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The busy holiday season gets underway today - that means more people traveling.
Unfortunatley, that also means more accidents.
In Roanoke County, a five car pile up last night left one man hospitalized in serious condition.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


It happened at about six-thirty at the intersection of Buck Mountain Road and 220.
According to witnesses this vehicle was struck in the intersection -trapping the driver inside.
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SOT 19:13:45
IN Q=Jaws of life

((CHIEF LEE BIBBS/CLEARBROOK EMS: JAWS OF LIFE, YES. AND CUT THE WIND SHIELD OUT AND USED THE JAWS OF LIFE. FLOPPED THE ROOF BACK AND TOOK THE DOOR OUT TO GET HIM OUT.))
SUPER=01-Chief Lee Bibbs/Clearbrook EMS;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=his front seat.
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One driver says he could not avoid the collision.
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SOT 19:22:33
IN Q=I was coming

((DANNY HOUSMAN/ACCIDENT VICTIM: I WAS COMING DOWN WITH A GREEN LIGHT DOWN 220 SOUTH WHEN HE COME OUT OF BUCK MOUNTAIN ROAD, EVIDENTLY NOT PAYING ATTENTION AND RAN THE RED LIGHT. I HIT HIM RIGHT SQUARE IN THE SIDE OF THE DOOR. HE SPUN AROUND BACKWARDS AND WENT INTO THE CHEVROLET SITTING UP ON THE HILL.))
SUPER=01-Danny Housman/Accident Victim;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=on the hill.
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Police have not released the identity of the injured man and are still investigating.
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7Olson-Ax


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Another accident in the County sent another man to the hospital last night after his vehicle went off the road and into a creek.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


It happened at about ten o'clock on Olsen Road.
Police say the driver of the vehicle lost control, his car went into a creek, and flipped on it's top.
The driver was transported to a local hospital.
His condition is not known.
His name has not been released and police are still investigating.
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7Ward


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The last of two suspects wanted in connection to a Henry County murder is behind bars.
Fairfax County Police caught Michael DeLloyd Ward yesterday at a motel in Northern Virginia.
They're holding him on a grand larceny charge for the theft of a B-M-W he'd been driving.
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The 34-year old Maryland resident was already wanted for second-degree murder and FIVE armed robberies in Henry County.
His brother, HARDEN ANTHONY Ward turned himself in Tuesday.
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Both brothers are suspects in the murder of 25- year old Orbin Smith, Junior.
Smith was shot to death in an armed robbery in home a month ago.

7Amherst-Body


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Amherst County authorities are asking for the public's helpd in identify the body of a possible murder victim.
The body of a white female was discovered along a riverbank near Galt's mill yesterday by two deer hunters, one of them an off- duty Amherst County deputy.
The victim had no identification.
She's in her mid- 20's, about 5 feet 5 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.
She has a wound to upper body and police are treating her death as a homicide.
Anyone with information about the woman should call Amherst County authorities at 804- 929- 9300.


7RAM


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TAPE#95-93
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Some turkey Dinners will be served up for Roanoke's less fortunate today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Fifteen turkeys, fifty pounds of potatoes and 4 cases of green beans highlight the holiday meal at Roanoke Area Ministries.
RAM House volunteers have been busy cooking the dinner since Monday and started planning it last month.
But officials say they could not pull it off without the public's support.
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SOT 1:36:14
IN Q=The generosity of

((WENDY MOORE/ROANOKE AREA MINISTRIES: THE GENEROSITY OF THIS COMMUNITY, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN DONATED. IT'S ALL COME IN SO WE'RE SET AND WE'RE READY. ))
SUPER=01-Wendy Moore/Roanoke Area Ministries;
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Moore says this is one of the busiest times for her organization.
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7weather


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The weather for your Thanksgiving day is going to be a little wet.
Rain is likely - it could be mixed with sleet or freezing rain.
Expect temperatures in the low 40s.
Tonight, the rain may be mixed with snow.
Lows will be in the 30s.
There is a 50 percent chance for light snow tomorrow, but the rest of the weekend will sunny and clear.

