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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... THE THREE MEN WHO HIJACKED AN ETHIOPIAN AIRLINER ARE PRESUMED DEAD IN THE CRASH THAT KILLED DOZENS OF PEOPLE.
A 20-YEAR OLD MAN CHARGED WITH MURDER AT A ROANOKE COUTNY GARAGE...WILL NOT FACE A DEATH SENTENCE. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Monday, November 25th- Our Top Story
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VO-NAT


The head football coach at Lord Botetourt High School will spend the holidays behind bars.
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p-ward


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-32
GRAPHIC=news-7 pt


Good Evening.
You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime, on WEFC,
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=ward


Andy Ward will serve 14 days in jail-- two days this weekend, the rest over the Christmas holidays.
Earlier this year the football coach was convicted of DUI TWICE-- one time in Botetourt County, the other in Roanoke...
Ward's license was suspended, and so was his jail sentence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moneta/November 15;


But it was speed that landed Ward in trouble, this time.
In August, a deputy clocked him doing 90 on Route 460... he was driving with a suspended license.
This morning he pled guilty.
The Commonwealth's attorney asked the judge to send Ward to jail.
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((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY; THERE WAS A DUI THAT HE HAD A SUSPENDED LICENSE ON, AND HE WAS DRIVING AGAIN, I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS. PLUS THE DRIVING, UP AT 90 MILES AN HOUR, IT JUST ELEVATED THE SITATION THAT I THOUGHT THERE HAD TO BE JAIL TIME))
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VO-NAT


Neither Ward nor his attorney had any comment.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The Assistant Principal at Lord Botetourt highschool says he wasn't aware of Ward's past convictions, or of today's trial.
He said Ward simply asked for the day off.
So far Ward's status as coach hasn't changed.

P-Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-34
GRAPHIC=legal scales


In MONTGOMERY COUNTY Circuit Court, football PLAYERS were the ones in court.
SS=va tech


Advisement hearings took place for the nine Virginia Tech players indicted on criminal charges earlier this month.
Eight of them are accused of assaulting two members of the track team.
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VO-NAT


The list of charged Hokies includes Brian Edmonds.
His attorney said the starting fullback
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could NOT have been involved because of a leg injury at the time of the alleged fight.
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((JOE PAINTER/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE WAS UNABLE TO GET TO THAT SCENE IN TIME AND ALSO HE'S ALLEGEDLY CHARGED WITH KICKING THE VICTIM. THIS WOULD BE HARD TO DO.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Trial dates were set for all nine players.
The first one is scheduled in January.
The last case to be heard is in April, against All American defensive end Cornell Brown.

P-Hijacking


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=hijacking
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Comoros Islands;


All three men who hijacked an Ethiopian airliner were apparently killed in the crash.
Two survivors were being held and believed to be the hijackers--
Officials now say they are innocent passengers.
The Boeing 767 ran out of fuel and crashed off the Comoros islands Saturday.
Authorities say while seat belts saved some passengers from the crash- they contributed to the deaths once the aircraft began to sink.
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((GEORGE MARRAY/COMORO AIRLINES: MANY OF THE PEOPLE WERE STRAPPED INTO THEIR SEATS AND IT SANK IN THE WATER ABOUT 28 METERS DOWN.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The hijackers ordered the crew take to them to Australia, but refused to let the pilots land to refuel.
At least 127 people died- 52 survived.

P-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=simpson


A juror will reportedly be dismissed tomorrow morning, in O.J. Simpson's civil trial.
Still no word on which juror it will be, but apparently it is NOT an alternate.
Meantime, Simpson could offer no explanations for blood evidence in his Bronco the morning after the murders of his ex-wife and Ronald Goldman.
Dave Fehling reports from the courthouse.
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((
On his second day of testimony, O.J. Simpson withstood a barrage of questions designed to poke holes in his alibi for his whereabouts on the night of June 12, 1994.
Simpson has always claimed that while his ex-wife Nicole and Ronald Goldman were being murdered, he was at home, chipping golf balls in the front yard, then taking a shower.
Petrocelli cited records of Simpson's cellphone which show a call made at 10:03pm to the home of Paula Barbieri, Simpson's girlfriend at the time.
Simpson had first told police he'd made that call from the bronco, but has since changed his story, saying he made the call from his front yard.
Petrocelli hammered away at that, saying that Simpson had to change the story, because if he was in his Bronco at 10:03 pm that night, it would support the plaintiff's contention that he was out and about, ultimately driving to Nicole's condo to commit murder.
Simpson's attorney Robert Baker repeatedly objected, charging Petrocelli was showboating and being argumentative.
Petrocelli then put Simpson on the spot about blood found in his Bronco.
Simpson said he had no idea how blood matching his dna type got into the vehicle.
"And you have no explanation of how the blood of Nicole was found on the carpet of the driver's side?" asked Petrocelli.
Simpson said "no".
"And you have no explanation of how Ron Goldman's blood got in that Bronco," asked Petrocelli.
Again, Simpson said no.
He also couldn't explain why there was blood on his finger and on his kitchen counter as he left for chicago that night. standup tag
The plaintiffs are trying to show that Simpson is making up his alibi and lying about his whereabouts that night, just as on Friday they were trying to show that he was lying about ever having hit Nicole.
Dave Fehling, CBS News, Los Angeles.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Still to come-- A Carilion employee speaks candidly about the union effort underway at area hospitals.
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VO-NAT


