05/15/06

News 7 at 6


ENG#=1 KEITH ON VO-NAT



KEITH ON VO-NAT Roanoke City votes to tear down


Victory Stadium

JEAN ON VO-NAT JEAN ON VO-NAT



But stadium supporters say
they're NOT done.

They promise to fight the vote in
court.

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Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

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And I'm Keith Humphry.
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GRAPHIC=None The decision came as no surprise.



Council approved the motion on a
vote of 5 to 2.
JEAN//2-SHOT JEAN 2-SHOT

But, stadium supporters did not
let the moment pass without heated

criticism, and the promise of more to
come.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith, Jean & Joe DOUBLE BOXES


Microwave Joe Dashiell is outside Victory
Stadium tonight with more on the vote
and the plans of stadium supporters.

LIVE=Joe Full Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Joe Dashiell
jdashiell@wdbj7.com ROLLCUE: they were certainly Roanoke mistaken.



ROLL CUE: THEY WERE CERTAINLY MISTAKEN SOT FULL



ENG#=2



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INQ=YOU AND YOUR WILLING MAJORITY




*CG 2line Stuart Revercomb
Stadium Supporter
:00
*CG locator Roanoke
:18


*CG 2line Rupert Cutler
Roanoke City Council
:28
*CG 2line Sherman Lea
Roanoke City Council
:48

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OQ=MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS CITY



LIVE=Joe Live Full Mircrowave LIVE FULL

*CG liveloc Roanoke



AD LIB

DOUBLE BOXES= DOUBLE BOXES



How quickly will the city move to tear
down the stadium?

Has city council reached a consensus on
what will replace the stadium?

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None After two years, there is still


no trial date in the death of a
Christiansburg teenager.

The defendant's family says all
the courtroom delays are starting to
take a toll... emotionally and
financially.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Christiansburg
June 2004 15-year-old Edward Bertrand died
:00 in June, 2004.

He was shot in the stomach in the
garage of this home on Spruce Street.

19-year-old Zachary Linkous
stands charged with first degree
murder.

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None The Linkous family has long


maintained the shooting was an
accident.

DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Rachel//Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



New River Valley Bureau Chief
Rachel DePompa sat down with Linkous'
mother.

Rachel, I understand there's a
message for other parents in this.

LIVE=Rachel Full Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Rachel DePompa
rdepompa@wdbj7.com K, She says this is has been the Blacksburg hardest two years of her life.

She says in one tragic day, she
feels like she lost two sons.

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INQ=Edward, he's gone.





*CG 2line Carolyn Price
Zach's Mother
:00
*CG locator Christiansburg
:11 QUICK


*CG 2line Tammy McBride
Linkous Family Friend
:56
*CG 2line Donna Linkous
Linkous Family Friend
1:13



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OQ=can happen.



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INQ=Edward's gone CAROLYN PRICE: 11:39:00 EDWARD HE'S


GONE, AND IT'S CHANGED ALL OF OUR LIVES
FOREVER "45 I DON'T THINK THERE WILL
EVER BE ANYTHING TO MAKE IT BETTER.
:48

RUN:09 (END SOT)



OQ=make it better.



Carolyn Price still can't believe what
happend two years ago next month. In a
split second, the teenager she says
played at her house nearly everyday was

gone, her son, Zach Linkous was
arrested, accused of murder.



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INQ=I loved him CAROLYN PRICE: 10:07:00 I LOVED HIM,


ZACH LOVED HIM AND I THINK IN THE END
IT'S GOING TO BE PROVEN IT WAS AN
ACCIDENT. :12

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OQ=an accident.



Price says the gun accidently went off
in this garage. She says the wait for a
trial to prove it has been
excruciating, but she knows it's been
just as tough for the Bertrands.



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INQ=He feels responsible. CAROLYN PRICE: 10:47:00 HE FEELS


RESPONSIBLE. IT WASN'T INTENTIONAL, BUT
:53 HE HAS A LOT OF GUILT ON HIM AND
SO DO I. AND I'M TRULY SORRY FOR WHAT
THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH. :00

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OQ=gone through.



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INQ=His heart is broken TAMMY MCBRIDE: 25:26:00 HIS HEART IS


BROKEN, ABSOLUTLEY BROKEN BECAUSE OF
EDWARD, HIS HEART IS BROKEN BECAUSE
HE'S BEEN SEPARATED FROM HIS MOM AND

LITTLE BROTHER FOR TWO YEARS. :36

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OQ=for two years.



And the trial has been delayed twice
now, both times, just one day before a
jury was to be selected.



