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03/21/06

News-7 at 6



JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

A lot of questions remain about the
sudden temporary resignation of Roanoke
County's school superintendent.

KEITH ON VO

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KEITH'S MIC HOT


*CG locator Roanoke Co.
Last Night After meeting with the school board in
closed session for more than a hour
last night, Linda Weber announced she
will step aside for 60 days.

In an exclusive interview with News 7,
Weber told Justin McLeod she felt she
had become too much of a distraction.

She also made it clear she was NOT
forced out.


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INQ=Was this just




*CG 2line Linda Weber
Roanoke Co. School Superintendent JUSTIN McLEOD: WAS THIS YOUR
SUGGESTION?

LINDA WEBER: ABSOLUTELY. YES. IT WAS
THEY CAN VERIFY THAT, THAT IT WAS MY
SUGGESTION.

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OQ=was my suggestion



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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Linda Weber The School Board had no idea Weber was


going to step aside, until she called
the Chairman yesterday morning.

When Dr. Weber met with Mike Stovall
late yesterday afternoon, they
discussed a wide range of options,
including resignation.

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*CG 2line Mike Stovall
Roanoke Co. School Board Chairman
:00





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OQ=YOU TALK, YOU'RE FIRED." <

THIS TIME OFF AND LET THE DUST SETTLE.

The Superintendent has been under
attack. Allegations reached a
crescendo last week during a meeting
over the resignation of Cave Spring
Athletic Director Randy Meck.

Stovall says a lot of the accusations
have been vicious and personal, some he
calls "fiction."

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INQ= SOME OF THOSE QUESTIONS... WE NEED TO


SEND SOMEONE OUT THAT CAN SET DOWN AND
TAKE THE TIME TO TALK TO TEACHERS AND
THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTY TO FIND OUT
WHAT'S ACTUALLY GOING ON AND WHAT THE
ROOT OF THE PROBLEM IS.

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OQ= A lot of people are stirred up over


delays in construction of new athletic
facilities at Cave Spring High School.

Stovall's satisfied that he knows what

that's all about.

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INQ= CONTRACTOR'S WALK OFF THE JOB SITE.


CONTRACTORS ARE SLOW. WE'VE HAD
ELECTRICAL LINES THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF
ONE OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE HAD TO
COMPLETELY MOVE. SO I MEAN THERE'S
JUST A LOT THAT GOES INTO PLAY.

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OQ= Perhaps the most persistent criticism


of the Superintendent is that she rules
through intimidation, without
tolerating dissent.

Stovall concedes some teachers and
staff are upset, even admitting Linda
Weber herself is part of the problem.

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INQ= IS SHE PART OF THE PROBLEM? SURE SHE


IS, AND I JUST SAID THAT. BECAUSE,
NATURALLY, SHE IS AN ADMINISTRATOR, AND
SHE DOES MAKE PEOPLE UPSET. BUT SHE IS
RIGHT NOW, AS OF TODAY, WE DON'T HAVE
CONCRETE EVIDENCE TO WHERE E-MAIL WAS
SENT TO AN EMPLOYEE THAT SAID, "YOU
TALK, YOU'RE FIRED."

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GRAPHIC=HOLD As of April first Dr. Weber will take a


two-month leave of absence from her
140-thousand dollar-a-year position.

Stovall says he understands she plans
to take a vacation, visiting a friend
in California.
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KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH 2-SHOT

Lorraine Lange is now the acting
superintendent for Roanoke County
Schools. Jean sat down with her today.
JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

Keith- Lange said several times
she wants to bring peace to the
district and settle some of the issues
parents are worried about- and to
focus on children and instruction.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke Co. The former deputy superintendent has
been in the district since 1971- she
had been a teacher and principal before
joining the administration in 1988.

While Lange will be top in the
command during Dr. Linda Weber's leave-
she says Weber will be available.


