04/23/07

News 7 at Eleven




HEADLINE #1 HEADLINE #1 (:01 of head pad)



CAPTION: Cho Connection

Natasha Cart: Court records show the
Virginia Tech shooter was in contact
with his first victim.


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HEADLINE #2 HEADLINE #2



CAPTION: Tuesday Shower


Clouds thicken tomorrow with a few
showers possible by afternoon.


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HEADLINE #3 HEADLINE #3



CAPTION: VT Copyright

Justin Standup: Virginia Tech is
asking everyone NOT to buy any hokie
memorial products. We'll tell you why
coming up.


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HEADLINE #4 HEADLINE #4



CAPTION: River Memorial

Alex Standup:



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<< *CG standup Natasha Ryan
nryan@wdbj7.com


*CG 304


*CG standup Mike Stevens >>
mstevens@wdbj7.com

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GRAPHIC=News-7 at 11 Good evening I'm Natasha


Ryan.
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GRAPHIC=CHO SEUNG-HUI There may be a link between Cho


Seung Hui and one of his shooting
victims.

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VO-NAT According to a search warrant


affadavit police found an email from
Cho to Emily Hilscher.

Hilscher is the first shooting
victim. She died in her West Ambler
Johnston Dorm Room last Monday.

*cG LOCATOR Blacksburg Police say in 85 percent of homicides Last Monday the shooting victim has had some sort
of contact with the assailent.
According to the warrant police seized
emails for Hilscher and Cho and found a
communication.

We don't know what the email said
or when it was sent.


Police are planning to hold a
press conference on Wednesday where
more details could be revealed.

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GRAPHIC=VT MOVING FORWARD It was a day to move forward at


Virginia Tech today -- as students and
staff returned to class for the first
time since the shootings.

But as Claire Leka reports, those
on campus also paused to remember those
who won't be coming back.

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INQ=


*CG locator Blacksburg
:00


*CG 2line Sarah Saxton
Outgoing VT Student Vice President
12
*CG 2line Derek O'Dell
Shooting Survivor
39 QUICK
*CG 2line Claire Leka
Reporting

44
*CG 2line Sumeet Bagai
Hokies United
54
*CG 2line Joe Merola
Chemistry Professor
1:06

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OQ=CBS NEWS, BLACKSBURG, VIRGINIA



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WEEK, THE SATELLITE TRUCKS AND

TELEVISION CREWS ARE GETTING READY TO
MOVE ON � NOW THAT CLASSES HAVE

RESUMED AT VIRGINIA TECH.







STUDENTS ARE HOPING TO MOVE ON TOO.







(SOT: SARAH SAXTON/OUTGOING STUDENT


VICE PRESIDENT)



�I think we�re all looking forward to
moving on, while still remembering

and honoring our classmates.�








AND HONOR THEM � THEY DID.







(NAT � BELL)







THOUSANDS GATHERED ON THE DRILL FIELD
MONDAY MORNING TO HEAR BELL TOLLS

� FOR THE VICTIMS KILLED IN LAST WEEK�S
MASSACRE.







(NAT � BALLOONS)







FOR STUDENTS AND FACULTY, THE EVENT
ALSO MARKED THE BEGINNING � OF GOING

BACK TO THE WAY THINGS WERE � HOWEVER
HARD THAT MIGHT BE � ESPECIALLY

FOR THOSE WOUNDED IN THE SHOOTINGS.







(SOT: DEREK O�DELL/SHOOTING SURVIVOR)






�It just helps to be around a whole
bunch of other Hokies who have been

through this whole thing together.�







(STANDUP BRIDGE)



VIRGINIA TECH OFFICIALS SAY CLASS
ATTENDANCE ON MONDAY AVERAGED ABOUT 75

PERCENT.



AND THEY SAY BETWEEN 85 AND 90 PERCENT
OF V-T STUDENTS ARE STILL LIVING

IN THE DORMS.







(SOT: SUMEET BAGAI/�HOKIES� UNITED) �


16:26:09



�Everyone I know did decide to come
back and no one is regretting that

decision. We want to be here.�







PROFESSORS BEGAN THEIR CLASSES WITH A

DISCUSSION ABOUT THE TRAGEDY.







