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



CAPTION: Vinton Homicide?

Natasha Standup:


20 Frames of Black 20 frames of Black



HEADLINE #2 HEADLINE #2



CAPTION: Trial Continues

Holly Standup:



20 Frames of Black 20 frames of Black



HEADLINE #3 HEADLINE #3



CAPTION: Too Hot & Dry

Robin Standup: Maybe some relief as a
front moves in late Thursday.


20 Frames of Black 20 frames of Black



HEADLINE #4 HEADLINE #4



CAPTION: VT Hall of Fame

Justin Standup:



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


*CG 304


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Brent Watts
bwatts@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Grant Kittelson >>

gkittelson@wdbj7.com
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*cg standup Natasha Ryan
nryan@wdbj7.com Good evening I'm Natasha
Ryan.
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GRAPHIC=HOLD Vinton police are investigating a


possible homicide tonight... And they
already have a suspect....

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INQ=


*CG locator Vinton
00


*CG 2line Captain Kip Vickers
Vinton Police Department
0:07

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OQ=SPECIFICS OF THE SITUATION.



(END SOT) <


Road in Vinton early Wednesday
evening.....

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INQ= 12:06:24-37 POLICE WERE HERE ON A


WELFARE CHECK ON A SUBJECT AND THEY
ARRIVED AND STARTED INTERVIEWING
ANOTHER SUSPECT THAT ARRIVED AND WE
WORKED FROM THERE.....

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OQ= That suspect is in police


custody.....Vickers tell us there is
ONE victim but the identity and age of
the person has not been released.

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INQ= 12:07:59-05 NOW WE DID SPEAK WITH A


NEIGHBOR WHO DIDN'T WANT TO GO ON
CAMERA BUT HE TELLS US HE HAS SEEN
POLICE CARS AT THIS HOME BEFORE.

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OQ=





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INQ= 12:05:41-50 a neighbor told us police


have been here before, are you aware of
that???

WE HAVE BEEN HERE ON A WELFARE CHECK
THAT I KNOW OF OTHER THAN THAT I DON'T
HAVE A RECOLLECTION OF CALLS.....

12:05:53-03*******COVER WITH VIDEO SO

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE WE'RE BUTTING TWO
DIFFERENT TIMECODES
TOGETHER***************

is this possibly a domestic disturbance
type situation?

AT THIS POINT IT MAY BE, WE'RE UNSURE,
WE'VE BEEN HERE ABOUT TWO HOURS AND
WE'RE UNSURE OF THE SPECIFICS OF THE
SITUATION

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OQ=


NATASHA ON CAM NATASHA ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Roanoke City and County were


called into help process the scene.
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GRAPHIC=SHELL, BOB After four years, Bob Shell took


the stand in his own defense for about
four and a half hours.

The photographer is accused of
giving his 19 year old model - Marion
Franklin - a lethal dose of morphine
back in June 2003

News 7's Holly Pietrzak has been
following this trial and has the latest
from court tonight.

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INQ=Shell loaded up copies


*CG locator Radford
:00


*CG standup Holly Pietrzak
hollyp@wdbj7.com
:47

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OQ=Holly Pietrzak, News 7, Radford. << Shell loaded up copies of boxes
(END SOT) of evidence in his case just after


telling the jury about Franklin - he
called her the love of his life.

Many of the prosection's
questions were about the day Franklin
died - June 3rd, 2003.

She had just finished a photo
shoot with Shell.

INSERT FIRST LINE OF PRE-PRO HERE

Shell said he gave her two of her
two of her own Valium pills that day -
even though a prescription could never
be found.

INSERT SECOND LINE HERE

Prosecutors allege Shell put a
few drops of morphine in Franklin's
wine the day she died, but Shell said
it was actually echinacea
eck-ih-NAYSH-uh, an herbal supplement.


INSERT THIRD LINE HERE

And he claims some pictures of
Franklin sitting up and talking before
her death are missing.

The medical examiner has said
Franklin is already dead in the
pictures Shell took of her.