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INQ=dR. wEBER


*CG 2line Lorraine Lange
Acting Superintendent
:00



<<1:00

LORRAINE LANGE: DR. WEBER HAS GIVEN ME
HER TELEPHONE NUMBER AND I WILL BE ABLE
TO CONTACT HER WHEN I NEED ADVICE ABOUT
DIFFERENT SITUATIONS YES.

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Lange called Weber's decision to
step down.. classy. While Weber's been
accused of having an intimidating
management style.. Lange said teachers
ordinarily don't come directly to the
superintendent with concerns-

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LORRAINE LANGE: WELL WE ASK THAT WHEN
THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT THEY GO THROUGH
THE CHAIN OF COMMAND. IF A TEACHER HAS
A PROBLEM THAT WE ASK THEY FIRST
CONTACT THE PRINCIPAL IF THEY CAN'T

WORK WITH THE PRINCIPAL THEY COME UP TO
THE CENTRAL OFFICE.>>

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OQ=UP TO THE CENTRAL OFFICE.





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As for the athletic director's
dismissal Lange would not comment
saying it's a personnel issue.
JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Thursday night's school board


meeting is at Northside Middle School
at 7 pm. and that's when the board
plans on talking about the athletic
fields. That's the first thing on the
agenda.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident No one was hurt when a


Roanoke County school bus was hit by a
car this afternoon.
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It happened on Williamson
Road around 3:30.


County police say bus number
152 was rear-ended by a car.

None of the 22 students or
the bus driver was hurt.

The 17-year-old driver of
the car was not injured either.
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A Danville man has been charged


with stabbing his wife to death in
their Northside home today.

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*CG locator Danville

A family member called police
around 8 a-m to say the woman at 310
Meadowbrook Drive was dead.

Police got there and found
49-year-old Mattie Womack dead, with
stab wounds to her upper back and
throat.


Her family was shocked to hear
what had happened.

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INQ=She was very




*CG 2line Lakisha Mayo
Relative 1:28:58 LAKISHA MAYO/RELATIVE: SHE WAS
VERY SWEET. YES, SHE WAS. Reporter:
HARD TO IMAGINE ANYONE WOULD WANT TO
HURT HER? MAYO: YES IT IS, BECAUSE AS
FAR AS I KNOW, SHE DIDN'T BOTHER
ANYBODY OR ANYTHING.

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Police have charged 47-year-old
Keister Randolph Womack with murder.

He was at the home when officers
arrived this morning.

He's being held without bond in
the Danville jail.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Layoffs Plenty of state help is on the way for


hundreds of recently laid off workers
in the Galax area.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Galax
Last Week Sara Lee apparel became the latest
employer to announce major cuts in the
last three months.
*CG file November 2004

Combine those with layoffs at Webb and
Vaughan Furniture, you're talking more
than 800 jobs lost in the Galax area
alone since December.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Tim Kaine Today in Galax, the governor signed


legislation that extends the Economic
Strike Force first enacted almost four
years ago. It contains immediate
assistance for the region.

DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & JoeD/Starlink DOUBLE BOXES




Joe Dashiell is in Galax tonight with
more on the governor's visit and what
it will mean for local workers.

LIVE=Joe Full/Starlink LIVE FULL






*CG standup Joe Dashiell
jdashiell@wdbj7.com


*CG live Galax





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ROLLCUE: help to this region.

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INQ=Governor Kaine came




*CG locator Galax
:00


*CG 2line Fay Hawkins
Galax Resident
:10
*CG 2line Gov. Tim Kaine
:37



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OQ=a very focused way, do all we can.








LIVE=Joe Full/Starlink LIVE FULL

*CG live Galax



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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Franklin County school officials


say they're doing everything they can
to ease the nerves of parents at a
local elementary school.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Franklin Co.
Last Night Last night, officials met with
parents at Dudley Elementary, to
discuss the recent application of the
pesticide Malathion... during school
hours.

Several parents reported their
children became sick just days after

the application.

The school is still waiting for
results from an air quality test.