Another major player in the Clinton Administration is leaving-- this time, the resignation comes from the top slot at the F-D-A.
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WEFC!!!
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p-Radford-Murder


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-89 net-h
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


An autopsy reveals a 21 year old Radford woman found dead in her apartment died of a single gunshot to the head.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


A neighbor reported hearing a noise coming from an apartment at 17-08 Grove Avenue just before six yesterday morning.
Moments later, 26 year old Chad Larue allegedly knocked on the neighbor's door, saying his live-in girlfriend, Melissa Ann Dyal, had been shot.
The neighbor called 9-1-1.
Police arrested Larue at the apartment building and charged him with murder.
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P-Saul


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=saul


A 20-year old made a deal in court today that will save his own life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Christopher James Saul pled "no contest" to the first- degree murder and robbery of a Roanoke County auto mechanic.
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VO-NAT


The evidence: Saul's car was in the shop over the New Year's weekend, and he was desperate to find a ride.
He stole Christopher Wilson's '86 Chrysler and beat him to death with a crescent wrench and a jackstand taken from Brambleton Imports where Wilson worked.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Saul faces life in prison when he's sentenced in January.

P-Kessler


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=FDA


The Food and Drug Administration will have to find a new commissioner.
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VO-NAT


Dr. David Kessler, who waged a war on the tobacco industry, is stepping down.
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((DR. DAVID KESSLER/FDA COMMISSIONER: THERE'S A TIME TO COME AND SERVE BUT THERE'S ALSO A TIME WHEN YOU ARE DONE AND IT'S TIME TO LEAVE. ))
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OUT Q=time to leave.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Kessler, who is alternately admired or reviled as a fierce consumer protector, says six years is enough as head of the regulatory industry.

P-Carilion


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=carilion


The recent union movement at the Carilion Health System has been no secret.
But getting employees to talk about it is another story.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Lisa Vautrot (voh-troh) is stepping forward, though.
The cardiac care nurse heads Virginia Nurses for Change, which is trying to unionize fellow nurses at Roanoke Memorial and Community hospitals.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Vautrot says the union drive was prompted by a system-wide reorganization, which has nursing ASSISTANTS handling work traditionally performed by LICENSED nurses.
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((LISA VAUTROT/CARILION CARDIAC NURSE: HAVING THE KNOWLEDGE TO KNOW WHAT THE COMPLICATIONS ARE, WHAT THE TREATMENTS ARE FOR THE COMPLICATIONS AND HOW TO CATCH THE SUBTLE SIGNS OF A PROBLEM ARE PART OF WHAT WE GO TO NURSING SCHOOL FOR.))
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VO-NAT


Soon after the union campaign became public, Carilion announced it was reassessing the pace of the change.
But it did not say that this move was in response to the organizing effort.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Ahead on News 7 Primetime, Turkeys will be in short supply
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VO-NAT

at many shelter tables this Thanksgiving.
We'll explain what Hunters for the Hungry is trying to do about it.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Food-Bank


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving


A turkey shortage at local food banks is making it difficult to meet the needs at some shelters this Thanksgiving.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


In Lynchburg, they've received less than half the usual number of donated turkeys this year.
Food bank officials say suppliers are not overproducing-- cutting back on the number of donated birds.
That means area churches and non-profit agencies could have trouble filling their tables on Thursday.
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((SHARON CASH/LYNCHBURG AREA FOOD BANK: IT'S GOING TO MEAN THAT THEY WON'T HAVE THE TRADITIONAL TURKEY, BUT WE HAVE THE VENISON, THAT'S COMING IN REAL REGULAR AND HEAVY RIGHT NOW, SO WE'RE HOPING MAYBE TO SUPPLEMENT THE TALBELS WITH THE VENISON PRODUCT. ))
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VO-NAT


Cash says thanks to the Hunters for the Hungry Program, more than 12 thousand pounds of venison has been donated to the Lynchburg food bank.
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Forecasts
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Wind/52-54;
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P-Yogurt


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S HEALTH


It's an old wives tale that eating yogurt prevents vaginal infections-- but does it really?
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VO-NAT


A new study finds it just might.
46 women with recurrent vaginal infections were given either pasteurized yogurt or yogurt with live cultures to eat on a daily basis.
It turned out both kinds of yogurt seemed to reduce the number of yeast infections-- but when it came to the bacterial infections only those women eating the yogurt with the live cultures got some substantial improvement.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


It's a small study, but it does confirm other research which has suggested pretty much the same thing.
While more study is needed, it seems so far....mother was right.