END PRE-PRO HERE

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INQ=SHELL EXPLAINED HOLLY PIETRZAK, REPORTING



05:31:10 SHELL EXPLAINED MANY
INCONSISTENCIES IN POLICE INTERVIEWS
AND COURTROOM TESTIMONY. HE SAID IN
THE DAYS FOLLOWING FRANKLIN'S DEATH -
HE WAS STRESSED OUT AND FORGOT MANY
DETAILS BUT ON THE WITNESS STAND HE
REMEMBERED MUCH OF THAT FOUR YEARS
LATER.:23

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OQ=FOUR YEARS LATER



INSERT FIRST LINE OF PRE-PRO HERE

The prosecutor also drew
attention to Shell's prescription
refill of amitriptyline dated April
10th 2003- in an email Shell said
Farnklin took that drug that day and
passed out during a photo shoot.

To that Shell said quote
"coincidences happen."


ADD SECOND LINE HERE

The day Franklin died June 3rd -
Shell also refilled his prescription of
Valium.

END PRE-PRO HERE

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INQ=AFTER FOUR YEARS HOLLY PIETRZAK, REPORTING



05:33:35 AFTER FOUR YEARS OF DELAYS
THIS CASE WILL FINALLY BE IN THE HANDS
OF THE JURY TOMORROW. AGAIN BOB SHELL
FACES 11 CHARGES INCLUDING FELONY
HOMICIDE AS WELL AS SEX AND DRUG
CRIMES. HOLLY PIETRZAK, NEWS 7,
RADFORD.:48

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OQ=HOLLY PIETRZAK, NEWS 7, RADFORD


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GRAPHIC=NONE Turning to education news, a rat
EVENT=EDUCATION 7 BANNER infestation is forcing the closure of a


Roanoke school.

ENG#=3 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

Fairview Elementary School will
be closed for at least a month while

exterminators work to get rid of the
problem.

Administrators are calling it a
serious rat problem, one that's
apparently been an issue for years.

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INQ=I have two memos




*CG 2line Rita Bishop
Roanoke City Superintendent RITA BISHOP/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS:
I HAVE TWO MEMOS THAT WOULD INDICATE
THAT AT ONE POINT THERE WAS A RAT IN
THE CEILING THAT APPARENTLY DROPPED
DOWN FROM THE CEILING TILES AND ANOTHER
TIME A RAT RAN ACROSS A ROOM.

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OQ=across a room



VO-NAT VO-NAT



The start of classes will
go on as planned Tuesday, students in K
through 5 will be housed in trailers at
Preston Park Elementary.

Pre school students will be bused to
RAMS.

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Robin/WXCENTER
MCU Standing Position in Weather Center


WXPRO/FULL Weather Map


Robin On Cam Toss back to anchor



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Robin/WXCENTER
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GRAPHIC=KATRINA AFTERMATH




*cg STANDUP Natasha Ryan
nryan@wdbj7.com New Orleans leaders make a plea

to the nation to never forget the
devastation that Hurricane Katrina
caused two years ago today.

ENG#=1 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Recovery is slow in coming for


the Gulf Coast, and the region still
needs all the help it can get.

Bells tolled across the Big Easy
to commemorate the moments when the
levees failed two years ago.

Many people are mad --
demonstrating and protesting the
government's still slow response and
recovery.

They want more federal funding --
and fast.

Despite billions of dollars in
aid, public services are still
virtually non-existant.

(END VO) (END VO)


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GRAPHIC=KATRINA RECOVERY To reach out to the New Orleans


community after the storm, a Washington
and Lee professor decided to a pack his
bags and move to the Crescent
city...but just for little bit.


ENG#=2 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Lexington

Jamie Eason teaches physics and
engineering at W and L.

And when many faculty members
didn't return to Tulane University
after the storm, the school needed
professors.

Jamie spent the past academic
year at Tulane.

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INQ="They lost.....




*CG 2line James Eason
W&L Physics & Engineering Professor 1:03"THEY LOST ABOUT A THIRD OF THE
FACULTY. THEY EITHER DIDN'T COME BACK
AFTER THE HURRICANE OR LEFT 6-8 MONTHS
AFTER THEY RETURNED. THE ENTIRE
UNIVERSITY WAS CLOSED FOR 6 MONTHS.
EVERYONE JUST DISPERSED AND NEVER CAME
BACK."1:20

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OQ=......never came back."



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Eason said doing daily chores in
New Orleans like going to the grocery

store is still a challenge because now
there aren't as many stores.

