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(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
VIRGINIA TECH IS CRITICIZED AFTER SEVERAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS ARE SUSPENDED.
SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER IS THE FIRST MEMBER OF CLINTON'S CABINET TO QUIT SINCE HIS RE-ELECTION.))
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top-story


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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
Tonight is Thursday, November Seventh-- our Top Story
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VO-NAT


Just three hours before a death row inmate was scheduled to die, Governor Allen commutes Joseph Payne's death sentence.
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p-payne


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime


Good Evening.
You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
Joseph Payne had been slated to die by lethal injection at 9-o'clock tonight at the Greensville Correctional Center.
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VO-NAT
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Earlier today the Supreme Court denied Payne's request for appeal.
So it was up to Governor Allen-- who commuted the sentence.
He said he gave no weight to four jurors who helped convict Payne and then asked for clemency.
Allen turned the death sentence into life without parole.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Legal Scales


In 1986, Payne was convicted of killing a fellow inmate by dousing him with paint thinner and setting him on fire.
He was serving a life sentence for murder and robbery at the time of the slaying.

P-Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-28
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;


Did Virginia Tech act accordingly following indictments against eight Virginia Tech football players and one former player?
Today, Head coach Frank Beamer is taking the heat from all sides, after suspending seven players.
An attorney for two players, Angelo Harrison and Brad Baylor says the university should've waited for a finding of guilt before taking action.
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((MARC LONG/DEFENSE LAWYER: IF YOU'RE GONNA FIND FACTS LET'S FIND THEM AND THEN PUNISH, BUT DON'T PUNISH BEFORE YOU KNOW ALL THE FACTS. ))
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But Tech officials have also been under pressure for waiting too long to punish the players allegedly involved in a fight last August.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIV. RELATIONS DIRECTOR: MANY, MANY STUDENTS WERE INVOLVED IN THIS SITUATION. WE KNEW THAT THE BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS GONNA BE CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION AND WE FELT THEY WERE IN A MUCH BETTER POSITION THAN UNIVERSITY OFFICIALS TO DETERMINE WHAT ACTUALLY TOOK PLACE. ))
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The investigation into the fight took two months to finish.
Hincker says Tech officials called police weekly, in hopes it would be wrapped up much more quickly.


P-Cabinet


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-A
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton has promised to talk more tomorrow about his impending cabinet shuffle.
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Today, he accepted the resignation of Secretary of State Warren Christopher-- the man responsible for many of the President's foreign policy successes.
Lee Cowan reports from Washington.
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((
The emotional goodbye began on a humorous note. THIS IS THE SAME WARREN CHRISTOPHER I REMIND YOU THAT MADE PEOPLE MAGAZINE'S BEST DRESSED LIST, AND THE ONLY PERSON TO EAT WHITE HOUSE M&M'S WITH A KNIFE AND FORK.
The President referred to the quiet and modest Warren Christopher..the man he chose for Secretary of State..the friend who is now leaving his side. FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, I THANK HIM FOR HIS SERVICE TO THE NATION, AND HIS UNIQUE FRIENDSHIP TO THE PRESIDENT..MR. SECRETARY.
It has been a whirlwind of diplomacy for Christopher, who has travelled more places in one term that any Secretary of State in history..and at age 71, it is time to hand the negotiating, and the frequent flyer miles over to someone else. CHRISTOPHER: BEING SECRETARY OF STATE IS TO TAKE PART IN HISTORY'S RELAY RACE. IT'S BEEN A GREAT PRIVILEGE FOR ME TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RUN THIS CHALLENGING LEG OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS.
He leaves behind a string of successes in places like Bosnia, in Haiti, and the Middle East.
But it is also the Middle East, and the new government under Benjamin Netanyahu that leaves Christopher's ultimate goal of peace in the region, -unresolved.
Defense Secretary William Perry has announced he will bow out as well-- along with commerce secretary Mickey Kantor, Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary and Transportation Secretary, Federico Pena.
And even among those officials who don't want to go anywhere, there is question... JANET RENO, ATTORNEY GENERAL: HAVE YOU BEEN ASKED TO SUBMIT YOUR RESIGNATION? I THINK ANY COMMENT SHOULD BE MADE BY THE WHITE HOUSE AS TO THE PROCESS THAT IS BEING UTILIZED standup tag
Second term shake-ups like this are customary...new faces for a new term.
So far no announcements of any replacements, but the speculation of who may end up where is taking the attention off controversies like Democratic Party Fundraising practices and Whitewater-- a diversion the President will undoubtedly enjoy...as long as it lasts.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, the White House.))