55County-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-89
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Holiday traffic has already caused some accidents in Roanoke County.
Last night five car pile up sent one man to the hospital in serious condition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


It happened at about six-thirty at the intersection of Buck Mountain Road and 220.
Witnesses say this vehicle was struck in the intersection -trapping the driver inside.
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SOT 19:13:45
IN Q=Jaws of life

((CHIEF LEE BIBBS/CLEARBROOK EMS: JAWS OF LIFE, YES. AND CUT THE WIND SHIELD OUT AND USED THE JAWS OF LIFE. FLOPPED THE ROOF BACK AND TOOK THE DOOR OUT TO GET HIM OUT.))
SUPER=01-Chief Lee Bibbs/Clearbrook EMS;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=his front seat.
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VO-NAT


One driver says he could not avoid the collision.
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SOT 19:22:33
IN Q=I was coming

((DANNY HOUSMAN/ACCIDENT VICTIM: I WAS COMING DOWN WITH A GREEN LIGHT DOWN 220 SOUTH WHEN HE COME OUT OF BUCK MOUNTAIN ROAD, EVIDENTLY NOT PAYING ATTENTION AND RAN THE RED LIGHT. I HIT HIM RIGHT SQUARE IN THE SIDE OF THE DOOR. HE SPUN AROUND BACKWARDS AND WENT INTO THE CHEVROLET SITTING UP ON THE HILL.))
SUPER=01-Danny Housman/Accident Victim;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=on the hill.
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Police have not released the identity of the injured man and are still investigating.
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55Olson-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-96
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Also last night in another part of the county, a single car accident sent one man to the hospital.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


Shortly after ten o'clock Police say the driver lost control his car and landed upside down in a creek.
He was transported to a local hospital.
Police say he was concious, but his condition and his name have not been released.
Police are still investigating.
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55GOP


ANCHOR=Melanie
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TAPE#95-86
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Senator John Warner has something to be thankful for today.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore is upholding Warner's right to choose nomination through a primary election.
Some G- O- P leaders are upset with the decision.
They want the nomination to come from a convention.
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SUPER=@File;


But Gilmore says he must defend state laws unless they are clearly unconstitutional.
Warner says he's pleased with the Attorney General's ruling, but right now he wants to focus on the holiday.
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SOT 16:07:57
IN Q=I'm not going

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA: I'M NOT GOING TO TRADE BLOWS WITH THOSE THIS AFTERNOON CRITICIZING ME OVER THIS A.G.'S DECISION. SOME ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED BUT LET'S PUT POLITICS ASIDE. IT'S THE HOLIDAY. WE'VE JUST BEEN THROUGH AN ELECTION AND IN MY JUDGEMENT, WE NEED A REST. ))
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Polls show a primary gives Warner the best chance of winning renomination.
Some Republican activists are still angry with Warner for opposing Oliver North's Senate candidacy.
Republican Party head Patrick McSweeney says he has the solution to the controversy.
He said he thinks Warner should retire.

55Allen-Thanksgiving


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TAPE#95-90
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Thanksgiving is tax time for two of Virginia's Native American tribes and Governor Allen was more than happy to serve as tax COLLECTOR.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


The chiefs presented the Governor with their tax payment of two deer yesterday.
Allen was pleased to receive the bucks, but seemed even more interested in an Indian weather rock.
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SOT 15:34:52
IN Q=If the rock

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IF THE ROCK IS WET, IT'S RAINING. IF THE ROCK IS WHITE, IT'S SNOWING. IF THE ROCK IS MOVING FROM SIDE TO SIDE IT'S WINDY. ))
SUPER=@Allen;
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Elementary school students later joined the chiefs in an American- Indian friendship dance.
The ceremony has been a tradition since 16-46.
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55Va-Lottery


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One ticket purchased in Hampton matched the numbers in last night's lotto drawing.
And the lucky holder of that ticket will take 24 million dollars a year or 816-thousand dollars a year, after taxes.
The winning numbers are
SUPER=26-7-9-13-17-24-25;

seven, nine, thirteen, seventeen, twenty-four, and twenty-five.
It is the state's five largest jackpot.

55weather


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It's going to be a wet Thanksgiving Day.
Rain is likely - maybe mixed with sleet or freezing rain.
Expect temperatures around 40 degrees.
Tonight, the rain may be mixed with snow.
Lows will be in the 30s.