(END VO) (END VO)



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GRAPHIC=HOLD Much of the relief supplies that


poured into Mississippi and Louisiana
after Katrina came from a small
non-profit agency in central Virginia
... and they're wondering what the 2007
hurricane season might bring.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Appomattox Co.

Gleaning For the World ships
hundreds of truck loads of emergency
supplies around the world ... to
anywhere there's been a natural
disaster.

Katrina was one of the biggest
jobs they'd handled.

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INQ=Katrina's on the




*CG 2line Rev. Ron Davidson
Gleaning For The World REV. RON DAVIDSON/GLEANING FOR THE
WORLD: KATRINA'S ON THE MIND ALL THE
TIME, BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE
THAT WERE HURT, THE MASS DESTRUCTION,
THE NUMBER OF LOADS WE WERE ABLE TO PUT
OUT. WE PLACED ABOUT 177 TRACTOR
TRAILER LOADS OF SUPPLIES THERE WITH
THE CHURCH OF CHRIST.

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OQ=Church of Christ.



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They had planned on handling
about 100 shipments this year ... but
they're already close to 110 with four
months to go.

Right now, Gleaning is sending
supplies to thousands of flooding
victims in the Midwest.

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GRAPHIC=SIMS SISTERS Members of an Alleghany County


family say they are devastated by the
murder suicide that took four lives,
but they say they have also found some
comfort in the support of the
community.

ENG#=2 VO-NAT



VO-NAT Today, teachers and coaches


remembered Britney, Amber and Morgan
Sims for their smiles, compassion and
competitive spirit.

Tuesday night, the community
honored the sisters with a candlelight
vigil, and relatives say they are
grateful for the support the community
has given the girls' mother, Karen
Sims.





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INQ=We would like everyone




*CG 2line Rebecca Rosier
Karen Sims' Aunt REBECCA ROSIER: WE WOULD LIKE EVERYONE
TO PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR HER AND
NOT ONLY FOR OUR FAMILY, BUT FOR THE
SIMS FAMILY AS WELL BECAUSE THERE IS NO
ANSWERS, AND THEY ARE DEVASTATED AS

WELL.

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OQ=they are devastated as well.



VO-NAT VO-NAT



Family and friends will come
together again tomorrow, for the
sisters' graveside funeral service in
Clifton Forge.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Just days after the Sims family
EVENT=HEALTHCHECK 7 BANNER murders...a report was released


revealing that about 30 percent of
murders in Virginia in 2005 were
related to domestic violence.

ENG#=4 VO-NAT
VO-NAT




*CG locator Roanoke

A local domestic violence shelter
hopes it will remind people there are
safe places to turn for help.

The Salvation Army's Turning

Point Shelter is open 24 hours a day,
seven days a week.

Right now there are 41 people
staying here and most are children.

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INQ=I would absolutely take every




*CG 2line Cpt. Richard White
Salvation Army Turning Point Shelter I WOULD ABSOLUTELY TAKE EVERY THREAT
VERY SERIOUSLY. 23 DON'T EVER
UNDERESTIMATE THAT THAT THREAT COULD
NOT BE BE CARRIED OUT 30 IF YOU DON'T
AND IT DOES OBVIOUSLY WE KNOW THE
RESULT OF THAT

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OQ=we know the result of that



VO-NAT VO-NAT



The report from the Virginia
Department of Health revealed the most
common risk factor for victims...about
36-percent had a history of physical
abuse by an intimate partner, 32
percent had discussed the situation
with someone else, about 19 percent had
called 9-1-1 before for domestic
violence before they were killed.

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GRAPHIC=VT SPORTS OTS Virginia Tech's season opener is just


days away and fans will be anxious to
see the university's new sports hall of
fame.



DOUBLE BOXES=NATASHA/JUSTIN DOUBLE BOXES



News 7's Justin McLeod got to tour
the new facility. Justin will it be
ready by game day?

Unfortunately not Natasha.



LIVE=JUSTIN FULL NEWSROOM LIVE FULL

HOF FS IN MONITOR


*cg STANDUP Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com It will still be a few more weeks but
tonight we're getting our first look
inside the new place that honors Hokie
heros.








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INQ=


*CG locator Blacksburg
:00




*CG 2line Tom Gabbard
Assistant Athletic Director
:14



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OQ=happy to build one too <<((NAT SOUND OF DRILLING AT 4:29:18))



Workers are putting the finishing
touches on Virginia Tech's new sports
hall of fame.

