and Grayson Counties have taken
some big employment hits.

The first one came back in
December 2005.

Job cuts at Bassett Furniture in
Mt. Airy, North Carolina affected 90
people in the area.

A month later Webb Furniture
eliminated 309 positions.

Vaughan Furniture cut 200 jobs
March third...and Sara Lee will leave
334 people without jobs for a total of
933 jobs lost.

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INQ=THEY'RE SAYING I WANT DAWN GROSECLOSE, VA EMPLOYMENT


SPECIALIST

00:18:01 THEY'RE SAYING I WANT OUT OF
MANUFACTURING. I WANT OUT OF TEXTILES.
I WANT SOMETHING THAT I KNOW I CAN

WORK FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE. WELL OUR
WHOLE ECONOMY HAS CHANGED AND A LOT OF
THEM ARE HAVING TO GO TO THE SERVICE
INDUSTRY OR THE MEDICAL FIELD.
00:18:14

RUN:13 (END SOT)



OQ=THE MEDICAL FIELD



As the unemployment rate
soars...Carroll County Administrator,
Gary Larrowe says the region must
transition into a new economy.



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INQ=THAT MIGHT BE HIGHER GARY LARROWE, CARROLL CO. ADMINISTRATOR



00:09:48 THAT MIGHT BE HIGHER TECH.
THAT MIGHT BE A SKILLED BASED,
KNOWLEDGE BASED ECONOMY THAT'S GOING TO
BE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE CURRENTLY
HAVE HERE. 00:09:56

RUN:08 (END SOT)



OQ=HAVE HERE



Employment specialists in Galax
are advising people to acquire new
skills and get more education as they
search for new jobs.

Holly Pietrzak, News 7, Galax.>>
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE A packaging company is growing in


Botetourt County, and looking for new
employees.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Botetourt Co.

Arkay Packaging is relocating its
manufacturing business from New York to
the Roanoke Valley.

The company makes high-end
packaging material for pharmaceutical,
cosmetic and beauty companies.


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INQ="The beauty...




*CG 2line Jane Hazlegrove
Arkay HR Manager 23:31"THE BEAUTY OF THIS AREA WAS VERY
ATTRACTIVE. WE ARE A FAMILY RUN
BUSINESS. THEY WANTED TO BE IN A AREA
WHERE THEY CAN BRING PEOPLE WHO LOVE
WORKING IN THIS VALLEY, AND CLOSENESS
TO THE INTERSTATE."23:46

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OQ=...to the Interstate."






VO-NAT VO-NAT



Officials say they plan to create
about 20 to 30 new jobs.

The company is looking for people
that have experience with maintenance
printing and quality assurance.

Arkay currently employs about 215
people, 150 of whom work here in the
Roanoke area.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Another pedestrian's been hit by


a car in Blacksburg.
TAKE MAP FULL TAKE MAP

This time it happened on the 100
block of Draper Road around 2:00 this
afternoon.

Police say, for no apparent
reason, the driver of a 1998 Honda
veered off the road, struck a
pedestrian and hit a sign.

The driver left the scene, but
the Honda was later found on Hampton

Court.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Police seized the car and say


charges are pending driver
identification.

A 23 year old Tech student was
treated at the scene.
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=McCloskey The F-B-I is getting involved


with a Blacksburg death investigation.
TAKE McCloskey FS TAKE PICTURE

Last November, 19 year old Joseph
Brian McCloskey was found unconscious
on a walking trail with severe head
trauma.

He died from his injuries five
days later.

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Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa is in
our New River Valley Newsroom with the
latest on the investigation.

Rachel, how is the FBI going to

help?

LIVE=Rachel Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com


*CG live Blacksburg

Keith, agents will look over a
computer and two cell phones seized in
January from a Blacksburg home.

The cell phones may contain a
text message that police believe could
shed light on how McCloskey died.

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INQ=Brian Joseph


*CG locator Blacksburg
January
:00

RUNS=:55 (END SOT)



OQ=night of the incident.