(SOT: JOE MEROLA/CHEMISTRY PROFESSOR) �


15:53:47



�I lost it half way through class. I
burst into tears and had to turn it

over to the counselors to finish.�







AS CURRENT STUDENTS DECIDE WHETHER TO
DROP CLASSES WITHOUT PENALTY,

ACCEPT THEIR CURRENT GRADES, OR TAKE
FINALS � VIRGINIA TECH�S FUTURE IS

LOOKING BRIGHT.







A SCHOOL SPOKESMAN SAYS THAT OF THE
NEARLY 13-THOUSAND ADMISSION OFFERS

TO NEW STUDENTS, *ONLY* FIVE HAVE
DECLINED TO ENROLL THIS FALL BECAUSE

OF THE SHOOTINGS.








CLAIRE LEKA, CBS NEWS, BLACKSBURG,
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GRAPHIC=HOLD We just heard briefly from one of


the professors about how the day
was.....we had the chance to hear more
from him.

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VO-NAT He talked about how the class tried


to get back to normal....how they
touched on chemistry but only briefly
before the emotions set in.

But Professor Joe Merola believes
the important thing was to address the
sadness of the situation right away.

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*CG 2line Prof. Joe Merola
Chemistry Department Chair 15:50:47-05

WE WERE NOT GOING TO PRETEND IT DIDN'T
EXIST. WE WANTED IT ACKNOWLEDGED AND WE
WANTED TO DISCUSS IT. IN PROFESSOR
LONG'S CLASS WE PLACED A HOKIE TSHIRT,
A BOQUET OF FLOWERS, ON ONE OF THE

SEATS OF A SLAIN VICTIM.

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ENG#= VO-NAT



VO-NAT The University brought in


counselors from across the country to
sit in classes and help out.

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GRAPHIC=VT RIBBON Many of you have opened your hearts


and your wallets to help the victims of
this tragedy.

While Virginia Tech is appreciative
of those efforts, tonight the
universeity is also issuing a warning.



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News 7's Justin McLeod has the
details. Justin, what have you
learned?

Natasha, as you know there's always
going to be someone who takes advantage
of a tragedy.




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VT TRAGEDY FS IN MONITOR


*cg STANDUP Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com

The university says it's already
happening and that's why Tech is asking
everyone to do something, that some may
find disappointing.

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OQ=THAT THIS HAPPENED TO



<<((NAT SOUND OF LET'S GO HOKIES))

Since the tragedy at Virginia Tech,
people have been expressing their grief
in their own way.

Ben Lansing, an editorial cartoonist,
decided to produce this sketch of the
Hokie Bird being consoled by mascots
from around the state.

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INQ=I've been amazed BEN LANSING/EDITORIAL CARTOONIST: I'VE


BEEN AMAZED OF THE OUTPOURING OF
APPRECIATION FROM IT. I HAD NO IDEA
HOW MANY PEOPLE THIS WAS GOING TO

REACH.

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OQ=GOING TO REACH So much so, many have suggested


Lansing sell t-shirts with the cartoon
on it.

The proceeds would go to the Hokie
Spirit Memorial Fund.

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INQ=I was also talking BEN LANSING: I WAS ALSO TALKING TO


SOME BOOKSTORES. THEY SAID THEY WOULD
LOVE TO SELL THIS AS WELL. HOWEVER,
THEY NEED TO HAVE THE LICENSING
AGREEMENT FROM VIRGINIA TECH TO MAKE
THAT HAPPEN.

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OQ=MAKE THAT HAPPEN So Lansing called Virginia Tech for


permission, but the university said no.

[graphic 1]

On its website, Virginia Tech
explains at this time it has not
authorized any apparel or products for
sale.

[end graphic 1]

That means everything including these
VT ribbons sold by a school in Roanoke.

[graphic 2]

The university says quote we request
that you, please, do not purchase any
unauthorized illegal memorial products

that contain the Virginia Tech
trademarks.

[end graphic 2]

[graphic 3]

In an e-mail to News 7, the
university elaborated saying that it
has been swamped with these requests
from around the U.S. The e-mail goes
on to say, unfortunately there are also
people who have crawled out from the
under the rock and trying to make a
buck off this tragedy.

[end graphic 3]

But what about the people like Ben
Lansing who truly want to help?

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INQ=It's disappointing BEN LANSING: IT'S DISAPPOINTING IN A


SENSE BECAUSE I THINK THIS COULD REALLY
HELP THEIR MEMORIAL FUND AND THERE ARE
MANY PEOPLE WHO WANT TO WEAR THIS ON
THEIR T-SHIRTS BUT AT THE SAME TIME
BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN SUCH A TRAGEDY I
WOULDN'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING THAT
WOULDN'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING THAT
WOULDN'T RESPECT THE WISHES OF THE
SCHOOL THAT THIS HAPPENED TO.

