07/27/06

News 7 Morning Cutins




ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.

Look for a mixture of clouds
and sunshine today, with a few
scattered afternoon storms possible.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has the Skytracker 7 forecast, after
the news.
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But first, we have a Traffic Alert 7
Report.

An accident is blocking the
southbound lanes of Route 29 in
Campbell County at the intersection of
Route 460.

No other information is available at
this time.
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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=none A man who killed a fellow inmate



during a pagan ceremony will be
executed today,

barring intervention from the U-S
Supreme Court or Governor Tim Kaine.

Forty-two-year-old Michael Lenz
is scheduled to die by lethal injection
at 9 p-m at the Greensville
Correctional Center in Jarratt.

He was convicted for the murder
of 41-year-old Brent Parker.
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GRAPHIC=none The 581/220 corridor in Roanoke


is set to undergo some changes.


ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

V-Dot is studying making major
improvements to the interchanges from
Orange Avenue to Wonju Streets.

Some of the options include expanding
current on and off ramps, eliminating
some, and reconfiguring others.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 1:47:12



INQ=I think it's




*CG 2line Michael Gray
Virginia Department of Transportation MICHAEL GRAY/V-DOT PROJECT MANAGER: I
THINK IT'S SAFE TO SAY THIS WILL BE A
MULTI MILLION DOLLAR EFFORT, ANY ONE OF
THESE YOU LOOK AT. THERE'S NO EASY
SOLUTION SO THERE'S NO CHEAP SOLUTION.

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OQ=no cheap solution





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You can get a detailed look at some
of the options and give your input at a
V-Dot public hearing this afternoon.

It takes place at the Roanoke Civic
Center from 4:30 to 6:30.


(END VO) (END VO)



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GRAPHIC=None An investigation is underway of


Tuesday's trench collapse at a
construction site in Christiansburg.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Christiansburg

Two men were trapped when the
walls collapsed around them.

They work for DCI Shires out of
Bluefield and were fixing a broken
sewer line at the New River Valley
Mall.

47-year-old Billy Eugene Casey
from Bluefield, West Virginia was
released from the hospital Tuesday
night.

Co-workers say Mike Schultz, from
Peterstown, West Virginia, was kept
overnight for observation.

And Tony Jones actually pulled

Schultz from the mud and water.

ENG#=1 SOT FULL
SOT FULL



INQ=Just jumped




*CG 2line Tony Jones
:00 TONY JONES: 12:53:00 JUST JUMPED ON THE
ESCOVATOR AND PUSHED DIRT OF EM. AND
GOT THE ONE BOY OUT, THERE OTHER GUYS
DID AND I JUST KINDLY SCOOPED HIM UP.
l03 GOT HIS HEAD AND SHOULDERS OUT OF
THE WATER. :06

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OQ=out of the water.





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Sitting FEET away from the
accident site was a trench box....Now,
that's a device, designed to re-inforce
the walls.

Several workers told News 7 that
box should have been IN the trench.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=NONE Virginia's division of OSHA will


issue a report on its investigation in
the next few months.

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GRAPHIC=none Blacksburg residents should be

Scam Alert 7 Anim cautious of a phishing scam going
around this week.

National Bank says a fake e-mail
is being sent to local residents.

The e-mail uses the bank's logo
and asks you to provide confidential
information.

A bank spokesperson says don't
reply to the e-mail.
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GOODBYE!
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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.

Temperatures today will again
soar to near 90 this afternoon-- with a
few isolated storms possible.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has

your full forecast, in just a few
minutes.


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GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Roanoke's been slow to change--


but Mayor Nelson Harris says the city
is now finally moving forward.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Harris delivered his first state
of the city address since the council
election and the demolition of Victory
Stadium.

Speaking to members of the
Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce,
Harris told them the city is now moving
forward on many fronts.

ENG#=3 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 17:47:15



INQ=I am hoping that the message




*CG 2line Nelson Harris
Roanoke Mayor NELSON HARRIS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I AM
HOPING THAT THE MESSAGE WILL BE TO THE

CITIZENS THAT INDEED WE HAVE
PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP IN PLACE. WE'RE
DOING INNOVATIVE THINGS FOR OUR CITY I
BELIEVE THEY ARE THE GOOD AND RIGHT
THINGS FOR OUR CITY THAT THEY WILL BE
THE BENEFICIARY OF.

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OQ=will be the beneficiary of.