< party at these town homes in early
November. He left at midnight and was
found early the next morning lying here
on this walking trail. Police have long
believed he was hit by a vehicle, that
was using the trail as a shortcut.
Police even seized these two S-U-V's as
part of the investigation.




The Ford Excursion came from Magic City
Ford in Roanoke.

INSERT GRAPHIC OF CAMERON JOHNSON

Cameron Johnson is with the dealership
and told News 7 in January it had been
leased to a service customer.

But a new search warrant creates a
clearer picture.

TAKE PICTURE OF AARON PIERCE

The Ford Excursion was actually leased
to his roommate, Aaron Pierce. Pierce
admitted to police he had driven
through the shortcut that night.

TAKE SEARCH WARRANT GRAPHIC

According to the search warrant: Pierce
told police he was not sure he didn't
hit the victim when driving over the
curb into the grassy area. He also
admitted he had been drinking alcohol
the night of the incident.

HOLD SEARCH WARRANT GRAPHIC FOR PADDING
>>

LIVE=Rachel Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Blacksburg

As for that text message police
are zeroing in on- it's a message from
Pierce to Johnson the night before he
was interviewed by police for the first

time.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Micro DOUBLE BOXES



Keith, it's important to note, NO
ARRESTS have been made.

But this latest search warrant
was filed yesterday, which indicates
police are still actively trying to
find out what happened to Brian
McCloskey.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE A review of Roanoke's magnet

EDUCATION 7 ANIMATION schools is raising concern among
supporters.

But today, school board members
said they are reassured by the process
administrators are using to evaluate
the programs.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke
File Tape School Superintendent Marvin
Thompson ordered the study to make sure

that magnet programs are aligned with
state standards... and are producing
enough benefits to justify the cost.

This morning, school board
members encouraged administrators to
consider all options before ending a
program, but said they have confidence
in the process.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 54:33



INQ=I think it's very intentional




*CG 2line Kathy Stockburger
School Board Chairman KATHY STOCKBURGER: I THINK IT'S VERY
INTENTIONAL. THERE IS A METHODOLOGY TO
LOOK AT THIS COMPLICATED ISSUE, SO IT
ISN'T JUST A WHOLESALE DISMANTLING OF
MAGNET PROGRAMS.

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OQ=dismantling of magnet programs.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Thompson says every school should
know by the end of May if programs will
remain in place, be altered or
eliminated.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE There's also plenty of controversy


next door in Roanoke County.

It has to do with the firing of the
athletic director at Cave Spring High
School.

Tonight, the school superintendent is
speaking out.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



Justin McLeod is live at the
administration building. Justin, what
does Dr. Weber have to say?

LIVE=Justin Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com


*CG live Roanoke Co.



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ROLLCUE: is willing to address is her SOT FULL


critics.

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INQ=





*CG locator Roanoke Co.
Last Night
:00


*CG 2line Linda Weber
Roanoke Co. Superintendent
:25



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OQ=what I would do. <<((NAT SOUND OF LAST NIGHT'S MEETING))



Last night, hundreds turned out at
Cave Spring High School to show their
support for the ousted athletic
director.

They're angry Randy Meck was fired.
They're also pretty upset that the new
athletic fields at Cave Spring are
still not ready.

During the meeting, many expressed
frustration toward the superintendent.

They feel Linda Weber rules by
intimidation.

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INQ= LINDA WEBER/ROANOKE CO. SUPERINTENDENT:






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OQ=






LIVE=Justin Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Roanoke Co.



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DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Justin/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium Roanoke City Council may not


decide the fate of Victory Stadium
before the Spring election, but council
members apparently have other plans for
some of the stadium funding.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

With the decision to build
separate facilities at the high
schools, city officials say they have
set aside more money than they need for
that project.

Mayor Nelson Harris is asking

council to consider reallocating five
and a half million dollars for
renovation or construction of new
library facilities.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD Council member and Victory


Stadium advocate Brian Wishneff will
oppose that motion. While he supports
library improvements, he says the mayor
is trying to pit groups against each
other before the May election.
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE The Blacksburg doctor who wants


to bring a methadone clinic to the town
says there's a serious need for the
facility.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

Dr. Martha Wunsch (LIKE LUNCH/but
with a W) has been treating patients
with addictions for the last two
decades.