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OQ=THIS HAS HAPPENED TO



LIVE=JUSTIN FULL BAM LIVE FULL



VT TRAGEDY FS IN MONITOR The university stresses it will
eventually allow license memorial
products, just not at this time.

In the meantime, Virginia Tech is
asking everyone to give to the Hokie
Spirit Memorial Fund.



DOUBLE BOXES=JUSTIN/NATASHA DOUBLE BOXES



Which Natasha, we understand is now
well over a million dollars.


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ANCHOR=NATASHA NATASHA READS



If you want to contribute to that
fund, we've put a link to that website
on ours, just go to wdbj seven dot com
and click on websites in the news.
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GRAPHIC=NONE We do have some traffic
EVENT=TRAFFIC ALERT BANNER information to pass along to folks


headed west on Route 460 tonight -- a
wreck involving a tractor trailer has
both westbound lanes of the highway
blocked near Pearisburg in Giles
County. Traffic is being rerouted in
one of the eastbound lanes.

Dispatchers say there were no
serious injuries.

V-DOT says drivers should use
caution expect delays

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Natasha tosses to Robin
Onto something much more pleasant.....the beautiful weather, Robin?
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NATASHA














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GRAPHIC=VT MOVING FORWARD Family and friends of Tech


sophomore Matt LaPorte said their
goodbyes during services in New Jersey
today.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Dumont, NJ

Many are having a hard time
accepting the 20-year-old was among
those killed in Blacksburg last week.


Matt had dreamed of being in the
military since he was in the seventh
grade.

He was third in his class at
Carson Long Military Institute and
earned an Air Force R-O-T-C scholarship
to attend Tech, where he was a drum
major and played the cello.

*CG locator Augusta, GA Another musician was also buried today.

Ryan Clark was celebrated
in Georgia today as an example of how
to live and love.

Ryan was just a few weeks
shy of his 23rd birthday and his
graduation from Tech.

During his five years as a
Hokie, he played the baritone horn,
served as a residence hall assistant
and earned degrees in psychology,
biology and English.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD Victims of the shooting continue


to show their strength through all
this.


Today another student walked out
of Montgomery Regional Hospital.

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VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

The hospital staff says the
latest person to be released was a
woman

At this time that means only one
person remains in the hospital out of
17 who were brought in a week ago.

We're told the last patient is
Kevin Sterne

He's listed in stable condition.

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GRAPHIC=HOLD It's a picture that was seen


around the world..

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VO-NAT .. now, one of the officers shown


says the survivor in this picture is
the real hero.
*CG locator Blacksburg Sergeant Matthew Brannock of the
Virginia State Police was snapped
Monday morning carrying a wounded

student out of Norris Hall.

The student, Kevin Sterne, had
been shot twice in the leg and tied his
own tourniquet.

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INQ=I talked to Kevin the other..




*CG 2line Sgt. Matthew Braddock
Virginia State Police 2:22:31.00

SGT. MATTHEW BRANNOCK, VSP: I TALKED TO
KEVIN THE OTHER DAY AT THE HOSPITAL AND
TOLD HIM HOW MUCH OF A HERO HE WAS TO
ME BASED ON TWO GUNSHOT WOUNDS TO THE
LEG AND HE WAS STILL FOCUSED ENOUGH TO
CONCENTRATE ON CONTROLLING THE
BLEEDING. I THINK THAT'S COMMENDABLE.
(45)

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OQ=.. think that's commendable.


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GRAPHIC=HOLD Sterne is the only student still


at the Montgomery Regional Hospital.

He's in stable condition.

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GRAPHIC=NONE One year ago today, a teenager


died in the Maury River.

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*CG locator Lexington
April 2006 16-year-old Charles Volpe was
swept over a dam near Jordan's Point
and disappeared.

Rescue teams scoured the area by
foot.

They also used helicopters.

Rescuers found Charles's body the
next day.

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GRAPHIC=None Today, friends and family came to


Jordan's Point to remember Charles.

DOUBLE BOXES=NATASHA/ALEX DOUBLE BOXES



And News 7's Alex Lawson was
there....Alex?

