03/03/07

News 7 at 6


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GRAPHIC=News7@6 Good evening everyone.



Thanks for getting your news with us.

I'm Hollani Davis.

<< *CG standup Hollani Davis
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GRAPHIC=Lori Pleasants It's been a long journey for


family and friends of Lori Pleasants
but it is has come one step closer to
an end.

Last night, a jury found 30
year-old William Gutersloh guilty of
murdering Pleasnts.

Tonight, Aleesha Chaney shows us
whats next.

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*CG locator Radford
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*CG 2line Coley Thomas
Pleasant's Friend
:19


*CG 2line Fred Schmidt
Gutersloh's Former Friend
:40



*CG 2line Tod Burke
Professor, Radford University
1:12


*CG standup Aleesha Chaney
achaney@wdbj7.com
1:26



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OQ=STD <<----nat sound "we the jury find
(END SOT) William Gutersloh guilty of first


degree murder"

After waiting more than 6 years
for authorities to arrest William
Gutersloh for the murder of Lori
Pleasants, it took a jury just under 6
hours to find Gutersloh guilty of first
degree murder and guilty of defiling
her corpse.

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INQ=WE NEVER THOUGHT THAT COLEY THOMAS: 7:36:47:00 WE NEVER


THOUGHT THAT THIS DAY WOULD COME. OR
ATLEAST I DIDN'T. WE, YOU KNOW WE NEVER
WANTED TO GIVE UP HOPE, BUT EVENTUALLY
AFTER SO MANY YEARS. YOU WERE ALWAYS
CONCERNED THAT IT WAS NEVER GOING TO
COME TO AN END. :59

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OQ=TO COME TO AND END. Pleasants family and friends were



emotional as the verdict was read,
openly hugging and weeping at the
jury's decision.

This verdict comes after a week
of testimony where the jury heard from
Gutersloh's old friends that he admited
to killing the former Radford
University student.

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INQ= 1:13-:23



IT WASN'T AN ACCIDENT. HE SAID HE JUST
STARTED STRANGLING HER AND SOMETHING
JUST CLICKED IN HIS MIND AND THEN HE
COULDN'T STOP BECAUSE HE FELT THAT IF
HE DID SHE WOULD HAVE WENT TO THE
AUTHORITIES.

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OQ= Monday morning the jury will


return to court to determine
Gutersloh's fate.

As the sentencing phase begins,
family and friends will come forward
and testify.

Tod Burke a criminal justice
professor with Radford says typically
during this process the prosecution
presents victim impact statements.

Whereas the defense usually
attempts to soften the jury's

impression of the defendant.

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INQ= 1:37:38--:52



IF SOMEBODY MURDERS SOMEBODY YEAH THAT
IS A HORRIFIC INICDENT BUT THE MANNER
IN WHICH THEY MURDER COULD MAKE A
DETERMINATION FOR THE JURY TO DECIDE
THIS PERSON DESERVES OR SHOULD RECIEVE
A HARSHER PENALTY.

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GUTERSLOH IS BEING HELD AT THE NEW
RIVER VALLEY REGIONAL JAIL BEFORE HE
RETURNS TO COURT AT THE BEGINNING OF
THE WEEK WHERE HE WILL LEARN WHAT'S
NEXT FOR HIM, WHICH COULD BE LIFE IN
PRISON. ALEESHA CHANEY, NEWS 7.

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GRAPHIC=None Democrat Onzlee Ware announced


this morning that he is seeking
re-election.


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*CG locator Roanoke

Before a crowd of supporters at
the Dumas Center in Roanoke, Ware says
he plans to campaign for the Virginia
House of Delegates in the 11th
District.

He's been in office since 2004
and is a member of the black caucus.

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INQ=We have a good




*CG 2line Del. Onzlee Ware

(D)-Roanoke 16:18:32-:42



WE HAVE A GOOD TEAM IN RICHMOND. WE'RE
GOING TO DO GREAT THINGS. WHAT WE ARE
GOING TO DO IN THIS CAMPAIGN. WE'RE
GOING TO BE POSITIVE. WE'RE GOING TO
WORK HARD. NOBODY IS GOING TO OUT WORK
ME.

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OQ=going to out work me.





