04/03/06

News-7 at 6




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Severe thunderstorms and a
tornado watch top News Seven at Six
tonight.
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Many of you have already felt the
effects.

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For more on where these
storms are headed, let's go right to
meteorlogist Robin Reed.

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TITAN/FULL TITAN RADAR ANALYSIS OF STORMS








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Toss back to Anchors
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GRAPHIC=NONE This weather-related traffic alert.


TRAFFIC ALERT ANIM. High winds are believed responsible for
bringing down a power line on Electric
Road in front of the Tanglewood Mall.

You may encounter some delays there
until crews clear things up.
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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Residents in one Roanoke


neighborhood say they're fed up with
their unwanted neighbors, and they're
determined to get them out.

This is all taking place in the
49-hundred block of Northwood Drive in
Northwest Roanoke.

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That is where we find Myranda
Stephens. Myranda, what's the
problem?

LIVE=Myranda Full/Micro LIVE FULL


*CG live Myranda Stephens
mstephens@wdbj7.com K, the unwanted neighbors are not Roanoke people, but large, black vultures.

They've been coming around this
neighborhood for the past three or four
years, but residents say it's time for
them to move out.

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INQ=


*CG 2line Linda Johnson
:00


*CG locator Roanoke
:10


*CG 2line Larry Fox
:29





<<1152 IT MAKES YOU SCARED, YOU DON'T
WANT TO GO OUT ON YOUR DECK OR ANYTHING
ELSE B/C THEY CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS
FROM WHAT I UNDERSTAND 59

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OQ= Linda Johnson says she's seen as


many as 300 of these black vultures at
one time.

She says the birds usually come

around at night, but she's seen them
during other parts of the day as well.

And these buzzards are pretty
bold.

Johnson's neighbor, Larry Fox
called police about the problem, after
spotting them several of them on his
deck.

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INQ= 17:11 LARRY FOX/NEIGHBOR: WHEN THEY GET


ON THE DECK, YOU KNOW I DON'T WANT THEM
MESSING ... I JUST THINK THEY NEED TO
FIND A NEW HOME 27>>

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OQ=find a new home





LIVE=Myuranda Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG liveloc Roanoke

Police are taking action to get
rid of the vultures.

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GRAPHIC=Fire Invest. Hazmat crews were out at a Roanoke


County home today.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke Co.
Saturday Night .. two days after a fire there. The
fire broke out at about 8:30 Saturday
night on Starmount Avenue in North
Roanoke County...

But it could be awhile before anyone
knows how this fire started.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.
00


*CG 2line Gary Huffman
Roanoke Co. Fire Marshal
19
*CG 2line Jerry Hammond
Homeowner
26



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OQ=go through that again. <<




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INQ= 54 AND THE FIRE WAS JUST ROARING


THROUGH THERE.

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OQ= Jerry Hammond is talking about the


fire that took off in seconds Saturday
night..

Now 2 days later... the cul de sac
in front of 804 Starmount Avenue is
filled with emergency vehicles.... we
counted ten in all. The reason.


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INQ=iT'S WHAT EVERYBODY 14:45



GARY HUFFMAN/FIRE MARSHAL: IT'S WHAT
EVERYBODY HAS IN THE GARAGE HOUSEHOLD
CHEMICALS BUT THIS FELLA SELLS THEM SO
HE HAS MORE THAN THE AVERAGE HOMEOWNER
HAS.

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OQ=HOMEOWNER HAS





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INQ=I HAD THINGS 1:26 JERRY HAMMOND/HOMEOWNER: I HAD


THINGS LIKE SEVEN I SELL THINGS LIKE
SEVEN DUST LIQUID SEVEN FEW GARDEN
SUPPLIES HAD THOSE IN THERE.


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OQ=THOSE IN THERE. The fear is those chemicals could


seep into the creek that runs behind
the Hammonds house...

While hazmat crews work to contain
the chemicalks.. fire investigators
must wait to go into the garage....

