04/21/06

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Throw the umbrella in the car
as you head out today, with showers and
storms likely.

Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner tells us what to expect for
the weekend..after the news.





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GRAPHIC=Hold A new execution date has been set


for a man convicted in the 1996
killings of three neighbors in
Danville.

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*CG locator Danville
File Tape Danville Circuit Court yesterday
scheduled 27-year-old Percy Walton's
execution for June 8th.

His attorney's plan to appeal a
4th Circuit's decision last

month denying claims that Walton is
mentally retarded and insane.

Three days before Walton was to
be put to death in May 2003,

his attorney's won a temporary stay.

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GRAPHIC=none Chatting on cell phones, eating



or even putting on makeup while
driving.

You see people do it all the
time...

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*CG locator Blacksburg

But, a groundbreaking government
study by researchers at Virginia Tech
says THAT behavior is even more
dangerous than you might think.

80- percent of crashes involve
drivers who are distracted.

This is actual video of a person
not paying attention and getting into a
crash.

Researchers videotaped more than
240 drivers for a year in the DC
metropolitan area.

They found 20 percent of all the
crashes involved drowsy drivers.

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*CG 2line Charlie Klauer
Senior Research Associate CHARLIE KLAUER: 47:36:00 WHEN YOUR
DRIVING DROWSY, YOU'RE BEHIND THE WHEEL

AND FALLING ASLEEP. YOU'VE GOT A FOUR
TIMES GREATER CHANCE OF BEING INVOLVED
IN A CRASH OR NEAR CRASH THAN AN ALERT
DRIVER. :42

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Also, according to the study,
cell phones were the biggest
distraction for drivers.

And 18 to 20 year olds got into 4
times as many crashes as any other age
group.

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GRAPHIC=none The study led us to find out how


prevalent these bad habits are.

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*CG locator Roanoke


Certainly, at one time or another
almost all of us have been guilty.

And these days talking on the
cell phone has become almost second
nature to some drivers.

We talked to one driver who
not only talks on her phone, she admits
she looks down and types text messages.

And then others, admit their
bad habit centers around music.

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*CG 2line Brooke Tooley
Driver Brooke Tooley

7:43-59 I change the cds a lot while
I'm not looking at the road, I've had
two accidents because of it do you ever
think, hmmm.maybe i should quit change
ing the cds? yeah sometimes

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When we asked drivers if the
study would have an impact on their bad
habits...almost all agreed they would
start to pay a little more attention to

the road.

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Overcast today, with rain
likely...

Showers linger in the
forecast through tomorrow.

Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner has the Skytracker 7
forecast, up next.






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GRAPHIC=Hold After Wednesday's veto session,


State lawmakers returned home.

But their work isn't over yet.

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*CG locator Roanoke

The Roanoke Regional Chamber of
Commerce postponed its legislative
breakfast twice, and yesterday morning
the General Assembly wrap-up became a
status report.

Members of the house and senate
say they are NOT optimistic about the
prospects for a quick compromise on
transportation funding.

Lawmakers are risking a
government shutdown if they don't
approve a new budget by the time the
current spending plan expires at the
end of June.

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GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Virginia Tech's gearing up for an


extreme makeover.

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*CG locator Blacksburg

The university plans to spend
seven and half million dollars over the
next two years renovating 16 heavily
used classrooms.

Students say it's clearly needed
since many of the classrooms on campus
are outdated and are missing modern
amenities like wireless internet
connections and air conditioning.

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*CG 2line Lindsay Miller
Virginia Tech Sophomore
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*CG 2line Mark Owczarski
Virginia Tech Spokesperson LINDSAY MILLER/VIRGINIA TECH SOPHOMORE: :10 WITHOUT AIR-CONDITIONING ESPECIALLY
DURING THESE HEATS RIGHT NOW THAT WE
HAVE DURING SPRING SEASON, IT'S
DIFFICULT TO CONCENTRATE CAUSE MOST OF
THE TIME YOU JUST WANT TO FALL ASLEEP
BECAUSE IT IS SO HOT.

