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kmcbroom@wdbj7.com

ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM


GRAPHIC=None Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.


It's Friday..and the forecast
looks fantastic with highs reaching the
mid 70s.


But bring along the umbrella, just
in case..we could see some showers.


Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
the Skytracker 7 forecast, after the


news.




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03/28/2008 0kmcbroom 032808 21:55:10 dgr 445:47 0:30 0:00 0:30 11 I6-- KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

CAM We may learn more this morning about
GRAPHIC=I-64 those highway shootings on Interstate

SHOOTING 64 near Charlottesville.


State police and local authorities are
holding a news conference at 10 a-m.



CHANNEL=A VO-NAT


VO-NAT State Police say they're still


searching for two suspects that shot at
random vehicles along the interstate
near Charlottesville.


Two people were injured.


Police spent most of yesterday
searching overpasses and wooded areas
for shell casings or other evidence
near the shooting scenes.


Officials believe the suspects
may still be in the area, but drivers
should not be scared of using I-64.


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GRAPHIC=NONE A murder charge against a Radford


man was dropped after a preliminary
hearing in Blacksburg.


CHANNEL=B VO-NAT
VO-NAT

*CG locator Blacksburg

:00 Eugene Leftwich was arrested in
December after a fight outside of a
Blacksburg nightclub.


He was accused of second degree
murder in the death of Cory Deon
Allison of Welch, West Virginia.


Leftwich testified yesterday
saying he was badly beaten by a group
of men.


He told the judge that Allison
came back for a second attack and
that's when Leftwich stabbed him in the
abdomen and leg.


Leftwich's attorney said the
killing was in self defense, and the
judge agreed.



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INQ=I JUST THANK GOD

*CG 2line Valerie Leftwich

Mother VALERIE LEFTWICH, MOTHER

:00 16:53:49 I JUST THANK GOD THAT IT'S
OVER BECAUSE I KNOW EUGENE IS A GOOD
KID AND JUST LIKE A NIGHTMARE.:01


RUNS=:12 (END SOT)


OQ=JUST LIKE A NIGHTMARE


VO-NAT VO-NAT


Leftwich was released from
custody yesterday.


He could face a direct indictment
in the future.


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CAM A forest fire in Augusta county's
GRAPHIC=FOREST FIRE burned more than 13-hundred acres.



CHANNEL=A VO-NAT
VO-NAT

*CG locator Augusta Co.


The Fire was discovered in Saint
Mary's Wilderness Area Tuesday
afternoon.


*CG 2linel Picture From: These pictures of the fire burning last Hylton & Christina Harrison night were sent by News 7 viewers near
Raphine.


So far, the fire is only
10-percent contained.


There are 80-people working the
fire and more help is coming.


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*LEO IN CHROMAKEY LEO IN CHROMAKEY



WEATHER BUG


<< Good morning, I'm meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner in the SkyTracker7 Forecast
Center. Today will start with a little
sunshine mixed with clouds, but with


time clouds will thicken as the
boundary to our north moves into the
NEWS7 viewing area. Showers should
develop throughout the day from
northwest to southeast. We'll be warm
ahead of the front, with highs reaching
the low and mid 70s. A stray
thunderstorm is also possible during
the afternoon. Friday will be breezy at
times. Showers continue Friday night
with lows cooler in the low and mid
40s. High pressure will drive in much
cooler and drier air Saturday Get
the latest weather forecast and radar
imagery anytime on our website,
wdbj7.com >>


WEATHER PRO


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GOODBYE!

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03/28/2008 0kmcbroom 475:24 0:10 0:00 0:10 -- *CG standup Kimberly McBroom

kmcbroom@wdbj7.com

ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM


GRAPHIC=None Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.


The work week wraps up with
more mild temperatures..we'll see highs
near 75.


And some much- needed showers are
also possible.


Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
the Skytracker 7 forecast, after the
news.


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03/28/2008 0jtompkins 032708 18:44:57 jwi 475:34 0:32 0:13 0:45 6 Gov-- KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM


GRAPHIC=NONE Some Virginians want to know why


taxpayers should have to pay
settlements to Virginia Tech shooting


victims.


