04/04/06

News-7 at 6


KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NEws7 @ 6 Police are searching for a


missing Virginia Tech student tonight.
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Christopher Andrew Bell was last
seen by his roommate around one-A-M
yesterday.

Bell is a member of the Corps of
Cadets and has missed morning muster
the last two days.

His parents asked police to file
the missing person's report.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Virginia Tech's Larry Hincker is


with us on the phone tonight.






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OVER INTERVIEW RESPONSES
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GRAPHIC=Art Museum Construction is set to start in a



matter of weeks on a new museum that
promises to radically alter the
appearance of downtown Roanoke.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The Art Museum of Western


Virginia today declared that plans for
the building are moving forward.

It'll be built on Salem Avenue
near Williamson Road, not far from the
Wachovia Tower, across the tracks from
the O. Winston Link Museum and Hotel
Roanoke.

Construction alone will cost more
than 40 million dollars, bringing the
current total project estimate to
66-million.

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DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan/BAM Susan Bahorich is at the site of


the new museum.

Susan, exactly when is
construction supposed to get underway?

LIVE=Susan Full/BAM LIVE FULL


*CG standup Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com Keith-

Construction on the 81-thousand
square foot facility is expected to
begin in 4 to 6 weeks.

This in effect -ends any talk of
constructing the museum anywhere but
here.

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*CG locator Roanoke
:00


*CG 2line Heywood Fralin
Art Museum Board of Trustees
:24
*CG 2line Georganne Bingham
Museum Exec. Director
:59



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OQ=A MAJOR ART MUSEUM.



<<

This space is empty and the pavement is
clear now, but give it two-years and a
state of the art museum will turn this
negative space into a contemporary
master piece.




But, this work of art -doesn't come
without its price.



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Art Museum board president Heywood
Fralin announced Monday the newest
figure is 20-million dollars more than
that given just 2-months ago.



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INQ= 12:50.00



HEYWOOD FRALIN, PRES. OF ART MUSEUM'S
BOARD OF TRUSTEES: IT WAS A LOT MORE
EXPENSIVE THAN WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE
(:54) AND IT'S IMPORTANT CAUSE IT'S A
SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENT FOR THE ECONOMY
OF THE ROANOKE VALLEY, THE REGION AND
THE ENTIRE COMMONWEALTH. (02)

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The rising costs of steel and other
materials are being blamed for the
increase.



But executive director Georganne

Bingham say the community has stepped
up to the plate and donated more money.
So far -the museum has raised 46 of
the needed 66 million dollars.



Bingham says while the costs are high,
the benefits for the community will be
the big pay off.



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GEORGANNE BINGHAM, MUSEUM'S EXEC.
DIRECTOR: BEING THIS CLOSE TO THE
CONVENTION CENTER WILL BE A BIG BOOST
TO ROANOKE. TO GET CONVENTIONS IN.
NOT VERY OFTEN CAN YOU GO TO A
CONVENTION AND BE WITHIN WALKING
DISTANCE TO THE HOTEL AND CONVENTION
CENTER AND THE DOWNTOWN CULTURAL THINGS
AND A MAJOR ART MUSEUM. (:20)

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OQ=



LIVE=Susan Full/BAM LIVE FULL



The construction on the museum is
expected to take two-years.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Susan/BAM DOUBLE BOXES



But, Keith- the building remains
on schedule to open to the public in
the spring of 2008.

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You'll find a link to the Art Museum's
web site on our web page at W-D-B-J 7
-dot-com.
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GRAPHIC=Indictment A suspect in Southwest


Virginia is being accused of trying to
cover up a woman's death.

A federal grand jury today
indicted 35-year-old Mark Jason Parris
of Glade Springs in an alleged drug
conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

The government says Parris
provided drugs to 28-year-old Stacy
McCray, then disposed of her body to
cover up the fact that his drugs were
in her body.

Her skeletal remains were
found in the Jefferson National Forest
near Chilhowie in 2002.

Parris is NOT charged with

killing her.
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GRAPHIC=Christopher Hight The man who struck and killed a


Montgomery County mother and daughter
will not only have to spend time behind
bars.

He's now going to have to PAY for
his crime in the amount of 2-point-3
million dollars.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Shawsville
File Tape A civil jury issued the judgment
against 22 year old Christopher Hight
late this afternoon.