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Former Roanoke City Council
Member Mac McCadden announced earlier

this year that he would be running
against Ware.

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GRAPHIC=None Randolph-Macon Woman's College's

Education 7 Banner decision to admit men appears to be
resonating with prospective students.

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*CG locator Lynchburg
January 2007 Applications are up 85 percent
over last year.

The Lynchburg school will become
Randolph College on July first, after
116 years of being a single-sex
institution-

A decision that did not sit well
with numerous students and alumni.

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GRAPHIC=George W. Bush President Bush spent part of this


weekend in

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*CG locator Enterprise, AL

Alabama, touring the devastation
left behind from deadly twisters
earlier in the week.

Bush called the scene "hard to
describe as he walked through the
rubble at a high school where eight
students were killed.

The president gave a brief report
of his meeting with the high school's
17-year-old student body president and
a couple of other students. He said,
"The biggest effect of the storm is the
shattered lives."

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SOT FULL 00:21 "TODAY I HAVE WALKED
INQ=TODAY, I HAVE WALKED.... THROUGH DEVASTATION THAT'S HARD TO


DESCRIBE. OUR THOUGHTS, OF COURSE, GO
OUT TO THE STUDENTS WHO PERISHED. WE
THANK GOD FOR THE HUNDREDS WHO LIVED."
00:37

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The President also made his way
over to Georgia where more where hit
hard by Thursdays storms.

In all 30 tornadoes killed at
least 20 people across the Midwest and
Southeast.

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GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident Federal investigators are looking


into what caused a charter bus to jump
a guardrail and crash down onto an
Atlanta freeway yesterday.

Pauline Chiou has the latest.

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*CG 2line Greg Sigg
Bus Crash Survivor
:17



*CG 2line A.J. Ranthum
Bus Crash Survivor
:35


*CG 2line Pauline Chiou
CBS News
:59



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OQ=STD. <<



(END SOT) STANDING AT THE VERY SPOT WHERE A


COLLEGE BASEBALL TEAM'S TRIP TURNED

DEADLY - CRASH VICTIMS' FAMILIES
GATHERED TOGETHER JUST ONE DAY AFTER

THE HORRIFIC ACCIDENT. SURVIVOR,
GREGG SIGG WAS SLEEPING IN THE BACK

OF THE BUS WHEN IT CRASHED THROUGH A
GUARD RAIL - AND LANDED 30 FEET

BELOW.



(SOT: Greg Sigg / BUS CRASH SURVIVOR)



i remember hitting the wall and then
another when we hit the ground



FOUR PLAYERS FROM OHIO'S BLUFFTON
UNIVERSITY, THE BUS DRIVER AND HIS

WIFE WERE KILLED. 29 PEOPLE ON BOARD
SURVIVED.... FOR A.J. Ranthum THE

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH WAS A

MATTER OF INCHES



(SOT: A.J. RANTHUM / BUS CRASH


SURVIVOR)

one of these guys who passed on was
cody - he was sitting right next to

me on the bus (/COVER END OF BITE/) it
still hasnt hit me completely

that i am never going to see these guys
again.



(Nat of accident scene)

THE BASEBALL TEAM WAS ON ITS WAY TO A
TOURNAMENT IN FLORIDA. IN THE

PRE-DAWN HOURS OF FRIDAY MORNING, THE
BUS DRIVER TOOK A LEFT EXIT OFF

THE CARPOOL LANE --- APPARENTLY UNAWARE


IT CAME TO A T-STOP.



(Pauline Chiou/ stand up bridge)

"In Atlanta, there are only a handful
of left exits off the carpool

lane. Authorities believe this may have
confused the bus driver because

he got onto the exit ramp at highway
speed."





(Show investigators on bridge)


The National Transportation Safety
Board IS INVESTIGATING AND HOPES TO

LEARN MORE FROM THE BUS COMPUTER
SYSTEM.



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back TBD)



IT WILL BE A YEAR BEOFORE A FINAL
REPORT ON THE CRASH IS READY. In

Atlanta, Pauline Chiou for CBS>>

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GRAPHIC=None Virginia's First Lady is working


to find families for all of Virginia's
teens.

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*CG locator Richmond

"For Keeps" is Anne Holton's
signature initiative while her husband
Tim Kaine is in office.

