08/04/06

News 7 Morning Cut-Ins



BOB ON CAM
Good Morning, I'm Bob Grebe.

It looks like we're finally
getting some relief from the scorching
heat, Brent Watts will have a look at
your weekend forecast after the news.
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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Iraq Homecoming Yesterday Reserve soilders from


the 80th returned home and were
welcomed by more than one hundred

screaming supporters.

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SOT FULL NAT SOUND:HOLLERING!



INQ=HOLLERING





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OQ=CHEERING





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*CG locator Roanoke

The family support group that has
welcomed soldiers throughout the past
couple of weeks saved the best for
last.

Family and friends yelled in
delight as soldiers walked off the
planes to the sound of patriotic tunes
being cranked out on a boom box.

Organizers say after yesterday,
every member of the 80th Division who
shipped out 15 months ago will be home.

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*CG locator Roanoke


Among the crowd at the Roanoke
Regional Airport were officers,
detectives, and cadets from the Roanoke
City Police Department waiting for one
of their own.

Shane Fletcher returned home
yesterday evening to a welcome he
described as overwhelming, and said
he's looking forward to catching up
with friends and family.

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SOT FULL 01:23:40



INQ=My children are growing up




*CG 2line Shane Fletcher
Roanoke City Police Detective SHANE FLETCHER: MY CHILDREN ARE GROWING
UP. I'VE MISSED A BIG CHUNK. I MISSED
16 MONTHS OF THEIR LIVES. YOU KNOW MY
LITTLE GIRL WASN'T EVEN A YEAR OLD WHEN
I LEFT AND NOW SHE'S TWO YEARS AND A
COUPLE OF MONTHS. SHE'S CHANGED SO MUCH
THAT I WOULDN'T EVEN RECOGNIZE HER IF I
HADN'T SEEN PICTURES.

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OQ=if I hadn;t seen pictures.





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Fletcher was one of three Roanoke
City police officers who shipped out to

Iraq 15 months ago.

The other two, Chris Dillon and
Kevin Assenat (ASS-uh-nay) were
injured by a suicide bomber last
December and returned home to recover.

Yesterday Dillon and others said
they are happy to have their friend and
fellow officer back home in western
Virginia.

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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None And as some come home...others


are shipping out....Hundreds of
Virginia National Guard soldiers will
soon head to one of the world's hot
spots, and it's not in the Middle East.

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*CG locator Lexington

Soldiers from the 1st Battallion,
116th Infantry will deploy to Kosovo.

They'll be part of a UN

peacekeeping mission called Taskforce
Falcon.

The soldiers will be in a region
where ethnic Albanians and Serbs have
been fighting for years.

The soldiers will first train in
Indiana, then travel to Eastern Europe.

They're expected to return in
late 2007, or early 2008.

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NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Crime In Wythe County, authorities are


trying to find the man who held up a
grocery store at gunpoint yesterday.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Wythe Co.

Police say he hid in the Food
Country in Rural Retreat all night.

When the employees arrived at
8:00 yesterday morning he surprised
them with a semi-automatic weapon.

Investigators say he forced about
8 people into the manager's office and
stole money before fleeing on foot.


If you have any information call
the Wythe County Sheriff's Office.

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*CG standup Brent Watts
bwatts@wdbj7.com
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*CG standup Bob Grebe BOB ON CAM
bgrebe@wdbj7.com Good Morning, I'm Bob Grebe.

Looks like we're heading for a
much-needed cool down heading into the
weekend. Brent Watts will have your
weather forecast after the news.
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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Tax-free weekend has arrived.



ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Beginning today and running
through Sunday stores throughout
Virginia will kick off the first ever
sales tax holiday.

There are some restrictions, but
school supplies 20- dollars or less and
clothing 100- dollars or less will be

sold sales- tax free.

But even so, that did not keep
some folks from getting a jump on
shopping.

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INQ=I work tomorrow and to...




*CG 2line Cathy Martin
Shopper 1:16.00

CATHY MARTIN, SHOPPER: I WORK TOMORROW
AND TO ME THE CONVIENCE OF NOT HAVING
THE CROWD. MY TIME'S PRETTY VALUABLE SO
I WOULD RATHER COME IN WHEN THERE'S NOT
A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE AND GET WHAT I
WANT -PAY THE TAXES AND GO ON. (:29)

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OQ=.. taxes and go on.





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News7 has learned that some
stores are using the tax-free weekend
as an added incentive for customers.

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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE For example - EVERYTHING in John


Norman and Best Buy- will *not* be
taxed.