P-Boty-Schools


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=none


Botetourt County bus drivers are accusing school officials of neglecting them.
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VO-NAT
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For about a month, they've made repeated attempts to get salary increases, but to no avail.
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Tonight, they voiced their disdain for the system at the monthly school board meeting.
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((WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY MR. REESE OR THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS REFUSE TO TAKE OUR CONCERNS AND PROPOSALS BEFORE THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. SO FAR ALL WE HAVE SEEN IS THE BUCK BEING PASSED FROM ONE TO THE OTHER. ))
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Board members say they can't award the bus drivers more money because its not allocated in this year's budget.
They say they'll have to wait until next year's budget is drawn up.
The group meets with the Superintendent later this month to help prioritize its demands.
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A junior high school student is suspended for bringing a pepper to school--

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And Kentucky bourbon goes up in flames at a distillery...sparking a huge blaze.
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P-Nigerian-Jet


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
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A Nigerian jet carrying 141 people has been missing for several hours now, after losing contact with air traffic controllers en route to Lagos.
A search is under way for the Boeing 727, but darkness is hampering the effort.
The jet was on a 50-minute flight.

P-Bourbon-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT


It was a spectacular fire this afternoon, about a half-hour outside of Louisville, Kentucky-- at the Heaven Hill Distillery.
The fire began in the warehouse, and quickly swept through several buildings, sending flames hundreds of feet in the air, as the distillery's bourbon burned.
Burning whiskey run-off spilled into a creek-- setting the creek on fire.
More than a hundred firefighters worked to fight the blaze--
Nearby homes were evacuated-- and no one was injured.
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P-Explore


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-31
GRAPHIC=explore


Virginia's Explore Park is looking for a new director.
Today, Rupert Cutler announced he's leaving to work with a new group, the Western Virginia Land Trust.
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Cutler joined the Explore staff six years ago, and became executive director following the departure of Bern Ewert.
As Explore opens a spur from the Blue Ridge Parkway, a restaurant and a new welcome center, Cutler says the living history museum needs a different kind of manager.
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((RUPERT CUTLER/EXPLORE DIRECTOR: I HAVE A BACKGROUND IN FORESTRY AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGY AND WILDERNESS CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION WHICH MET SOME OF THE CRITERIA, BUT IT'S NOT REALLY ON POINT WITH WHAT EXPLORE PARK NEEDS TODAY.))
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Though Cutler's departure follows the resignation of general manager Chet Simmons, Cutler says the decision to leave was his alone.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


The Western Virginia Land Trust will work to preserve scenic views, greenways, historic sites and undeveloped land.
Cutler will stay on at Explore until his successor is chosen.

P-Pepper-Boy


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10PM
WRITER=TST
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By now, most students know they'll be suspended for coming to school with drugs or weapons -- but what about spices?
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In Monroe, North Carolina, a seventh grade honor student has been suspended for a day after bringing a hot pepper to class.
Miles Kuly (CUE-lee) came to school with a habanero -- the 44 magnum of chili peppers.
Another student touched the pepper and later rubbed his eye, causing it to swell shut.
School officials suspended 11- year old Miles under the "nuisance" catagory of the school code.
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((MILES KULY/SUSPENDED STUDENT: THAT KEEPS ALL MY CHANCES AWAY FROM GETTING INTO THE BETA CLUB AND STUDENT COUNCIL, AND I'VE WORKED REALLY, REALLY HARD FOR THOSE THINGS.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Miles is a 4-H club member. He grew the hot pepper himself.

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Ahead-- we know which is more comfortable....probably your lazy-boy lounger, rather than your office chair.
But add a MOTOR, and which one is faster?
We'll explain, in our News 7 Primetime video of the day.
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But first-- interactive communications takes over at Lincoln Terrace Magnet school.
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P-Magnet-School


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=education


A new interactive communications center is lighting up the library at Lincoln Terrace Magnet School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Students are now exploring the internet and conducting research using databases, CD-ROMS, laser disks and videos.
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((DONTE SPINNER/THIRD GRADER: I LEARNED THAT WE GOT OUR ALPHABET FROM ROMANS AND THE ROMANS GOT THEIRS FROM THE GREEKS AND THE GREEKS GOT THEIRS FROM THE PHONECIANS. ))
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M-C-I has a long standing commitment to the magnet school-- it donated 12-and a half thousand dollars to build this center.
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((WAYNE HARRIS/ROANOKE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MCI AND LINCOLN TERRACE SHOWS THAT THROUGHOUT THE ROANOKE VALLEY, THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY CARES ABOUT THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION FOR ALL OF OUR CHILDREN. ))
SUPER=01-Wayne Harris/Roanoke School Superintendent;
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Every classroom at Lincoln Terrace is equipped with computers.
The school offers a high-tech communications program as well.
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P-Alma-Walker


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-33
GRAPHIC=hospital care


Last week we told you how nurses may set up a union at two Roanoke hospitals.
SS=carilion


They point to a system wide reorganization by the hospitals' parent company, the Carilion Health System.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


Some nurses believe it has stretched Carilion's resources too thin and impacted patient care.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;


