Access Virginia Beach for March 12 - 19


Uploaded by VirginiaBeachTV on 15.03.2010

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AV 21/32 OPEN TEASE
(VO) See how the city primes the economy with 10
million dollars in stimulus funds..
And he was buried alive in Haiti for 5 days… see why he was in Virginia Beach recently..
Plus, we’ll tell you why these fish are so smart!!
(ANCHOR ON CAM) MCU THAT AND MORE ARE COMING UP AS WE ACCESS VIRGINIA
BEACH!
(ON CAM) MCU Hello and welcome to vbtv’s access virginia
beach, a program that informs you of news and events from around our city and schools...
I’M Mikki Acedo, Thanks for joining us!
(on cam) ots-sr More than 32,000 cars travel down Witchduck
road on a daily basis, making it one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city. Now, thanks
to stimulus funding, that well traveled stretch of road will soon be seeing some much needed
relief…
NATS 29:13-29:15 Shoveling dirt and big machinery
Work has officially begun on Witchduck Road - Phase One! Improvements include widening
the road from four lanes to six … making commutes much smoother.
SOT 17:58-18:07 “This is going to be the tie in for Witchduck
Road, Princess Anne Road to 1-264 and it carries a lot of people so it’s going to make a
big difference.”
The road project is the first in the region to be funded with stimulus money from the
American Recovery and Investment Act.
SOT 18:53-19:00 William D. Sessoms, Jr., Mayor of Virginia
Beach “This is a twenty seven million dollar project
and a little more than nine million will be from the stimulus money.”
And it’s more than just widening roads; the project also creates much needed jobs…
SOT 21:53-22:05 Glenn C. Nye III, Congressman
“We’ve got good folks here that are put to work through money provided from the recovery
act and it’s not just about creating jobs, it’s about creating jobs that will have
real value in the economy like alleviating traffic concerns.
(on cam) ots-sr Construction is already underway and is expected
to take about two years. For more information on the project contact public works at 385-4131.
(on cam) MCU The Virginia Beach School Board has been down
a member ever since Rita Sweet-Bellitto resigned to serve for city council…now after much
discussion, that empty seat has been filled. Following a special meeting, school board
members appointed Ashley McLeod (Mc-Cloud) to fill the vacant At-Large seat. McLeod has
volunteered for numerous schools, committees, and community associations…she will serve
through December 31st of this year.
(on cam) mcu they’re bright, they’re flashy, some citizens
say they’re downright gaudy… and in Virginia Beach, there are no rules for them. They’re
LED signs, and they’ve been popping up across the city. and so have citizen complaints about
them.. That’s why city council is proposing electronic sign regulations…
(vo) After months of debate, council has a agreed
on a set of rules for the signs. Highlights include limiting the signs to 2 colors on
a dark background, messages would change no more than every 30 seconds, moving images
would be prohibited, in fact other than company logos,the LED’s are restricted to just text,
and LED signs near neighborhoods would be required to be turned off at 10 p.m.
(on cam) A final vote for the proposal is expected
to be held on March 23. If adopted, the rules would only apply to new signs.
(on cam) ots-sr On January 12, 2010, an 7.0 magnitude earthquake
shook the capital of Haiti. The world watched as rescue workers came from near and far to
help in the search and rescue efforts. From this region, the FEMA group, Virginia Task
Force 2 urban search and rescue team flew down to lend a hand… and ultimately save
more than one life.
(vo) One of the lives saved that of Jens Christensen,
a United Nations worker from Denmark. He was trapped under a collapsed building for 5 days
before members of the Virginia Taskforce 2 search and rescue team pulled him from the
rubble. Christensen was in Virginia Beach recently to meet his rescuers..
(sot)3:10 – 3:35 Jens Christensen, Rescued by Virginia Task Force 2 Group
Everybody’s busy with doing other things, we have the private lives, they have families
and a professional life and to give it up and to rush off to the disaster areas of the
world to save lives is so amazing and so much appreciated … pon a personal level, I’m
very grateful…they’re the reason that I’m standing here today.
It took crews 7 hours to dig Christensen out from under the united nations building….
The task force also pulled 2 children out alive from another location.