Meanwhile, Walmart has said it

will expand the tax-free discount to
include computers.
WEB PROMO NEXT WEB PROMO NEXT

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ANCHOR on GFX ANCHOR ON GFX

For a list of the school supplies
that'll be "sales- tax free" log onto
our website at WDBJ7- dot- com and
click on "websites in the news."
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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Party in Park It was a party like atmosphere in


downtown Roanoke last night despite the
near 100 degree temperatures.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke
:00 They call it Party in the Park
and it's like going to a beach party

without the beach.

Nearly a thousand people show up
every Thursday at Elmwood Park to shag
the night away and forget about their
worries.

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INQ=Just a release




*CG 2line Cathy Nichols
Party Attendee CATHY NICHOLS: JUST A RELEASE, JUST A
RELEASE AFTER A HARD DAY OF WORK, JUST
COME DOWN HERE AND CUT LOOSE.

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OQ=and cut loose





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Attendees enjoyed the dancing,
but as with any recent outdoor
activity, one had to drink plenty of
water and take plenty of breaks to
withstand the grueling heat.

Party-goers have to pay to six
dollars to get in but it's all for a
good cause.

Proceeds benefit several local
charities and last year that added up
to nearly 12-thousand dollars.

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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Oops Monkey Oops is still making


headlines.....You can show your support
of the Mill Mountain Zoo by wearing
your very own Oops the monkey T-Shirt.

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*CG locator Roanoke

The shirts went on sale yesterday
inside Sam's at the city market
downtown.

The two women who designed the
shirts have been trying to come up with
a way to help the Mill Mountain Zoo and
the Oops chase gave them that
opportunity.

All the profits from the 13
dollar shirts will be donated to the
Zoo.

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*CG standup Brent Watts
bwatts@wdbj7.com


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*CG standup Bob Grebe
bgrebe@wdbj7.com


ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Morning Report Good Morning, I'm Bob Grebe.



The oppressive heat finally gives
way to comfortable temperatures this
weekend.

Brent Watts will have a look at
your weather forecast after the news.
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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Ford Ford Motor company is recalling


more than one million trucks, SUV's and
vans- over the possibility of engine
fires.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Ford says the models recalled are


some F-series trucks, Excursions,
Econoline vans and E-450 vans as well
as Explorers and Mountaineers.

The problem is the speed control
de-activation switch system, which

could corrode, overheat and catch fire.

The recall involves some vehicles *CG locator Ford Video dating back to the 1994 model year and
is an expansion of one of the bigger
recalls in history.

Federal safety regulators have
completed a two-year investigation into
the fires... after receiving nearly
15-hundred complaints and 65 reports of
fires.

The regulators say there are NO
confirmed deaths or injuries but
lawsuits have been filed in the claims
of three deaths.

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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=CRIME A man who's been on the run for


10 months now, slipped by police again
yesterday.
TAKE APRISA FS MUGSHOT TAKE MUGSHOT

Troy Leon Goad is wanted for a
crime spree that spreads through Wythe,
Smyth, Grayson and Carroll Counties.

He's a suspect in more than 40
break-ins.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Grayson Co.

Investigators say Goad lives in
the woods with his 16 year old
girlfriend

and that he travels from county to
county robbing seasonal homes, cabins
and campers.

But now they believe he's started
breaking into houses when people are
there.

(END VO) (END VO)


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That's what happened Wednesday
night.

Police say Goad broke into a
house on Panther Creek Road and the
homeowner actually chased him away.

It sparked a massive, all night,
manhunt.
BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Police recovered personal items,


but Goad and his girlfriend are still
on the run.

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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Crime In Wythe County, authorities are


trying to find the man who held up a
grocery store at gunpoint yesterday.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Wythe Co.

Police say he hid in the Food
Country in Rural Retreat all night.

When the employees arrived at
8:00 yesterday morning he surprised
them with a semi-automatic weapon.

Investigators say he forced about
8 people into the manager's office and
stole money before fleeing on foot.

If you have any information call
the Wythe County Sheriff's Office.

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BOB ON CAM BOB ON CAM

GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES "SENTENCING" A Blacksburg man who, at one time



was considered the New River Valley's
"most wanted", has gone to jail.

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*CG locator Christiansburg
July 2005 33- year old Michael Wayne
"Doogie" Hughes hid from police for 9
months in Montgomery County until he
was caught last July.

He was wanted for numerous
burglaries.

Through a plea agreement, Hughes
admitted to several crimes and was
sentenced to 12 months in jail.

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bwatts@wdbj7.com


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