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF INSTALLING PANEL
AROUND 4:17:15))

Until now, the university has never
had one place to house memorabilla from
all 21 sports.

SOT FULL 4:29:55 SOT FULL



INQ=Yeah all over TOM GABBARD/ASSISTANT ATHLETIC


DIRECTOR: YEAH ALL OVER THE PLACES,
FROM BEHIND THE DESK OF THE COACH OR TO
THE BOOKCASE BEHIND THE SECRETARY.

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OQ=behind the secretary That's no longer problem thanks to


this new one million dollar facility,
located on the westside of Lane
Stadium.

((NAT SOUND AT 4:21:30 "THIS WAS ADDED
ON IN 1980))

When you walk in the first thing
you'll see is a wall featuring the
history of Lane Stadium.

((NAT SOUND AT 4:20:07 "THERE'S A MENU
HERE THAT'S TOUCH SCREEN DRIVEN))

You'll also find a video history of
Tech sports where you can pick and
choose what you want to see.

In addition, you'll find a wall of
All Americans (shots near 4:18:22)
display cases and pictures for both
basketball and football, as well as an
area dedicated to fans.

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INQ=We didn't want TOM GABBARD: WE DIDN'T WANT TO FORGET


THE FANS AND THE CHEERLEADERS AND THE
OLD BOY HERE HAS A LOT DO WITH THAT.

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OQ=do with that (shot at 4:26:01 to 4:26:07)



On the second floor, there are
display cases for Tech's other sports
including soccer and baseball. (shot at
4:26:29)


((NAT SOUND OF TOM SAYING AT 4:26:50
"THIS IS ABOUT 2000 WHEN FRANK WON
COACH OF THE YEAR))

But what's to bound grab a lot of
fans attention is this photographic
timeline, some of which go back to
1800's.

SOT FULL 4:31:20 SOT FULL



INQ=Some of the pics TOM GABBARD: SOME OF THE PICS YOU'LL


SEE YOU WONDER GOSH WHO SAVED THAT ONE,
YOU KNOW THERE'S SOME PRETTY NEAT
THINGS UP THERE.

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OQ=up there What's also neat is Virginia Tech's


Circle of Honor. This is an area
located downstairs which will house
major awards from the past season.

SOT FULL 4:35:29 SOT FULL



INQ=So when you win JUSTIN McLEOD: SO WHEN YOU WIN THE


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP?

TOM GABBARD: HAPPY TO BUILD ONE WE'LL
NEED A BIGGER DISPLAY, HAPPY TO BUILD
ONE.

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OQ=happy to build one





LIVE=JUSTIN FULL NEWSROOM LIVE FULL


HOF FS IN MONITOR Once the facility is open, fans can
visit it for free Monday through Friday

from 8 AM to 5 PM.







DOUBLE BOXES=JUSTIN/NATASHA DOUBLE BOXES



Natasha, it will be closed on game
day because it can't handle that many
people.


TEASE NEXT TEASE NEXT

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Coach Frank Beamer talks about
filling some personell gaps on his
Hokie squad.

ENG#=3





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease TECH PANEL

Plus More answers from the state
group looking into the shootings at

Virginia Tech -- details on how you can
get the latest info coming up.
END VO END VO


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TOSS TO BREAK





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WEATHER MINI OPEN


CK/WXBUG CURRENT CONDITIONS ROUND UP *CG 304





CK/TITAN RADAR ANALYSIS AND MORE



< overnight with lows near 72. Only
slight storm chances can be expected
Thursday with partly sunny skies and
highs in the mid 90s. A cold front
approaches Thursday night and Friday
with limited moisture. We've bumped
rain chances up to 30% Friday, with
otherwise variably cloudy skies. The
slow-moving front may still keep a few
clouds around town Saturday, but high
pressure will return with mostly sunny
skies Sunday. Cooler air behind the
front will bring a noticeable
temperature change by the weekend.
Labor Day (Monday) through Wednesday
call for mostly sunny skies and
comfortable temperatures in the low and
mid 80s. WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Increasing
clouds. Low: 71, THURSDAY: Partly
sunny. Isolated storm. Warm. High: 94>>




CK/WXPRO WEATHER MAPS




WXPRO/FULL FORECASTS


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The hot weather's forcing several
schools to close early tomorrow -- the
full list at the top of your screen
when we come back.