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INQ= 13:40 HUFFMAN: OUR SITUATION IS THE


GARAGE ROOF ALL THE TRUSSES HAVE BURNED
OUT SO IT'S UNSAFE FOR US TO PUT
PERSONNEL IN.

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OQ= until then.. no explanation for


how this fire started.

One thing that is known is the
fire's intensity.

A car in the garage is destroyed..

A 2002 Mazda and a 1998 pickup in
the driveway are barely recognizeable

Jerry and Betty Hammond, their
daughter and grandson were home at the
time and all made it out safely.

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INQ=EVERYBODY'S FINE 3:09



JERRY HAMMOND: EVERYBODY'S FINE
EVERYBODY'S FINE WE HOPE WE NEVER HAVE
TO GO THROUGH THAT AGAIN.

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OQ=THAT AGAIN. >>



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GRAPHIC=HOLD The Hammonds say a fire retaining


wall between the garage and the kitchen
may have saved the house. But they
say there is extensive smoke and water
damage.

Fire investigators won't be able to
begin their investigation into
Wednesday... the heavy equipment needed
to stablize the structure won't be able
to arrive until then.
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GRAPHIC=Brush Fire Authorities in Pulaski County are


trying to track down whomever's set
four forest fires.

The most recent one happened just
last week.

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New River Valley Bureau Reporter
Holly Pietrzak has new information on

how police and the forest warden plan
on snuffing out this arsonist.

Holly?

Jean...authorities hope money

will lead them to whoever is setting
these fires.

LIVE=Holly Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Holly Pietrzak
hollyp@wdbj7.com The reward for information leading to Blacksburg an arrest and conviction...is set at
two-thousand dollars.

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INQ=Residents of Pulaski


*CG locator Pulaski Co.
:00


*CG 2line David Cooper
Forest Warden
:34

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OQ=in early March <

have been under a burning ban since
mid-March, but several brush fires have
burned up more than a hundred acres of
land since then.

Forest Warden David Cooper says
all four fires this March were started
by an arsonist.

The last one happened on this
hillside along Phillips Hollow Road.

Several acres were charred before
firefighters were able to put out the

fire.

Cooper says the largest brush
fire was started back on March 16-th.

It claimed about 100 acres of
land near Cole Mountain.



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INQ=RIGHT NOW THE DAVID COOPER, FOREST WARDEN



00:04:41 RIGHT NOW THE INVESTIGATION IS
ONGOING. I DO KNOW THAT ALL FOUR HAVE
BEEN SET WITH INCENDIARY DEVICES. SO
IT APPEARS TO ME THAT IT IS
INTENTIONAL.. THEY HAVE NOT BEEN
ACCIDENTAL. 00:04:54

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OQ=NOT BEEN ACCIDENTAL



Cooper says the same arsonist
could have started two smaller brush
fires that happened in early March.>>





LIVE=Holly Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG liveloc Blacksburg

The penalty for something like
this is a one to five years in jail
and a maximum fine of 25-hundred
dollars.



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Jean...if anyone has any
information they are urged to call the
Pulaski Sheriff's Department.



QUESTION: Holly, is that burning ban
still in effect for Pulaski County?



Yes...even though they did get
some rain this morning...the forest
warden says it will take a day or two
of a good rain fall before that burning
ban is lifted.

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GRAPHIC=NONE The plan to rebuild the First


Street Bridge as a memorial to Martin
Luther King Junior will cost more than
expected.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke
File Tape The memorial to the civil rights
leader has been in the works for more

than four years.

The bridge was closed to all but
pedestrian traffic as the city
developed plans for the project.

Today, city officials said rising
costs will add a million dollars to the
pricetag.