Natasha tonight's memorial
serviced reflected a lot of Charles'
personality


LIVE=ALEX FULL NEWSROOM LIVE FULL

N7 AT 11 FS IN MONITOR


*CG standup Alex Lawson
alawson@wdbj7.com In addition to remembering
Charles...the city's planner talked
about taking action against low head
dams.

Leaders want to prevent accidents
like Charles' from happening again.

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*CG locator Lexington
:00




*CG 2line Anne McElroy
Friend of Charles
:10


*CG 2line Chuck Volpe
Charles' Dad
:24


*CG locator Lexington
June 2006
:44

*CG 2line Bill Blatter
Director of City Planning
:59



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OQ=..GREAT PERSON. <

Jordan's Point Park....friends of
Charles Volpe spend time remembering
and comforting each other.

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INQ=He was like... 54:24"HE WAS LIKE HILARIOUSLY FUNNY AND


SOMETIMES YOU'D WANT TO BEAT HIM UP.
BUT WE LOVED HIM."54:34

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OQ=....we loved him." Charles was also a water lover and


poet.

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INQ=I wish.... 46:57"I WISH I WERE I PIRATE...I'M A


SAILOR, I'M A DIVER SURFER,
SNOWBOARDER, WAKEBOARDER, SKINBOARDER
AND A FISHERMAN."47:07

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OQ=....fisherman." But last April...these waters becames


too strong for Charles.

Charles' dad believes his son died
because of strong water current created
by low head dams.

Last summer the city installed buoys as
a safety and warning device.


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INQ=But now... TAPE #2 SU....59:12"BUT NOW THE BOUYS


ARE GONE. THE CITY HAS HAD TO REPLACE
THEM 4 TIMES BECAUSE OF HIGH WATER AND
STRONG CURRENT."59:19

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OQ=...strong current." Now city leaders plan to move them


farther up stream.

But that's not all.

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INQ=We're looking... 53:09'WE'RE LOOKING AT THE IDEA OF


WHAT'S A ROCK RAPIDS, BELOW THE DAM,
WHICH WOULD REMOVE THE HYDRAULIC AND
WOULD MAKE CANOEABLE KAYAKABLE AND
WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY
OF MOVING THE DAM FULLY OR
PARTIALLY."53:24

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OQ=...partially." And hopefully save a life.



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INQ=We just... 54:40"WE JUST REALLY LOVED HIM, HE WAS


LIKE A BROTHER SORT OF.... HE WAS A
GREAT PERSON."54:46

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OQ=....great person."





LIVE=Alex Full from Newsroom LIVE FULL

N7 AT 11 FS IN MONITOR



*CG standup Alex Lawson
alawson@wdbj7.com This year state lawmakers passed
a law where state agencies notify dam
owners about the dangers of the dams.

It's still unclear on what will
happen next with the dam.


DOUBLE BOXES=Alex & Natasha DOUBLE BOXES



Natasha...a scholarship has been
set up in Charles' honor.

That link can be found on our
website.


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Members of the sports world
continue to do their part to help
Virginia Tech move forward.

ENG#=4






VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease BACK TO CLASS

And students in Montgomery County
public schools headed back to class
today -- with plenty of help for
students and staff on hand.
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A heavy police presence was felt
across Virginia Tech's campus today.

ENG#=1





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease PREACHING PEACE

And some preachers are taking
their message of peace and healing from
the pulpit to Blacksburg.
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*CG tease AHEAD IN SPORTS

< the News 7 Sports office as Ward Burton
offers some support in Blacksburg
today.

A former Hokie - Tommy Edwards is
trying to help the Hokie Nation get
back on its feet - while this Colorado
State receiver takes a long fan to his
knees.

We'll attempt to explain it all -
coming up in a moment right here on the
Big 7.>>

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GRAPHIC=VT RIBBON As students made their way back


to campus today, they were greeted by
an added police presence.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

Officers from the Virginia State
Police and Virginia Tech, plus deputies
from the Montgomery County Sheriff's
Office patrolled the school.

Agencies wouldn't talk about just
how many officers they had stationed
throughout the university, but say it's
to help ease the minds of everyone
involved.

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INQ=We wanted the community..




*CG 2line Sgt. Frederick Tyler
Virginia State Police @2:25:10.00

SGT. FREDERICK TYLER, VIRGINIA STATE

POLICE: WE WANTED THE COMMUNITY AS WELL
AS THE CAMPUS PERSONNEL TO FEEL LIKE
THEY WERE DEALING WITH A SAFE
ENVIRONMENT (18) WE BEEN COOPERATIVELY
DEALING WITH LOCAL AGENCIES, AS WELL
OUR AGENCY AND STATE AGENCIES, AS WELL
AS FEDERAL INVESTIGATORS (23) TO WORK
ON THIS MATTER (25)

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OQ=.. to work on this matter.