In the meantime, officials say
they're meeting with a number of
experts on the matter... from the
health department to Virginia Tech.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Malathion is actually a

HEALTHCHECK 7 ANIMATION very common pesticide. And it's not
just used by exterminators but
homeowners as well.

So just how dangerous is it?


ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Agriculture Extension Agent Jon


Vest, says if it's applied correctly it
poses a very low risk for any health
problems.


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INQ=In most cases Malathion




*CG 2line Jon Vest

Agriculture Extension Agent 14:30:40

IN MOST CASES MALATHION WOULD FALL AS
ONE OF THE SAFER PRODUCTS TO USE. IN
FACT IF YOU WALK DOWN YOUR LOCAL HOME
IMPROVEMENT STORE, WALMART THERE ARE A
LOT MORE TOXIC CHOICES FOR USE IN YOUR
OWN VEGETABLE GARDEN

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OQ=own vegetable garden





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Malathion falls under the labeling
category of caution, meaning it has a
low toxicity. But in high doses it can
be dangerous if inhaled or absorbed
through the skin.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Exposure to the chemical mimics


flu-like symptoms. They symptoms can
occur within minutes to hours after
exposure.

Children are more at risk because
they have a higher metabolism and lower
body weight and absorb it more quickly.

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JEAN 2-Shot JEAN 2-Shot

Can the deadlock over the
state budget be broken before a special
General Assembly session?

We'll have the latest from
Richmond when News Seven returns.

ENG#=1



VO-NAT VO-NAT


KEITH ON VO KEITH ON VO

Plus big changes on Post.

We'll show you what's
happening at the Virginia Military
Institute.
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KEITH 2-Shot KEITH 2-Shot

Did you know one of the best
college tennis teams in the country is
right here in Western Virginia?

JEAN 2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

Coming up in Sports, Mike
Stevens will tell us how Washington and
Lee made it to the top.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

Two years ago, Virginia Military
Institute unveiled a massive expansion
plan.

It's all part of Vision 2039, the
year VMI celebrates its bicentennial.

News7 in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-JEan & Justin McLeod discovered a lot of

Justin/NEwsroom the work is already underway.

So Justin will the projects be
completed in time for the 200th
anniversary?

Absolutely. In fact, they're way
ahead of schedule.

LIVE=Justin Full/NEwsroom LIVE FULL


*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com What was expected to take up to
twenty years to complete may now take
less than a decade.

As we found out, VMI's plans are
already changing the face of Lexington.

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INQ=


*CG locator Lexington
:00




*CG 2line Gen. Binford Peay
VMI Superintendent
:34



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OQ=YEARS OF DISRUPTION <<((NAT SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION AT ALUMNI


FIELD))

One of the most noticeable projects
on post right now is Alumni Field.

Workers are putting in a new sewer
system along Route 11 and the football
field.

Eventually, they'll be new bleachers,
lockerooms, concession stands, and
bathrooms.

You can see in these pictures what

the new entrance will look like.

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF BULLDOZER))

But the construction is causing some
inconveniences, especially for drivers
on Route 11.

VMI's Superintendent believes short
term pain will lead to long term gain.

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INQ=All of that GEN. BINFORD PEAY/VMI SUPERINTENDENT:


ALL OF THAT IS GOING TO BEAUTIFY THE
ENTIRE ACCESS INTO LEXINGTON AND SO
IT'S A WIN WIN FOR THE CITY ONCE WE GET
THROUGH THIS FIRST COUPLE OF YEARS OF
DISRUPTION.

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OQ=years of disrution





LIVE=Justin Full/Newsroom LIVE FULL



In addition to upgrades to the
athletic fields, VMI is also renovating
several academic buildings, the
barracks, and the dining hall as well
as getting ready to build six new
buildings.

We'll have a detailed look at those
projects tonight at eleven.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Jean & DOUBLE BOXES


Justin/NEwsroom Jean, we'll also tell why some of
them are bound to be controversial.