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INQ=everytime DONNA LINKOUS: 21:52:00 AND EVERYTIME


THIS TRIAL IS POSTPONED, THE PRICE GOES
UP. :56 IN EVERY ASPECT.. FINACIALLY,
EMOTIONALLY PYSICALLY, EVERYTHING. :03

RUN:11 (END SOT)



OQ=everything.



No matter the difficulites, for Price,
she says the toughest price has already
been paid.



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INQ=If there's any CAROLYN PRICE: 18:34:00 IF THERE'S ANY


KIDS OUT THERE THAT'S LISTENING TO
THIS. DON'T PLAY WITH GUNS. THEY ARE
NOT COOL. :40 THINGS CAN HAPPEN. (NODS
AT THE CAMERA) :44 FADE BACK...

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OQ=can happen.


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LIVE=Rachel Full Microwave LIVE FULL


*CG liveloc Blacksburg

Friends of the family have set up
a fund through the First National Bank
of Christiansburg to raise more money
for Zach's defense.
TAKE WEBSITE TAKE WEBSITE

Information on that can be found
on our website at wdbj7.com

DOUBLE BOXES=Rachel & Keith DOUBLE BOXES



Both sides will be back in court
next month to try and pick a new trial
date.

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JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None It was suppose to be from Russia with


Love, but this story doesn't have a
happy ending.

It all began when a local man decided
to give romance a shot overseas.

So he went to the internet.. to
something that's known as the mail
order bride business..

ENG#=1 SOT FULL



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INQ=




*CG 2line Jeff Wall
Married Russian Woman
:34






*CG standup Jean Jadhon
jjadhon@wdbj7.com
1:22





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OQ=had not said yes. <<



(END SOT) It's a website that's bound to get


any man's attention....

Russian women in a faraway country
...looking for love. Exotic trips to
meet them... and numerous success
stories of American men marrying
Russian women...

Jeff Wall was intrigued...

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INQ=I was just looking 53:37 JEFF WALL: I WAS JUST LOOKING FOR


A GOOD SOLID RELATIONSHIP

RUN02 (END SOT)



OQ=solid relationship so he signed up for the


membership.. shelled out the nearly 2

thousand dollars to correspond with
women and then spent even more to
actually travel to Russia.

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INQ=you went to Russia 48:36



jEAN: you went to Russia with the hope
of meeting several women you had been
corresponding with online? jeff: i had
narrowed it down to six. Jean you
narrowed it down to six.. you got there
and found one woman who found the most
connection wtih.. correct. JEff:
correct. Jean: at that point did you
feel pressure to become engaged to this
woman? Jeff no not at all 57

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OQ=correct. Jeff: correct. But Wall did become engaged to


Szheh-onna Shuh-TEET-Suh... a mother
with a nine year old daughter- mainly
because....

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INQ=SHE IS OFFICIALLY YOUR FIANCE 49:35



SHE IS OFFICIALLY YOUR FIANCE SHE CAN
COME TO THE UNITED STATES ON A K-1
VISA.

RUN04 (END SOT)



OQ=ON A K-1 VISA. Once in the U-S the two had 90 days


to marry- Wall says at that point he
did so- although reluctantly


But within just four weeks of the
marriage Wall said he knew something
wasn't right.

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INQ=she was using me to get 50:43 JEFF: She was using me to get to


the united states and to get a green
card i have no doubt about that.

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OQ=about that. JEAN POSSIBLE STANDUP HERE: (not shot


yet.. can be changed!)

A foreign spouse of a U-S citizen
must be married for two years before
her U-S residency becomes permanent...
in this case... Shatitsa would likely
have to go back to Russia... but that's
not exaclty what's happened.


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INQ=THIS IS IMMIGRATION 35:38



THIS IS IMMIGRATION...(nat sot)



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OQ=IS UH IMMIGRATION Immigration law- states that a


battered spouse is exempt.. and must
file an I-360 form to stay in the
country

Shateet suh... accused Wall of
abuse... and filed the form....
something he said she made up in an
effort to stay here.


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INQ=i HAVE TO ASK YOU THIS 38:50



JEAN: I HAVE TO ASK YOU THIS: YOU DID
NOT HIT, SLAP ABUSE THIS WOMAN IN ANY
WAY? JEFF WALL: NO I DIDN'T EVEN THINK
ABOUT IT.

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OQ=EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. News 7 spoke with immigration


officials- to find out if women are
abusing the system... by claiming
abuse.