The task force spent a little more than a week in Haiti conducting search and rescue
operations… we caught up with them when they returned from the trip at the end of
January… here’s the story of their mission in their own words…
(sot) 1/29 AV395310 Dave hutcheson, Plans Officer, VA Taskforce
2 :30 - :34 we deployed to do search and rescue
mission in haiti, specifically port of prince…
2:01 – 2:19 this amount of devastation had not been seen by most of our members we’ve
gone to the pentagon and Katrina, but this level across such a wide area I don’t think
had been seen by anybody on the team…
3:22 – 3:57 your emotions ebb and flow, it’s a rollercoaster ride. You’re looking,
you’re hoping you’re going to find someone, and we searched the entire first day with
no luck… and then the second day, the first part of our team ended up on him early in
the morning and we brought the second part of the team in to assist and when we brought
Yans Christiansen out, we were on top of the world.., but very quickly, there were other
people there that wanted us to keep going and looking for their loved ones in the pile…
The team found nothing for two more days… and then on Tuesday, January 19… another
find…
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They went back about 3 – 400 yards through an ally that had collapsed down and the children
were trapped in the bottom of it... and they were trying to get in communication with them,
and they brought mark in…
Mark was the only French speaking member of the team…
Mark Hiltibran,Logistics Specialsit/ firefighter 1:25 – 1:45 They stuck me in the hole and
I said… in French… Little children, please speak to me… and I heard the voices immediately
come out of the hole. Then I said stay still, and be careful.. and then the digging commenced.
The team pulled 2 children out of that hole… In all, the Virginia Task Force 2 search and
rescue team scoured through more than a hundred square miles of earthquake damaged Haiti…
they pulled 3 people out alive.
Chris Geller, Rescue Specialist & VB Fire fighter
2:45 – 3:15 Every class, everything I had ever done…
and have wanted to do, this just made all the training worth it. I felt like I was on
top of the world when we pulled Mr. Christiansen out and on the evening of the two children…
um, when the little boy threw his arms up in the air, it just brought back twice the
emotions of the first rescue, and then to see the two kids come out afterwords, it was
just incredible.
(on cam) ots-sr VA Taskforce 2 is made up of emergency personnel,
doctors and even search and rescue dogs from throughout Hampton roads. You can learn more
about the group by logging on to V-A-T-F-2 dot com.
Coming up next on vbtv’s access virginia beach…
Students learn the realities of driving drunk
(video someone surfing the web) American internet speeds are some of the slowest
of all developed countries… but we’ll tell you how Virginia Beach could become the
site of the fastest speeds in the world…we’ll have that and more when we return…
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Welcome Back to VBTV’s Access Virginia Beach, I’m Mikki Acedo… By now you may have heard
of “every fifteen minutes” a dramatic program about the dangers of drinking and
driving. In Virginia Beach, two public high schools a year host the event…
(VO) SHOT OF GRIM AND SHOT OF STUDENTS WITH WHITE FACES they’re outside, but use close-ups
THE EVENT BEGINS WITH THE GRIM REAPER PULLING STUDENTS OUT OF CLASSROOMS…
(SOT from McElligot, Master Police Officer 1:44 – 1:53 They’re known as the walking
dead… they resemble our ‘every 15 minutes someone is killed in an alcohol related incident..
Once death pulls the walking dead from the classrooms, the student body moves to the
parking lot for a simulated dui crash. They look on as one of their friends lays dead
and as emergency crews attempt to pull the bloodied bodies of the others out of the mangled
cars… the goal of the program?
McElligot…. 1:02- 1:22 trying to instill in the young drivers, making correct decisions,
letting them know that there’s consequences to all of the decisions that they make, especially
when we’re speaking of getting behind the wheel and operating a motor vehicle.
(nats) of jaws of life???
(SOT) FROM STUDENT Kali Pascual, Senior Green Run High School
6:33 – 6:48 “you saw how it’s done and what they looked like
After the accident scene, the walking dead move to Sentara hospital where another student
dies on the operating table… and in the morgue the message is driven home again…
(sot from morgue)
The scenes may be simulated… but the impact is real..
(nats of morgue) girl crying…
Sot Keith Woodhouse Senior 7:56 – 8:07 “it would hurt us all… we
grew up with each other, so not graduating together is going to hurt the whole class”
(on cam) mcu The impact of the program was twofold for
some as it came on the heals of a recent DUI incident that killed a Kempsville high school
student about a week ago…
(on cam) ots-sr Well, if you’re in a wheel chair, but you
love the beach, then life will soon get a little easier for you. That’s because city
council approved a 15 thousand square foot park that the oceanfront that’s wheel chair
accessible. the park will be located between first and second streets and will have interactive
wheel chair accessible equipment and a rubber play surface. Local sponsors will cover the
million dollar construction cost . The park is expected to open in May.
A 2009 survey showed that the average internet connection download speed in the United States
is about 5 megabits per second…. That’s one of the slowest of the 29 countries surveyed.