CHANNEL=A VO-NAT


VO-NAT The attorney general is


negotiating with victims of the April
16th tragedy.


He's trying to reach an agreement
to avoid lawsuits against the state.


Governor Tim Kaine addressed
concerns yesterday on his monthly radio
program in Richmond called "Ask the
Governor."


CHANNEL=B SOT FULL


SOT FULL 000321 TC 4:56:01 GOV. TIM KAINE: YOU
INQ=You could say, well.... COULD SAY WELL, WE'RE NOT GONNA PAY A


PENNY, BUT THEN YOU'D BE IN THE COURT
FOR YEARS PAYING LAWYERS. MAYBE OUT OF
THE ... YOU KNOW... A LOT OF CASES
WOULD GET FILED, MOST WOULDN'T BE
SUCCESSFUL, BUT SOME WOULD BE... THE
TAXPAYERS WOULD HAVE TO PAY THAT.


RUNS=13 (END SOT)


OQ=taxpayers would have to pay that.

KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM


GRAPHIC=NONE Kaine told listeners state-wide


that money is NOT what's motivating
most families.


The governor says some ARE
focused on placing blame, but most want


to make sure a tragedy like the one at
Virginia Tech never happens again.


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CAM Meanwhile, the Governor has
GRAPHIC=Abuser Fees signed legislation that's sure to make


drivers happy.


The state's hated abusive driver
fees are officially gone.


CHANNEL=C VO-NAT
VO-NAT

*CG locator Richmond


Governor Kaine signed two bills
yesterday that repeal the fees.


They also ensure citizens who
paid them get a refund....


No action is necessary, the
Department of Accounts will
automatically mail them.


All outstanding fees will also be
waived.


Also, anyone who lost their
license because they could not afford


the fees can now get it back for free.


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GRAPHIC=Martinsville Nearly 70- thousand race fans will


descend on Martinsville this
weekend...and business owners are
hanging out the welcome signs..


CHANNEL=A VO-NAT
VO-NAT

*CG locator Martinsville


A recent study shows the race at
Martinsville Speedway, which happens
twice a year, will bring in about 60
million dollars to the local economy.


Many businesses depend on race
weeks to bring in big bucks.


CHANNEL=B SOT FULL
SOT FULL


INQ=The race....

*CG 2line George Grier

Sunshine Construction 12:15:25"THE RACE BRINGS IN A LOT MORE
MONEY INTO THE COMMUNITY. AND, IF IT
WEREN'T FOR THE RACE, THERE'D BE A LOT
OF PEOPLE IN BUSINESS, THAT WOULD BE


OUT OF BUSINESS."15:37


RUNS=12 (END SOT)


OQ=....out of business."


VO-NAT VO-NAT


Trying to score a hotel room in
the area could be a tough task.


Many are already sold out.


Some places have already sold out
rooms for the race in October.


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LEO IN CHROMAKEY


LEO IN CHROMAKEY



WEATHER BUG


<< Good morning, I'm meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner in the SkyTracker7 Forecast
Center. Today will start with a little


sunshine mixed with clouds, but with
time clouds will thicken as the
boundary to our north moves into the
NEWS7 viewing area. Showers should
develop throughout the day from
northwest to southeast. We'll be warm
ahead of the front, with highs reaching
the low and mid 70s. A stray
thunderstorm is also possible during
the afternoon. Friday will be breezy at
times. Showers continue Friday night
with lows cooler in the low and mid
40s. High pressure will drive in much
cooler and drier air Saturday Get
the latest weather forecast and radar
imagery anytime on our website,
wdbj7.com >>


WEATHER PRO


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GOODBYE!

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03/28/2008 0kmcbroom 505:22 0:10 0:00 0:10 -- *CG standup Kimberly McBroom

kmcbroom@wdbj7.com

ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM


GRAPHIC=None Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.


It's Friday..and the forecast looks
fantastic with highs reaching the mid
70s.


But bring along the umbrella, just
in case..we could see some showers.


Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
the Skytracker 7 forecast, after the
news.


