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7p-ward


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-32
GRAPHIC=ward


A jail sentence has been handed down to the football coach at Lord Botetourt High School.
Andy Ward will serve a total of 14 days,-- two this weekend, the rest over the Christmas holiday.
Earlier this year Ward was twice convicted of D-U-I.
At that time his 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 4-60... he was driving with a suspended license.
Yesterday he pleaded guilty.
The Commonwealth's attorney asked the judge to send Ward to jail.
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SOT 2:00:03
IN Q=there was a dui

((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))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=had to be jail time
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VO-NAT


Neither Ward nor his attorney would comment.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


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

7Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Tech


In Montgomery County, trial dates have been set for the eight Virginia Tech football players and one former player charged with assault.
SS=Legal Scales


They're accused of beating up 2 members of the track team outside the Squires Student Center last August.
But 2 football players also face felony offenses.
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VO-NAT


Angelo Harrison is charged with attempted malicious wounding in connection with the fight.
In an unrelated incident, Brad Baylor is charged with abduction.
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Their attorney entered not guilty pleas for both of them.
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SOT
IN Q=9:53:21

((MARC LONG/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE PLED NOT GUILTY BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE ARE NOT GUILTY. I BELIEVE THE FACTS WILL PROVE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Attorney;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=prove that
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Three of the players received court appointed attorneys.
Nine SEPARATE trials will be held throughout the first four months of next year.

7P-Saul


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=CUTIN
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#596-35
GRAPHIC=saul


A 20- year- old man charged with killing a man, made a deal yesterday to 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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SOT
IN Q=The court finds

(( ))
SUPER=01-Judge Roy Willett/Roanoke Co. Circuit Court;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=reasonable doubt.
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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=Melanie
SS=HOLD


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

7Food-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Thanksgiving


Area food banks are running short of turkeys this year.
They're having trouble meeting the needs of the poor 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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SOT 1:44:58
IN Q=It's going to

((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. ))
SUPER=01-Sharon Cash/Lynchburg Area Food Bank;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=the venison product.
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VO-NAT


Cash says more than 12 thousand pounds of venison has been donated to the Lynchburg food bank through the Hunters for the Hungry program.
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7WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Light rain and drizzle will end by noon. Clouds will decrease as the winds pick up this afternoon. Temperatures will be dropping.
Tonight--lows will be in the 20s.
Tomorrow will be sunny with highs around 40 degrees, overnight lows will dip back into the 20s. Snow showers are in the forecast for Thanksgiving day with highs in the mid 30s. The rest of the holiday weekend will be partly sunny with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s. 7BIRTHDAYS! 11/27/96

SUPER=130-16/Tina Wooten/Willis;



SUPER=130-17/Dorothy Cole/Salem;



SUPER=130-15/Ivy Cole/Salem;



SUPER=130-13/Charlotte Cole/Salem;



SUPER=130-4/Johna Hostetter/Buena Vista;



SUPER=130-68/James Harrison/Radford;



SUPER=130-19/Dev-Von Preston/Boones Mill;



SUPER=130-/James Bolt/Check;



SUPER=130-39/Jeff Lowe/Boones Mill; (He's the one in the Big Bird costume)



SUPER=130-/Evelyn Broady/Clifton Forge;



SUPER=130-1/Sarah Sizer/Troutville;



SUPER=130-40/Jimmy Switzer/Fincastle;



SUPER=130-39/Beulah Kirtner/Radford;



SUPER=130-2/Kegan Anderson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-1/Megan Moring/Blue Ridge;


No Pictures:

(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-8th/Bobby & Margaret O'Dell/Patrick Springs;



SUPER=130-/Frances Fisher/Vinton;



SUPER=130-/James Johnson/Hollins;








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55Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net (edit of 96-93)
GRAPHIC=Shenandoah Manor


State officials say Shenandoah Manor did not meet health department standards, so residents must move.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge;


Nursing home officials are filing an appeal to keep the facility's medicaid funding.
But some believe it's too late.
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SOT 3:16:46
IN Q=They have not been

((KEVIN MCCULLOUGH/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS: THEY HAVE NOT BEEN IN SUBSTANTIAL COMPLIANCE FOR THE PAST 180 DAYS AND I THINK IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE A HERCULEAN EFFORT ON THEIR PART TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE IN SUCH A SHORT TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Kevin McCullough/League of Older Americans;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=such a short time
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, those who have relatives in the nursing home say they don't want them to have to move.
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SOT 2:56:26
IN Q=As far as I

((DAVE MANN: AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THEY'RE ONE OF THE BEST OUT OF THE THREE NURSING HOMES IN THIS IMMEDIATE COMMUNITY. AND THEY ALSO HAVE THE BEST STAFF. THEY HAVE THE MOST LOVING AND CARING STAFF. ))
SUPER=07-Dave Mann;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=loving and caring staff
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VO-NAT


Relocation for the remaining residents is now set around December third.
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55Carilion


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Carilion


Some Carilion Health system employees who want to unionize are now talking.
Len Besthoff explains.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@File; :12
SUPER=01-Lisa Vautrot/Carilion Cardiac Nurse; :25
SUPER=@Len1; :51
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=LB, News-7.