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The mayor also outlined several
priorities for the next 12 to 18
months, including redevelopment of the
victory stadium site, renewal of the
city market area, and planning for a
new library system.

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KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE A new poll shows Congressman


Virgil Goode holds a 24 point edge over
Al Weed, the man trying for a second
time to unseat him.

Our News-7/Survey USA poll asked more

than 400 likely voters in the 5th
Congressional District

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT who they would choose if the election


were held now.

59percent picked Goode, and 35-percent
selected Weed.

Goode won their FIRST matchup two years
ago, with more than 63 percent of the
vote.

(END VO) (END VO)


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You can take a closer look at the
numbers, and all our polls, at
wdbj7-dot-com.
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GRAPHIC=Girls Softball The annual Girls Fast- Pitch


Softball World Series is scoring big
for the Roanoke Valley's economy.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT




VO-NAT 175 teams from across the eastern


part of the country are playing in
Salem, Roanoke and Roanoke County.

Tourism officials say the
tournament will generate several
million dollars for the area's economy.

Games will continue through
Saturday.

That's when the champions are
crowned.

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WEATHER BUG



WEATHER PRO


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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.

Partly sunny today with highs
in the upper 80s to near 90.

And don't be surprised to see a
few thunderstorms.

Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner
has your Skytracker 7 forecast, in
just a moment.






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GRAPHIC=Accident




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We have a Traffic Alert 7 Report.

Authorities are reporting an accident
in Campbell County.

ENG#=1 (VO-NAT)
VO-NAT




*CG locator Campbell Co.
This Morning They say the accident was
blocking the Southbound lanes of Route
29 at the intersection of Route 460.

The road has since re- opened.

Three cars were involved in the
wreck.

At least two or three people were
reportedly taken to the hospital.

No other details are available at
this time.

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GRAPHIC=none The 581/220 corridor in Roanoke


is set to undergo some changes.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

V-Dot is studying making major
improvements to the interchanges from
Orange Avenue to Wonju Streets.

Some of the options include expanding
current on and off ramps, eliminating
some, and reconfiguring others.

ENG#=3 SOT FULL
SOT FULL 1:47:12



INQ=I think it's




*CG 2line Michael Gray
Virginia Department of Transportation MICHAEL GRAY/V-DOT PROJECT MANAGER: I
THINK IT'S SAFE TO SAY THIS WILL BE A
MULTI MILLION DOLLAR EFFORT, ANY ONE OF
THESE YOU LOOK AT. THERE'S NO EASY
SOLUTION SO THERE'S NO CHEAP SOLUTION.

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OQ=no cheap solution





VO-NAT VO-NAT




You can get a detailed look at some
of the options and give your input at a
V-Dot public hearing this afternoon.

It takes place at the Roanoke Civic
Center from 4:30 to 6:30.

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GRAPHIC=none A man who killed a fellow inmate



during a pagan ceremony will be
executed today,

barring intervention from the U-S
Supreme Court or Governor Tim Kaine.

Forty-two-year-old Michael Lenz
is scheduled to die by lethal injection
at 9 p-m at the Greensville
Correctional Center in Jarratt.

He was convicted for the murder
of 41-year-old Brent Parker.
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GRAPHIC=None The town of Altavista may be



expanding, and adding a little to its
coffers as well.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Altavista/Campbell Co.

Wal-Mart recently opened a
Supercenter store just outside the town
limits on Clarion Road.

But a proposed agreement between
Altavista and Campbell County would
allow the town to annex that property.

The county would get sales and
property tax revenues, while the town
would collect the meals taxes.

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INQ=Either the county




*CG 2line David Laurell
Campbell Co. Administrator DAVID LAURELL/CAMPBELL CO.
ADMINISTRATOR: EITHER THE COUNTY WAS
GOING TO HAVE TO CONTRACT WITH THE TOWN
TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES OR
THE COUNTY WAS GOING TO HAVE TO PROVIDE
LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES THROUGH OUR
SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT. AND WHEN WE GOT
TO LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS, IT WAS GOING
TO BE MORE COST-EFFECTIVE FOR THE TOWN

TO EXPAND THEIR SERVICE AREA OUT INTO
THAT SHOPPING CENTER.

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OQ=that shopping center.





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The proposal will go before a
public hearing on September 12th.

If both jurisdictions okay it, it
will be submitted to the Circuit Court
for final approval.

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