Wunsch already runs an opiate
treatment center, as she calls it, in

Charlottesville.

She wants to put a facility on
Davis Street in Blacksburg.

According to the medical
examiner's office there were 575 opiate
overdose deaths in our region over a
recent five year period.

Wunsch says she even has a four
month long wait list for patients.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL
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INQ=If you speak




*CG 2line Dr. Martha Wunsch
Addiction Medicine MARTHA WUNSCH: 2:42:00 IF YOU SPEAK
WITH THE CHIEF OF POLICE. IF YOU SPEAK
WITH THE JUDGES AND THE POLICE MAN AND
THE PROBATION OFFICERS. THEY WILL TELL
YOU HOW PERVASIVE PRESCRIPTION PAIN
MEDICATION ABUSE IS IN OUR COMMUNITY
:52

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OQ=our community.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Currently, the nearest clinics
are in Galax and Roanoke.

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KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

He can turn pit bulls into
pussy cats.

ENG#=3



VO-NAT VO-NAT


JEAN ON VO JEAN ON VO

It's all in a day's work for
this Roanoke animal control officer.

We'll ride along when News
Seven returns.
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JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

March madness is underway...
and it's not just in the big arenas.


We'll take you to the Final
Four underway in Salem when News Seven
returns.

ENG#=1



VO-NAT VO-NAT


KEITH ON VO KEITH ON VO

Plus a central Virginia
dealership may get a new owner... but
it's a familiar name.
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MINI OPEN


KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE The call goes out: "aggressive dog on


the loose."

Perhaps a child's been bitten or in
danger.

Brian Noto will take care of it.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL




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INQ=


*CG locator Roanoke
:01


*CG 2line Brian Noto
Roanoke Animal Control Officer
:56



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OQ=I'M A PROFESSIONAL, YES. <<



(END SOT)





SOT FULL SOT FULL 35:32



INQ= I LOVE MY JOB.



RUNS= (END SOT)



OQ= He's always on the move... whether


cruising the city- -or in the middle of
the mess we found him in on Tenth
Street.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 30:47



INQ= I DON'T GET INVOLVED IN ANY ANIMAL


BEHAVIOR.

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OQ= Animal behavior can determine how hard


his day will be.

NAT SOT Full NAT SOT Full - - collecting dogs



Brian Noto wears a uniform, a gun and a
badge, but he's NOT actually a police

officer, not a sworn member of the
force.

NAT SOT on radio @31:50



I'LL BE 10-7.

But he answers the call just like one.

Only HE's sworn to protect four-legged
creatures

NAT SOT Full NAT SOT Full @ 29:45



cats being CARRIED down the alley,
crying

whose voices aren't always heard.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 34:05 (audio only - -over shot
INQ= of working with animals)



WHEN IT COMES TO ANIMALS EVERYBODY IS
VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THEM.

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OQ= Brian Noto is one of three animal


control officers in Roanoke.

The day we spent with him he had to
help his partner collect nine dogs and
cats from a home the city had
condemned.

He can turn an angry Pit Bull into
butter.

How does he do it?

SOT FULL SOT FULL 1:01:40



INQ= NEVER LOOK A DOG IN THE EYE, PIT BULL


OR NOT.

RUN02 (END SOT)




OQ=



SOT FULL SOT FULL 1:02:07



INQ= ...JUST LET THEM FEEL THAT YOU'RE NOT


AFRAID.

IF YOU FEEL ANY TYPE OF FEAR, THEY'RE
GOING TO BE AGGRESSIVE WITH YOU AS
WELL.

How often have you been mauled in the
process?

NEVER, NEVER.