(( For the first time a Carilion Health System employee is speaking publicly about the union effort at Roanoke Memorial and Community hospitals.
Lisa Vautrot, a cardiac nurse at RMH, is trying to unionize fellow nurses.
She says a system wide reorganization has nursing assistants handling work traditionally performed by licensed nurses, while licensed nurses are taking on heavier patient loads.
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SOT 15:23:00
IN Q=I've seen

((LISA VAUTROT/CARILION CARDIAC NURSE: I'VE SEEN PEOPLE JUST FALL APART ON A WEEKLY BASIS PRETTY MUCH.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=pretty much.


Carilion won't comment on camera, but since the union campaign became common knowledge, it announced it's reassessing the pace of the change at its hospitals.
Though it didn't connect this decision to the union drive.
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SOT 15:27:11
IN Q=My personal

((LISA VAUTROT/CARILION CARDIAC NURSE: MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT IT'S JUST A STOPGAP MEASURE TO CALM PEOPLE DOWN AND HOPEFULLY GET RID OF THE UNION THREAT.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=union threat.
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SOT 16:04:06
IN Q=Nurses expect

((Nurses expect that within a month they'll be able to petition the National Labor Relations Board so they can have a union election. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=LB, News-7.

))

55WEATHER


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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Light rain and drizzle will end by noon. Clouds will decrease as the winds pick up this afternoon. Temperatures will be dropping.

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8Ward


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net (edit of 96-97)
GRAPHIC=Ward


Lord Botetourt High School's football coach will serve jail time over the Christmas holidays.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moneta/November 15;


Andy Ward pleaded guilty and was sentenced to two weeks in jail for speeding and driving with a suspended license.
He was on probation when a Botetourt County officer clocked him traveling 90 miles an hour on highway 4-60 in August.
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SOT 2:00:03
IN Q=there was a dui

((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 SITUATION THAT I THOUGHT THERE HAD TO BE JAIL TIME))
SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=had to be jail time
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fincastle;


So far Ward's status as coach has not changed.
School officials say they have not talked to him yet, and can not comment further.
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8Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Tech


Trial dates have been set in Montgomery County for eight current Virginia Tech football players and one former Hokie.
Most of them face assault charges.
SS=Legal Scales


They're accused of beating up 2 members of the track team outside the Squires Student Center last August.
But 2 football players also face felony offenses.
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VO-NAT


Angelo Harrison is charged with attempted malicious wounding in connection with the fight.
In an unrelated incident, Brad Baylor is charged with abduction.
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Their attorney entered not guilty pleas for both of them.
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SOT
IN Q=9:53:21

((MARC LONG/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE PLED NOT GUILTY BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE ARE NOT GUILTY. I BELIEVE THE FACTS WILL PROVE THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Defense Attorney;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=prove that
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Three of the players received court appointed attorneys.
Nine separate trials will be held throughout the first four months of next year.

8Chapman


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-84
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A nineteen year old Radford man is on trial for first degree murder for allegedly shooting a man in the back of the head as the victim lay dozing in the passenger seat of a van.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


At Derrick Chapman's trial yesterday, a witness, 19- year- old Jeremy
(AL-muh-rode) Almarode testified he was driving the van when he heard a gun go

off.
When he stopped, Almarode says Chapman got out of the back seat and dragged the body of 21- year- old Anthony Keith Rempson into the grass.
The defense claims Chapman is innocent.
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IN Q=I do not believe...

(( ))
SUPER=01-Bev Davis/Chapman's Lawyer;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=shown that way
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VO-NAT


Prosecutors say with only three people in the van at the time, Chapman is the only logical suspect.
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SOT
IN Q=It would've

(( ))
SUPER=01-Doug Shroder/Assistant Pulaski Co. Prosecutor;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=wasn't the triggerman.
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VO-NAT


The judge forwarded the charge against Chapman to a grand jury.
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8Virginia-Transformer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


Salem is getting some new jobs.
One year after announcing plans to build a factory in Mexico, Virginia Transformer is HIRING 50 new people HERE.
The expansion will focus on new business in Asia and South America.
The majority of the positions are in manufacturing, with about 15 jobs in engineering and other professional positions.

8WEATHER


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SUPER=X5000;SET DISSOLVE
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Turning now to the weather forecast,
Light rain and drizzle will end by noon.
Clouds will decrease as the winds pick up this afternoon.
Temperatures will be dropping.
Tonight--lows will be in the 20s.
Tomorrow will be sunny with highs around 40 degrees, overnight lows will dip back into the 20s.
Snow showers are in the forecast for Thanksgiving day with highs in the mid 30s. and lows in the 20s. The rest of the holiday weekend will be partly sunny with highs in the 40s