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INQ= MARK OWCZARSKI/VIRGINIA TECH


SPOKESPERSON: YOU WANT COMFORTABLE
ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH TO LEARN THAT'S
WHERE YOUR BEST TEACHING AND LEARNING
IS GOING TO TAKE PLACE.

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Virginia Tech currently has just
170 classrooms for over 26-thousand
students.

That's why the university wants
to construct a brand new classroom
building by 2012.

The General Assembly must first
provide money for that project.

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GRAPHIC=None Thursday night is bowling night



for hundreds of folks with cognitive
disabilities in the New River Valley.

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*CG locator Montgomery Co.

Every Thursday....35 year-old
Louis Hayton looks forward to spending
two hours at the N-R-V Super Bowl in
Christiansburg.

But many times, his game is
knocked aside for a chance to
socialize.

And that's also why student
volunteers from Virginia Tech and
Radford University show up.

Hayton says Thursdays are a
priority.

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*CG 2line Louis Hayton
Radford LOUIS HAYTON, 35, RADFORD

00:13:00 IT HELPS SPIRITUALLY AND
EMOTIONALLY LIKE I WAS SAYING ....A LOT
OF GREAT FRIENDS I MET HERE... AND WE
ALL HAVE DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS,
DISABILITIES...AND STUFF LIKE

THAT...SOME HIDDEN ..SOME NOT HIDDEN
BUT MAINLY IT ALSO GETS US TO BE WITH
OTHER PEOPLE LIKE COLLEGE
STUDENTS.00:13:18

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The bowling league meets for 10
weeks in the spring and fall.

It is hosted by the N-R-V Agency
for Persons with Mental Retardation.

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*CG standup Kimberly McBroom
kmcbroom@wdbj7.com


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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Expect showers and
thunderstorms off and on for the next
day or so, with highs in the 70s.


Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has your weekend outlook, after the
news.




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GRAPHIC=Fire Investigation Investigatiors have determined


the cause of a destructive house fire.


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*CG locator Roanoke Co.
Saturday The Roanoke County Fire Marshal
says this fire in the Mount Pleasant
area started when vapors from a
gasoline can came in contact with the
pilot light of a hot water heater.

The Saturday fire along Parham
Drive caused an estimated 200-thousand
dollars' damage.

Fire officials remind you that
all combustible materials should be
stored outside the home.

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GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation A Roanoke murder suspect is now


behind bars.
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Roanoke Police took 28-year-old
Edward Deshawn Beverly into custody
yesterday at a southeast Roanoke home.

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*CG locator Roanoke
Tuesday Beverly is accused of murdering
45-year old Yancy Tyler. He was stabbed
to death shortly after midnight Tuesday
in a home at 35th Street Northwest.
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GRAPHIC=Hutcherson The trial of Lynchburg Mayor Carl


Hutcherson is set to begin next week.

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*CG locator Roanoke

That was confirmed yesterday in
what should be the final hearing before
the trial begins.

The defense is arguing that the
statute of limitations had run out on
social security fraud charges that
allegedly occurred before 2001.

The judge will rule on that
motion and others when the evidence is
presented during the actual trial.

Jury selection and opening
statements will begin Monday morning.

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GRAPHIC=None A new police chief is needed in


Blacksburg.
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Bill Brown has decided to retire
after 12 years as the town's top cop.

Brown has been with the force for
36 years.

His last day will be June 30th.

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GRAPHIC=VA Budget VDOT officials say funding for


road projects will have to be cut if
state lawmakers don't aree on a budget
soon.

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*CG file File Tape

The department released a draft
yesterday of its six-year plan for road
projects.

Compared to the plan approved
last year, funding for the state's
primary and secondary roads will be cut
by about six- million dollars.

House leaders call the numbers a

"campaign of misinformation."

They say Governor Kaine is trying
to scare them into raising taxes.

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GRAPHIC=Business News Rowe furniture has laid off more


than 60 people at its Elliston
facility.

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*CG locator Montgomery Co.

26 positions were eliminated this
month, and 37 others were cut in March.

A company spokesman blames the
cuts on overseas competition but says
no more layoffs are expected.

Rowe Furniture also has a plant
in Salem.

Nationally, Rowe employs about
14-hundred people.

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