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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=VA Budget State budget negotiators resumed


talks in Richmond this week, but remain
far apart on key issues.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Richmond

Speaker of the House, Bill
Howell, says he doesn't believe they'll
reach a compromise by time the special
session starts Monday.

Joined by environmental leaders
today, he accused the Senate of using
the budget to gut a land- conservation
tax-credit program.

He and other House Republicans
have criticized senators for embedding
that and other tax policies in their
budget bill.

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INQ=What the Senate has done





*CG 2line Del. Bill Howell

(R) Speaker of the House 41:22 BILL HOWELL/(R) SPEAKER OF THE


HOUSE: WHAT THE SENATE HAS DONE OVER
THE LAST TWO CYCLES IS PRETTY BLATANT
IN THE FACT THAT IT INCLUDES TAX HIKES
THAT WERE KILLED IN THE HOUSE SO THEY
JUST PUT THEM IN THE BUDGET.

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Howell admits the House has also
been guilty of "log- rolling" in the
past.

He says he won't be surprised if
the matter doesn't ultimately end up in
court.
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GRAPHIC=None Coming up in sports - Frank


Beamer talks about the start of spring
football practice at Tech.

Lord Botetourt has a new coach
tonight -

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT And we'll visit with the second


ranked W&L women's tennis team which is
again unbeaten this season.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM


GRAPHIC=TECH Ready or not - spring football


practice opens tomorrow at Virginia
Tech.

The Hokies are coming off an 11
win season and a Gator Bowl
Championship - but there are holes to
fill everywhere you turn from
quarterback, to tight end, to tailback
to both the offensive and defensive
lines.

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INQ=BITE




*CG 2line Frank Beamer
Begins 20th Season at Virginia Tech
:00


*CG locator Blacksburg
Last Spring
:12





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OQ=...THEY ARE GONNA BE NEW."


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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM


GRAPHIC=VHSL From the high school front - Matt


Hall has been named the new head
wrestling coach at Lord Botetourt.

Hall is a Botetourt grad who
later wrestled at Appalachian State for
a season.

He has been an assistant at
Botetourt for two years and he was an
assistant at Cave Spring for one
season, as well.

He is the son of Larry Hall - the
wrestling rules interpreter for the
entire state.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=W&L Washington and Lee's Women's


Tennis Team is back for another run at
a National Championship. As Grant
Kittelson found out, the Generals will
see where they stand in National
Pecking order very soon.

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INQ=




*CG locator Kalamazoo, MI
May 2005

:00


*CG 2line Rebecca Timmis
Washington & Lee Sophomore
:20


*CG 2line Patty Roberts
W & L Senior Co-Captain
:38


*CG 2line Cinda Rankin
Washington & Lee Head Coach
1:04


*CG reporter Grant Kittelson
gkittelson@wdbj7.com
1:31



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OQ=News 7 Sports. << The Women's Tennis Team at
(END SOT) Washington and Lee is right where they


finished a year ago. The Generals are
currently ranked number 2 in the nation
in Division 3. W & L lost in the
National Finals to Emory University in
2005.

(BITES:)

W & L is preparing to host the
Fab Five Tournament which begins on

Thursday. It features 7 of the top 9
Ranked Teams in D-3 including current
number and the defending champs from
Emory.

(BITES:)

The National Tournament is
scheduled to be played in Santa Cruz
California the third week of May.
Grant Kittelson News 7 Sports.

>>
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Men's Final 4 The Men's N-C-A-A Basketball


Tournament will be down to the Final
Four after this weekend. Sweet 16 play
begins on Thursday.
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On your Hometown Station we will
be airing the Duke and L-S-U game on
Thursday Night with coverage starting
at 7 o'clock.

That will be followed by the West
Virginia-Texas game.
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The Double-header on Friday will
feature a Bracket Buster match-up
between George Mason and the Wichita

State Shockers in the first game.

The Second game has Florida
taking on Georgetown with tip-off of
that game schedule to be at 9:40.

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