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INQ=Anybody that goes




*CG 2line Phil Schirmer
City Engineer PHIL SCHIRMER/CITY ENGINEER: ANYBODY
THAT GOES TO THE GAS PUMP KNOW S HOW
MUCH MORE WE PAY FOR FUEL. THAT IMPACT
THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY AS WELL.
WE'VE SEEN IMPACTS ASSOCIATED WITH
HURRICANE KATRINA, THE INFLATION OVER
THE TIME SPAN IT TOOK US TO GET IT
DESIGNED. ALL OF THOSE COMBINED
TOGETHER TO RESULT IN THE INCREASE IN
THE COST OF THE PROJECT.

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OQ=the cost of the project.





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Rather than eliminate elements of
the project, city council agreed to
shift excess funds from other traffic

improvements to cover the full cost,
which is now close to four million
dollars.

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GRAPHIC=NONE The city of Lynchburg is in trouble


with the E-P-A for allegedly not
reporting a chlorine leak soon enough
last spring.

About two thousand pounds of
chlorine were released from the city's
wastewater treatment facility on May
17th.

The E-P-A says the city didn't
notify federal authorities until the
19th.

The citation could cost Lynchburg
more than 50-thousand dollars in
penalties.

The city has 30 days to respond.

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It used to house an academy for
troubled teens.

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*CG tease NEW USE
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Now someone wants to make new use of
this Botetourt County property. Still
ahead, what may come in next.
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Police say a sleepy driver made for
slow going on the Interstate. The
details are still ahead.

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VO-NAT VO-NAT


JEAN ON VO JEAN ON VO *CG tease NEW PLAN

And Wilderness Leadership Academy had
high hopes but ran into lots of
troubles. Now there's a new plan for
this property. Details after the break.
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MINI OPEN


JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Special Session It's been one week since the


legislature began a special session,
but negotiators are far from reaching a
deal on the state budget.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Richmond

House leaders continue to
criticize the Senate for using tax
increases to "hold the budget hostage."


Today the Appropriations
Committee amended the House budget to
put one billion dollars into a
"transportation reserve fund."

By removing transportation from
the budget, G-O-P delegates believe
they can quickly reach a compromise
with the Senate.

They propose returning to
Richmond this fall to complete a
transportation package.

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*CG 2line Del. Onzlee Ware

(D) Roanoke 30:50 DEL. ONZLEE WARE/(D) ROANOKE: I


THINK THE DEBATE HAS ALWAYS BEEN AND
ALWAYS WILL BE WHAT ARE THE CITIZENS
WILLING TO GIVE UP TO FUND
TRANSPORTATION AND I THINK ONCE THEY
MAKE IT CLEAR THEN IT WILL SIGNAL TO
LEGISLATORS, QUITE FRANKLY, IN WHICH
DIRECTION DO WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AT
AS FAR AS COMING TO A COMPROMISE ON THE
BUDGET.

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OQ=compromise on the budget.






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Both the House and Senate
adjourned until next Monday.

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GRAPHIC=NONE A Maryland couple is trying to


breathe life into a Buchanan camp.

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*CG file File Tape

Bob and Tammy Sickels want to
open an overnight Summer camp on the
same site that housed The Wilderness
Leadership Academy.

The Academy was home to troubled
teens in the mid '90's.

It eventually closed, but not
before a counselor and several students
were charged with various offenses.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Residents of the area are hearing


about a new proposal now.

Susan Bahorich tells us more
about that.

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INQ=


*CG locator Buchanan
:00


*CG file File Tape
:15


*CG standup Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com
:37



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OQ=SB, N7, Buchanan.



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but if a Maryland couple has its way -
it will be brimming with kids.



A proposal to allow children from 8 to
14-years of age is getting ready to go
before the county planning and zoning

department next Monday.



Most neighbors remember when the
Wilderness Leadership Academy called
this area home. They also remember the
trouble caused by a number of the
teens. Things like teens beating a
counselor and stealing his van, making
bombs and an attempted sexual assault.



While they wouldn't talk on camera
today they do say they're worried the
same thing could happen again.



But, the Sickels say that's not what
they're about..



