05/24/06

AM Cutins




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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Another mostly sunny day out
there, but showers re- enter the
forecast later this week.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has more on that, coming up in the
Skytracker 7 forecast.







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GRAPHIC=Shooting Roanoke Police have made an


arrest in the weekend shooting that
killed one man and left seven others
injured.

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VO-NAT It happened Saturday at this


house on Melrose Avenue.

Killed in the shooting was 22
year old TJ Thompson and his family
believes the killing was gang
related.
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Police say 25 year old Jason
Donnell Roberson turned himself in to
police last night around 9:30

He is charged with murder and
the use of a firearm.

Police say Roberson was one of
the people shot during the melee.

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GRAPHIC=None After coming underfire for his


handling of a weekend shooting, Roanoke
Police Chief Joe Gaskins held a news
conference yesterday afternoon.

He said the department is looking
at all possible motives.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Radford

Radford University Criminal
Justice Professor Tod Burke says it's
tough to know exactly what is happening
on the streets of the city.

He's been studying gangs for 15
years and has written numerous articles
on the topic.

Burke says Roanoke Police are in
a tricky situation.

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INQ=I think you want




*CG 2line Tod Burke
Radford University Criminal Justice TOD BURKE:

Professor 13:05:00 I THINK YOU WANT TO BE SURE
BEFORE YOU LABEL A GROUP OF PEOPLE A
GANG AND NOT JUST AS A GROUP OF PEOPLE
WHO THINK THEY ARE A GANG, YOU WANT TO
MAKE SURE THEY ARE BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE
YOU'RE GOING TO ALLOCATE YOUR RESOURCES
:16

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OQ=allocate your resources.





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Burke says it's common for police
agencies around the country not to
acknowledge gangs in their communities.

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GRAPHIC=Linda Weber When it comes to the final


findings regarding the investigation
into Roanoke County's school
superintendent, the school board is
remaining tight lipped.

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VO-NAT





*CG locator Roanoke Co.

At last night's school board
meeting, the chairman would only say
members had received the final report
and that the board could not release
the findings about Linda Weber.

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SOT FULL 27:27



INQ=I can't release




*CG 2line Mike Stovall
Roanoke Co. School Board Chairman MIKE STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I
CANT RELEASE THE FINDINGS BECAUSE UNDER
THE LAW WHEN WE GO UNDER CLOSED SESSION
WE GO IN UNDER CERTAIN AREAS AND ONE OF
THOSE AREAS IS PERSONNEL AND WHEN WE GO
IN UNDER PERSONNEL AND NAMES ARE
MENTIONED THEN WE CANNOT DIVULGE THAT
INFORMATION UNDER THE CONSTITUTION OF
VIRGINIA.

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OQ=constitution of virginia





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Stovall says the school board
will make an announcement about Linda
Weber's future by next Thursday.

That's the day Weber is scheduled

to return from her sixty day
sabbatical.

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GRAPHIC=NONE One Another note about Cave


Spring High School.

Last Saturday's production of the
musical Grease had to be postponed
because of a power outage.

It has been rescheduled for
tonight at Cave Spring beginning at
seven o'clock.
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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.

Sunny again today, with

highs around 80.

How long will the dry weather
last?

Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner has the answer, after the
news.




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GRAPHIC=Hold NASCAR driver Kyle Busch returned


to Virginia to answer reckless driving
charges.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Henrico Co.

Busch was pulled over near
Richmond last month for squealing his
tires.

The charge came one day after the
21- year- old was introduced as a
spokesman for a national safe-driving
campaign.

The judge yesterday reduced the
charge to "improper driving" which
carries a 150- dollar fine.


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INQ=I do and always have




*CG 2line Kyle Busch
NASCAR Driver 23:08:49 KYLE BUSCH/NASCAR DRIVER: I
DO AND ALWAYS HAVE RESPECTED LAW
ENFORCEMENT AND WHAT THEY DO FOR US AND
ALWAYS HAVE TRIED TO ACCOMPANY MY
DRIVING TO THE LAWS OF THE ROAD AND
BEING ABLE TO, OF COURSE, MAKE SURE I'M
A GOOD DRIVER JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE
WHO'S OUT THERE AS WELL TOO.

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OQ=there as well too.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Busch didn't have to appear in
court yesterday, but says he wanted to
show he's not trying to get any special
treatment.