South Korea took the lead with downloads of more than 20 megabits per second. But imagine
having speeds of up to a gigabit per second! Well, Internet giant, Google, is planning
to build and test a new ultra high-speed broadband and they’re looking for a test site. Could
Virignia Beach be the place? It could if there’s enough interest from citizens.
(vo of survey or internet surfing) City officials are asking you to fill out
a survey assessing the level of community interest in the trial. Surveys are available
online at vbgov dot com slash surveys…. just select the “google fiber for communities
survey. They must be completed by March 23rd to be considered in the application process.
It’s that time of the year again… the annual cherry blossom festival will be in
full bloom at Red Wing Park!
(vo) Kick off the spring season with a celebration
of peace and good will. The festival also honors the relationship between the city of
Virginia Beach and its sister city of Miyazaki Japan. The 6th annual event includes Japanese
fish painting, martial arts and traditional Japanese music..
(nats of music)
There’s a host of fun for the whole family! and a highlight for this year, the festival
will feature a performance from a dance team from Nippon sport science university in Tokyo
Japan. The days events run from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday march 27. Log on to
VBGov dot com slash parks for more information.
And speaking of Japan, some Virginia Beach school students were there in October, performing
with other students from the governors school for the arts..
(nats) of performance…
the performance group “the voices of Virginia” presented a 1960’s rock and Motown concert
. the governors school group traveled there for the International Music Festival and the
International Youth Music Festival. And you needn’t travel to Japan to see the
performance… The voices of virginia will be performing their program on march 26th
and the 27th at the Roper Performing Arts Center in Norfolk. Check out the governor’s
school website for additional information. It’s www.GSARTS.net And if you miss those
performances, the performance from Japan will air on VBTV. Dates and times have not yet
been posted.
(on cam) The governors school for the arts was established
to benefit and challenge the potential of advanced level high school students.
WHEN WE RETURN…
See how some high school students have already landed a job for when they graduate from college…
Plus, we’ll show you where the wild things are! That and more are coming up!
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Virginia Beach Schools’ Parent Connection is your one-stop resource for information
and events which support families and promote student success.
* On March 20, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., attend the Fun on the Farm Agriculture Event
at the Virginia Beach Farmer’s Market on Dam Neck Road. Celebrate Agriculture with
hands on farm chores for children to enjoy. Milk Beachy the fiberglass cow, make butter
in a churn, wash clothes with a washboard and more. Call 757-385-4395 for more information.
* Old Dominion University cordially invites you to attend the second annual International
Festival on March 20 from 12-5 p.m. This free event will feature an International Children’s
Village which will house exciting cultural performances, fun inflatables, engaging story-tellers,
interactive displays, and unusual animals from around the globe. Children of all ages
will learn more about the world while participating in a variety of social and educational activities.
To learn more about these activities or to see a complete calendar of March events, visit
the Parent Connection page of vbschools.com.
Welcome back to VBTV’s Access Virginia Beach, I’m Mikki Acedo… There’s a saying that
goes something like “the teachers of tomorrow are already in the classroom…and as access
reporter Diana Cartwright shows us, nowhere is that more true than in the “teachers
of tomorrow program…
Pull fromV21#24 AV395009 (SOT)LINDA SPRUILL, FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES
COORDINATOR (END OF TAPE 2 SHOT HOLLAND E.S. ON 12/08/09)
4:46 -5:01 THE VA TEACHERS FOR TOMORROW IS A PROGRAM THAT PREPARES STUDENTS FOR A CAREER
IN EDUCATION. IT GIVES THEM A TASTE TO SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM TO
SEE IF IT IS A CAREER THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PURSUE
The year-long elective course is offered to high school juniors and seniors. Studies give
an overview of child psychology, the educational setting, and even practical training in the
form of requiring 25 hours in an education type setting.
(SOT) CINDY CHADWICK TEACHER, TALLWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
TAPE 1 26:06 – 26:23 THIS EXPERIENCE WILL HELP EXPOSE THEM TO WHAT IT’S LIKE IN AN
ACTUAL CLASSROOM, WHAT KIND OF QUESTIONS THEY’LL HAVE, BEHAVIORAL ISSUES THEY’LL HAVE ONCE
THEY’RE ON THEIR OWN IN A CLASSROOM
The virginia beach school division picked up the program with the intent of helping
students make a decision about a career in education.
(SOT) ASHLEY DUFFIELD, SENIOR, TALLWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
FROM STUDENT)TAPE 2 SO FAR, THE FIRST CLASSROOM WAS A SUCCESS, THEY WERE QUIET, THEY COOPERATED
AND WE GOT TO LEARN WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM, IT WAS A LOT
OF FUN!