Hight is already serving a nearly
four year prison sentence for killing
44 year old Joyce Marie Sirry and her 6
year old daughter Betty Marie.

The pair were walking along route
460 in Shawsville when Hight hit them
with his car.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Pulaski County authorities say


they've caught the man who's been
robbing convenience store clerks at
gunpoint.
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Four convenience stores were hit
over the last four months.

The robberies happened in Pulaski
County near Claytor Lake, in the town
of Pulaski, in Fairlawn and in the City
of Radford.

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DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Micro DOUBLE BOXES



News 7's New River Valley Bureau
Chief uncovered the arrest today.

Rachel, tell us who police
believe is responsible.

LIVE=Rachel Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG live Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com Keith, a 19 year old from Dublin.
Blacksburg Police say he would throw a pair
of panty hose over his head and pull
out a gun.

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INQ=Suzie Roop




*CG locator Radford
:00


*CG 2line Suzie Roop
Deli Mart Cashier
:12
*CG standup Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com
:41

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OQ=responsible? Yes



<


Suzie Roop wasn't working the night the
Deli Mart in Radford was held up, but
the robbery at her workplace scared her
all the same.



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INQ=It's a scary thing SUZIE ROOP:10:36:00 IT'S A SCARY THING.


YOU DON'T THINK THAT THESE THINGS ARE
GOING TO HAPPEN IN SMALL AREAS LIKE
THIS. WE FEEL MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE
BEING HERE NOW. :43
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OQ=being here now.




INSERT MUGSHOT

She's more comfortable because Pulaski
Authorities say they've got the man
responsible behind bars.

A police source tells news 7, Matthew
Scott Dillon has confessed to the
robberies.

END MUGSHOT



Dillon will eventually be charged with
four in all, including the Deli-Mart
and Bucko's Pantry in Fairlawn.



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INQ=A state police RACHEL DEPOMPA: 2:39:00 A STATE POLICE


DIVE TEAM EVEN SPENT THE MORNING SEARCH
THE NEW RIVER FOR ANYTHING RELATED TO
THESE ROBBERIES. POLICE SAY DILLION
ALSO CONFESSED TO DUMPING THINGS INTO
THE WATER. :48

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OQ=into the water.



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INQ= Oh it's a great relief SUZIE ROOP: 10:56:00 OH IT'S A GREAT


RELIEF.. IT'S AN ANSWER TO PRAY.. WE'RE
GLAD REALLY WE FEEL A LOT BETTER NOW.
:04 GLAD SOMEBODY WILL BE HELD
RESPONSIBLE. YES.. :06

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OQ=yes.



LIVE=Rachel Full/Micro LIVE FULL

*CG liveloc Blacksburg

As for a motive.. police are
still investigating and won't say much
more.

But they hinted more charges are
coming.. including grand larceny auto
charges.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel/Micro DOUBLE BOXES



Keith Dillon was arrested in a
field near the New River Valley airport
in Dublin on Monday.

He's is being held at the N-R-V
Jail.
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GRAPHIC=NONE For every gallon of gasoline you


pump into your vehicle
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17- and-a- half cents go to the state.

18- point- four cents go to the
federal government.

That's nearly 36- cents in taxes
per gallon.

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GRAPHIC=NONE It's not an increase in the gas


tax, but last week the Virginia Senate
proposed charging companies a fee when
they pump fuel out of Virginia's fuel
terminals.

DOUBLE BOXES=KEith & Jennifer/State DOUBLE BOXES


Micro Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer
Wishon reports in tonight's State
Capitol Report, that could increase the
price you pay at the pump.

LIVE=Jennifer Full/State Micro LIVE FULL

*CG standup Jennifer Wishon
jwishon@wdbj7.com


*CG liveloc Richmond

Keith, Senator proposed the
terminal fee in an effort to appease
Delegates flatly opposed to increasing
the gas tax.

Now they've upset another group
of people.

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INQ=


*CG 2line Mike Ward
Virginia Petroleum Council

:00


*CG locator Montvale
:10




*CG file File Tape
:16




*CG 2line Scott Leake
Senate Republican Leadership Trust
:29



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OQ=TRANSPORTATION WITH THE SUFFICIENT <<

FUNDS.



