04/04/06

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Cooler today-- and breezy
again-- with highs in the low to mid
60s.

Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner will be along shortly with
the Skytracker 7 forecast.







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GRAPHIC=Hold Roanoke Police are attempting to


get rid of some unwanted residents.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Hundreds of vultures have invaded
this northwest neighborhood for the
past three or four years.

But, one resident recently called
police on the buzzards, after spotting
several of them on his deck.

Now, officers are using fireworks
and a noise cannon to try to scare the
birds away.

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INQ=WE'RE NOT SHOOTING




*CG 2line Mike Quesenberry
Roanoke Animal Control 1630 WE'RE NOT SHOOTING DIRECTLY AT THE
BIRDS, 33 WE'RE NOT TRYING TO INJURE
THE BIRDS IN ANY WAY, 35 ALL WE'RE

TRYING TO DO IS UPSET THE ROOST TO
WHERE THEY HEAR THESE NOISES THAT ARE
DISTURBING TO THEM AND IT FRIGHTENS
THEM FROM COMING AND ROOSTING IN THIS
AREA 45

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OQ=IN THIS AREA





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Police say they'll be shooting
the fireworks everyday for the rest of
the week.

They say they'll begin just
before dusk, when the birds typically
come around.

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GRAPHIC=Joe Gaskins Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins


says he doesn't want to glorify gangs,
by discussing their presence in the
city.

But yesterday, he told members of
City Council the police department IS

addressing the issue.

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*CG locator Roanoke

Gaskins was briefing council on
police initiatives including Operation
Inked, which has brought in more than
400 people who were facing outstanding
warrants and tickets.

When asked whether the city has a
gang problem, Gaskins acknowledged
there are groups involved in illegal
activities that call themselves gangs,
but said he views them simply as
criminals.

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INQ=I just have




*CG 2line Joe Gaskins
Roanoke Police Chief JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: I
JUST HAVE I JUST HAVE REFUSED TO
GLORIFY EM. I DON'T SEE ANYTHING, ANY
ADVANTAGE IN GLORIFYING THEM. THEY ARE
THEY ARE PUNY MINDLESS CRIMINALS THAT
WE NEED TO PUT IN JAIL EVERY TIME WE
GET AN OPPORTUNITY, AND WE'RE DOING
THAT.


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OQ=and we're doing that.





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Gaskins says a task force created
several years ago, has been tracking
groups that consider themselves gangs.

And he says he does not believe
the department has lost federal
funding, by not acknowledging gang
activity publicly.

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GRAPHIC=None City Council also learned that


reconstruction of the First Street
Bridge will cost a million dollars more
than expected.

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VO-NAT The bridge links Gainsboro with


downtown Roanoke, and the project is
planned as a memorial to Martin Luther
King Junior.

Council members agreed to shift

excess funds from another project to
make up the difference.

The estimated cost is now close
to four million dollars.

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Plenty of sunshine, but not
as warm today.

Expect highs in the 60s.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the forecast details, after the
news.





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GRAPHIC=Special Session One week has passed since the


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

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*CG locator Richmond

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

Yesterday, 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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INQ=I think the debate has always




*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 Apparently several stores aren't



checking I-D's when people pay with
plastic in the NRV.

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*CG locator Blacksburg

Virginia Tech graduate student
Christopher Dunn and his research group
shopped at several different stores in
Blacksburg and Christiansburg.

The students used credit cards
and recorded whether cashiers check to
make sure they were who they said they
were.

Out of 309 purchases only
11-percent of cashiers checked ID.

89-percent of folks never looked.

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INQ=I was checked




*CG 2line Christina Goodwin
Virginia Tech Senior CHRISTINA GOODWIN: 11:50:00 I WAS
CHECKED TWICE. OUT OF A HUNDRED TIMES.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT. :55
CONSIDERING MY CREDIT CARD WASN'T EVEN
SIGNED IT HAD ME WORRIED. I'D USE MY
BOYFRIEND'S CREDIT CARD OR MY DAD'S
CREDIT CARD. I MEAN THEY ARE NOT EVEN

FROM HERE :04

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OQ=from here.





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The students hope the community
will see the results and more
businesses will encourage cashiers to
check for ID's.

The Better Business Bureau says
this is a growing problem across our
region.

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GRAPHIC=None It once housed troubled teens.



Now an old retreat could soon get
new life as a summer camp.

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*CG locator Buchanan

These nearly 55-acres of property
in Buchanan were once home to the

Wilderness Leadership Academy.

Now the owners of an after-school
program in Maryland are looking to buy
the property and turn it into a
sleepaway camp.

Bob Sickels and his wife, Tammy
have run "Kids After Hours" for the
last 16-years.

They want to be able to offer
children 8 to 14-years old a chance to
walk the Appalachian Trail and enjoy
the surrounding wildlife.
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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Mostly sunny and breezy again
today, with cooler weather.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the complete Skytracker 7 forecast,
in just a few minutes.





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GRAPHIC=Fire Invest. Authorities in Pulaski County


hope a two-thousand dollar reward will
lead to the arrest and conviction of an
arsonist.

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*CG locator Pulaski Co.

Forest Warden David Cooper says
this person or persons is responsible
for setting four brush fires that have
charred more than one-hundred acres of
land.

The latest one burned this
hillside along Phillips Hollow Road
last Thursday.

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

It claimed about 100 acres of
land near Cole Mountain.

And he says the same arsonist
could have started two smaller brush
fires in early March.

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INQ=right now the




*CG 2line David Cooper
Forest Warden DAVID COOPER, FOREST WARDEN; 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





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Pulaski County has been under a
burning ban since mid-March.

If anyone has any information,
you are urged to call the Sheriff's
Department.

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*CG locator Roanoke Co.

It could be days before fire
investigators know what caused a
weekend house fire.

The garage on Starmount Avenue is
just too dangerous for fire
investigators to go in.

And the heavy equipment needed
to stabilize the structure won't arrive
until tomorrow.

Meanwhile, hazmat crews were
out again yesterday cleaning up lawn
and garden chemicals and gasoline from
the cars that caught fire so they don't
spill into a creek behind the house.

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GRAPHIC=81 Accident An accident on Interstate 81 tied


up traffic for more than an hour.

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*CG locator Botetourt Co.

State Police say it happened
early yesterday 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 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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