ENG#=1





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG tease WAL-MART BOMB THREATS

And it looks like bomb threats at
some local Wal-Marts were part of a
much bigger scam.
END VO END VO





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INQ=HEY FOLKS...




*CG tease AHEAD IN SPORTS

< the News 7 Sports office as the Avs
look to clinch a playoff spot tonight
on the road.

The Hokies have some new faces on
the hot seat this weekend.

Plus, LSU gets the 2007 season
started tomorrow night.

And we'll head to JMU where the
Duke dog is the same, but the
conference and the quarterback are
different. Coming up on the Big 7.>>

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*cg STANDUP Natasha Ryan
nryan@wdbj7.com It looks like bomb threats at two
Wal-Mart stores in our region may be
part of a nationwide scam.

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*CG file Yesterday

Around 11:30 yesterday
morning, someone called the bank inside
the Salem Wal-mart, saying a bomb would
explode if money was not wired to a
certain location.

The Wal-Mart in Fairlawn
also got a bomb threat about a half
hour later.
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*cg LOCATOR Newport, RI

There were similar incidents
across the country...

Police say someone called a
Wal-Mart in Newport Rhode Island
demanding employees wire 10-thousand
dollars into an account -- the store
transferred teh money.

The account has been identifed,
and police are looking for whoever made
the call.

No bombs were found in this store
either.

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GRAPHIC=NONE Stores in Phoenix, Detroit, Salt


Lake City, and Philadelphia were also
called.
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*CG standup Natasha Ryan
nryan@wdbj7.com Defense attorneys for William
Morva were back in court today -- they
want lethal injection eliminated as a

potential punishment.

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*CG locator Christiansburg

Morva is accused of murdering
a hospital security officer and a
sheriff's deputy last year.

His attorneys say lethal
injection is a cruel and unusual
punishment. The judge has not ruled on
their motion.

Defense attorneys today also
renewed their call to move the trial...
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GRAPHIC=HOLD citing continued television and


newspaper reports about the case.

The judge says he still plans to
try seating a jury in Mongtomery
County, when the trial begins next
month.
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GRAPHIC=NONE Just when things were starting to


look up for the Martinsville-Henry
County Rescue Squad, it's dealing with
another big blow.


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VO-NAT As of this point, the squad is


out of service indefinately.

*CG locator Martinsville Two weeks ago you may recall state August 14, 2007 inspectors temporarily shut the group
down after discovering several
violations.

The squad reopened for business,
but last night city and county leaderss
agreed there's still too many problems
that need to be dealt with before the
volunteer operation can run
efficiently.

In the last year, officials say
the rescue squad has failed to answer
more than 60 percent of its emergency
calls.

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GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA TECH Did Seung Hui Cho ever receive


mental health treatment at Virginia
Tech?

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*CG locator Blacksburg
April 16 Virginians will get more answers
about the April 16th tragedy tomorrow
when the Review Panel releases its
final report.

Along with information on Cho's
background, the report will examine
what happened in the hours between the
two shootings, how law enforcement
responded and the aftermath of the
shootings.

The panel will hand its report
over to Governor Kaine in Richmond
tomorrow morning

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GRAPHIC=NONE In investigating what went wrong,


members will make 70- recommendations.




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*CG standup Natasha Ryan
nryan@wdbj7.com We will bring you the Review Panel's

presentation and the university's
response live on the air and on the
web.

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VO-NAT Our special coverage begins tomorrow


afternoon at 11:00 from Richmond as the
panel presents its report. You can also
watch streaming video live at w-d-b-j-
-7-dot-com.

Then we'll take you to Blacksburg at
2:30 when Virginia Tech leaders will
comment on the panel's findings. Again,
we'll be live here on Your Hometown
Station and wdbj7-dot-com.

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*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com All kinds of football news is on

the way as we check in with the the JMU
Dukes, Butch and Beamer.

Plus, the Avs look to sew up a
playoff spot - right after we check a
few scores. GO TO SCORES

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*CG carolina 4
Salem
7


Wilmington
3


FINAL IN 14 INNINGS


Lynchburg
1
4
Potomac
5


*CG mlbal 4
New York
4


Boston

3




4
Tampa Bay
5


Baltimore
4


*CG mlbnl 4
Philadelphia
3


New York
2




4
Atlanta
7


Florida
4

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*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com The Salem Avalanche came into
tonight's game with Wilmington knowing
a win over the Blue Rocks or a loss by
Myrtle Beach would put the team in the
playoffs.