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INQ=Every time a tanker 1:14:51 MIKE WARD: EVERY TIME A TANKER


TRUCK WOULD PULL UP TO A LOADING RACK
AT A VIRGINIA TERMINAL THERE WOULD BE
AN ASSESSED FEE OF SIX CENTS PER
GALLON.

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OQ=six cents per gallon. By the year 2012, the Senate


estimates the fee would raise more than
350 million dollars per year.

Money that would be pumped

directly back into transportation
improvements and account for about a
third of the one billion dollars per
year the Senate believes is needed to
address Virginia's transportation woes.

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INQ=If you just drive 1:36:39 SCOTT LEAKE: IF YOU JUST DRIVE


UP AND DOWN 81 YOU KNOW WHAT THE NEED
IS. YOU DON'T NEED STATS AND
SPREADSHEETS IN RICHMOND TO FIGURE OUT
THE PROBLEM.

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OQ=figure out the problem. The idea is to let wealthy oil


companies absorb some of the costs.

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INQ=The reality is 1:16:48 MIKE WARD: THE REALITY IS THAT


YOU'RE SOCKING IT TO LITTLE TERMINAL
COMPANIES AS WELL.

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OQ=companies as well. Mike Ward with the Virginia


Petroleum Council, says many companies
are "terminals for hire" and simply
rent out space.

In some cases he says the
proposed fees would be more than what
they charge for their services.

He also fears the fee could
actually increase traffic on Virginia
highways.


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INQ=If you can save 1:13:47 MIKE WARD: IF YOU CAN SAVE


WHAT COULD BE UP TO 500- DOLLARS FOR
EVERY SINGLE TANK LOAD OR TRUCK LOAD
THAT YOU BRING IN FOR FUELS THAN IT MAY
BE WORTH THE EFFORT TO PICK THOSE FUELS
UP IN ANOTHER STATE.

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OQ=pick those up in another state.





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1:34:23 SCOTT LEAKE: THIS TERMINAL
FEE MAY NOT BE THE BEST IDEA BUT IT'S
BETTER THAN NOT SUPPLYING
TRANSPORTATION WITH THE SUFFICIENT
FUNDS.

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OQ=the sufficient funds.





LIVE=Jennifer Full/State Micro LIVE FULL

*CG liveloc Richmond

If the fee passes, the cost will
be passed onto the consumer- the only
question is how much.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer/State DOUBLE BOXES


micro Keith, the fight over how to fund
transportation is far from over so this
proposal could very well change in the
coming weeks.


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Changes in store for a
Southside resort.

We'll tell you what's
happening at Berry Hill when News Seven
returns.

ENG#=1



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease TAILGATE RUG

Plus think you have
everything for a tailgate party?

You may want to outfit your
tailgate with this...
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Still ahead on News Seven
tonight turning an old factory into a

hot shopping spot.

ENG#=1



VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease NEW LIFE

That's what's being done to
this Rocky Mount building.

We'll show you what's in
store.
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GRAPHIC=NONE An old manufacturing plant in


Rocky Mount may soon become a hot spot
for unique shopping.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Rocky Mount

The owners of the former Lane
Furniture building approached the town
two years ago for ideas on what to do

with the building.

After some analysis, officials
decided to turn it into a home emporium
-- where local merchants can make and
sell their products in one central
place.

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INQ=WHAT WE DISCOVERED




*CG 2line Lara Burleson
Rocky Mount Community Development 2151 LARA BURLESON/ROCKY MOUNT
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: WHAT WE
DISCOVERED WAS THAT ROCKY MOUNT HAS A
RETAIL MARKET SHARES OF ABOUT 12 TO 22
PERCENT OF HOME FURNISHINGS AND HOME
BUILDING SUPPLIES AND THINGS LIKE THAT
, SO WE DECIDED IT WAS THE BEST IDEA TO
CAPITALIZE ON WHAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING
08

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OQ=WE'RE ALREADY DOING





VO-NAT VO-NAT



So far, the owners have secured
one business -- a local cabinetry maker
-- but they hope to have at least nine
more.

Ideas for future additions

include local restaurants and a
community center.