RUN09 (END SOT)



OQ= A scratch from playing with one, maybe,


he says. He keeps his distance from
the real aggressive ones.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 38:25 opens the cage on the
INQ= truck INSIDE the shelter



HI SWEETIE

RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ= It helps that he actually cares about


animals... has dogs and cats of his own
at home.

SOT FULL SOT FULL 1:02:30



INQ= And you know what you're doing.



YEAH. I LIKE TO THINK I DO. I WOULD
SAY I'M A PROFESSIONAL, YES.

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OQ=




KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM


GRAPHIC=NONE A professional dog handler who's good


at what he does. No wonder he loves
his job.
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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE A Lynchburg auto dealer may get a


new owner.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Lynchburg

Oak Ridge Toyota may soon belong
to the Berglund Automotive Group.

The Roanoke company is looking at
buying the Lynchburg dealership and
hopes to complete the sale soon.

It would be re-named Berglund Oak
Ridge Toyota, and also sell Kias and
Suzukis.
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MIKE ON CAM GRANT ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Coming up the Madness has begun.


We'll hear from J.J. Redick on the eve
of his final Tournament run.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT and a National Champion will be


crowned in Salem this weekend, we'll
check in at the Division 3 final four
next in sports.

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GRANT ON CAM GRANT ON CAM

GRAPHIC=D3 Tournament As the Division 1 Men's



Tournament kicks off this afternoon,
the D-3 men are wrapping up with their
Final Four this weekend right here in
Salem. The Champions from the ODAC,
Virginia Weslyan will be back on the
same court that they won the Conference
Championship just last month. The
Marlins are excited about the chance to
play for another title in Salem.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL



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INQ=


*CG 2line Dave Macedo
Virginia Wesleyan Head Coach
:00

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OQ=forward to tomorrow night."





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Salem

All four teams practiced at the
Salem Civic Center this afternoon in
preparation for Friday's Semi-finals.
The Marlins play the nightcap against
Illinois Wesleyan while the first game
features Whittenberg and Amherst at 6.

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INQ=




*CG 2line Dave Hixon
Amherst Head Coach
:00
*CG 2line Bill Brown
Wittenberg Head Coach
:23

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OQ=wish everybody could experience."





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Also today in Salem, the Josten's
Trophy was handed out to the best men's
and women's players in the D-3 ranks.

Randolph-Macon's Megan Silva
captured the women's award while Chris
Braier (Briar) of Lawrence grabbed the
men's honor.

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GRANT ON CAM GRANT ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Men's Final 4 The N-C-A-A Tournament is known


by many names, March Madness the Big

Dance, whatever you care to use. For
J.J. Redick it will be his final dance
as a Duke Basketball Player. Whenever
the Blue Devils play their final game
will be the last time J.J. don's a Duke
Uniform.

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*CG 2line J. J. Redick
2-time ACC Player of the Year



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*CG locator Greensboro, NC
Volunteers vs Eagles The games that did get underway
included Gregg Marshall and Winthrop
taking on Tennessee. This one being
played in Greensboro.

The 15 seed would take a 2 point
lead on the bucket by Craig Bradshaw
and Winthrop was thinking upset.


The Eagles were down 2 when James
Shuler would drain the 3-pointer for a
6 1 to 60 lead.
*CG final Winthrop The Vols tied at 61 and with 2 61 seconds left they won it on Chris Tennessee Lofton's shot for the corner, his only 63 bucket of the second half. 63 to 61
Tennessee moving to the second round.

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*CG locator Salt Lake City, UT
Eagles vs Tigers In one of the first games of the
tournament this afternoon Boston
College taking on Pacific and this one
went to 2 overtimes.

It got to the first extra session
thanks to Christain Maraker
(MOORE-ah-Car) who drains the wide open
3-pointer to tie it at 65.

B-C looked to be out of it, but
Jared Dudley hit a 3 pointer, 2 Craig
Smith Free Throws got the Eagles into
Double Overtime.
*CG final Pacific In the Second O-T Session Boston
76 College dominated outscoring the Tigers Boston College 14 to 2 and Al Skinner's club survives 88 88 to 76.
Final in Double Overtime

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