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GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up One local college has come up


with a new way to help its employees
deal with rising gas prices.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Lynchburg

Lynchburg College is now offering
its workers a flexible summer work
schedule ... they can work four LONGER
days a week to save an extra day of
commuting.

Beverly Reid spends more than an
hour on the road every day ... she
figures the compressed schedule will
help in other ways as well.

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INQ=I think the




*CG 2line Beverly Reid
Lynchburg College Career Services 11:43:52 BEVERLY REID/LC CAREER Director SERVICES DIRECTOR: I THINK THE
OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME WITH MY
FAMILY, MY CHILDREN DURING THE SUMMER
THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT. AND I THINK IT
GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SOME
MORE THINGS AT HOME, CATCH UP ON SOME
PROJECTS.


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OQ=on some projects.





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L-C estimates about a third of
its workforce commutes to Lynchburg
from a surrounding county.

The school will resume its
regular schedule when students return
in the fall.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Local doctors say this is the

HEALTH CHECK 7 ANIM worst allergy season in years.

Lack of rain and a mild winter is
to blame for the high pollen count.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Salem

It has some allergy sufferers
getting more shots just to cope this
year.


Pollen-related problems can be
worse in the Roanoke Valley because of
the mountains.

The Lewis-Gale Allergy Clinic
has been giving out between two-hundred
and three-hundred shots a day.

And the spring allergy season
won't be over for another month.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Doctor Fame says allergy


sufferers can also try over-the-counter
antihistamines like Claritin.

He also recommends trying a
saline salt water rinse to clear out
pollen from the nostrils.
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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.

More sunshine and warm

temperatures around 80 today.

Some changes are ahead for
the end of the week.

Meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner explains, in the Skytracker
7 forecast, coming up.


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GRAPHIC=Hold Many Veterans are left asking


what now...

This, after personal information
was stolen from a Department of
Veterans Affairs employee.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The V-A says an employee took


home data...that it's against
policy...and that the disk was stolen
from the employee's home.

That disk contained the names,
social security numbers and dates of
birth for nearly 27 million veterans
and some of their spouses.

Many are now asking what they
should do to keep from becoming
identity theft victims?

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INQ=




*CG 2line Julie Wheeler
Better Business Bureau *3:00:26-44 JW make sure reveiw bank
statement, credit card, billing
statement and I also strongly recommend
getting you free credit report probably
in about 60 -90 days

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OQ=60-90 days





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The VA will be sending letters
out to each affected veteran. In the
meantime a call center has been set up
to address concerns, the number is
1-800-fed-info.

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GRAPHIC=Va Budget Is the budget impass coming to an


end?

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT




*CG locator Richmond

State senators yesterday removed
tax increases from a budget bill in an
effort to meet delegates in the middle.

The bill puts 339- million
dollars into road and rail
improvements, IF the House agrees to a
statewide transportation plan by
November first.

If NOT, the money will be
diverted to school construction and
other capital projects.

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INQ=This was not an easy




*CG 2line Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling

23:17:08 LT. GOV. BILL BOLLING: THIS
WAS NOT AN EASY DECISION FOR THE SENATE
TO MAKE, BUT I THINK THEY DID THE RIGHT
THING AND IT'LL MOVE THESE DISCUSSIONS
FORWARD, IT'LL AVOID THIS BUDGET
IMPASSE. IT HOPEFULLY WILL ALLEVIATE
THE POSSIBILITY OF THE CESSATION OF
GOVERNMENT SERVICES.

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OQ=of government services.






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Roanoke Senator John Edwards
voted against the measure.

He believes pulling
transportation out of the budget will
only take the pressure OFF the House to
approve a long- term plan.

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GRAPHIC=Fire A fire in Roanoke has left four


children and three adults homeless.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

The fire started at about
11:30 yesterday at this duplex on
Grayson Avenue. When firefighters got
there heavy smoke was coming from the
windows.

No one was home and no one
was hurt... but firefighters say the

fire started in several different spots
and the cause has been ruled
incendiary.
WIPE TO WEBSITES FS GFX WIPE TO APRISA

The Red Cross is looking for
donations of living room and bedroom
furniture as well as clothing and bed
linens.

If you'd like to help call
985-3560 for more information.
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