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7Tech-Brawl


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TAPE#96-85
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


An indictment by a grand jury doesn't demonstrate guilt-- just that there is enough evidence to warrant a trial.
And that's why a lawyer for two suspended Virginia Tech football players is speaking out against the administration.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Wednesday; :00
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Lawyer; :16
SUPER=01-Larry Hincker/Univ. Relations Director; :40
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:15
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(( After a Montgomery County grand jury indicted eight Hokies and one former player, head coach Frank Beamer announced suspensions against those involved.
The lawyer representing two of those players, Angelo Harrison and Brad Baylor, says Tech officials acted too hastily.
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SOT 21:21:27

((MARC LONG/DEFENSE LAWYER: I HAVE A REAL PROBLEM WITH PENALIZING SOMEONE OR PUNISHING SOMEONE OR TAKING PUNITIVE ACTION AGAINST HIM PRIOR TO A FINDING OF GUILT. ))
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Others have criticized Tech for not punishing the players sooner for a fight that injured two track team members last August.
Beamer and athletic director Dave Braine did talk to some of those allegedly involved, but decided police were in a better position to fully investigate.
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((LARRY HINCKER/UNIV. RELATIONS DIRECTOR: THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR INTERVIEWED AS MANY AS 23 PEOPLE, THAT'S WHEN HE DETERMINED IT WAS VERY COMPLICATED. WE THINK THAT A POLICE INVESTIGATION, A COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY RECOMMENDATION AND GRAND JURY INDICTMENT IS ENOUGH INFORMATION THAT WE NEED THAT SOMETHING MAY HAVE TAKEN PLACE. ))
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Meanwhile Long, and some of the other defense lawyers claim taking the assault charges directly to a grand jury, instead of allowing them a hearing in general district court like most misdemeanors, shows a bias against the players.
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SOT 21:15:30

((HERETOFORE I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT OUR COMMONWEALTH ATTORNEY'S OFFICE TREATED PEOPLE FAIRLY, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT'S HAPPENED IN THIS CASE. ))
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Prosecutor Phil Keith says after a nine-week investigation involving about 100 interviews, letting a panel of citizens decide on charges seemed the fairest way to go. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

7Boty-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=NONE


It appears the school board is in the drivers seat.
Botetourt County bus drivers voiced displeasure a month ago over their current wages,
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And Last night-- for the second time-- the group addressed the school board.
The drivers say that at least one official admitted their pay scale is inaccurate.
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SOT 8:01:28
IN Q=The drivers

((RICHARD RONK/BUS DRIVER: THE DRIVERS FEEL WHEN THE SCALE WAS FOUND TO BE WRONG, THAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CORRECTED IMMEDIATELY. BUT THE DRIVERS ARE STILL BEING ASKED TO WORK BY THIS SAME SCALE THAT IS INCORRECT. PLUS THE EXTRA WORK THAT HAS BEEN ADDED ON TO THE DRIVERS. ))
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VO-NAT


At this point, it's unclear whether the pay scale glitch has caused a significant impact on salaries.
Regardless, school board members say nothing can be done until the next budget is approved.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The embattled bus drivers will meet separately with the superintendent in two weeks.

7Wallace


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TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=NONE


An accomplished author returns to his Lynchburg high school today.
E-C Glass graduate Randall Wallace wrote the book "Braveheart."
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Wallace is back in the Hill City this week, visiting his alma mater E-C Glass High School.
He'll discuss his Hollywood career with drama students today.
Wallace told reporters he was somewhat surprised that "Braveheart" was received so well by critics.
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SOT 19:01:57
IN Q=But the greatest

((RANDALL WALLACE/"BRAVEHEART" AUTHOR: BUT THE GREATEST REVIEWS FOR ME WOULD BE WHEN I WOULD STAND AT THE THEATER AND WATCH PEOPLE COME OUT WITH TEARS RUNNING DOWN THEIR FACE, AND I KNEW THAT THEY WERE FEELING WHAT I HAD FELT WHEN I WALKED OUT OF THE THEATER DOWN ON MAIN STREET. AND THEN I FELT `I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYBODY SAYS AS LONG AS I'VE SEEN THAT'.))
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Today has been declared "Randall Wallace Day" in Lynchburg.
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7WEATHER


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Taking a look at the weather forecast,
A cold front is moving through today. Showers and Thunderstorms will persist, as temperatures drop into the 50s.
Tonight, it will continue to get colder. Lows will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s. 7BIRTHDAYS!11/10/96
Saturday:

SUPER=130-8/Casey Barker/Riner;



SUPER=130-35/Mitzi Gordon/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-3/Cory Shupe/Newport;



SUPER=130-9/Kimberly Fisher/Ringgold;



SUPER=130-2/Whitney Bolton/Buchanan;



SUPER=130-11/Stephanie Patrick/Goodview;



SUPER=130-4/Abbey Shepherd/Snow Creek;



SUPER=130-/Irene Osborne/Chatham;



SUPER=130-2/Raven Walker/Penhook;



SUPER=130-34/Curtis King/Gretna;


Monday:

SUPER=130-/Ruby Cocke/Gretna;



SUPER=130-10/Daniel Grim/Floyd;



SUPER=130-65/Harriet Miles/Blacksburg;



SUPER=130-16/Melissa Shepherd/Staffordsville;



SUPER=130-93/Mamie Farrar/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-8/Tiffany Blankenship/Narrows;



SUPER=130-13/Michael Benson/Vinton;



SUPER=130-5/Zachary Bostic/Salem;



SUPER=130-2/Kasey McGhee/Roanoke;


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55Alma-Walker


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


Last week we reported that nurses in Roanoke were trying to establish a union.
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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IN Q=We treat

((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.))
SUPER=01-Shirley Holland/Carilion Health System;
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=carilion


Carilion adds that it monitors its patient satisfaction on an ongoing basis, and it gets consistently high ratings.