P-Day-Care


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=HOLD


Parents are being advised to keep a close eye on their child's day-care center--
The worry-- even the cleanest can be parasite playgrounds.
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(( DR. JOSEPH ROCCHIO/PEDIATRICIAN: I WOULD IMAGINE THE ONLY WAY TO PREVENT UPPER RESP TRACT INFECTIONS IS TO PUT THEM IN A BUBBLE AND THEN SENT THEM TO THE DAY CARE CENTER.))
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OUT Q=day care center.
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VO-NAT


Experts say care-providers should be washing everyone's hands several times a day, especially after "play-time" and diaper-changing.
And they should also wash all toys.
Children who attend daycare are twice as likely to come down with a respiratory ailment as other kids--and THREE-times as likely to get a stomach bug.
If your child is coming down with something, don't just assume it will pass and drop him off at daycare anyway.
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cool-video


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


Ever notice how often our Video of the Day originates from either New York or California?
There might be something to that-- so tonight, we've got them competing.
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SUPER=75-New York; :03
SUPER=75-Pasadena, CA; :
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OUT Q=Sinatra tunes.

((
In Manhattan, a 100-foot long replica of the Concorde, the supersonic jet that revolutionized trans-Atlantic travel, is causing a major commotion in Times Square.
The 24-thousand pound, half-size replica...with a wingspan of nearly 50-feet, took up alot of parking spaces-- as workers prepared to hoist it some 70-feet in the air.
The plane is a 3-D advertisement for British Airways.
In Pasadena, this weekend marked the annual Doo-Dah Parade...a zany parody of the Rose Parade.
Micheal Jackson was there....in clone, anyway, pushing a baby carriage.
The West Hollywood cheerleaders even shaved their beards for the occasion.
The Basset Hound Rescue performed the Howl-ellujah chorus, along with the polyester-clad Lounge Lizards singing Sinatra tunes.))

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10m
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, the hype begins for Friday's Tech-UVa game, two ACC officially accept bowl invitations today, and three big name coaches are out of jobs tonight in the ACC and Big East.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


But first, Thomas Hearns will have an opponent afterall for Friday night's "Brawl Beneath the Star" fight card at the Roanoke Civic Center.
Karl Willis, who withdrew from the fight last week for medical reasons is back in today.
It seems his biggest ailment involved his handlers and entourage.
Plenty of good seats remain for Friday night's 8 bout card.
Now your scores, including a UVa win in Hawaii.
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SP-Coaches


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-3
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


It has been a bad day to be a coach in the Big East Football conference as two coaches stepped down today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


For starters Dan Henning stepped down at Boston College after seeing his program get rocked by gambling scandal this season.
Henning's Eagles were 16-19 and 1 in his three season.
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And Johnny Majors, who was forced out at Tennessee also resigned today as the head coach at Pitt.
Majors who is 61, has won only 11 games and lost 32 since taking over in 1993.
SUPER=03-Atlanta/November 14;


And Maryland fired head coach Mark Duffner today .
He had four losing seasons in his five years at Maryland.
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SP-Bowls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=ACC


Two other ACC schools accepted Bowl bids today as the Clemson Tigers said yes to an invitation to play in the Peach Bowl on December 28th.
The Tigers likely will play the Tigers, as in LSU.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/November 16; :00


And the North Carolina Tarheels enthusiastically accepted bid to the Gator Bowl this afternoon.
The Heels will likely face the Hokies in this game, but could meet Syracuse for the second time this season.
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SP-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vf96-2
GRAPHIC=none


The Cavaliers and Hokies are also headed to postseason bowls although the formality of an official invitation has yet to take place.
And that's OK because this week both schools have their minds on something more important - each other.
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SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Held to 58 Yards by VT in 1995; 1:00
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p-shenandoah


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-49
GRAPHIC=none


Coming up tonight on NEWS-7 AT 11 on WDBJ-7-- After being told their loved ones will have to leave a Clifton Forge Nursing Home, many people are looking to the state for some answers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/File Tape;


Health officials met tonight with family members concerned about the facility's loss of Medicaid funding after failing its latest inspection.
Many praised Shenandoah Manor's treatment of patients and said they don't want to see their relatives move.
Ten have already moved-- the remaining 25 must be out by December 22nd.
Meanwhile, the nursing home has filed an appeal to retain the funding.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Thanks for joining us tonight, for NEWS-7 Primetime, Goodnight. Kimberly McBroom has a full wrap-up in 30-minutes on WDBJ-7.