It's a program designed to find
permanent families for older children
in foster care-- many of whom age out
of the system before ever being
adopted.


Holton's work as a juvenile and
domestic relations judge helped spark
her passion for the issue.

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INQ=I think the truth of the matter

is.....


*CG 2line Anne Holton
Virginia First Lady 36:11 ANNE HOLTON/VIRGINIA FIRST LADY:
I THINK THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT
NOT EVERYBODY REALIZES THE EXTENT TO
WHICH WE DO HAVE YOUNG PEOPLE IN OUR
MIDST WHO REALLY DON'T HAVE FAMILY AND
WHO DESPERATELY STILL NEED IT. 10

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OQ=who desperately still need it.





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This month Holton is taking "For
Keeps" on the road... talking to
families and child welfare
professionals in different communities.

She wants to find out what's
working and what's not to recommend
changes to Virginia's foster- care
system.

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INET To learn more about the First Lady's
For Keeps project, log onto our website
WDBJ 7 Dot COM.

We'll connect you from there.
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GRAPHIC=UVA The Virginia Cavaliers had a


chance to claim its first outright
regular season ACC title since the

Ralph Sampson era today in
Winston-Salem. But the Wake Forest
Demon Deacons stepped up and spoiled
the party.

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*CG locator Winston-Salem
Lincoln Financial Sports-Raycom The Deacs were playing some 'd' :00 midway thru the second half. Michael
Drum gets the steal and delivers to L-D
Williams who converts at the other end
to put Wake up by five.

Sean Singletary scored 25 for
the Cavs. Here he gets the assist to
Jamil Tucker who came off the bench to
score 10 points including these three
on the friendly bounce from the iron.

JR Reynolds had a tough
afternoon, getting just 11 points on 3
of 14 shooting.

And that was a bad thing for
the Hoos who shot just 29 percent in
the second half.

Ishmael Smith *CG final Virginia then went down the lane dishing to 72 Kyle Visser for the flush as Wake Wake Forest Forest pulled the upset 78 to 72 over 78 Virginia.


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GRAPHIC=Tech With the Hoos loss today, that


means that Virginia Tech can now tie
for the ACC's regular season title, and
clinch the top seed in next week's
tournament with a win over Clemson
tomorrow.

The game tips off a 1 o'clock in
Blacksburg as the Hokies say goodbye to
5 seniors with lots to play for.

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*CG 2line Seth Greenberg
Hokies 20 & 9, 10 & 5 in the ACC
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OQ=a job well done."


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GRAPHIC=VMI Despite being the nation's highest


scoring team most of the season, VMI
finished in the middle of the pack in
the Big South. But none of that
mattered today as the Keydets had a
chance to advance to the NCAA
Tournament with a win over Winthrop in
the conference final.

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*CG locator Rock Hill, SC
ESPN To Rock Hill, South Carolina where :00 the Keydets were hanging tough early.
Travis Holmes buries a triple just
before the half and VMI had the lead.
Holmes poured in 29 points.

In the second half, leading
scorer Reggie Williams heated up,
bombing away on the area code three
pointer at the shot clock horn. He
finished with 13.

But Taj McCullough hit several
big shots down the stretch for the
Eagles, knocking down a three ball
right here.

VMI still had a shot to tie as
the clock wound down, but Williams *CG final VMI missed from the top as Winthrop held on
81 to win it 84 to 81. The Eagles are Winthrop dancin' for the 7th time in the last 9 84 years.

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GRAPHIC=TECH In the ACC Women's Tourney today,


NC State shocked top seeded Duke 70 to
65 to reach the final while Carolina is
leading Maryland in the second half.
The Virginia Tech Women bowed out of
the tournament yesterday with a 30
point loss to the Tarheels.

The Hokies are in Jeopardy of
missing out on the N-C-A-A Tournament
for the first time since the 2-thousand
1, 2-thousand and 2 Season.

But Tech Head Coach is confident
that the Hokies will be playing
basketball somewhere before the
beginning of next season.

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*CG 2line Beth Dunkenberger
Virginia Tech Head Coach








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OQ=all year long.





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The Hokies have an overall record
of 18 and 14. They finished the year
in the A-C-C with a 6 and 8 record.

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