The program hopes to encourage those who do decide to go into education to return to virginia
beach for a career with the school division.
(SOT) FROM LINDA 2:06 -2:24 HR AND THE SCHOOL BOARD ARE IN SUCH SUPPORT
OF THE SYSTEM THAT THEY HAVE OFFERED INCENTIVES FOR STUDENTS TO COME BACK AND TEACH SO THAT
WE CAN BRING SOME STUDENT THAT KNOW OUR AREA BACK TO TEACH IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.
(on camera tag) mcu Last year, 21 graduating seniors were offered
future teacher contracts. When they graduate from college, they’ll have a job with the
virginia beach school division as long as positions are open.
Pull an all-nighter at the 10th annual Youth Doing Awesome Things Lock-in! The Kempsville
Rec center is hosting the event which begins Friday, March 26th at 9:30 PM and lasts until
7am Saturday morning. Six, seventh, and eighth grade students are invited to this educational
lock-in that addresses the dangers of drunk driving and the consequences of making negative
decisions. The evening also includes food, fun, and fellowship…plus all the dodgeball,
video games, and swimming you can take! Register by March 19th at any rec center or online
at VB-GOV-DOT-COM-SLASH-YOO.
In the early 1960’s a children’s book about monsters was written, it quickly became
a hit and since then it’s been adapted into various forms…now that beloved book has
made a special stop at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia.
(VO) It’s a wild adventure at CAC as the exhibition
Where the Wild Things Are: Maurice Sen-dak in His Own Words and Pictures storms the museum.
SOT 2:16-2:29 Erika Johnson Guess, Public Relations Associate
“The exhibition celebrates Maurice Sendak’s award winning books as well as his own life
story. We feature several examples of his work over the years including, ‘Where the
Wild Things Are’.”
The author’s work comes to life in the exhibit which includes handwritten notes, illustrations,
and manuscripts as well as hands-on activities for visitors of all ages.
SOT 4:22-4:45 **cover with b-roll**
“We have a little kitchen from In the Kitchen, we have a giant bowl of soup with rice and
a slide, we have Max’s boat from Where the Wild Things Are and there are also costumes
so kids can dress up like wild things and have their own adventures.”
(VO) The exhibit will be on display now through
the end of May. If you’re looking for even more Sendak (sen-dak) themed events, an upcoming
Spring Break camp scheduled for April 5th thru the 9th will offer classes that are inspired
by his magical worlds…log on to c-a-c-v-dot-org.
And while you’re at CACV why not stop by the Fleming Gallery and check out original
works of art from students found right here in Virginia Beach…
(VO) Who said student art is only good enough to
hang on the family fridge? Definitely not the Contemporary Art Center! In fact, they’re
showing hundreds of works from artists in Virginia Beach elementary, middle and high
school. The youth art month art show will be on display now through the end of March.
log on to c-a-c-v-dot-org for gallery information and upcoming exhibitions.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the chess club, the drama club even a foreign language club
….but what about the Fish Club? At Corporate Landing Elementary the Fish Club is very popular
but it comes with a lot of responsibility…
SOT 22:01-22:14 Joan Harwin, Teacher, Corporate Landing E.S.
“They were selected by teachers and our principal Mr. French, and they’re just all
around good kids that we wanted to give this experience to.”
That “experience” includes taking care of the school’s newest addition…this 55
gallon aquarium.
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Every Friday, members of the fish club work extra hard to make sure their fishy friends
stay healthy while also getting a great hands-on lesson.
SOT 17:49-18:13 **cover with b-roll** “They understand what a PH level means,
they know how to test the water, they keep a graph of each week’s testings, they know
how to clean a tank and they’ve learned a lot of new words that are important in studying
animals. They will carry that knowledge with them to middle school and throughout life.”
And the responsibilities don’t stop there….
SOT 15:46-15:54 /// 16:22-16:26 Mikaela Jordon, Fish Club Member
“We cleaned the algae, we took water out that had bad stuff in it, we refilled it and
fed them.” /// “It is a big responsibility because you have to pay attention and make
sure you’re on time.”
The aquarium is home to 18 tetras and one algae eater...it located at the school’s
front entrance.
(Anchor On Cam) ots-sr The aquarium was made possible thanks to a
building futures grant and a partnership with Animal Jungle.
And with that, we’ve come to the end of our show. but if you’ve missed something
or would like to see it again, you can view this program online… log on to vbgov.com/e-stream…
then find and click on access virginia beach. For everyone here at v-b-t-v, i’m Mikki
Acedo, thanks for watching!
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