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INQ= SUSAN BAHORICH, REPORTING: BOB SICKELS


AND HIS WIFE, TAMMY WHO ARE FROM MD
HAVE BEING RUNNING AN AFTERSCHOOL
DAYCAMP FOR THE LAST 16-YEARS. NOW,
THEY WANT TO EXPAND THEIR BUSINESS INTO
AN OVERNIGHT CAMP IN BUCHANAN. IT
COULD OPEN IN THE SUMMER OF 2007.

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OQ=



If the proposal goes through the
Sickels would buy the land from the

current owner.

They say unlike the previous camp -
their campers wouldn't be high risk or
troubled.



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GRAPHIC=81 Accident An accident tied up traffic for more


than an hour on Interstate 81.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Botetourt Co.

State Police say it happened early
this afternoon near Arcadia in
Botetourt County.

It's believed Wayne Houston of
Troutville fell asleep at the wheel.
State police tell us witnesses saw the
man thrown from his car but he hit a
soft spot of dirt and was coherent and
didn't appear to be seriously hurt.

Houston was airlifted to Roanoke
Memorial Hospital where he is listed in
good condition.
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GRAPHIC=None Coming up we've got news out of


Blacksburg that will affect the
2-thousand and 6 Football Season. The
Salem Avalanche are going to the Big
Leagues this season.

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VO-NAT




*CG tease THE TIME HAS COME


and College basketball hands out
their Men's National Title this
evening, we'll get you ready for the
Title game right here.

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GRAPHIC=Virginia TEch Virginia Tech has set the time


for Kick-off of their 4 Non-Conference
Football Games to be at 1:30. That
time is subject to change if any of the
games are choosen to be televised.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

When the Hokies do kick-off the
season. They may have Ike Whitaker at
Quarterback. The Freshman returned to
practice this afternoon after being

suspended by Frank Beamer for his
arrest on charges of Purchase and
Possession of Alcohol.

Whitaker was red-shirted this
past season and will now have a chance
to compete for the Quarterback Job
after last seasons starter Marcus Vick
was kicked off the team.

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GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR When the music to "One Shining


Moment" ends this evening it will
signal the end of March Madness even
though we are in April. Preceding the
song and tourney highlights will be the
National Championship Game between
U-C-L-A and Florida.

The Gators are favored by a point
and half and for Billy Donovan's club
it's a pretty simple game plan. Find a
way to overcome U-C-L-A's tradition and
the Bruins' stifling defense - and the
title will be on its way to
Gainesville.

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INQ=BITES




*CG 2line Billy Donovan
Florida Head Coach
:00


*CG locator Indianapolis, IN
:11


*CG 2line Ben Howland
UCLA Head Coach
:25





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OQ=...take care of the basketball."




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We hope you can join us tonight
for the National final between the
Bruins and Gators. Coverage from CBS
sports begins tonight at 9 o'clock

The tip-off is set for 9:21pm -
right here on Your Hometown Station -
WDBJ-7.

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GRAPHIC=Women's Final 4 The Women's National Championship


Game will be played tommorrow night and
there aren't very many things that you
can say with 1-hundred percent
certainty of being right. But I can
say this, An A-C-C team will win the
title. That's because for the first
time ever it's an All-ACC final between
Duke and Maryland. The Terps beat the
Blue Devils the last time they met
which was in the A-C-C Tournament.

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INQ=




*CG 2line Brenda Frese
Maryland Head Coach
:00


*CG 2line Gail Goestenkors
Duke Head Coach
:11

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GRAPHIC=Avalanche The Salem Avalanche will open up


their 2-thousand and 6 season on
Thursday with the first of a 3-game
home stand before heading out on the
road for 7 games. That road trip won't
take the Avs to a major League
ball-park, that will happen for the
first time ever on May 21st when Salem
takes on the Potomac Nationals at R-F-K
stadium as part of a double-header that
features the Orioles and Nationals in
the first game.

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INQ=




*CG 2line Jim Pankovits
Salem Avalanche Manager
:00


*CG 2line John Katz
Salem Avalanche General Manager
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RUNS=29 (END SOT)



OQ=Never going to forget.