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03/28/2008 0kmcbroom 032808 21:55:10 dgr 505:32 0:31 0:00 0:31 11 I6-- KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

CAM There may be a break this morning
GRAPHIC=I-64 about those highway shootings on

SHOOTING Interstate 64 near Charlottesville.


State police and local authorities are
holding a news conference at 10 a-m.



CHANNEL=A VO-NAT


VO-NAT State Police say they're still


searching for two suspects that shot at
random vehicles yesterday morning along
the interstate near Charlottesville.


Six vehicles were struck, and
two


people were slightly injured.


Police spent most of yesterday
searching overpasses and wooded areas
for shell casings and other evidence.


Officials believe the suspects
may still be in the area, but drivers
should not be scared of using I-64.


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CAM If you like the Roanoke Weiner Stand in
GRAPHIC=NONE downtown Roanoke.. you'll be happy to


know it's staying downtown.


CHANNEL=B VO-NAT
VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke 16 plus


The latest plans for renovating Center
in the Square- include moving the hot
dog king- to around the corner where
the ATM is now.


Center's first plan would have
forced some of the businesses out.. but
the latest plan includes space for the
Weiner Stand, Little Dipper ice cream
and other businesses.


CHANNEL=C SOT FULL
SOT FULL


INQ=DO YOU FEEL

*CG 2line Sandy Wilkerson

Little Dipper Co-Owner 11:42:41


JEAN: DO YOU FEEL LIKE CENTER LISTENED
FROM THE ORIGINAL PROSPOLS TO WHAT SOME
OF YOU WERE SAYING?


SANDY WILKERSON: OH YES ABSOLUTELY.
RUNS 06


BUTT TO


11:42:37


AS LONG AS THEY KEEP US AND GIVE US A
HOME THAT WE CAN USE WE'RE REALLY
EXCITED ABOUT IT. RUNS 04


RUNS=10 (END SOT)


OQ=EXCITED ABOUT IT.


VO-NAT VO-NAT 11 plus


The proposal will be presented
April 7th with a chance for public
input this summer.


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GRAPHIC=NONE About 120 third graders descended


on the Radford University campus for a
science day.


CHANNEL=A VO-NAT
VO-NAT

*CG locator Radford

:00 Yesterday, students from McHarg
Elementary took a tour of the school's
Planetarium, greenhouse and museum of
Earth Sciences.


Faculty and students packed in a
half day full of science learning with
fun demonstrations.



CHANNEL=B SOT FULL


SOT FULL


INQ=I LEARNED

*CG 2line Farrah Rector

Third Grader

:00 (quick)

*CG 2line Liam Hickam

Third Grader FARRAH RECTOR, THIRD GRADER

:06 15:25:21 I LEARNED ABOUT THAT T REX
THAT IT HAD BEEN IN A BATTLE WITH
ANOTHER ONE.:26


LIAM HICKAM, THIRD GRADER


15:30:40 I LEARNED WHERE THE BIG DIPPER
WAS IN THE PLANETARIUM AND I LEARNED
ABOUT THE PLAENTS AND ALL THAT STUFF
THE PLANETS WERE REALLY COOL:51


RUNS=:16 (END SOT)


OQ=WERE REALLY COOL


VO-NAT VO-NAT


Radford professors and students
hold about one science day a month for
pre-schoolers to high schoolers from
all over southwestern Virginia.


One faculty member said kids tend
to lose interest in science between
sixth to eighth grades.


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LEO IN CHROMAKEY


LEO IN CHROMAKEY



WEATHER BUG


<< Good morning, I'm meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner in the SkyTracker7 Forecast
Center. Today will start with a little
sunshine mixed with clouds, but with
time clouds will thicken as the
boundary to our north moves into the
NEWS7 viewing area. Showers should
develop throughout the day from
northwest to southeast. We'll be warm
ahead of the front, with highs reaching
the low and mid 70s. A stray
thunderstorm is also possible during
the afternoon. Friday will be breezy at
times. Showers continue Friday night


with lows cooler in the low and mid
40s. High pressure will drive in much
cooler and drier air Saturday Get
the latest weather forecast and radar
imagery anytime on our website,
wdbj7.com >>


WEATHERPRO


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03/28/2008 0kmcbroom 475:24 0:10 0:00 0:10 -- *CG standup Kimberly McBroom

kmcbroom@wdbj7.com

ANCHOR ON CAM ANCHOR ON CAM


GRAPHIC=None Good Morning, I'm Kimberly


McBroom.


