06/15/06

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GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Plenty of sunshine today and
warmer highs reaching the mid 80s.

Brent Watts will join us with
the Skytracker 7 forecast, in just a
few minutes.






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GRAPHIC=Shooting A Danville man is in critical


condition after receiving a gunshot
wound to the head.

Police were called to the 500
block of Elizabeth Street around 11
o'clock last night.

When they arrived, they found a
23-year-old man unresponsive.

The victim was taken to Duke
University Medical Center.

Danville Police are
investigating.

So far no charges have been
filed.
TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS TAKE CRIMESTOPPERS FS

Anyone with information about
this incident is asked to contact
Danville Crimestoppers at (434)
793-0000.
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GRAPHIC=Justin Simmons After a week long trial, a


Roanoke jury has awarded two million
dollars to the family of 4-year-old
Justin Simmons.

The jury found a lawnmower
manufacturer was responsible for the
accident, that killed Simmons two years
ago.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke
:00 Ron and Kristie Simmons did not
comment after the hearing, but the
couple stood with their attorney Brent
Brown, as he told reporters they hope
the verdict sends a message to MTD and
other lawnmower manufacturers.

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INQ=The dollar amount




*CG 2line Brent Brown
Simmons Family 's Attorney BRENT BROWN/SIMMONS FAMILY'S ATTORNEY:
THE DOLLAR AMOUNT IS NOT WHAT WE'RE
HERE ABOUT. WHAT WE ARE HERE ABOUT IS
MAKING SURE THERE IS ACCOUNTABILITY SO

THAT WHEN OTHER MANUFACTURERS HAVE A
CHOICE TO MAKE AS TO WHETHER THEY ARE
GOING TO PUT A PARTICULAR SAFETY
FEATURE ON THERE THAT THEY'LL LOOK AT
THIS CASE.

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OQ=that they'll look at this case.





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The attorney for MTD says the
company definitely plans to appeal, so
it now appears unlikely the legal fight
will end with this verdict.

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GRAPHIC=NONE She'd been the subject of a


nationwide search for the past 10
years.

Now a 12-year old girl is under
the care of Social Services.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Rebekah Ann Braun has been living


in Donalds, South Carolina for the past

three and a half years.

*CG locator Donalds, SC Police in Donalds found her one day
after he biological father was
arrested.

She'd been with Lillian Jean
Kitts, after Rebekah's Dad allegedly
took her from the lawful custody of her
own mother.

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INQ=he has not




*CG 2line Marion Johnson
Donalds Police Chief SHE WAS FRIGHTENED AND SHE WAS SCARED
CAUSE LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS THERE, BUT
AFTER A WHILE SHE BECAME ACQUAINTED
WITH US AND EVERYTHING TURNED OUT
ALRIGHT

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OUTQ= of the child





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*cG LOCATOR Roanoke
Yesterday Danny Arthur Moran turned up in
Roanoke Monday, a federal fugitive from
Arizona.

Apparently Moran's cell phone led
the feds to the mobile home in South

Carolina where Rebekah Braun had been
staying.

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bwatts@wdbj7.com
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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.

Feeling more like summer
today, with afternoon highs in the mid
80s.

Brent Watts has your Thursday
forecast, coming up.


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GRAPHIC=Hold Don't drink and drive is a slogan


that area law enforcement continue to
spread.


Monday's arrest of J-J Redick in
North Carolina for allegedly driving
while impaired -- makes the message hit
home.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke
File In Virginia, sobriety check
points are one of the methods
authorities use to combat drunk
driving.

Police say drivers don't always
realize they're too intoxicated to
drive or that their tolerance level
isn't always the same.

Tolerance levels can also vary
from person to person based on factors
such as weight and body fat percentage.

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INQ=People that only drink one drink




*CG 2line Steve Goodwin
DMV Transportation Safety Manager
:00


*CG 2line Lt. James Fazio

Roanoke City Police 9:55:40 runs=11



:12 PEOPLE THAT ONLY DRINK AT A CHRISTMAS
PARTY 2 OR 3 DRINKS. THEY CAN BE JUST
AS DRUNK AS ANOTHER PERSON WHO HAS 10
OR 12 EVEN THOUGHT THEIR BAC WILL BE
LOWER

BUTT BUTT BUTT

CHECKPOINT STRIKE FORCE IS THROUGHOUT
THE AREA 41 WE'RE VERY SERIOUS DRUNK
DRIVERS AND WE DON'T AND IF WE CAN SAVE
ONE LIFE BY RUNNING OUR CHECK POINT
THAN WE'VE DONE OUR JOB IN THAT RESPECT

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OQ=in that respect.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



Virginia hasn't always had the
same legal driving limit of
point-zero-eight.

It was actually lowered several
years ago.


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GRAPHIC=None Town leaders in Christiansburg


are working to turn plans for an
Aquatic Center into a reality.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Christiansburg

Workers have been using heavy
equipment lately to prep these 17 acres
of land for building.