55Brooks


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TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=none


Garth Brooks is spending the day in the Roanoke Valley, preparing for the second of his 2 shows at the civic center.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Before last night's performance, he met with reporters, and among other things, he talked about an upcoming album.
Brooks says it will contain some LIVE performances, which means a song from a Roanoke show MIGHT appear on it.
He would not say when the new record will be released.
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SOT 6:34:42
IN Q=I've got

((GARTH BROOKS/RECORDING ARTIST: I'VE GOT TO FIND OUT FIRST WHERE COUNTRY MUSIC IS HEADED... SEE WHERE THE FORMAT IS HEADED. IT'S VASTLY CHANGED IN THE LAST YEAR AND A HALF SO WE'LL JUST SIT AND WATCH AND TAKE CARE OF THE ONE THING THAT'S GOING TO BE THE ANSWER TO ANYTHING ANYWAY AND THAT'S THE MUSIC. ))
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Before the press conference, Brooks received gifts from local Marines.
They honored him for his work with the Toys For Tots campaign.
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55WEATHER


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Taking a look at the weather forecast,
A strong cold front is moving through today. Showers and Thunderstorms will persist. Temperatures will drop into the 50s this afternoon.
Tonight, it will continue to get colder. Lows with lows around 40 degrees.
Snow flurries are in the forecast for the weekend. No accumulation is expected in southwest Virginia, but overnight temperatures will dip into the 20s. cutopen
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8Payne


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GRAPHIC=Allen


Governor George Allen has spared the life of a Virginia Beach killer who was scheduled to die at 9 last night.
It's the first time Allen has intervened in an execution.
Ten have been carried out under his watch.
The Governor says he gave NO consideration to juror affidavits that they may have wrongly convicted Joseph Payne of the 19-85 murder.
Payne faced lethal injection for burning another inmate to death while incarcerated for a prior murder.
The Governor says there's ample evidence of Payne's guilt -- but he commuted Payne's sentence to life in prison.

8Halifax-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=NONE


Classes were disrupted yesterday at Halifax County High school as some 40 police officers carried out a drug raid.
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SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


The surprise raid was dubbed Operation November Touchdown.
Officers used metal detecters to search nearly 2-thousand students.
Dogs also sniffed out classrooms and lockers.
Officers found little evidence of drugs though.
A pocket knife and part of a marijuana cigarette were the only things discovered.
School officials and authorities believe assigning a deputy to patrol the school has made a difference.
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((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX CO. HIGH PRINCIPAL:I THINK THAT THE UNIFORM PRESENCE DOES MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE, IT'S NOT A RENT A COP, AND IT'S NOT A PART TIME SECURITY PERSON, IT'S A REAL LIVE POLICE OFFICER, WHO IS WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL, YES, I THINK, IT'S MADE A REAL DIFFERENCE, FOR THE SCHOOL. ))
SUPER=01-Larry Clark/Halifax Co. High Principal; :00
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Officers also raided a nearby school for troubled students.
17- year- old Greg Hamlett was the only student arrested.
Authorities found several pieces of aluminum foil in his pocket, which they say contained a substance with the appearance of crack.
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8Regional-Jail


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TAPE# 96-82
GRAPHIC=Regional Jail


The Alleghany Board of Supervisors is giving Clifton Forge two weeks to join a regional jail agreement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Covington;


They're trying to speed things up because of conditions at the old jail in Covington.
The plumbing is leaking through the ceiling in places.
In the radio room, a plastic tube keeps an upstairs toilet from leaking on the radio equipment, and the deputy running it.
If the jail doesn't pass a state inspection scheduled next year, it could lose its certification.
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SOT 14:27:41
IN Q=we're housing a whole lot

((ESTON BURGE, COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR; WE'RE HOUSING A WHOLE LOT MORE PRISONERS THAN THE JAIL WAS ACTUALLY DESIGNED FOR AND OF COURSE CERTIFICATION IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT, BECAUSE WITHOUT CERTIFICATION, FUNDING BECOMES IN JEOPARDY, AND OF COURSE YOUR INSURANCE MAY TAKE A SECOND LOOK AT YOU. ))
SUPER=01-Eston Burge/Alleghany Co. Administrator;
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VO-NAT


County supervisors say if they don't get a decision from Clifton Forge by their November 19th meeting, they'll pursue other solutions.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Regional Jail


The Clifton Forge City Manager says the council hasn't discussed the County's request yet.
He said they're trying to decide what's in the best interest of the entire community.

8Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=cutin
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-87
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


Norfolk Southern has made a move yet to raise the stakes in its bid for Conrail.
But it certainly has the ability.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In an interview yesterday, N-S spokesman Bob Fort said N-S has more than 15-BILLION dollars of written commitments from investors willing to back a deal with Conrail.
Right now N-S's hostile bid is roughly nine-billion.
N-S rival C-S-X currently has a merger agreement inked with Conrail for a good deal less money.
And before the deal goes through, it must be approved by Conrail shareholders.
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8WEATHER


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Taking a look at the weather forecast,
A strong cold front is moving through today. Showers and Thunderstorms will persist. Temperatures will drop into the 50s this afternoon.
Tonight, it will continue to get colder. Lows with lows around 40 degrees.
Snow flurries are in the forecast for the weekend. No accumulation is overnight lows will dip into the 20s. expected in southwest Virginia. Afternoon highs will be in the 30s by Sunday,