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GRAPHIC=NONE The Berry Hill Resort in Halifax


County is on the market. Today, a
spokesman for the three owners
confirmed they have decided to sell the
property.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Halifax Co.
June 2005 Benchmark Hospitality will
continue to manage the hotel and
conference center. The resort is
currently expanding its staff, and
expects April to be its busiest month
yet.

Since last summer, Berry Hill has
opened a spa and tavern, and
representatives says it's busy as usual

at the facility.
KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Bill Carder Former General Manager Bill


Carder left Berry Hill earlier this
year. A former member of Roanoke City
Council, Carder is now making plans to
return to the Roanoke Valley.


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GRAPHIC=None Coming up Mike Stevens checks in


with the new guys on the Hokie Coaching
Staff. The Tech Softball team back to
a lofty spot.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG tease VHSL SHAKEUP?

and an update on where our local
high schools will be playing athletics
in the coming years. Sports is Next.

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GRAPHIC=VHSL The Virginia High School League's


Redistricting and Reclassification
committee met today in Charlottesville
to hear appeals from schools all around
the state concerning their athletic
futures.

When the smoke cleared, our end
of the state was affected, but not as
much as originally feared.
TAKE FS GFX TAKE FS GFX\

The Committee decided to move the
six team River Ridge District to Region
Four beginning with the 2007-and 2008
school year.

Alleghany was expected to join
the Valley District and leave the Blue
Ridge but that will not happen, the
Mountaineers are staying put.

As for the Blue Ridge as a whole.
They will be staying as a 4-team
district and remain in Region 3 along
with the Seminole and will have the

Valley District added to their Region.
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GRAPHIC=VHSL William Fleming will leave the


Blue Ridge after next season and return
to Group Three A as a member of the
Western Valley district. Again, these
changes take place starting in August
of 2007 and are good for two years.

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GRAPHIC=TECH The Virginia Tech Hokies have


just six practices left before the
spring game.

Most springs are important for
players, but this one is just as
important for the coaches.

Tonight, Mike Stevens tells us
how local ties to the region and
lifelong friendships are making the
transition for the four new Tech
assistants an easy process.

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INQ=





*CG locator Jacksonville, FL
2006 Gator Bowl
:00


*CG locator Blacksburg
2006 Spring Practice
:10


*CG 2line Torrian Gray
VT Defensive Backfield Coach
:17


*CG 2line Kevin Sherman
VT Wide Receivers Coach
:32


*CG 2line Curt Newsome
VT Offensive Line Coach
1:01


*CG 2line Mike O'Cain
VT Quarterbacks Coach
1:37


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com
2:03




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OQ=...NEWS 7 SPORTS." << Not often after an 11 win season
(END SOT) does a coaching staff go through as


many changes as Frank Beamer's did this
offseason.

But two weeks into practice the
new kids on the block seem to be
fitting in just fine.

TORRIAN GRAY

KEVIN SHERMAN

Gray played at Tech, while
Sherman starred at Radford high and
Ferrum.

New offensive line Curt Newsome
played at Emory & Henry and Mike O'Cain
coached with Beamer at both Murray
State and the Citadel.

KURT NEWSOME

MIKE O'CAIN

MIKE STEVENS

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GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA TECH Across the street in Blacksburg


the Virginia Tech Softball team is back
in the Top 25. This is the second time
this year that the Hokies have been

ranked and the second time ever during
the Regular Season. Tech is number 24
and travels to Maryland this weekend
for a 3-game series.


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GRAPHIC=NONE With less than two weeks to go


before the Spring football game at
Virginia Tech, Hokie fans could have a
new item to roll out at the annual
tailgate.

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*CG locator Fairlawn

Pulaski County native Bob Harman
has created the world's first ever
Tailgate Party rug.

It fits the tailgate of trucks
and shows off the event with a logo.

Former Delegate Benny Keister is
an investor in the concept.

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*CG 2line Benny Keister
Tailgate Party Rug Investor BENNY KEISTER: 22:51:56:00 I THINK THE
HOKIES WILL LOVE IT. I THINK WEST
VIRGINIA WILL LOVE IT. UVA... SO THAT'S
PROBABLY GOING TO BE OUR MAIN MARKET.
THE COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. :06

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Keister and company are rolling
out the rugs this weekend at the New
River Valley Mall.

The rugs cost 30 bucks a piece
and will be on sale all day Saturday. (END VO) (END VO)