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Tyler says the officers are
working in various capacities - and
wouldn't say how long they would remain
on campus.

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GRAPHIC=VT MOVING FORWARD Making students feel safe was


also a priority today for the
Montgomery County Public Schools.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT





*CG locator Blacksburg

Students returned to class for
the first time since the tragedy last
week on the Tech campus.

The victims included a recent
graduate of the county schools,
parents of current students, and active
volunteers.

Schools re-opened with a
heightened police presence and other
measures to make students feel secure.

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INQ=So we are doing




*CG 2line Tiffany Anderson
Montgomery Co School Superintendent TIFFANY ANDERSON/MONTGOMERY CO. SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT: SO WE ARE DOING WHAT WE
CAN TO INSURE THAT ALL APPRORIATE
MEASURES ARE PUT IN PLACE SO PEOPLE DO
FEEL SAFE AND THEY FEEL SUPPORTED THAT
IS OUR GOAL. AND IN TIME WE WILL
CONTINUE TO MOVE FORWARD IN THE BEST
WAY WE CAN.

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OQ=in the ebst way we can.



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The schools also brought in
additional counselors today, and the

school system provided counseling at
four schools this evening.

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GRAPHIC=VT CAMPUS SHOOTING Last week's shootings have some


lawmakers asking if Virginia is doing
enough to keep guns out of the hands of
people with mental disorders.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Montgomery Co.
Last Week Currently when you buy a gun in
Virginia your mental health history is
considered only if you've been
committed to a mental institution.

Cho Seung- Hui was treated as an
out- patient, which made his mental
health history a non- issue.

Attorney General Bob McDonnell is
already looking at ways to require out-
patient reporting for background
checks.


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INQ=We don't think he....




*CG 2line Tucker Martin
Attorney General Spokesman 21:59 TUCKER MARTIN/ATTORNEY GENERAL
SPOKESMAN: WE DON'T THINK HE SHOULD
HAVE HAD A GUN AND HIND SIGHT IS 20- 20
AND WE CAN ALL SAY THAT NOW, BUT THE
GOAL OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THE
GOVERNOR, EVERYONE INVOLVED NOW IS TO
TAKE THE LESSONS FROM THE TRAGEDY LAST
MONDAY AND MAKE THEM INTO SOLUTIONS
THAT CAN PREVENT ANOTHER TRAGEDY IN
VIRGINIA.

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OQ=another tragedy in Virginia.



VO-NAT VO-NAT



Instead of waiting for the
General Assembly to meet in January,
McDonnell is looking at faster ways get
the law changed.

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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Coming up tonight in sports -


Tommy Edwards and Ward Burton are
trying to help the Hokie nation bounce
back in their unique ways.

Plus, the Heels are losing one of
their top players.

Right after we check on tonight's
scores.
GO TO SCORES GO TO SCORES

RUNS=:21 <<
OC=...LAST SCORE




*CG carolina 4
Salem
2


Myrtle Beach
0




4

Lynchburg
8


Kinston
4


*CG hsbaseb


Jefferson Forest
1
4
William Byrd
5




4
Amherst Co.
10


Nelson Co.
3


*CG mlbal 4
Oakland
6


Baltimore
5





4
Toronto
7


Boston
3


*CG mlbal 4 >>
Florida
8


Atlanta
7




4
Philadelphia
11


Houston
4

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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=TECH FORWARD NASCAR's Ward Burton - spent


today on the Virginia Tech campus
trying to do a small part to aid in the
healing process.

Burton visited with some of the
engineering students today and let the
campus know NASCAR is ready to help
tech get back on track.

This past weekend - Burton had
the Tech colors and VT logo on his car
in Phoenix.

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INQ=IT WAS ONE OF...


*CG 2line Ward Burton
Visited with Tech Students Today
:00



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OQ=...RISE WELL ABOVE THIS."



VO-NAT VO-NAT



Ward, his wife and son Jeb also
toook time to tour the campus today.

Jeb, who is in 8th grade says his
hopes to attend Tech in the future have

NOT been dashed.