The work week wraps up with more mild
temperatures..we'll see highs near 75.


And some much- needed showers are
also possible.


Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner has
the Skytracker 7 forecast, after the
news.


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03/28/2008 0jtompkins 032808 21:55:10 dgr 475:34 0:40 0:00 0:40 11 I6-- KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

CAM There are new developments this
GRAPHIC=I-64 morning in the I- 64 shootings near

SHOOTING Charlottesville.


State Police say a search warrant was
executed today in Crozet cro-ZAY, which
is in Albemarle County.


Local authorities, along with state
police are holding a news conference at
10 a-m.



CHANNEL=A VO-NAT


VO-NAT Authorities have been looking for at


least two people suspected of firing
shots early yesterday morning that hit


six vehicles on I- 64.


Two people were injured, but not
seriously.


Police spent most of yesterday
searching overpasses and wooded areas
for shell casings and other evidence.


(END VO) (END VO)

KIMBERLY ON CAM KIMBERLY ON CAM

CAM Officials say police found a light-
GRAPHIC=I-64 colored AMC Gremlin abandoned along U-S

SHOOTING 29 in Albermarle County.


They say that vehicle was seen on
surveillance video around the time
shots were fired.




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GRAPHIC=none Is now the right time to buy a


new home?


Roanoke Regional Home Builders
Association has started a website
called BuyNowRoanoke.com.



CHANNEL=B VO NAT

VO NAT Why build now?


They point to low interest
rates... an increased selection of
homes... competitive prices... and
added incentives provided by the
builders. *CG locator Roanoke


In many cases, the new homes
feature cost-saving and environmentally
friendly technology.



CHANNEL=C SOT FULL
SOT FULL


INQ=You have the option

*CG 2line Shawn Callahan

RRHBA Vice President 07.49.13 "YOU HAVE THE OPTION TO WORK
WITH A BUILDER THAT TWO OR THREE YEARS
AGO YOU DIDN'T HAVE THAT OPTION BECAUSE
THEY WERE PROBABLY TOO BUSY. BUT YOU
CAN GO IN AND MAKE SOME NEGOTIATIONS TO
GET MORE VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR. IT
COULD BE THROUGH SMART HOME
TECHNOLOGIES, OR INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS,
OR GET A GREEN BUILT HOUSE. ENERGY
EFFIENENT HOMES, THOSE ARE THINGS THAT
ARE GAINING VALUE FOR A HOME IN TODAY'S
MARKET THAT WEREN'T AVAILABLE TEN YEARS
AGO." 07.49.40 (:27)


RUNS=27 (END SOT)


OQ=ten years ago.


VO NAT VO NAT


They say it's a buyers market for
existing homes, as well.


As current homeowners build,
there's a dominio effect because they
have to sell their current home.


That leads to more inventory for
other people to choose from.


TAKE FS GFX TAKE FS GFX


Speaking of homes, the 38th
annual Home Show Better Living Expo
begins today at the Salem Civic Center.


There will be 180 exhibitors and
several how-to clinics.


The Home Show starts this
afternoon at 3 and runs through Sunday.



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LEO IN CHROMAKEY


LEO IN CHROMAKEY



WEATHER BUG


<< Good morning, I'm meteorologist Leo
Hirsbrunner in the SkyTracker7 Forecast
Center. Today will start with a little
sunshine mixed with clouds, but with
time clouds will thicken as the
boundary to our north moves into the
NEWS7 viewing area. Showers should
develop throughout the day from
northwest to southeast. We'll be warm
ahead of the front, with highs reaching
the low and mid 70s. A stray
thunderstorm is also possible during
the afternoon. Friday will be breezy at
times. Showers continue Friday night
with lows cooler in the low and mid
40s. High pressure will drive in much
cooler and drier air Saturday Get
the latest weather forecast and radar
imagery anytime on our website,
wdbj7.com >>


WEATHER PRO


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GOODBYE!

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