The Aquatic Center was supposed
to be built by Fall 2007, but town
officials do not have a contractor or
blueprints yet.

Last year town officials took out
a bond to cover the 11-12 million
dollar plan.

Terpenny says if Virginia Tech
decides not to contribute, the town
will build a more traditional facility.

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GRAPHIC=None A council member in Blacksburg


speaks out about a controversial street
extension vote.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT



VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

Tuesday night town council voted
four to three to approve plans for
Progress Street.

The multi-million dollar project
calls for an extension that will hook
up with Givens Lane.

Council Member Paul Lancaster
says it's necessary for the growth of
Blacksburg.

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INQ=THERE'S ALREADY BEEN




*CG 2line Paul Lancaster
Blacksburg Town Council Member PAUL LANCASTER: 00:56:25 THERE'S
ALREADY BEEN DEVELOPMENT OF HUNDREDS OF
HOUSES IN THE AREA. THERE'S HUNDREDS
MORE ON THE BOOKS READY TO GO AT SOME
POINT AND THEY'RE ALL DESIGNED AROUND
THE IDEA THAT PROGRESS WILL BE A
THROUGH STREET TO PREVENT THE TRAFFIC
FROM DUMPING ON A BUNCH OR NEIGHBORHOOD
STREETS IN THERE. :38

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OQ=STEETS IN THERE






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The Progress Street extension
will open up the Shenandoah subdivision
to more traffic.

People in the neighborhood
believe it will dramatically change
their way of life ...AND their safety.

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*CG standup Brent Watts
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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 warmer
today, with highs in the mid 80s.

Even warmer by tomorrow.

Brent Watts has the Skytracker
7 forecast, after the news.



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GRAPHIC=Hold A computer glitch is putting a


damper on Roanoke County's plan to
improve some services for residents.

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VO NAT


*CG locator Roanoke Co.

Roanoke County signed a
650-thousand dollar contract with
Novolists out of Canada to totally
revamp the county's computers.

The company had just completed
the first part of the contract when it
went bankrupt.

Novolists received 250-thousand
dollars but the county feels it's not
out any money.

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SOT FULL 14:30:00



INQ=In our contract




*CG 2line Paul Mahoney
County Attorney PAUL MAHONEY/COUNTY ATTORNEY: IN OUR
CONTRACT OUR STAFF HAD CREATIVELY
NEGOTIATED A CONTRACT THAT SET UP A

SERIES OF PHASES OR POINTS AT WHICH
DIFFERENT DELIVERABLES WOULD BE MADE
AND WE ONLY PAID FOR THE ITEMS THAT WE
RECEIVED.

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OQ=that we received




VO NAT VO NAT

Those computer upgrades will make
it easier for different departments to
talk to one another.

And that should improve services
for many county residents.

SOT FULL 14:39:57 SOT FULL
INQ=Citizens will actually




*CG 2line Elaine Carver
Information Technology Director ELAINE CARVER/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
DIRECTOR: CITIZENS WILL ACTUALLY BE
ABLE TO GO IN CONTRACTORS AS WELL AND
SCHEDULE LIKE THEIR OWN INSPECTIONS FOR
PROPERTIES, REQUEST BUILDING PERMITS
ONLINE, CHECK ON THEIR BUILDING PERMITS
ONLINE SO THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GO TO
THE WEB AND DO THINGS THAT THEY CAN'T
CURRENTLY DO.

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OQ=currently do






VO-NAT VO-NAT



Eventually, you will also be able
to go online and see a picture of
someone's property including a 180
degree view.

(END VO) (END VO)


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SS=NONE Unfortunately, these features


are now at least a year behind schedule
since the county must now find another
company to finish the upgrades.

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GRAPHIC=BUDGET The state's budget impasse could


mean dozens of road projects get
delayed.

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VO-NAT




*CG file File Tape

The Commonwealth Transportation
Board is scheduled to approve the
state's six- year "road improvement
plan" today.


Since there's no budget -- the
plan is based on revenue estimates from
November, which aren't up to date.

The cost of supplies has gone up
and that's putting some projects on a
back burner.

In the Salem District some of
those projects include safety
enhancements along Interstate 81, the
widening of Route 221 in Bedford and
several urban projects in Blacksburg
and Radford.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=HOLD House and Senate budget


negotiators continue their work in
Richmond.

They've reached agreement in
several areas, but have not yet reached
a compromise on the state's entire two
year budget.

The *current* budget expires in
16- days.


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GRAPHIC=NONE The New College Institute in



Martinsville is officially a public
institution.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Martinsville

Governor Tim Kaine ceremonially
signed legislation marking the
distinction yesterday.

N-C-I will function as a higher
education facility offering programs
through existing colleges and
universities.

But, with no state budget in
place, getting funding could be a
problem.

In the meantime, the Institute
says it will use its current funding to
launch a pilot program this fall.

Courses will be offered at
Patrick Henry Community College and the
Shumate-Jessie building in uptown
Martinsville.

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