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INQ=ABUSED WOMEN PHONER TAPE 04:04:58



BILL STRASSBERGER/IMMIGRATION: ABUSED
WOMEN NEED THAT PROTECTION OF THE
i-360. ABUSED WOMEN NEED TO BE ABLE TO
SELF PETITION IN ORDER TO GET OUT OF A
REALTIONSHIP THAT'S ABUSIVE. BUT I'D
HATE TO THINK WOMEN ARE USING THAT JUST
TO CIRCUMVENT IMMIGRATION LAWS THAT ARE
THERE.
RUN12 (END SOT)



OQ=THAT ARE THERE. Meanwhile Wall has spent not just


thousands for access to the website...
but thousands more on his trip to
Russia.. on translators, English
lessons for his wife and now on legal
fees..

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INQ=WITH ATTORNESY 59:20



with attorneys fees and everyting i'm
probably approaching 18 thousand
dollars...


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OQ=18 THOUSAND DOLLARS. Despite the financial burden, Wall


does not fault the matchmaking
service---



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INQ=I KNEW IT WASN'T 1;00:33



WALL: I KNEW THIS WASN'T GOING TO WORK
AND I FOOLLISHLY STEPPED OVER THE LINE
IT ALL COMES BACK TO ME NONE OF THIS
COUDL HAVE HAPPENED IF HAD NOT SAID
YES.



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OQ=had not said yes. >>


JEAN ON CAM JEAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None Sha-teet-suh is still in


Southwest Virginia- Her attorney says
the abuse was real and says Shatista is
not just making it up to stay in the
country.

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As Donald Rumsfeld prepares to speak at
V-M-I, our poll measures the region's
approval of his handling in Iraq.

ENG#=2





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease VIPERS OUT

JEAN= ON VO JEAN ON VO



Also ahead .. it's official. The
Roanoke Valley Vipers are packing up
and leaving the city with a bill to
pay.
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Still to come on News 7....a look
back at the short history of the
Roanoke Valley Vipers.

ENG#=1





VO-NAT VO-NAT




KEITH= ON VO KEITH ON VO

*CG tease HOKIES

The Hokies are heading into the
NCAA Softball tournament with their ace
ailing. Mike Stevens will have that
story in sports.
END VO END VO

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MINI OPEN


KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Rumsfeld Most people in this part of Virginia


say they disapprove of the way Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is handling
the war in Iraq.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT In a News-7/SurveyUSA poll conducted


late last week, 57% said they
disapprove of the way Rumsfeld's
"handling the situation in Iraq."

Forty-nine percent of those polled said
they think Rumsfeld should step down as
Secretary of Defense, while 38% said he

should stay at the Pentagon.

However, 40% said they approve of the
job he's doing as Defense Secretary;
46% disapprove.

Rumsfeld will deliver the commencement
address at V-M-I tomorrow. The
Institute lined him up to be the
graduation speaker long before calls
for his resignation came from several
retired generals.

When people were asked whether his
presence on Post casts the Institute in
a favorable or negative light, 47% said
"it doesn't matter."

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KEITH ON CAM KEITH ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Vipers As News7 Sports told you first on


Friday - the Roanoke Valley Vipers are
packing it in.

Today, the Vipers' owner
confirmed the team will be leaving
after just one-year.

As Susan Bahorich tells us- the
move not only means another
professional team has left town, but it
also means a little less money for the

city.

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INQ=




*CG file File Tape
:00




*CG 2line Mina Boyd
Roanoke Civic Center
:21


*CG standup Susan Bahorich
sbahorich@wdbj7.com
:48


*CG 2line Maggie Drewry
Roanoke Valley Hockey Booster Club
1:10





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OQ=SB, N7, Roanoke. <<



(END SOT) At capacity -the Roanoke Civic Center


can hold nearly 6-thousand hockey
fans.. but it never saw those kinds of
numbers when the Vipers took the ice.




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INQ= hockey nats?



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OQ=



So, it was little surprise when the
team pulled out of its three-year deal
with the city - leaving an empty
schedule, seats and hole in Civic
Center revenue.



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INQ= 5:42.00



MINA BOYD, ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER

WE DID OUR BUDGET WITH THE IDEA THAT
THEY WERE GOING TO BRING 3,000 PEOPLE
PER GAME SO WHEN WE LOSE THAT -AND WE
DIDN'T REALIZE THAT THIS YEAR EITHER ..
ITS GOING TO HAVE AN IMPACT HOW WE
DEVELOP OUR BUDGET. (59)

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OQ=



Mina Boyd with the Roanoke Civic Center
says even though the team wants to ends
its deal

((PUT BOARD HERE...)))

the team still owes 29-thousand dollars
to the city for this year and has to
pay 95-thousand for the subsequent
two-years of the three year contract.




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INQ= 10:21.00



BAHORICH STAND UP: ONE THING THAT
PLAGUED THE VIPERS DURING THEIR STAY IN
THE VALLEY IS POOR ATTENDANCE.
SOMETHING THAT ONE FAN SAYS COULD HAVE
BEEN TAKEN CARE OF WITH BETTER
PROMOTIONS AND MARKETING. (30)

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OQ=



Maggie Drewry is a long time fan and a
member of the Roanoke Valley hockey
booster club. She says ideas how to
improve turnout fell on deaf ears.