8County-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Cutin
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-89
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A five car pile up in Roanoke County last night sent one man to the hospital in serious condition.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


It happened at about six-thirty at the intersection of Buck Mountain Road and 220.
Witnesses say this vehicle was struck in the intersection -trapping the driver inside.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 19:13:45
IN Q=Jaws of life

((CHIEF LEE BIBBS/CLEARBROOK EMS: JAWS OF LIFE, YES. AND CUT THE WIND SHIELD OUT AND USED THE JAWS OF LIFE. FLOPPED THE ROOF BACK AND TOOK THE DOOR OUT TO GET HIM OUT.))
SUPER=01-Chief Lee Bibbs/Clearbrook EMS;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=his front seat.
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VO-NAT


One driver says he could not avoid the collision.
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SOT 19:22:33
IN Q=I was coming

((DANNY HOUSMAN/ACCIDENT VICTIM: I WAS COMING DOWN WITH A GREEN LIGHT DOWN 220 SOUTH WHEN HE COME OUT OF BUCK MOUNTAIN ROAD, EVIDENTLY NOT PAYING ATTENTION AND RAN THE RED LIGHT. I HIT HIM RIGHT SQUARE IN THE SIDE OF THE DOOR. HE SPUN AROUND BACKWARDS AND WENT INTO THE CHEVROLET SITTING UP ON THE HILL.))
SUPER=01-Danny Housman/Accident Victim;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=on the hill.
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VO-NAT


Police have not released the identity of the injured man and are still investigating.
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8Travel


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NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#95-83
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Officials are urging motorist to think about safety when they hit the road for the long holiday weekend.
And it looks the roads will be especially busy this year because of lower gas prices.
Ron Jones has more.
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(( According to Virginia Automobile Association Officials there will be more than 30 million people on the highways and in the air.
They say this is a two percent increase from last year.
Authorities are hoping motorists take precautions as they make that yearly trip to grandma's house. ((VICKIE HOPKINS/AAA OFFICE MANAGER: WELL, MAKE SURE YOU GET PLENTY OF REST BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD AND MAKE SURE THAT YOU TAKE STOPS ALONG THE WAY AND GET REST. AND ALSO DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.))
There's also advice for those travelling by plane.
Airport officials are asking passengers to travel light and to keep an eye on their valuables.
Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.))
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State Police also suggest that travelers allow for more time to get to there destination.
And Virginia Department of Transportation Officials suggest that if there is snow or ice in the area you should call their office for road conditions.

8Bumpers


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The parole of an inmate who embarrassed the Allen administration, is being reviewed following the resignation of Parole Board Chairman John Metzger.
Braxton Bumpers was to be released last month, but Metzger said the Parole Board decided to delay the release.
He said the board wanted to await a decision on whether to prosecute Bumpers on new charges.
Bumpers allegedly used current and former prison employees to buy a car, open bank accounts and acquire cellular phones in an apparent check-kiting scheme.


8RAM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
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TAPE#95-93
GRAPHIC=THANKSGIVING


Thanks to an area agency and donations from the public, about 200 of Roanoke's less fortunate will get a traditional holiday dinner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Fifteen turkeys, fifty pounds of potatoes and 4 cases of green beans highlight the Thanksgiving meal at Roanoke Area Ministries.
RAM House volunteers have been busy cooking the dinner since Monday and started planning it a month ago.
But officials say they could not have done it without the public's help.
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SOT 1:36:14
IN Q=The generosity of

((WENDY MOORE/ROANOKE AREA MINISTRIES: THE GENEROSITY OF THIS COMMUNITY, EVERYTHING HAS BEEN DONATED. IT'S ALL COME IN SO WE'RE SET AND WE'RE READY. ))
SUPER=01-Wendy Moore/Roanoke Area Ministries;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=we're ready
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Moore says this is one of the busiest times for her organization.
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8Lottery


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Someone in Hampton has a lot to be thankful on this Thansgiving day - he or she is holding the winning ticket in last night's lotto drawing.
The winning numbers are
SUPER=26-7-9-13-17-24-25;

seven, nine, thirteen, seventeen, twenty-four, and twenty-five.
At 24 million, it's the state's fifth largest jackpot.
The winner will receive 816-thousand dollars a year for 20 years - and that's after taxes.

8weather


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It's going to be a wet Thanksgiving Day.
Rain is likely - maybe mixed with sleet or freezing rain.
Expect temperatures around 40 degrees.
Tonight, the rain may be mixed with snow. Lows will be in the 30s.