Myrtle Beach won in 11 innings,
but that was nothing compared to what
Salem did. The Avs got needed 14
innings but they beat the Blue Rocks 7
to 3 to earn a spot in the playoffs.

Salem also will be home for its
final homestand of the season this
coming Friday through Monday. The three
game set with Lynchburg will feature at
Noon game on Labor Day.
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GRAPHIC=CAA The Colonial Athletic Association



is a full-flegded football Conference
this year,
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and not surpsingly James Madison
is picked to win the league.

Grant Kittelson checks in a high
powered team that has more than just a
new conference this season.

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*CG locator Harrisonburg
2006 Season
:00
*CG 2line Mickey Matthews
JMU Head Coach
:22
*CG 2line Rodney Landers
JMU Starting Quarterback
:52
*CG reporter Grant Kittelson
gkittelson@wdbj7.com
1:30

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(END SOT) undergoing a changing of the guard.


Familiar Names such as Quarterback
Justin Rascati and Linebacker Akeem
Jordon who helped lead the Dukes to a

National Championship in 2-thousand and
4 as well as a post-season appearance
last year are gone.

But the Dukes don't expect a
letdown

(MICKEY BITE:)

Stepping into the quarterback
role is Redshirt Junior Rodney Landers

(LANDERS BITE:)

The Offense Landers will be
running is designed to take advantage
of his mobility. .

(LANDERS BITE:)

(MICKEY BITE:)

The Dukes open up with North
Carolina in Chapel Hill on September
First. Grant Kittelson News 7 Sports.

>>

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*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com The Dukes and Tarheels game on

Saturday will be a game of first. JMU
has never played Caroina in football
and this will be the first game at
North Carolina for new head coach Butch
Davis - who has been out of coaching
for the past two seasons.

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*CG 2line Butch Davis
North Carolina First Year Head Coach



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GRAPHIC=TECH Frank Beamer begins his


21st season as Virginia Tech's head
football coach this weekend against
East Carolina.

And despite having 18
starters back and 15 solid seniors -
this team has a number of personel
questions that need to be answered -
namely in the kicking game and on the
offensive line.

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*CG 2line Frank Beamer
Hokies Head Coach
:00

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*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com The Hokies kickoff at Noon on
Saturday, but the college football
season really gets rolling tomorrow
night with 11 games.

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*CG locator Baton Rouge, LA
:00 Among those getting their seasons
started a little early is LSU.

The Hokies week two opponent with
play Mississippi State tomorrow night
in Starkville, Mississippi.

The Tigers come into the season
ranked second, and are favored by 18

points tomorrow night.

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GRAPHIC=NASCAR One week from today NASCAR fans


have a great opportunity to help a very
worthwhile cause.

The second annual Bobby Scruggs
Charitable Foundation Golf Tournament
takes place next Wednesday.

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VO-NAT The tournament is named in honor


of the longtime NASCAR employee who
died in January of 2005 after a 13 year
battle with cancer.

Scruggs spent 38 years with
NASCAR and his wife Jackie is making
sure that his legacy lives on in the
form of scholarships for young men and
women who are persuing careers in
Motorsports.

In the past two years - the
Foundation has awarded 14 scholarships
to students from all walks of life
ffrom high schools in southwest and
central Virginia.

Next week's tournament at Hanging

Rock will get underway at one o'clock
and there is still time to get in a
team into the tournament or even
sponsor a hole. If you're not a golfer
- you can drop by and bid on some one
of kind silent auction items, as well.

Again the tournament takes place
next Wednesday at one at Hanging Rock.

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*cg STANDUP Natasha Ryan
nryan@wdbj7.com The battle of the bearskin is
heating up in Britain.


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VO-NAT The bearskin cap, is one of Great


Britain's icons, worn by guardsmen for
almost two hundred years...

But if the animal activist group
PETA gets its way the hat will soon
become a thing of the past.

The ministry of defense says it's
tried several synthetic fur
alternatives but has never found a
proper substitute.

From sheep-skin - to nylon it's
been tested - but when guards walked by
power lines, the revised hat puffed out
"like a pom pom."

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