Regardless, she's still hopeful hockey
will skate its way back into the
Valley.



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INQ= MAGGIE DREWRY, ROANOKE VALLEY HOCKEY


BOOSTER CLUB

14:15.00 I'M HOPEFUL SOMEONE WILL STEP
FORWARD AND GET A FRANCHISE IN HERE.
(21) BUT WITH REP AND WHAT HAS HAPPENED
IN THE LAST FEW YEARS I'M NOT SURE CORP
SPONSORS WOULD BE WILLING TO SUPPORT A
TEAM OR NOT. (28)

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OQ=



SB, N7, Roanoke.>>
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None It's a busy week on the diamond


for the Hokies.

The softball will be less than
full strength for its NCAA opener.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG tease ICE AGE

Plus, we'll take a look at the
Vipers' brief history in the Star City
sarting with the franchise's brith in
February of 2005.

(END VO) END VO



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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=VIPERS As we first told you on Friday


night at this time, the Roanoke Valley
Vipers are finished in the Star City -
folding after just one eventful, but
less than successful season.

It's definitely not the ending
hockey fans or city officials had hoped
for when the franchise was welcomed to
the valley in February of 2005.

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INQ=FIRST AUDIO




*CG locator Roanoke
February 2005
:00
*CG nameloc Ken Dixon
Vipers Co-Owner
August 6, 2005
:34


*CG nameloc Kristen Dixon
Vipers Co-Owner
January 18, 2006
1:37

RUNS=2:14 (END SOT)



OQ=...ANOTHER SEASON." << On February 25th of 2005 - hockey
(END SOT) fans were thrilled that the sport was



back in Roanoke after taking a year off
- but deep down many booster club
members weren't sure if Richard
Brosall, the UHL Commissoner and the
Dixon's Ken and Kristen the teams
owners were the right players for the
Star City.

On August 6th of 2005, things
were all postive as the Vipers held an
open house at the Civic Center with
curious fans anxious for the season to
begin.

KEN DIXON

But that great hockey team never
materialized. Less than a month after
the open house head coach and director
of hockey operations Rick Adduno
suddenly resigned leaving the team
without a coach just a month before the
start of training camp.

Jim Wiley was hired on September
15th - and he did an amazing job of
assembling a roster in just three weeks
time.

But the Vipers were overmatched,
and injuries in the first month of the
season did little to help their cause.
Attendance was nowhere near the 3000
fan average the owners had hoped for,

and by the start of the new year - the
writing was already on the wall - as
far as the team's future.

Still Kristen Dixon told News 7
Sports on January 18th - that reports
out of fellow UHL city Port Huron that
Roanoke was folding were false.

KRISTEN DIXON

But the rumors and reports turned
out to be true. Wiley became a
scapegoat for the lack of success, he
was fired on February 6th and replaced
by Daniel Berthiuaume, but even the
Bandit couldn't produce a miracle.

The team with the worst
attendance in the UHL, the team that
never produced a game program for its
fans and could only produce 17 wins
during a 76 game season in the end -
simply couldn't afford to carry on in
Roanoke another season.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=TINCHER The Virginia Tech Softball Team


is back in the N-C-A-A Tournament for
the second straight season. That is a

good thing, Also for the second
straight regional the Hokies Star
Pitcher and A-C-C Player of Year Angela
Tincher is dealing with a sore leg.
That is not a good thing. Tincher had
a stress fracture last season that
caused her to miss time, this time
it's not that serious but Tincher plans
to work through it.

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INQ=




*CG 2line Angela Tincher
ACC Player of the Year







RUNS=31 (END SOT)



OQ=get any worse.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Tincher should be on the mound
Friday afternoon at 2:30 for Virginia
Tech as they will take on Louisville in
their first game of the Reginonls in
Knoxville, Tennessee. The Hokies are
the 2 seed.

(END VO) (END VO)



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KEITH 2-SHOT KEITH//2-SHOT

GRAPHIC=None We told you we'd let you know as


soon as we found out... and it's now
official: A local actor is making it
to network TV in a series with Mick
Jagger.

ENG#=1 JEAN READS

JEAN READS


*CG locator Boones Mill
May 2 News 7 found out today that ABC has
picked up the series that stars Boones
Mill native Josh Grisetti- along with
Mick Jagger.

Grisetti tells News 7 that
producers called him to confirm he'd be
at press parties in New York and L-A
later this week, and that ABC has
ordered the show for the fall line-up.



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