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GRAPHIC=ACC One of Carolina's top


underclassman is leaving school after
jus one season.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT



VO-NAT The A-C-C Rookie of the Year


Brandan Wright made his intentions to
enter the N-B-A Draft known this
afternoon at a Press Conference in
Chapel Hill. The 6-9 Freshman averaged
almost 15 points to go along with 6
rebounds helping the Tar Heels to a 31
and 7 Record in his first and what
looks like only season on Campus.

Wright will NOT hire an agent,
yet. Which Leaves open the possibility
that he could return to school but, he
is projected as a High First Round Pick
makes that a very un-likely scenario.

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ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM

GRAPHIC=TECH MOVES FORWARD The Tech campus community began


the process of moving on today.

As you know that's easier said
than done.

But a former Virginia Tech
football player turned musician is
trying his best to help the Hokie
Nation Heal.

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INQ=FIRST AUDIO


*CG locator Friday Football Extra
1991 Season
:00
*CG 2line Tommy Edwards
Song Writer and Former VT Tailback
:23
*CG locator Blacksburg
:56



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OQ=...Hokie Fund << Back in the early 1990s the high
(END SOT) school and at times the college


football world was owned by Tommy
Edwards.

He was a man amongst boys on the
gridiron.


But Tommy knows all about facing
demons.

He's fought alcohol and drug
issues and emerged as a talented
musician.

EDWARDS

Touchdown Tommy as he used to be
known was visiting back in the area on
April 16th when like all of us he was
stunned by the violence on the Tech
campus.

EDWARDS 220054 "I just felt...
....horrible tragedy."

The killing prompted him to dust
off one of his original recordings
entitled World of Chaos.

MUSIC NAT SOUND

EDWARDS 220152 "I WROTE THIS SONG...
...ACTION MOVIE."

MUSIC NAT SOUND

Edwards' hope is that this is the
last time he'll have to break out this
particular song.

He would however like to put
together a benefit concert with a
number of well known musicians to help
raise money for the Hokie Spirit
Fund.>>

MIKE ON CAMERA
MIKE ON CAMERA

GRAPHIC=HOLD TECH FORWARD So far that Hokie Spirit Fund


has received more than $1 million
dollars in contributions.

As for Edwards, he has written
two more songs about the events of last
weeks and hopes to record them in the
coming days.


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GRAPHIC=NCAA FB Of course the Hokie did not have


their spring football game last
Saturday - but many teams around the
nation who played honored Tech - teams
like Ohio State and Penn State.

Something more than honoring took
place at Colorado State in Fort
Collins, Colorado.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Fort Collins, CO
Saturday Just as receiver - George Hill
caught this TD pass on his way out of
bounds - he runs right into a little
boy who for some reason was left

unattended on the sideline.

Now, first off he should not have
been on the sideline, but worse that
that his dad wasn't paying attention
and you know when he got home with
those cuts on his forehead - Momma was
not happy.

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GRAPHIC=BRUSH FIRE Crews are slowly getting a


handle on two sizeable forest fires
burning in Western Virginia.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Craig Co.
Yesterday More than a thousand acres

have burned on Potts Mountain near
Route 311 in Craig County.

Crews from the U-S Forest
Service hoped to have the fire
contained this evening.

The Potts Mountain Rifle
Range is closed.

The Forest Service says no
structures are threatened but smoke
could reduce visibility for drivers on
Route 311.
NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD Another fire in Montgomery


County should be contained tonight.

That fire has burned about
a half dozen acres on Brush Mountain
West since yesterday afternoon.

The causes of both fires
are under investigation.
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GRAPHIC=VT MOVING FORWARD Spiritual workers swarmed the


Tech campus today - trying to bring a
little additional comfort - on this
first day back.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT




*CG locator Blacksburg

A number of congregations
traveled the distance just to hand out
Bibles and religious leaflets.

Many felt they could help a lot
more by leaving the pulpit temporarily
and physically spreading a message of
peace in Blacksburg.

Some missionaries even felt the
need to postpone their work overseas
and instead pound the pavement here at
home.

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INQ=A LOT OF PEOPLE




*CG 2line Kevin Arthur
Missionary 10:58:32 "A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE
HURTING RIGHT NOW AND WE CAN'T FIX
THAT, WE CAN'T HELP EVERYBODY BUT WE
WANT TO DO WHAT WE COULD." 38

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OQ=WHAT WE COULD



VO-NAT VO-NAT



Area churches were also out
today- again reaching out to students
and if nothing else listening to those

who want to talk.

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