Alma Walker has been in and out of Carilion's Roanoke hospitals for the past eight- to- ten years, suffering from chronic heart disease.
She says during the past year or so she's noticed a change in the way patients are treated in their hospital rooms.
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((ALMA WALKER: THIS TIME AT MY STAY THAT I HAVE BEEN HERE, I HAVE BEEN NEGLECTED ON BED BATHS AS WELL AS SOME OF THE OTHER PATIENTS. ))
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Carilion advises putting this one patient complaint in perspective.
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((SHIRLEY HOLLAND/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: WE TREAT LITERALLY THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS HERE EACH YEAR IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND WE GET LETTERS, PHONE CALLS, FROM PATIENTS EVERY WEEK TELLING US HOW PLEASED THEY WERE WITH THEIR CARE.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Carilion adds that it monitors its patient satisfaction on an ongoing basis, and it gets consistently high ratings.

cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


A few weeks ago, we told you about a wacky motorized armchair that's been grabbing headlines in Britain.
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SUPER=75-Northampton, GB; :


It inspired a little competition.
Bob Smith figured his OFFICE chair could give Andy Archer's comfy lounger a run for it's money-- so they agreed to a challenge.
In the end, it was in fact the office chair that proved more powerful and swift-- .
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((A BIT CAGEY ON THE CORNERS BUT WE DID IT. DID IT FOR THE GOOD OLD BOYS. IT WASN'T QUITE QUICK ENOUGH DOWN THE STRAIGHTS, BUT AROUND THE CORNERS IT WAS QUITE CLOSE, BUT DOWN THE STRAIGHTS IT WAS QUITE A BIT OF AN EDGE ON US. ))
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Over a bottle of champagne, there was already talk of a re-match.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime Sports on WEFC media hoops day in the ODAC, plus the Friday Football Extra schedule for the last week of the regular season.
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SUPER=03-Tokyo, Japan/Nets vs. Magic; :00


But first the Orlando Magic beat the New Jersey Nets 108-to-95 in a game that started at 5am our time today.
The game was played in Tokyo, Japan as part of a two game series to promote the NBA.
Penny Hardaway led the Magic with 23 points, and yes they can do the Macarena in Tokyo.
Now your scores.
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SP-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=ODAC LOGO


The Old Dominion Athletic Conference held its preseason media gathering today at the Salem Civic Center.
And Roy Stanley says the talk once again this season is that the league will be very balanced from top to bottom.
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((It was easy picking Roanoke college number one in the preseason poll. The Maroons are ranked in several national publications.
And Bridgewater, the team Roanoke beat in last years ODAC championship game is a strong number two.)) ((BILL LEATHERMAN/BRIDGEWATER HEAD COACH: )) ((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: )) ((Rounding out the top 10 are Virginia Wesleyan, Hampden-Sydney, Randolph-Macon, Emory & Henry, Lynchburg, Eastern Mennonite, Guilford and Washington and Lee.
The coaches may have been a little easy on Emory and Henry if you listen to head coach Bob Johnson.)) ((BOB JOHNSON/EMORY & HENRY HEAD COACH: )) ((But Lynchburg coach Joe Davis expects his team to be better than seventh in the league.)) ((JOE DAVIS/LYNCHBURG HEAD COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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SP-FFE


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO


It's hard to believe but the high school football regular season comes to a close tomorrow night.
Week 11 is upon us with district titles and playoff spots up for grabs.
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SP-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-19
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Girls district tournament action is in full swing this week, and down in Daleville the Blue Ridge semi-finals were on tap tonight.
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SUPER=03-Daleville/Lord Botetourt vs. Salem; :00

In the opening game of the night the hosts, and defending state champs had no trouble at all with Salem.
Sam Keister to Sarah Hicks on the long outlet pass as Lord Botetourt advances
SUPER=33-Lord Botetourt/55/Salem/37;

to Saturday night's title game with a 55 to 37 win.
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P-Reeve


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596=37
GRAPHIC=NONE


Ever since his paralyzing riding accident, Christopher Reeve put his acting career on hold.
First there was the rehabilitation-- and he's spent most of this year doing political and fundraising work.
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VO-NAT


But now, for the first time since his injury, he appears in the CBS Movie "A Step Toward Tomorrow."
In it, he plays Denny, a quadriplegic, trying to bring hope to a young boy just paralyzed.
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((GEORGE: WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU? DENNY: I CAN TELL YOU WHAT S WRONG WITH ME IN A MINUTE. BUT IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT S RIGHT WITH ME, WE CAN TALK ALL DAY. CHRISTOPHER REEVE:I THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE THAT AS A QUADRIPLEGIC TO SHOW PEOPLE WHAT IT'S REALLY LIKE. AND THE MORE PARTS FOR HANDICAPPED PEOPLE THE BETTER. IN THE PAST, HANDICAPPED PEOPLE WERE PORTRAYED AS PATHETIC OR AS A VILLAIN. ))
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"A Step Toward Tomorrow" airs Sunday night, at nine o'clock on WDBJ-7.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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WRITER=amo
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see you tomorrow... goodnight. That's it for news-7 primetime-- NEWS-7 at 11 is coming up in 30-minutes--